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    Default Re: Need advice on a concealed carry pistol

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinHEMI View Post
    Did anyone say Glock yet?
    OP is looking for a SA/DA with a safety.

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    Default Re: Need advice on a concealed carry pistol

    The walther PPKs only comes in .380. The confusion could be caused because it used to be made in germany and Germans call the .380 cal ; 9mm Kurz that translates to 9MM short. . Both 9MM Kurz/.380 are stamped on the slide as shown here

    http://www.waltherarms.com/handguns/ppk/ppks/#

    However they are both the same .380 cal. They do not make a PPK that chambers a 9mm 9X19 or 9X18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagleclaw View Post
    The walther PPKs only comes in .380. The confusion could be caused because it used to be made in germany and Germans call the .380 cal ; 9mm Kurz that translates to 9MM short. . Both 9MM Kurz/.380 are stamped on the slide as shown here

    http://www.waltherarms.com/handguns/ppk/ppks/#

    However they are both the same .380 cal. They do not make a PPK that chambers a 9mm 9X19 or 9X18.
    Thats because James Bond was recoil shy !

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    Default Re: Need advice on a concealed carry pistol

    James Bond's Walther PPK was a .32 calibre.

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    Default Re: Need advice on a concealed carry pistol

    Quote Originally Posted by JenniferG View Post
    James Bond's Walther PPK was a .32 calibre.
    Don't you mean a 7.65mm?
    Illegitimus non carborundum est

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    Default Re: Need advice on a concealed carry pistol

    H&K P30sk - a version can be had with ambi. safety & decocker - VERY nice gun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gghbi View Post
    Don't you mean a 7.65mm?
    That is the obscure designation for the more popular term for .32 acp

    John Browning engineered a number of modern semi-automatic pistol mechanisms and cartridges. As his first pistol cartridge, the .32 ACP needed a straight wall for reliable blowback operation as well as a small rim for reliable feeding from a box magazine. The cartridge headspaces on the rim. The cartridge was a success and was adopted by dozens of countries and countless governmental agencies.When the .32 ACP cartridge was introduced, it was immediately popular and was available in several blowback automatic pistols of the day, including the Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless, the Savage Model 1907 Automatic Pistol, the Ruby pistol and the Browning Model 1910 Automatic Pistol to name a few. The popularity of the .32 ACP in the early half of the 20th century cannot be overstated—especially in Europe. Firearms expert Geoffrey Boothroyd of the UK informed author Ian Fleming, his countryman, that James Bond's side arm should be a Walther PPK chambered in .32 ACP. A significant factor in recommending this round was its near universal availability throughout the world in the 1950s.

    The .32 ACP has been chambered in more handguns than any other cartridge. Between 1899 and 1909, Fabrique Nationale produced 500,000 guns chambered for .32 ACP.

    Adolf Hitler was believed to have committed suicide with his personal .32 ACP Walther PPK, by aiming it at his right temple and pulling the trigger while simultaneously biting down on a cyanide capsule.
    Last edited by JenniferG; July 6th, 2018 at 07:29 AM.

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    Default Re: Need advice on a concealed carry pistol

    If the op wants to stay with something similar in function except lighter/smaller I'd recommend something like the S&w 3913 or others like it, alloy frame slim single stack 9mm . Yes there aren't the newest and coolest but still great carry guns that offers what the OP is looking for

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    Default Re: Need advice on a concealed carry pistol

    For me it depends on what I wear to carry with..often I carry a smith .38 snubbie in a fanny pack or IWB hip holster..or my G26 in a fanny pack..backup is a trusty but tiny Seecamp LWS32 in a R front pocket holster. Sometimes in hot 10aC summer it is only the Seecamp.

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    Default Re: Need advice on a concealed carry pistol

    Over the weekend i was researching the Spring Field XD E. I saw it came out 2017 and won the NRA tactical gun of the year. It has all the features im looking for, only difference is safety is on the frame, not the slide, What do you guys think of the XD E?

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