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Okay, I've got some unintended down-time right now, since I was "displaced" (ahem) from my job and I'm looking for a new 'un, and I've promised myself a new toy if I land a job above a certain paypoint.

I'm a new CCW holder here in North Carolina, and yesterday was the first really hot day. Went out to mow, and rubbed down my Ultra Carry with a rag soaked with silicone spray, but it still looked like it'd been soaked with brine by the end of the day. I'm looking for a self-defense gun I can carry with my typical summer clothes; "cargo" shorts, T-shirt, sneakers.

I wore a black T untucked today, but it really isn't enough coverage over the IWB I own now.

Okay, so my price range will be under $450 (or so) and I need suggestions for carry gun, holsters, etc.

I'm 6'2", 185 lb. prefer .45acp or .357/.38spl

So far I've been thinking Smith 640 (internal hammer, all stainless steel, .357) or a variant of it, probably in Thunderwear or similar, or something in plastic... doesn't Glock make a tiny .45?
 

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I dress similarly most of the year. Admittedly my neck of the woods (so. CA) does not have the humidity you encounter, but I still sweat like a pig when the temp goes up.

I'm not sure you can pull it off for under $450.00, but IMO a Glock 27 or 23 (same size models available in .357 Sig)is a good choice in a Kydex IWB holster. I use Blade-Tech and prefer the G27 size for maximum concealment. The holster extends up to keep the slide from contacting your body. BTW, the Glock 36 should work about as well.

You could do well with the same type holster and a S&W 640, but the stainless may still rust if you don't keep up on the maintenance. Be sure to remove the grips often as this is where moisture gets trapped easily.

Good luck,

Tim
 

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same problem here in IL. the humidity is starting to kick up. i've been enjoying my Glock 36. it's still not quite as thin as a 1911, but she's close. don't really have to worry too much about the Glock rusting, either. FWIW, i find it easier to conceal than the G26/27, since it is slightly thinner than either. rumor has it glock is gonna make a flat 5round mag for it this year, too. it'd be nice with a good, tuckable holster, i might have to check into that soon.

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Okay, I found the Glock 36:

http://www.glock.com/g36.htm

And DD was kind to include a link to the Tuff Cloth people:

http://www.sentrysolutions.com/hunters.html

It looks like the Marine version runs about $10, which is certainly in my price range... I'll have to think about the Glock! :wink:

<https://ecommerce6.safe-order.net/cgi-bin/smiva?sentrysolutions/Merchant2/merchant.mv+screen=PLST&Store_Code=sentrysolutions>

Thanks for the pointers, folks!

-Jorah
 

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Yeah, I'd suggest a Glock (or maybe nickel then chrome plate your 1911), then hunt up a good IWB holster...having a good one makes all the difference in concealment and comfort. I manage to get by with a tucked in tshirt and a loose Hawiian shirt on the top.

Anybody else think they ought to sell Glocks in a blister pack of 6 at Costco? Kinda like pens...one for the glove box in the car, one for the bathroom, one for the garage, one for the kitchen junk drawer... :grin:

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Peter, I love the concept of a six-pack of Glocks! :smile: :smile: It would be like "Safe House," where the guy had a gun in every drawer, under the sink, in the toilet tank...

Instead of hard chrome, maybe this would be a good excuse to go for the low-temp titaniam nitrid coating... check out this race gun:

http://www.tigold.com/decor.html

Imagine a 1911 in these colors!
 
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