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    Glock 26 or Ruger LCP?

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    I am undecided on what to purchase as a carry gun (primary). I currently have a Springfield XD9, 4". I bought a Fobus (outside the waistband) holster for it today and after trying it in multiple positions with multiple overgarments, I just don't think that I am going to be able to carry it.

    I have been intending to get something smaller to carry (and a good excuse to buy a new gun!) and am torn between the Glock 26 and Ruger LCP. I can fit both comfortably in a front pocket, which I seem to be favoring over waistband carry. Obviously it would be nice to just stockpile one caliber of ammo, and am a little bit concerned about the smaller caliber (.380). I have shot both, enjoy shooting both, and can shoot accurately with both.

    If you know anything about these two guns, and have any thoughts, chime in. Glock 26 ~$500 and Ruger LCP ~$300, and I am frugal (my wife would probably say cheap). Thoughts? Anyone own / carry either of those two?



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    Re: Glock 26 or Ruger LCP?

    why the **** are you carrying heat to begin with? Good luck with the waistband holster. I hope you dont shoot your junk.


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    Re: Glock 26 or Ruger LCP?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneML View Post
    why the **** are you carrying heat to begin with? Good luck with the waistband holster. I hope you dont shoot your junk.
    I'm not carrying...yet.

    Smarts + training + practice + legal carry = no Plaxico Burress



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    Re: Glock 26 or Ruger LCP?

    Quote Originally Posted by JBone84 View Post
    I'm not carrying...yet.

    Smarts + training + practice + legal carry = no Plaxico Burress
    Oh, and my wife keeps my junk in a safe place that I cannot access and do not know the location of said safe place.



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    Re: Glock 26 or Ruger LCP?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneML View Post
    why the **** are you carrying heat to begin with? Good luck with the waistband holster. I hope you dont shoot your junk.
    Don't ask that to Pizza Hut guys on the east side of DM.



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    Re: Glock 26 or Ruger LCP?

    Quote Originally Posted by JBone84 View Post
    Oh, and my wife keeps my junk in a safe place that I cannot access and do not know the location of said safe place.
    good point. I had to break off my junk when I got married. I haven't had my junk in 13 years.


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    Re: Glock 26 or Ruger LCP?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneML View Post
    why the **** are you carrying heat to begin with? Good luck with the waistband holster. I hope you dont shoot your junk.
    You never know where you might run into manbearpig.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JBone84 View Post
    You never know where you might run into manbearpig.
    link?


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    Re: Glock 26 or Ruger LCP?

    I would go with the Glock but that is by looks i dont know how either of the shoot.


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    Re: Glock 26 or Ruger LCP?

    If you like the LCP, check out a Bersa Thunder.



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    Re: Glock 26 or Ruger LCP?

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    I would go with the Glock but that is by looks i dont know how either of the shoot.
    I would agree with you on looks but the Ruger LCP is so dang small I can bearly feel it in my pocket (less than a cell phone).



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    Re: Glock 26 or Ruger LCP?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneChris View Post
    If you like the LCP, check out a Bersa Thunder.
    Do you have one or have you shot one to compare to an LCP?



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    Re: Glock 26 or Ruger LCP?

    Quote Originally Posted by JBone84 View Post
    I would agree with you on looks but the Ruger LCP is so dang small I can bearly feel it in my pocket (less than a cell phone).
    I personally want the 17 i would want a little size to my gun. so they can see the heat i am packing ahha.


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    Re: Glock 26 or Ruger LCP?

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    I personally want the 17 i would want a little size to my gun. so they can see the heat i am packing ahha.
    I have basically an equivalent to the Glock 17 in my 4" Springfield (somewhere between the 17 and the 19).

    People seeing you with the "heat" defeats the purpose of concealed carry, not to mention getting you in trouble for not carrying concealed, but open, which is illegal!



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    Re: Glock 26 or Ruger LCP?

    Just bought the G17. I love it so far. Fired off a few hundred rounds in the backwoods with no problems/no jams.

    You can't go wrong with a Glock.



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