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tkoden
10-11-2011, 12:31 PM
I am a big guy with big hands so I am looking for a gun that I can handle comfortably which means double stack grip or adjustable back strap. I have narrowed it down to a few guns but am having an issue choosing. Unfortunately I do not have anywhere around me to try these guns out at so I am doing this off of feel and appearance (which I know aren't the best judges. I am torn between the Ruger SR40c, CZ 2075 RAMI, M&P XD40c, HK P2000, and the Glock 27. I saw a Glock come apart in a buddy's hand so I am not the biggest fan but they seem to be pretty popular so I will throw it up there.

Legasat
10-11-2011, 12:49 PM
M&P 9c or 40c

I also have ex-lrg hands. I have no problems with these. Accurate, incredibly reliable, comfortable, not much money.

I'm there are others that will also fit the bill, but I have experience with these.

morrcarr67
10-11-2011, 12:54 PM
This is what I just got:

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i461/morrcarr67/2011-10-10_14-34-06_979.jpg

InGrAM
10-11-2011, 1:02 PM
S&W 6906/6904
M&Pc
Para double stack
Colt Commander (not double stack but will fit anyone's hands well)
Hi-Power

just to name a few.

tkoden
10-11-2011, 1:02 PM
I was trying to stick with .40 since I already have another full size .40, I like the round and have a ton of ammo including home defense rounds.

Caladain
10-11-2011, 1:23 PM
Daily carry gun:

XD45 5" tactical.
Grip cut down to compact size.
Grip stippled, 5.5 pound trigger.
10rd flush magazine.
2x13rd magazines on the belt with grip extensions.
Crossbreed supertuck + Comptac magazine holsters. magazines print a bit, gun doesn't at all.
(i'm in NH).

justjeff
10-11-2011, 1:28 PM
XDM 45 with large grip back strap. Although I wear XXL gloves (reference to hand size) and I find it to open my groups to the left. So I put the Med back strap back on. It's comfortable for me.

TheExpertish
10-11-2011, 1:30 PM
I say H&K P2000SK or USP Compact. I have big hands as well and I like the thicker grips they have. Plus they're Heckler & Koch.

Oceanbob
10-11-2011, 1:33 PM
Glock 27 because it runs 100% and fits my large hands. I also can run the longer 10 round or preban Glock 23 mags I have with a grip extension for 14 rounds of Cor-Bon .40 HD loads.

Plenty of aftermarket parts and mods are also available. Not expensive...buy one for 500 bucks, shoot it, carry it, swim with it, sell it for 500 bucks and move on. That's what I like about the Glock platform.

(for instance, I have a .357 SIG barrel for it; it uses the same magazines, just a barrel swap)


Be well, Bob

.40 caliber

http://i55.tinypic.com/20i9y8i.jpg

Brian2217
10-11-2011, 2:15 PM
I am a big guys also 6'4" 290lbs. I have been carrying a G27 for over a year and love it. Just make sure to get mag extentions, they really help.

Hogxtz
10-11-2011, 2:33 PM
Glock 30 .45 with Winchester "Ranger" rounds. Only modifications are TFO sights. Comp-tac Minotaur IWB holster. Two 10 rnd mags left hip. Why a .45 you ask? Because I cant find a .46

451040
10-11-2011, 3:57 PM
Glock 27

Caladain
10-11-2011, 4:00 PM
Glock 30 .45 with Winchester "Ranger" rounds. Only modifications are TFO sights. Comp-tac Minotaur IWB holster. Two 10 rnd mags left hip. Why a .45 you ask? Because I cant find a .46

Not to derail, but they make .50 handguns..

Just sayin..

tacticalcity
10-11-2011, 4:07 PM
I'm debating between a Glock 26, SA EMP 9mm 1911, or Kimber Ultra II 45ACP 1911. Would rather have a 9mm and lots of it, but I like the slim frame of the 1911. I'm just not sure how well I can hide a Glock 26. But even if it prints most people would assume it is a PDA.

tacticalcity
10-11-2011, 4:09 PM
Glock 27 because it runs 100% and fits my large hands. I also can run the longer 10 round or preban Glock 23 mags I have with a grip extension for 14 rounds of Cor-Bon .40 HD loads.

Plenty of aftermarket parts and mods are also available. Not expensive...buy one for 500 bucks, shoot it, carry it, swim with it, sell it for 500 bucks and move on. That's what I like about the Glock platform.

(for instance, I have a .357 SIG barrel for it; it uses the same magazines, just a barrel swap)


Be well, Bob

.40 caliber

http://i55.tinypic.com/20i9y8i.jpg

I've got to ask. What is the profile picture from?

esartori
10-11-2011, 4:13 PM
I'm debating between a Glock 26, SA EMP 9mm 1911, or Kimber Ultra II 45ACP 1911. Would rather have a 9mm and lots of it, but I like the slim frame of the 1911. I'm just not sure how well I can hide a Glock 26. But even if it prints most people would assume it is a PDA.

Similar to above I would say G26 or SA EMP 9MM. I would like to carry a 9mm. between those two (as I have neither) it would be a choice between capacity and comfort

tbhracing
10-11-2011, 4:36 PM
Glock 19 or 26.

Oceanbob
10-11-2011, 4:40 PM
I've got to ask. What is the profile picture from?

That was a bar loaded with Whores in Pattaya Thailand. I go to Thailand every year :D


I have a good thread on Guns and women in Thailand here:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=439026

Be well...

Bob

SDM44
10-11-2011, 8:49 PM
I personally like Glocks, and use a G26 for my NR CCW. From you list, I would choose the G27.

The other choice I like carrying when out of state is my Ruger LCR .357 revolver. That thing is light and feels more compact than my G26. Sure I could've gotten the LCP, but I like being able to shoot both .38spl and .357 Magnums out of it (I've shot and tested with both, so I know how they feel when I need to shoot it). And for me personally, I like the idea of shooting .38spl or .357 Magnums instead of .380 rounds, even if it's only 5 rounds vs 6+1 rounds.

Lone_Gunman
10-11-2011, 9:03 PM
Kahr PM9 or PM40 with a 3 in. bbl. If you're going to CCW lighter and thinner is better. I have a G26 on my permit(exactly the same size as a G27), but it's pretty thick for carry. Get a single stack, you won't regret it.

PRCABR4Christ
10-11-2011, 9:14 PM
Other...1911 with an arched main spring housing FTW! :D

PRCABR4Christ
10-11-2011, 9:14 PM
oops

den888
10-11-2011, 9:25 PM
HK or Glock 27

Windkwalker
10-11-2011, 9:27 PM
Taurus Elite 85 Ultra lite .38 Special

pyromensch
10-11-2011, 9:30 PM
s&w m&p45 compact

or CA 44 bulldog

tacticalcity
10-11-2011, 9:30 PM
That was a bar loaded with Whores in Pattaya Thailand. I go to Thailand every year :D


I have a good thread on Guns and women in Thailand here:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=439026

Be well...

Bob

No wonder I kept hearing Joker's voice in my head saying, "Only $%@& the ones that cough!"

tacticalcity
10-11-2011, 9:34 PM
Similar to above I would say G26 or SA EMP 9MM. I would like to carry a 9mm. between those two (as I have neither) it would be a choice between capacity and comfort

Comfort is hard to argue between the two. Depends on how your define it. The Glock is lighter so in theory would be more comfortable to wear all day long. But the 1911 is almost half as thin, so if you were doing IWB you would not have to go as big on your pants to make it work. The 1911 grip is a bit longer and easier to hold, but the Glock hides it's grip better length wise but is less comfortable to shoot as a result. Then the 1911s thinness hides it better overall. Not an easy choice at all. If only I could afford both!

InGrAM
10-11-2011, 10:52 PM
That was a bar loaded with Whores in Pattaya Thailand. I go to Thailand every year :D


I have a good thread on Guns and women in Thailand here:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=439026

Be well...

Bob

That looks like a hell of a time :D Thanks for sharing.

Watchur6
10-12-2011, 2:28 AM
My vote is for the G27.
My off duty carry. Some say its too snapy but it works great for me and easy to conceal. I trust it 100%. I suggest you rent them all and see what works for you.

davbog44
10-12-2011, 3:05 AM
None of the weapons you've mentioned is a bad choice, but the HK P2000 is the class of the field among the pistols named in your poll. It's also the most expensive.

If the HK's price isn't going to be a big deal for you, I would recommend the P2000 SK. With the SK, you lose a little in barrel length, but you can have 3 options for the grip. The SK's shorter butt makes for easier concealment, plus you can get flush fit magazine base plates for an even better (easier) concealment factor, and you can buy an X-GRIP adapter and use the standard P2000 (and USPc mags) which brings the SK's grip to the same size as the regular P2000, and IMO makes for the absolute sweetest feeling compact pistol around.

I carry my P2000 SK more than any other pistol and doubt I'd ever consider anything to replace it.

Sunday
10-12-2011, 6:12 AM
Try to get the same pistol as your full size .

Ubermcoupe
10-12-2011, 8:03 AM
I like my g27.

tkoden
10-13-2011, 12:42 PM
Try to get the same pistol as your full size.

My full size is S&W 4006. Do they make a compact version of that gun?

esartori
10-13-2011, 1:26 PM
Glock 27 is getting a lot of love here. I have never shot a baby glock. I guess I need to :)

not-fishing
10-13-2011, 1:35 PM
I have big paws and stubby fingers. What works for me is:

Kahr K40 elite
S & W 686n SSR

I'd carry a S&W 625 JM but it's a bit of a Buick.

greybeard
10-13-2011, 1:49 PM
Somebdy does not like sigs, S&W, kahr etc..

Biigg50
10-14-2011, 4:31 PM
I have very big hands.
I live my Ruger LCR 357
And Glock 23

InGrAM
10-14-2011, 4:38 PM
My full size is S&W 4006. Do they make a compact version of that gun?

Yes, pretty much. Try a 4013, or 3913/3914/908.

sammy
10-14-2011, 4:45 PM
I vote for a G26 or 19 depending on tha attire.

chief003
10-14-2011, 9:37 PM
I've got large hands (generally wear a size 11 or 12 glove) and thoroughly enjoy my P2000 in .40 S&W. It fits very well in my hand and is really a lot of fun to shoot (much more comfortable than any USP Iíve ever held or shot).

If you are looking for something smaller and light weight (.380), I would suggest taking a look at the double stack Beretta 84. Looks and acts like its big brother the 92, and is easy to point and shoot. I will say that the recoil is rather snappy and sharp, but certainly manageable.

Good luck :)