TTAG reader Duane [not shown] writes:
I recently read and enjoyed Ralph’s reviews on both the Kimber Solo and the Sig P290. I am looking to buy a deep-concealment (probably in conjunction with Thunderwear) handgun when I move to a state without restrictions. I currently own Detonics Combatmaster VI’s but figured they would be just a little too heavy for that type of carry. Between the two firearms above (or perhaps others have come out since these reviews), could you recommend what you consider to be the best of 9mm and above carry options for this type of deep concealment carry? FYI . . .
I have many years of shooting experience. I used to use a S&W model 29 as my night gun. I switched to an H&K USP .40 S&W with an Insight Technologies tactical light (with a remote-activated pressure switch)and carried the Glock 19 with Trijicon night sights,I became less than enamored with 9mm and switched to my original WWI .45 ACP Colt Government with my Detonics Combatmaster VI as a backup.
Then, when I realized it would be scratched up carrying through the brush on remote property I owned, I bought an H&K USP in .45 ACP with Trijicon night sights. I switched the recoil spring to an 18lb one, and carried it cocked and locked.
When I want to go with less weight, I carry an original Charter Arms 44 Special Bulldog 5-shot revolver. I prefer bigger diameter calibers, but figure I am not going to find anything bigger than a 9mm in deep concealment carry options.