My tax refund came in on Monday, and I am looking for another handgun. The criteria are as follows: semi-auto, ambidextrous controls, compact size (3-4 inch barrel), decocker, 9mm, prefer DA/SA but if there is a revolutionary DAO system out there please suggest it. In addition to the criteria listed, I do not have a bias toward polymer, steel, aluminum, or unobtainuim framed guns. Given the above desirable features, what would you guys and gals suggest?
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March 14, 2006, 03:25 AM
What controls need to be ambidextrous? Decocker, safety, slide release, and mag release? Or just some of them?
The only thing that immediately comes to mind is an HK USP-compact (Variant 1, 2, 3, or 4, depending on if you want a manual safety, and what side you want the lever on). If it weren't for the ambidextrous controls, I'd suggest a Sig P239, which only comes with controls on the left.
March 14, 2006, 07:51 AM
decocker (of a sorts)
March 14, 2006, 11:15 AM
March 14, 2006, 12:05 PM
Sig P239 or CZ Rami 2075. Based on your criteria, these are the ones. The Sig is the Rolls Royce.
I think I may have a winner here. The H&K P2000 v3 (DA/SA) looks good, and will be shopping around for one later in the week. Given the recommendations here, I will leave out the ambidextrous controls part as the SIG P239 is also being considered.