Carry Gun Selection HELP


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Nix
October 6, 2007, 07:00 PM
ok i have an xd9 and a taurus 1911 .45

im looking for a carry gun with a few specific traits

1. i want to be able to carry it in condition 1 (external thumb safety)
2. i want it in .40 cal
3. i dont want a glock.

ive asked on other forums and i never really got a definate answer.

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prolanman
October 6, 2007, 08:47 PM
HK USP Compact.

DWARREN123
October 6, 2007, 11:29 PM
CZ 75 Compact 40 S&W.

SKM&P9
October 7, 2007, 12:39 AM
Since you already have the PT1911, I'm surprised you didn't look at the PT140 Millenium Pro.

Nix
October 7, 2007, 01:55 AM
well i didnt look at the pt140 because i was told that the taurus models OTHER than the 1911 was not a good handgun... is that the truth? ive heard the new ones arent too bad except for the trigger... so if i spent the money for the trigger would i have a carry gun thats a good one? i mean i have the money if i must to buy the usp, but can the taurus be made as decent for less or the same amount of money?

chaim
October 7, 2007, 02:10 AM
My PT 140 Milennium Pro has been a great gun. 100%, the one issue was a ammo situation that might have resulted in a kB in some other handguns. I love it (around 1K rounds right now, mostly various JHPs).

If you want a .40S&W carry gun that can be carried "cocked and locked" here are some suggestions:

-Taurus PT 140 Milennium Pro
-Taurus 24/7 Pro (depending upon how big still means "carry gun" to you)
-Taurus PT 940 (I really want that gun myself)
-4" 1911 in .40S&W from any of the big manufacturers (personally I'll take my 1911s as .45s, but you said you wanted a .40S&W and the 1911, while a great .45, can also be a great .40).

Rexster
October 7, 2007, 04:38 PM
Does FN or Browning still offer the .40 High Power? Mine were 100% reliable.

Setzer77
October 9, 2007, 01:31 PM
FNP40 comes in SAO with an external safety. I prefer a DA/SA w/ decocker, but for what you describe a USP would do the trick.

possum
October 9, 2007, 01:37 PM
Since you already have the PT1911, I'm surprised you didn't look at the PT140 Millenium Pro.
he said it befor ei could. that is what i would look into as well, my wife is dead set on the taurus pt111, i have enough to get her any gun she wants and she wants that more than anything, so i guess that is what it'll be. that series from tarus meets all your requirements.

tegemu
October 13, 2007, 09:40 AM
I don't see a benefit of a .40 over a .45.

Autolycus
October 13, 2007, 11:05 AM
HK USP compact would do the trick nicely.

jmancini
October 13, 2007, 11:44 AM
+1 for USP compact.

Without starting the debate over calibers again, the main difference between 40 and 45 in a carry gun is usually magazine capacity; you can debate the relative merits of 6+1 .45 vs 9+1 .40 all you like.

orionengnr
October 13, 2007, 09:57 PM
Kimber Ultra CDP. Has the familiar 1911 layout, somewhat rare in .40 but available. Drop dead gorgeous, two-tone, rosewood grips, night sights, ambi safety.

I have owned four Kimbers so far (serial owner). I hear some people relating negative experiences, but each of mine has been 100%.

Guitargod1985
October 14, 2007, 12:46 AM
USP Compact is a great selection for your purpose. In .40 S&W, the mag holds 12 rounds and the pistol is only 5" tall and 6.7" long IIRC. The only problem that I ever had with the USP Compact was that the slide is a bit thick, which can make it difficult (for me, YMMV) to carry IWB, which is my preferred method of carry. It's a fantastic gun. The polymer frame really helps out with the weight. It has a red-painted loaded chamber indicator, it's DA/SA, has thumb safety/decocker which can be mounted on either side, can be carried cocked and locked, and has an internal slide locking mechanism. Frankly, i don't think you can go wrong with an HK USPc. I had one for over 30K rounds and I never did any "torture tests," but I never had any failures with that gun. I have a P2000sk in 9mm now, but I've only shot around 800 rounds through it so far. No failures yet, but I don't anticipate any in the future.

EDIT: One thing I forgot to mention is that due to the polygonal rifling, you won't be able to shoot lead.

Euclidean
October 14, 2007, 01:31 AM
I don't see a benefit of a .40 over a .45.

Smaller 9mm sized frame with .45 ACP power. (Don't believe me, check out some gel tests).

Higher capacity.

There's disadvantages too, just remember 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP all suck and no gun holds enough fire power.

10-Ring
October 14, 2007, 01:56 AM
HK USPc :cool:

everallm
October 14, 2007, 07:52 AM
+1 on the CZ range, available in the sub compact 2075 RAMI as well as full size with the 75B's

Kitt
October 14, 2007, 08:30 PM
HK 40C For Me...
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