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Riceman98
March 28, 2012, 01:03 AM
So looking to get a new gun for concealed carry. Want to stay in a 9mm. What would you choose and why?

1. Ruger sr9c
2. Glock 26
3. S&W M&P9 compact
4. Springfield XD Sub-Compact 9mm

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click clack
March 28, 2012, 01:23 AM
I recently picked up M&P9c because I dont like baby glocks and I feel that not only does it feel the best, it looks the best too. Good luck!

Dr_B
March 28, 2012, 01:42 AM
The M & P is a GOOD GUN.

el Godfather
March 28, 2012, 01:45 AM
The one that is slimmist. I don't have specs on hand.

allaroundhunter
March 28, 2012, 01:58 AM
The one that is slimmist. I don't have specs on hand.

The Ruger would be the slimmest, but the M&P gets my vote. I would rather carry a Glock 19 over a 26, and I'm not a fan of the Springfield XDsc pistols.

1. M&P
2. SR9c
3. G26
4. XD9sc

ku4hx
March 28, 2012, 07:30 AM
Glock Gen4 19 since you didn't specifically rule out compact models.

Quoheleth
March 28, 2012, 08:19 AM
Of the four you listed, I would take the SR9c. I had one and carried it for over a year. Comfortable to carry and spooky accurate with anything I fed it.

That said, I sold it to my brother-in-law and now carry a Kahr CW9. Slightly lighter and a thinner profile gives less bulge when wearing slacks and tucked-in sport shirt (my normal work clothes).

Q

AJChenMPH
March 28, 2012, 10:44 AM
Can't really go wrong with any of the ones you listed. It all really comes down to personal preference in terms of how it feels in your hands, etc.

Handle all four and go with the one that feels best in your hands. If you can shoot all four to help make your decision, even better.

momano
March 28, 2012, 10:48 AM
They are all excellent; I'd give the nod to the Smith because of it's warranty, capacity, and weight. Have fun in choosing!

m39nut
March 28, 2012, 10:53 AM
I would look at the Walther PPS, it is a little slimmer.

J_L_A
March 28, 2012, 06:59 PM
I bought the Ruger SR9c just for that purpose. Not too bulky and pretty accurate.

easyg
March 28, 2012, 07:08 PM
Normally I'm a Glock guy, but I cannot lie...

The Ruger SR9c is just fantastic.

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n165/allenXdog/HPIM7252.jpg


I even bought two of them.
One for my wife and one for myself...

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As much as I like my Glock 26 there are a few things I like even better about the Ruger SR9c:

The trigger is better on the SR9c.
Very crisp with virtually no slop or travel.

The grip is more comfortable with the SR9c.

carbonyl
March 28, 2012, 07:13 PM
I really like my sr9c and it's made in the United States.

Byrd666
March 28, 2012, 07:44 PM
I went with the Ruger. The M&P is a very close second. I have a Fullsize SR 9, and it feels like perfect polymer pistol in my hand. It is also my primary carry weapon. Over one thousand rounds so far and not a single malfunction of any sort. The Glock and the XD feel like a 2x4 in my hand

ORHunter79
March 28, 2012, 08:18 PM
Glock 26. I carried it for a while then switched to the 27. Flame me if you want, but it's a Glock...they just plain and simple work. Oh and no external safety is a huge plus in high stress situations.

ProPhetiQ
March 28, 2012, 09:25 PM
I voted Ruger, but there is another even better...Walther PPS

Tomcat47
March 28, 2012, 09:30 PM
I like them all....not a bad apple there!

But for carry I like the XD's I like the addition of the grip safety on the XD's

And a very economical package with all the extras and convertibility.

Not a 9mm, but I am presently waiting on the XDs .45 ACP to ship! That is going to be a fine carry piece IMO! Time will tell...

nater762
March 29, 2012, 08:13 PM
Glock 26!!! Love the way that SR9c feels and great sights, but I personally know that an 1 7/8" barreled S&W 637-2 will out shoot one off the bench at 50'. My buddy sold it that week...such a shame, it's daddy the SR9's such a fine pistol. I love those freakin sights though.

tjbeck
March 29, 2012, 09:52 PM
I have a M&Pc and it is very good. The 26 is a great gun but, if you are going to put a grip extender on it I don't thing there is a reason to go with a 26 over a 19. I personally don't like the ruger's grip, but if you want a manual safety it's not a bad gun either. I don't care for the springfield's...they don't seem all that compact. But, generally speaking they are all good guns and you probably can't go wrong.

creitzel
March 29, 2012, 11:42 PM
I went with the Smith M&P 9c, because it was what felt the most comfortable to me at the time and I've not had any reason to change my mind, in the 4+ years that I've been carrying it. Great gun. I liked it so much, I bought my wife the service model.

wlewisiii
March 30, 2012, 12:11 AM
Glock. Reliability is a greater virtue than slimness.

mongo4567
March 30, 2012, 12:23 AM
Of your list, I voted for the Glock. If I got something as big as your choices, I would go for a larger caliber like a PM40 or compact 1911 in 45, or higher capacity like a Glock 19. For a carry gun, I prefer something slimmer. For a 9mm I would go for the Kahr PM9/CM9, the Walther PPS 9, or the Keltec PF9.

exavid
March 30, 2012, 12:59 AM
I have a SR40c but for most carry purposes I like my LC9 best. 9mm and about as compact as you could ask for. Add to that good sights and excellent accuracy and it's hard to see how a concealable 9mm could be much better. Mine has about 1000 rounds through it now because I enjoy shooting at the range with it. I carry it with either a Tagus paddle holster or a DeSantis tuckable.

theQman23
March 30, 2012, 02:11 AM
Glock 26. I carried it for a while then switched to the 27. Flame me if you want, but it's a Glock...they just plain and simple work. Oh and no external safety is a huge plus in high stress situations.

I'm with this.................... my 27 in .40 has been a true joy, I've put over 2600 rounds through her. I'm sure the 26 in 9 will be just as reliable, and probably even more fun to shoot.

sgtstryker
March 30, 2012, 08:13 AM
I had a G26, the mag extension bit me every time it fired. I don't have it anymore. A good friend has the XD and likes it, I've shot it and it's a good pistol. Personally, as small as I'm going is a G19, in 9mm. I will add his XD shoots all his cast reloads.

The-Reaver
March 30, 2012, 10:35 PM
Recently switched from full size M9 to the Colt New Agent.

don't know why that thing isn't on your list, I don't think she's left my side since I got her.

druryj
March 30, 2012, 11:14 PM
Glock 26. Well proven, time-tested, fits MY hand, and it works.

JEB
March 31, 2012, 01:06 AM
i have been a glock guy for some time. started with the 27 for carry and eventually went to the 22. they are reliable, accurate, easy to work on, and i can shoot them very well. all that havign been said, i voted for the ruger. i just recently picked one up for my wife (she picked it out) and was blown away. the grip is ten times better, the trigger is wonderful (especially considering it is striker fired), and recoil is absorbed and distributed throughout the had wonderfully. it is a small gun, but DANG is is a pleasure to shoot!!! im not a fan of the manual safety, but there is an easy fix for that.....just dont use it.

Riceman98
March 31, 2012, 01:15 AM
Thanks all for the input. I went to the local sportsmans warehouse tonight. I think I sold on the ruger. It feels the best in my hand and I like the trigger.

Inebriated
March 31, 2012, 01:21 AM
It feels the best in my hand and I like the trigger.

That's the important part. Pretty much all modern handguns from the big brands will trend towards the reliable side, so as long as it fits, you dun gud.

PabloJ
March 31, 2012, 02:42 AM
For cost reasons I would pick Ruger, but it would be hard to pick bad one from that list. You will be well ahead of the guy that came in with 3" S&W 629 wanting to find more body hugging ccw holster. The dude was about 60 he wore cargo pants plus jacket with about 85deg weather outside. I had to turn away and laugh as it would be obvious to just about anyone looking at him that he was packing a gun.:rolleyes:

CountryUgly
March 31, 2012, 11:08 AM
I've owned all 4 at one time or another and the 1 kept was the Springfield It is just the better shooter IMO.

Walking Dead
March 31, 2012, 12:45 PM
It's hard not to choose the original. Glock has proved itself over and over again. Not to mention all the other options listed are somewhat knock offs of the Glock. But with a selection like that it would be impossible to go wrong with any of them.

SigP229R
March 31, 2012, 01:06 PM
Just recently purchased an FNP 40 an it is practialy the same size as my P229 but weighs signifently less however my grouping is not as tight as the Sig but it will still get the job done. Makes a nice carry piece but is not considered compact.

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