Which of these compact pistols would you prefer to have?


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el Godfather
September 22, 2012, 06:30 PM
Dear THR:
Out of the pistols listed in the poll, which would you prefer to have? If you care to chose the 'other' option kindly state your choice in you response.

Feel free to discuss your experience with the listed guns.

Thank you

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Mot45acp
September 22, 2012, 07:24 PM
What is the intended purpose? CCW? Range? HD? Fun?

meanmrmustard
September 22, 2012, 07:28 PM
Anything but the H&K, however, I'd prefer the G19 overall.

stumpers
September 22, 2012, 07:40 PM
I like my G19. No complaints with the Gen3 I bought new in 2005. Probably around 5,000 rounds - not a single malfunction or failure of any kind.

Bought a second G19 this year, a newer Gen3 in the RXTxxx serial range. Every single standard velocity FMJ round I shot, the empty smacked me in the forehead. +P rounds ejected just over my head. A new extractor didn't fix it, but a combination of the new extractor and a new ejector fixed it and it's been flawless for 1,000 rounds now with everything I've tried.

If considering the G19, make sure to know serial range that is known to have problems with erratic ejection before Glock fixed the issue. It is an easy, fairly cheap fix if you do get a finnicky gun...although annoying.

VINTAGE-SLOTCARS
September 22, 2012, 07:53 PM
The sig fits my hand better, so that is how I vote

TimeIsRunninOut
September 22, 2012, 07:55 PM
Ruger sr9c or Smith and Wesson m&p9c

19-3Ben
September 22, 2012, 08:16 PM
M&P40c, or 9c. Either way works for me.

tarosean
September 22, 2012, 10:16 PM
1911 - Ed Brown Exec carry

FMF Doc
September 22, 2012, 10:53 PM
You didn't list the purpose, so I went with the G19. It is the closest thing on there to a "do-all" 9mm. It is big enough for duty, small enough for carry, an has a rail for a light making it ideal for home defense. It might not do well in the woods against 4-legged critters, but NOTHING can truely do EVERYTHING.

12131
September 22, 2012, 10:56 PM
G19 rtf2

PONTIACDM
September 22, 2012, 11:02 PM
Sig p239 or Ruger lcr (either model 38, 357) These are just my preferences.

meanmrmustard
September 22, 2012, 11:03 PM
You didn't list the purpose, so I went with the G19. It is the closest thing on there to a "do-all" 9mm. It is big enough for duty, small enough for carry, an has a rail for a light making it ideal for home defense. It might not do well in the woods against 4-legged critters, but NOTHING can truely do EVERYTHING.
Be cool if they'd make a compact 10mm.

hAkron
September 22, 2012, 11:11 PM
CZ 75D PCR is my pistol of choice

Nushif
September 22, 2012, 11:14 PM
Commander sized 1911, maybe a Springfield?

As an alternative, a CCO sized one. Best carry 1911 size I can imagine.

treg
September 22, 2012, 11:58 PM
SR9/40c.

Adjustable sights and thumb safety.

Fits my hand perfectly, YMMV.

CZ57
September 23, 2012, 12:10 AM
Other: Either the SA XDm 3.8 Compact in a polymer frame or the CZ P-01. ;)

sinbad339
September 23, 2012, 12:24 AM
Sig 1911 Fastback Carry

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh115/sinbad339/fastbackcarry_zpsf0d6dc33.jpg

I WANT ONE!

RBid
September 23, 2012, 01:48 AM
I voted G19, just to avoid 'other'.

In the real world, there are 5-6 pistols that I would choose over the G19.

plateshooter
September 23, 2012, 06:31 AM
M&P45c is my favorite. I put a lot or rounds through mine. I find it accurate for me and 100% reliable so far. About the size of a G19 Glock. I have had it for about 4 years.

Second choice is my Sig C3.

Friendly, Don't Fire!
September 23, 2012, 06:46 AM
Other -
Something smaller.

mavracer
September 23, 2012, 06:57 AM
1911 and there's a few different manufactures I'd be fine with.
I've got a Colt and a STI

TAKtical
September 23, 2012, 07:16 AM
Glock 19. And I agree with fmf doc. Big enough for duty, small enough for carry. Good capacity and extremely reliable.

el Godfather
September 23, 2012, 08:47 AM
I am surprised to see that 1911 is not in lead. Is that because it holds less rounds, because otherwise its great for carry compared to others. Or is it because of the platform choices available in other choices listed?

Robbins290
September 23, 2012, 08:47 AM
I voted other.

as a edc a glock 30sf
as a hd gun. glock 30sf

The Lone Haranguer
September 23, 2012, 08:47 AM
Having owned a Glock 19 for 13 years, I went for it first. :) My second choice would be the 1911 - if it were reliable. (Sadly, I haven't had any luck with them.) No experience with the HK. No doubt it is a fine gun, but I don't like being charged extra. The Sig is too large for my hands to hold comfortably and shoot well. Perhaps with the new "E2" grip/frame alteration.

Some other compacts I have direct experience with and endorse but aren't on your list: CZ75D PCR and the S&W M&P and 3913.

mesinge2
September 23, 2012, 08:51 AM
For the 1911 I prefer a Commander slide on an Officer's frame like my Springer CCO:

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc401/mesinge2/My%20heaters/My45ACPSpringfieldArmory1911CCO6.jpg

el diablo
September 23, 2012, 08:53 AM
Of those listed, the Glock. I carry a Smith & Wesson M&Pc in 9mm. Ergonomics.

vba
September 23, 2012, 08:57 AM
Colt 1991A1 Commander

OilyPablo
September 23, 2012, 09:36 AM
In a reverse vote, I do not consider a Sig P229 a compact hand gun. Too wide. To chubby. I have one and I like it - maybe I just don't know the definition of compact.

mesinge2
September 23, 2012, 09:45 AM
In a reverse vote, I do not consider a Sig P229 a compact hand gun.

I agree, the new SIG 224 would be more of a compact IMO.

BTW, I also have a M&P-40c and it is one of my favorite compact semi-autos

TarDevil
September 23, 2012, 10:05 AM
SR9c, though a Shield is most likely in my near future.

FMF Doc
September 23, 2012, 04:43 PM
SR9c, though a Shield is most likely in my near future.
Shield is a great gun. I paierd one with my G19. When slim and concealed are the order of the day, the Shield goes on the belt. If I want to easilly double the ammo I have available, or concealment isn't the biggest issue, I go with the G19. So far, one or the other has always fit the bill for me for what I have needed. Now, if I move futher west and have more 4 legged threats to be concerned about, I might have to add another gun shooting something a little bigger in to the poll or selections, but for now, these 2 get it done.

Jed Carter
September 23, 2012, 10:43 PM
Had the SIG P229, had a CZ PCR, have a G19, really like it, but I carry a CCO sized 1911. My CCW of choice, is a SIG RCS 1911, excellent trigger, now about 3.25 lbs, Novak night sights. Actually shoot USPSA Steel Challenge matches with it from time to time, it performs that well in my hands. The G19 is an excellent pistol lighter than the P229, and for me shoots way better than the PCR ever did. I just don't see myself carrying a double stack magazine pistol very often any more...still keeping the G19.

Bobo
September 23, 2012, 11:33 PM
Checked "other" -- this is my preference for both SD and range use...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/r_oremland/Self-Defense/12P9160005bWeb_zpseaf41dd3.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/r_oremland/Self-Defense/12P9160004web_zpscf750c14.jpg

Bobo

johnnydollar
September 24, 2012, 02:59 AM
I voted "other". HK P7. Compact, thin, flat, accurate, and beyond reliable. Points like few other pistols with one of the best trigger pulls out there. Oh, and very, very reliable.

MICHAEL T
September 24, 2012, 03:00 AM
LTW Colt Commander is fine I have a couple. But compact carry the Colt Defender wins

vaherder
September 24, 2012, 08:50 AM
Both in 9mm. Try one and you sell your Glocks.

SouthernYankee
September 24, 2012, 10:33 AM
My "Other" is a Kimber Ultra CDP II .45 3". Nope, wouldn't trade it or consider another to replace it. For CCW, it is my favorite. Get a little bigger though and it's hard to beat my Sig P220. Now you've done it! I'm gonna go out back and shoot for a while!;)
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=kimber+ultra+cdp+II&FORM=HDRSC2

bannockburn
September 24, 2012, 11:15 AM
I would have to go with a Colt Commander as it fits my hand the best.

Ramone
September 24, 2012, 11:40 AM
Commander sized 1911, maybe a Springfield?

As an alternative, a CCO sized one. Best carry 1911 size I can imagine.
IMO, the SIG RCS (CCO size 1911) is the best answer.

wlewisiii
September 25, 2012, 09:17 PM
I've used 1911's & Glocks. I'd take a Glock 19 over the others every day & twice on Sunday.

NG VI
September 25, 2012, 11:08 PM
I voted Glock 19, it's the best blend of beneficial features like light weight, good capacity to size ratio, and overall bulk, not a whole lot of it in the 19. The midsize 1911s are thinner, but a good bit heavier and give up capacity in the process, while the HK and the Sig are both significantly bulkier while holding less rounds and coming by default with variable triggers, which some people prefer, some would rather have a consistent pull.

Be cool if they'd make a compact 10mm.

It's called the 29. They only have a full size and a compact in the large frame models. No competition or subcompact versions.

NG VI
September 25, 2012, 11:13 PM
In a reverse vote, I do not consider a Sig P229 a compact hand gun. Too wide. To chubby. I have one and I like it - maybe I just don't know the definition of compact.

It's a compact, it's just a very bulky platform.

A compact, the way most people use the term, is a shortened version of a full size pistol, in this case the 226, or a shorter slight variation on an existing full size pistol from the same manufacturer.

IMTHDUKE
September 25, 2012, 11:17 PM
Just got this one

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww2/imthduke/GUNS/1911-Compact-C3-CTdetail-L.jpg

Jaymo
September 25, 2012, 11:28 PM
I went with a 1911 Commander. Any good brand. My ATI has been a fun shooter. It has been a reliable shooter.
The 1911s I've owned have all been reliable.
I know the Glock 19 is a reliable gun. If I can find one (used) that I can afford, I'm going to get one, even though they're ugly.

My ATI 1911 Commander came with a factory trigger that my friend's G23 can't even approach, even after a good trigger job.
I must say, I never wanted a Block, because the factory trigger pull is something I can't live with.
My friend's 23 got a trigger pull from a Glock master armorer in North GA who is REALLY good at it and who does fantastic trigger jobs.
The trigger breaks at about 4 pounds, without replacing the connector, and should wear in (according to the armorer) to between 3 and 3.5 Lbs.
It doesn't feel like a Glock trigger.
That's why I want a G19 now, because he gives it a trigger I can live with.

Another compact auto that I like a lot is the Star Firestar .45. I've owned two. Sold the first one to buy a Maadi AK that I no longer own.
I replaced the first one 10 years later and am still kicking myself for selling the first Firestar I had. It goes bang every time and is accurate.

ceetee
September 25, 2012, 11:42 PM
Sig 1911 Fastback Carry

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh115/sinbad339/fastbackcarry_zpsf0d6dc33.jpg

I WANT ONE!
I just bought one. In my opinion, it's a perfect CCW handgun. See my review here... (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=678681)

ugaarguy
September 26, 2012, 12:40 AM
Not a 4" bushing-less bull bbl Commander style pistol, but a true 4.25" bbl Commander Model Colt Automatic. The primary reason is that it takes down like a standard 5" 1911, and the maintenance routine is the same.

Specifically the TALO Colt Wiley Clapp Commander. The reasons I chose this particular model are many. It's a Colt 70 Series (their words) so there are no firing pin block parts to fail, it has a single side GI style thumb safety lever with the small thumb pad that's ideal for a carry 1911, and it's equipped with a brass bead front sight and extra wide notch plain Novak rear sight that combine to provide a fast sight picture under a wide variety of lighting conditions.

I don't really care for the front cocking serrations. On the other hand, the Pete Single hand checkered front strap, and the National Match bbl. are some really nice extras.

Southside830
September 26, 2012, 12:49 AM
Springfield XD Subcompact 9mm

savanahsdad
September 26, 2012, 02:42 AM
glock is to fat, H&K again not thin enough , sig P229 ? maybe P238 would be better , 1911 ...... yep thats the one:neener::neener:

Shoot66
September 26, 2012, 09:08 AM
CZ 75 Compact or CZ P-7 Duty

jon_in_wv
September 26, 2012, 05:00 PM
S&W M&P 9C. Its a great range gun. I've got well over 10,000 rounds through mine and I haven't found a better shooting gun.

Formula94
September 26, 2012, 05:03 PM
The sig 229 with the E2 grip is very ergonomic.

The Bushmaster
September 27, 2012, 11:30 AM
Kimber UCC II in .45 ACP

mdauben
September 27, 2012, 12:33 PM
If cost was no object, I'd probably go with the Sig P229. I've always admired Sigs and would love to own one. On the other hand, if I'm paying for it, I'd take the Glock 19. It might not have the panache of the Sig, but it's half the price and just as functional. ;)

NG VI
September 27, 2012, 01:06 PM
It might not have the panache of the Sig, but it's half the price and just as functional.

And a good bit smaller.

jim243
September 27, 2012, 07:45 PM
My choice was the CZ 75 P-01, Smaller frame but not a 3 inch (too small) 3.8 inch barrel, 14 round mag and takes 9mm +p's, good sight radius and very comfortable in the hand.

Jim

onebadcaballero
September 27, 2012, 11:02 PM
Kimber 1911 Pro TLE II. I shot my buddies with beveled magwells and hogue side plates (palm swells). Outstanding trigger and balance. I was able to accurately shoot this gun almost as fast as my fathers colt woodsman (22 lr). His was the blued model with the rail. Probably the most accurate and easy to shoot centerfire hand gun I've shot. Well worth the money.

I've only shot a 4" 9mm sig sauer in da/sa with tritium sights (not sure the model). Great trigger in both modes, good balance, solid ergonomics and nice decocker. Another great choice.

The only glock's I've shot where 2 gen III glock 22's. The best way to describe glock imo is "adequate". Okay trigger, okay sights, okay grip, decent accuracy and good price.

The H & K I shot was also a 4" 9mm in DA/SA with night sights. I wasn't really a fan of the trigger in either mode. The grips where okay but I didn't love them.

Your mileage may vary,
Danny

wojownik
September 28, 2012, 09:30 PM
Colt Commander, Sig p229, Sig p228. Those were my choices.

powwowell
September 29, 2012, 09:18 PM
Colt Commander. Period.

JRWhit
September 29, 2012, 09:29 PM
No comparison. Colt 1911 45 acp. I don't even have one and I know that. It's just not the same category. Like a choice between a group of farm trucks and a Camaro.

Rexster
September 29, 2012, 09:48 PM
I have a G17, and a G26 is on my short list, with a Walther PPS also a contender, so "other" seemed the best choice. I like 1911 pistols very much, but had bad luck with Commanders and like-sized copies. Moreover, a Commander cannot be so easily termed a compact pistol, with over 4" of barrel, and a height equal to a Government Model.

I am going to disagree that the P229 is a "compact" pistol! Measure one, from the top of the rear sight, to the base of the magazine, then measure that same dimension on any number of full-sized service pistols. (It is about equal to a full-sized Glock in height.) I have a P229, in .40, which has become a torture device, with the snappy .40 recoil combining with the high bore axis and light alloy frame to put too much sudden torque on my aging, aching wrist. A 9mm P229 might well be OK, especially a P229ST, with a stainless steel frame. For the immediate future, though, the P229 remains my duty pistol, until I determine whether my LE career is going to continue long enough to justify the expense of a new and different .40 pistol, plus the bother of a proper transitioning.

Rexster
September 29, 2012, 09:58 PM
I am surprised to see that 1911 is not in lead. Is that because it holds less rounds, because otherwise its great for carry compared to others. Or is it because of the platform choices available in other choices listed?
I love my Les Bear Thunder Ranch Special, and find it quite concealable, but "compact" it is not. Slim, yes, but not compact, overall.

Inebriated
September 29, 2012, 11:32 PM
I've got my Glock needs covered, and none of them include a compact size model. So I voted P229, because I've wanted one for some time now.

ugaarguy
September 30, 2012, 08:00 AM
Lw comander is fine
but the Gov't Model is much too big and heavy.
It's neither too big nor too heavy with a good holster and belt.
the lw officer's is just right, but only if you load it with the right ammo. The only commercial jhp that will reliably expand in flesh, from such a short .45, is the CorBon 160 gr PowRBall. Animal tests prove this.
Have documentation to these animal tests? Because professionally conducted ordnance gelatin testing strongly disagrees with your claim. http://www.brassfetcher.com/45ACP/45ACP%20Summary%20Table.pdf
The Gm is concealable only under a coat, only on a big man, and then not very comfortably.
You're hilarious. I know plenty of guys (myself included) who are 5'10" or shorter and who can easily and comfortably conceal a full size 1911 under an untucked polo shirt in the summer in Georgia. Some of my thinner friends can do it under a t-shirt. Goes back to that holster and belt thing.

JRWhit
September 30, 2012, 10:59 AM
It's neither too big nor too heavy with a good holster and belt.

Have documentation to these animal tests? Because professionally conducted ordnance gelatin testing strongly disagrees with your claim. http://www.brassfetcher.com/45ACP/45ACP%20Summary%20Table.pdf

You're hilarious. I know plenty of guys (myself included) who are 5'10" or shorter and who can easily and comfortably conceal a full size 1911 under an untucked polo shirt in the summer in Georgia. Some of my thinner friends can do it under a t-shirt. Goes back to that holster and belt thing.
Just to add to that, I know plenty of guys who think they conceal just fine, but oddly enough have multiple gun flash moments throughout daily activity, or look odd making weird postures in order to maintain concealment. If you see it for even a split second it's not concealed anymore. People don't make a fuss about it but it definitely brings a lot a stares.

ugaarguy
September 30, 2012, 11:30 AM
Just to add to that, I know plenty of guys who think they conceal just fine, but oddly enough have multiple gun flash moments throughout daily activity, or look odd making weird postures in order to maintain concealment. If you see it for even a split second it's not concealed anymore. People don't make a fuss about it but it definitely brings a lot a stares.
Hence my comment on a good holster, and a good belt to support it. This aint my first rodeo. Because of the rounded slide and grips a full size 1911 can actually be easier to conceal than the current crop of square slide service pistols. This isn't thinking it conceals just fine, this is knowing it can be easily concealed. If you can fully conceal a SIG 228/229, or a Glock 17/22/19/23 you can fully conceal a full size 1911.

As just one example I have a friend who's a former state parole officer in GA. He chose a 1911 over a Glock (and a host of other options available at the time) for ease of concealment when he worked plain clothes assignments during the 1996 Summer Olympics. His job was to blend into the crowd and not look at all like a cop. The gun could not show - PERIOD.

needmorecowbell
September 30, 2012, 12:37 PM
From the ones listed I'd choose the Commander size 1911. Dan Wesson commander or CCO would be tops for me, but there are many brands I'd be happy with. However, my #1 choice that's not on list is the CZ P01. Awesome compact/carry gun.

JRWhit
September 30, 2012, 12:45 PM
Hence my comment on a good holster, and a good belt to support it. This aint my first rodeo. Because of the rounded slide and grips a full size 1911 can actually be easier to conceal than the current crop of square slide service pistols. This isn't thinking it conceals just fine, this is knowing it can be easily concealed. If you can fully conceal a SIG 228/229, or a Glock 17/22/19/23 you can fully conceal a full size 1911.

As just one example I have a friend who's a former state parole officer in GA. He chose a 1911 over a Glock (and a host of other options available at the time) for ease of concealment when he worked plain clothes assignments during the 1996 Summer Olympics. His job was to blend into the crowd and not look at all like a cop. The gun could not show - PERIOD.
On that note I'll bow down respectively, Apples and oranges. I refer to a private citizen who ,in not knowing particular holsters in use, is in daily activity. I recognize a difference between that and a trained officer with proper equipment. And I don't doubt that there are those who carry the large frame pistols without incident, but there are also those who just think they do and may as well just open carry.

To reiterate; my vote was for the colt.

ugaarguy
September 30, 2012, 01:13 PM
JR, I realize I just came off as sounding like a jerk. I apologize for that.

I often forget that I've had the benefit of literally growing up around LE and military guys who know or knew firearms handling, shooting, and carry methods with such depth. I forget how much these folks taught me as I was learning about firearms and concealed carry, how fortunate I am to have been given this knowledge from the start.

I've also been lucky enough to become friends with a few folks who are have to carry plain clothes for work. That's allowed me to keep up with changes or evolutions in holster design / philosophy. When I was learning all this the Milt Sparks Summer Special (copied by just about every leather holster maker, if his was indeed the original) was the ticket, so I started with a Galco Summer Comfort (copy of the MS SS) for full size 1911s. The current IWB holster style of choice seems to be the Crossbreed / Comp-Tac Minotaur style leather / Kydex hybrid. After getting one of these (a Comp-Tac Minotaur) for said Wiley Clapp Commander I was hooked, and added one for my full size M&P. I still find the summer special / summer comfort type holsters to be very useful for some types of carry.

Rexster
September 30, 2012, 06:05 PM
Actually, Milt Sparks copied the Bruce Nelson Summer Special, but it was with Bruce Nelson's blessing. The BN55, another Sparks product, is a copy of the Bruce Nelson Professional holster, with his initials in the model name.

gpwelding1
September 30, 2012, 06:43 PM
XD compact .45

ugaarguy
September 30, 2012, 09:56 PM
Thanks for the details Rexster. :)

miles1
September 30, 2012, 09:56 PM
Other-
CZ 75 compact

oneounceload
September 30, 2012, 10:01 PM
Other - HK P7; as a LH shooter, it works great

dirtengineer
September 30, 2012, 10:53 PM
I voted for a G19, but would go with G23. If you are going with a subcompact, then I would do something in 9mm.

Morgan8119
October 1, 2012, 06:22 PM
Kimber, Colt, Springfield regardless 1911.

2zulu1
October 1, 2012, 07:08 PM
I'd buy a Colt Commander before the others, trigger, pointability and it comfortably carries IWB.

ApplePie
October 1, 2012, 07:16 PM
Looks like the Glock 19 is easily winning. Makes sense. It is the first 9mm I would recommend to anyone for defensive purposes. It points very naturally, is just the right size and width; light weight for concealed carry, accurate, good value, very simple to field strip without tools, and mine has functioned 100% reliably, feeding it all kinds of factory rounds and reloads.

allaroundhunter
October 1, 2012, 11:49 PM
I just got a Colt Commander in .38 Super and it has become a main carry gun. I would prefer (and will get) one in .45 ACP, but for now I like my Colt.

chris in va
October 2, 2012, 12:01 AM
CZ P 01. I'm very impressed with mine.

1858
October 2, 2012, 06:25 PM
I have an Ed Brown Special Forces Carry and a Dan Wesson V-Bob so my vote is for the 1911. They are both excellent pistols but I use a SIG P239 as my CCW but am considering buying an SP2022 to try.

DennisE
November 10, 2012, 09:24 AM
Kimber Ultra CDP II 45 ACP. Dennis

exdetsgt
November 10, 2012, 10:36 PM
Other: Beretta Nano. 9mm single stack 6+1. very well made and small enough to disappear in a pants pocket. Zero issues. I have a Glock 19 and it was my EDC until I got the Nano. The G19 has been my duty weapon for some time now, and I felt it was the only pistol I needed for both on-duty and off-duty. Of course it's been 100% reliable and has several thousand rounds through it.
But the Nano's smaller and the trigger pull is, in my opinion, smoother.

rbernie
November 10, 2012, 10:41 PM
I <heart> my Sig C3s, and have close to five thousand rounds through one so far without a single issue.

Dr.Rob
November 10, 2012, 10:53 PM
Colt Lightweight Commander

Those Glocks just don't fit me or feel 'compact' to me.

nickn10
November 10, 2012, 10:58 PM
S&W Shield 40 in a crossbreed IWB holster.

vedearduff
November 11, 2012, 02:06 AM
XDm Compact, in 9mm.

777TRUTH
November 11, 2012, 06:23 PM
I voted "Other", I'll take the CZ P-01 over any of the ones listed.

Of the ones listed I would go Sig.

2wheels
November 11, 2012, 06:28 PM
Colt CCO.

Kymasabe
November 11, 2012, 06:29 PM
Ruger SR9c or S&W CS9.

hmphargh
November 11, 2012, 06:33 PM
Beretta 92 Compact, because they fit my hand well and I am relatively accurate with one.

Mello
November 11, 2012, 11:08 PM
Dan Wesson CCOB in 10mm auto.
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/farwalker/DWlft.jpg

orionengnr
November 12, 2012, 05:51 PM
S&W 1911PD, Scandium framed Commander sized 1911.

C0untZer0
November 12, 2012, 06:26 PM
1) HK P7M8

2) Rohrbaugh R9

ATLDave
November 12, 2012, 06:47 PM
Something with a safety. So 1911 from your list (does the HK have a safety?).

allaroundhunter
November 12, 2012, 06:56 PM
Something with a safety. So 1911 from your list (does the HK have a safety?).

Some USPs have a safety/decocker, similar to an FNP/X. And some are DAO (which also might have a safety, I'm not sure).

Tophernj
November 13, 2012, 06:19 AM
I voted Glock 19. I just bought one and will pick up soon.

C

CountGlockulla
November 13, 2012, 07:37 AM
G19. Best working mans fighting gun around:

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv239/BlayGlock/d9601fde.jpg

Unless you like .45 then G30

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv239/BlayGlock/photo.jpg

mach1.3
November 13, 2012, 03:42 PM
I have several commander sized 1911s, a G19 and G23, and a P229 in .357Sig with a backup drop-in .40 bbl. I like them all. The 1911s feel best in my hand, the trigger is great on all those pistols, the glocks are simple, light and easy to self-modify. The G19 is great with 9mm being my preferred range ammo and can be very hot with +P+ loads. My P229 is an all steel 2002 non-railed model solid but not heavy and shoots like a dream. I like the .357Sig although the ammo is harder to find and >$$---it will annihilate whatever it hits but is very LOUD! All would be an excellent choice for self-defense.

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