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New gun for concealed carry

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Riceman98, Mar 28, 2012.


What one

Poll closed Apr 27, 2012.
  1. Ruger SR9c

    27 vote(s)
  2. Glock 26

    52 vote(s)
  3. S&W M&Pc 9mm

    33 vote(s)
  4. Springfield XD Sub-Compact 9mm

    17 vote(s)
  1. Riceman98

    Riceman98 Well-Known Member

    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
  2. click clack

    click clack Well-Known Member

    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!
  3. Dr_B

    Dr_B member

    The M & P is a GOOD GUN.
  4. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    The one that is slimmist. I don't have specs on hand.
  5. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    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
  6. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    Glock Gen4 19 since you didn't specifically rule out compact models.
  7. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Well-Known Member

    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).

  8. AJChenMPH

    AJChenMPH Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. momano

    momano Well-Known Member

    They are all excellent; I'd give the nod to the Smith because of it's warranty, capacity, and weight. Have fun in choosing!
  10. m39nut

    m39nut Member

    I would look at the Walther PPS, it is a little slimmer.
  11. J_L_A

    J_L_A Well-Known Member

    I bought the Ruger SR9c just for that purpose. Not too bulky and pretty accurate.
  12. easyg

    easyg Well-Known Member

    Normally I'm a Glock guy, but I cannot lie...

    The Ruger SR9c is just fantastic.


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





    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.
  13. carbonyl

    carbonyl Well-Known Member

    I really like my sr9c and it's made in the United States.
  14. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Well-Known Member

    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
  15. ORHunter79

    ORHunter79 Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. ProPhetiQ

    ProPhetiQ Well-Known Member

    I voted Ruger, but there is another even better...Walther PPS
  17. Tomcat47

    Tomcat47 Well-Known Member

    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...
  18. nater762

    nater762 Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. tjbeck

    tjbeck Active Member

    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.
  20. creitzel

    creitzel Well-Known Member

    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.

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