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Your opinions on two CCWs

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gator1gear, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. gator1gear

    gator1gear Well-Known Member

    I will be picking up a new CCW this week, and I'm just about narrowed down to the Bersa BP9cc and the Beretta Nano with a slight lean toward the Bersa. I will be carrying in an OWB slide type holster. There's one more out there that creeps into my thoughts every now and then, and that's the Sig P250 subcompact. Anyway, just wanted to see what you guys think and read any suggestions you may have. Oh yeah, I already have a Glock 27, and XD9sc. The newbie will also serve as double duty for when I'm out cycling.
  2. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    You are the only one that can really deside. Seeing you own a can a compact with the g27 and a larger xdsc If you need a smaller pistol for cycling how a bout a reall light weight like pf-9 or p11 or maybe a cm9 for truely a smaller handgun instead.
  3. Plan2Live

    Plan2Live Well-Known Member

    Overal Length
    G-27 6.29"
    XDsc 6.25"

    G-27 4.17" (measured without the common magizine extensions)
    XDsc 4.75"

    I would say that's about a draw.

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    Bersa !
  5. gator1gear

    gator1gear Well-Known Member

    Michael T, I had one in my hands at the gun shop today, and just couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger ( pun intended) I went back and forth between the BP9cc and the Nano. If I have more than one choice, that's one too many LOL! I have a Thunder40UC and it has been solid!
  6. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    I really like the look and feel of the Bersa . Never fired one, though, and never handled the Beretta.
  7. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    I checked out the Nano last year when I was looking for an ultra compact 9mm. While I liked its design and overall size it just didn't feel as good in my hand as a comparable Kahr did. So I would say go with the one that feels the best to you.
  8. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    IMHO, try to find some way to try shooting them first, how they "feel" is only tangentially related to how they actually shoot for you, especially with sub-compacts.
  9. PabloJ

    PabloJ Well-Known Member

    You already have two excellent pistols which is good because everyone needs two. I would not throw money away by buying next one.
  10. gator1gear

    gator1gear Well-Known Member

    I would like something a little thinner to hide under my "fruity" little cycling clothes (there I said it):eek:
  11. Dmath

    Dmath Well-Known Member

    I have two of the tiny ninies, as they are being called, a Kel-tec P11 and a Ruger LC9. Either would serve as a self-defense gun, and either would ride very comfortably on the hip in an OWB holster. I think a bigger gun would get bulkier and heavier than I would like for myself.

    Also, "CCW" usually refers to the license to carry. How are you using the term?
  12. gator1gear

    gator1gear Well-Known Member

    I am a licensed to carry, but I'm using the term CCW to refer to Concealed Carry Weapon. I know that it's hard to tell if someone is being a smart aleck from a forum post so PLEASE know that I'm not being smart, but I've always used the acronym CCW to shorten Concealed Carry Weapon. Am I missing something? In Georgia, the license is a GFL...Georgia Firearms License.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2012
  13. Dmath

    Dmath Well-Known Member

    No, sorry; I did not mean to sound like a jerk. I'm in Minnesota, and we don't have an abbreviation like that to refer to the gun that's carried. The common usage I hear nationwide is "In states where they have CCW" or "Ever since I got a CCW." In other words, it usually seems to stand for "Carry a Concealed Weapon."
  14. gator1gear

    gator1gear Well-Known Member

    You didn't sound like a jerk at all. I hope I didn't come across that way either. I was just wondering if I was off base with the way I was using the term.
  15. C0untZer0

    C0untZer0 Well-Known Member

    It doesn't make sense to me to get guns that are basically the same dimension and weight.

    Unless you just getting guns - which I definately do.

    But from a pragmatic point of view, it doesn't make sense to me to get a pistol that's only marginally smaller than what you already have and basically in the same class.

    If I thought I needed something smaller for back up then I'd really go small like a PM9/CM9 or Rohrbaugh R9.

    If weight is not a concern then the MK9 is a great little gun too - all steel 9mm slightly smaller than the PM9/CM9, but of course heavier.
  16. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 Well-Known Member

    I am partial to Sig's
  17. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    gator buy db9 or pf-9 or cm9 and go peddle'n. Nothing will be that much smaller till you get to the micro pistols then buy a taurus TCP 380. Kinda foolish to look at pistol in the same weight and size range.
  18. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    I wish I could recommend the Bersa, but the one I had displayed some reliability problems with double-feeds. As a thin holster gun it really has a lot going for it. I don't have personal experience with it, just picking it up off a gun show table, but the S&W M&P Shield is a nice feeling gun of about the same size that is getting very good reviews.
  19. gator1gear

    gator1gear Well-Known Member

    The guns I'm looking at are not in the same weight and size range. The Bp9cc or the Nano are significantly thinner and lighter than either my Glock or XD. I will definitely give the CM9 another look. The M&P Shield are like Bigfoot around here, we all hear about sightings, but no proof.
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2012
  20. needmorecowbell

    needmorecowbell Well-Known Member

    Agree with the CM9 recommendations.

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