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Advice needed on a (preferably) SA 9mm CCW

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bhhacker, Dec 7, 2008.

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  1. bhhacker

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    I have a full size 10mm and .45 for regular concealed carry but as of late ive been thinking of getting a gun thats cheaper on ammo and that is less of a hassle to carry. I love the SA triggers (its what i shoot best with) and i dont have any brand loyalty.


    I would prefer it have 7 or more rounds
    SA only preferable
    I like triggers that have 5 or less lbs of pressure as it helps me with accuracy
    I dont feel like breaking the bank so lets put the money cap at 500$ and im not afraid to buy used. I would prefer to have it less than that but i AM a firm believer in "you get what you pay for". Thank you guys for your time and input.
     
  2. boldkharma

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    I would say you need a Browning Hi-Power. I don't know about the 5 pound trigger pull. I removed the mag safety on mine and it is much better. I think the BHP is all you need. As a big 1911 fan, the BHP is a great compliment. I purchased my latest Browning MKIII, like new for 495.
     
  3. PAPACHUCK

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    Take a look at some of the polymer-framed, striker-fired autos out there. Many of them reset in SA mode giving you a nice SA feel to the trigger. Carrying an all metal gun gets real old, real quick.

    Try to hold and dry-fire the SA XD9SC, the Taurus 24/7 Compact or Millennium Pro(3rd gen), or even a Glock with a 3.5# connector. These guns will be easier to carry and still do the job.
     
  4. rklessdriver

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    You only have a few choices for a true SA 9mm.

    Browning Hi Power

    9mm 1911 like the Kimber Tactical Pro, Pro Carry, Springfield makes a few as does Para Ordance and STI.

    Star BM or B. I can't believe I just recommended a Star pistol to someone... :what: However I have seen some really nice BM's people have tricked out for carry guns.

    You might find a BHP for under $500 but it'll be hard.

    1911 in 9mm ain't gonna happen for $500

    Star BM or B can be had for under $300

    good luck
    Will
     
  5. jehu

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    H&K P7 is the gun you seek.:rolleyes:
     
  6. bhhacker

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    Keep in mind that i am trying to get a smaller framed pistol. arent the BHPs full sized?
     
  7. Gun Slinger

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    I second what PAPACHUCK says. A whole lotta wisdom in those words.

    A good starting point is the Glock 19. Very size/capacity efficient and relatively economical.
     
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    The BHP is considered full size, but it's got considerably less girth and overall size than, say, a Sig P226.

    I have CZs and Sigs and other DA/SA platforms, I've got/had XD and M&P and Glock striker-fired pistols, and I've had several 1911s in 9mm. For a true SA 9mm in a carryable form, the BHP cannot be beat.

    I have a MkIII with the mag safety removed and C&S internals, and the trigger pull is the equal of my (late) Kimber TacticalPro II 9mm (only with 15+1 instead of 9+1 form).
     
  9. Snarlingiron

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    While Glocks aren't SA, they really aren't DA either. They are just kind of a different trigger unto themselves. With that said, give the Glock 19 a try. In the world of 9mm pistols, it is difficult to find anything better. Since you want it for carry purposes, the Glock 26 is also a good option. I carry mine daily with 12 round capacity magazines. It makes a formidable concealed carry package.

    I have an FN HP, and have had it for many years. I have hardly touched it since I got my Glock 19. I picked up the Glock 26 about a year ago.
     
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    Browning Hi Power

    HK P7 PSP or M8

    full sized or compact 1911 in 9MM
     
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