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BEST 9mm Concealed Carry Pistol

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by XDM1390, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. XDM1390

    XDM1390 Member

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    Ok lets here it!!! What is the best Concealed Carry Pistol?
    What is it?
    How do you carry it?
    Why do you carry it?
    What makes it any better to carry than another pistol?
     
  2. owlhoot

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    I assume that most people who carry a 9mm have selected the gun they consider to be the "best" CC pistol.

    Pistols, and especially carry pistols, are all about compromise. In my case, I am willing to compromise on magazine capacity in favor of small size.

    A person can compromise on any pistol characteristic except reliability.

    So the best carry pistol is the one that most nearly meets your personal criteria for a carry gun.
     
  3. CPshooter

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    For me, it's this one: H&K P2000sk 9mm (V2/LEM) with a flat magazine floorplate in place of the standard extended floorplate
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  4. armoredman

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    CZ P01 and CZ PCR, excellent CCW sidearms, carried IWB, fit me like a glove, always work perfectly with factory ammo.
     
  5. Shytheed Dumas

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    I'll be the first to jump in with the Kahr PM9. This was my fourth attempt at finding the perfect 9mm for CCW, and it was a huge success. It's so small and light that I forget it's there when I IWB or pocket carry, which covers my needs 99% of the time. Yes, the barrel is short, but Speer Gold Dot +P Short Barrel ammo makes up a lot of velocity ground, not to mention the fact that short barrels lend themselves so well to concealed carry. I have certainly heard that earlier PM9's had some issues, but I now have 300 rounds down the pipe on mine, and 100% of them have been 100% flawless. Who could ask for more?!?
     
  6. strobro32

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    +1 on the Kahr pm9, but only after its 200 rd break-in.
     
  7. distra

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    In 9mm I usually go with a G19, followed closely by BHP and soon to be CZ PCR. I just got the PCR this weekend, but I think it's going to be a fine CCW pistol.
     
  8. bikerdoc

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    CZ 75 compact, carried 4 o clock Iwb
     
  9. usp9

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    HK P2000SK. All others are mere pretenders.:neener:
     
  10. geronimo509

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    For My best/favorite cc 9mm pistol. Hands down the Kahr MK9. It goes in my pocket when I cannot carry one of my .45's Sometimes I carry both. However, the MK9 is the only 9mm I have! lol
     
  11. Quack

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    EMP. light, skinny, 1911. carry IWB @ 4 o' clock
     
  12. WC145

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    My best/favorite 9mm is a revolver. I have a customized S&W Model 360 rechambered to 9x23, cylinder cut for moonclips, holes chamfered, action job, bobbed hammer, rounded/polished trigger, fiber optic front sight, Crimson Trace LG-105 grips.

    I carry it lots of different ways - OWB, shoulder holster, pocket, ankle holster. It is my BUG when I'm on duty and it is my "all the time" gun when I'm not.

    I carry it because it's small, light (13oz), has an incredible action, as accurate as it was with .38's, is super fast o reload with the moonclips, and always goes bang. Being a revolver I don't have to worry about common semi-auto failures - magazine issues, limp wristing, FTF's, FTE's, being out of battery, etc., etc. Also, since it's chambered for 9x23 I can shoot 9x23, .38 Super, 9x21, as well as regular 9mm (9x19). The Crimson Trace grips allow me to accurately put rounds on target even if I'm in a comprising position and cannot line up the sights as I normally would.

    All of these things make it better to carry than any other pistol for me. BTW, I have several other 9mm's - Beretta Cougar, HK USP, Kahr CW9, Kel-tec SUB-2000. For all around, everyday, don't leave home without a gun carry, this S&W is the one for me.:D

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  13. Rob0811

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    My current fav is a SIG P6.

    Reliable, thin, easy to conceal.
     
  14. Jiml3

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    My first choice for deep concealment is the Kahr PM9. Second choice is the
    CZ PCR. I'm more accurate and comfortable shooting the PCR but the Kahr conceals better.
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    Glock 19 or Kahr PM9 depending on carry conditions.
     
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    Love my CZ-75D PCR. Its my daily carry.

    Oh yeah, edited because I need to tell you why or I'm a bad poster.

    Why a PCR?

    Its lighter than a CZ Compac due to its alloy frame and therefore easier to carry.

    Its relatively compact so easier to conceal than its full size brethren.

    It sill holds 14 + 1 rounds of 9MM.

    Its very accurate, so I can hit where I aim.

    Its been 100% reliable so it gives me confidence it will work.

    OK? :)
     
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  17. jon_in_wv

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    My regular companion for about 2 years has been my M&P 9C carried in a Peters Custom Holster on my strong side hip and a spare mag on my weak side. A few months ago I bought a H&K P7 and I have a Raven Phantom Kydex holster and a dual mag pouch from Don Hume ordered so I can begin to carry it. The M&P and P7 are both soft shooters but the P7 is SO accurate and so naturally pointable I can't resist it. I think a few months practice with the P7 and it will be an extremely effective defensive pistol. I is only slightly heavier than my M&P, especially fully loaded, and it is much slimmer. It also has a fuller grips and I really like the squeeze cocker for safety. I load both guns with Federal 124gr HSTs.
     
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    1) Glock 26 with Glock 19 magazines and an A&G grip adapter.
    2) Glock 19
    3) SIG P220
    4) SIG P229
    5) Browning Hi-Power
    6) S&W M&P
     
  19. Duke of Doubt

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    Beretta 92FS. Only 9mm I own, or am likely to own.
     
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    THE P11
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  22. deadhawg

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    What's best for me might not be best for you.

    I like my PM9. Just about the smallest 9MM in every dimension you can find. After the 200 round break-in, mine has been 100% reliable for the last 1500 rounds.

    But, my wife didn't like the PM9. She had a hard time racking the slide, and the recoil was more than she liked. She prefers her Glock 26.

    My humble advice - hold and fire as many different guns that you think might work for YOU, and get the one that fits YOU the best.
     
  23. Big Daddy Grim

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    S&W M&P 9mmc its small easy to conceal 13rds and I am very accurate with it.
     
  24. searcher451

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    The Walther P99C with the AS trigger configuration in a High Noon IWB Split Decision holster is a tough combination to top.
     
  25. 9mmepiphany

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    i think the best CCW 9mm on the market today is the Springfield EMP, because it has the thinness and pointability of the 1911 design without being any larger than it needs to be to be effective (unlike the .45 sized 1911s). i'm comfortable with the cocked-n-locked design, but i don't recommend it for everyone...i grew up with it. this pistol is on my short list to get this year. it will replace what i considered the "best" before the EMP came on the market...thee H&K P-7.

    the P7 is the all-around safest and easiest to use compact 9mm out there. it is thin, sits low in the hand, has a fixed barrel, is extremely accurate and reliable. it is the safest because if you happen to drop it, it safely decocks as it is released from your grasp, there is no safety or decocker to apply.

    the best holster for my purposes is the Alessi CQC/s. the OWB holster carries the gun high and close to the body. the wide spread loops balance the weight and the snaps make it easy to put on and take off.

    an advantage of both these guns have, besides being accurate and reliable, is that they are also nice to look at
     
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