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Help me decide on a new CCW

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by newmenu, Feb 16, 2009.

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  1. newmenu

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    I have a S&W 638 for my ankle/pocket and I have a Sig P239 for my truck, or hip for when its really darn cold outside. What I want now is a CCW that I can carry IWB. The Sig P239 is just a bit to heavy for IWB IMO and I dont know what else to look at.

    Things I do not want in a CCW. Nothing without a hammer I can manipulate, so no glocks or walther pps. NO Kahrs or Tauruses. I dont like the ultra long trigger pull on the Keltec P-11. Nothing over 23 oz in empty mag weight. It cannot have less than 5 shots.

    It has to be either 38 special, 357 mag or 9mm. Accurate to 25 yds. Reliable. Price is no big deal, within reason.:confused:
     
  2. slammy

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    Geez go with a .357 security - six....small wooden grips hurt when you shoot heavy loads of .357...but it would fit your bill.
     
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    S&W 686...........2.5 inch barrel
    S&W 686P..........2.5 inch barrel
    S&W 649-3
    S&W 60............2.125 inch barrel
    S&W 60.............3 inch barrel
     
  4. mmartin101808

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    Springfield EMP, or Kimber Aegis. Both are 9mm and weigh around 25 oz.
     
  5. newmenu

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    I like the look of those Aegises but am concerned with reliability, I own and love my Kimber Custom II but I wouldnt dare go for it in a life and death situation. Dont get me wrong, I love 1911s, but fact is they are more prone to jamming than the fanboys want to admit. Great accurate wall handling guns they are, but there is a reason why law enforcement and military no longer use them.
     
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    Since you don't seem to mind paying for quality, you should really check out H&K's offerings. For IWB carry the P2000sk is great. It's a lightweight and sleek design with no bulky control levers and a rather thin, tapered slide. The V3 trigger variant is a DA/SA like your P239 and has a hammer spur that you can manipulate. I just got mine with the V2 (LEM) trigger variant and really love it so far. It will be my IWB carry gun once the holster I ordered comes in. It can be seen below with my USP .40 Compact. H&K makes fantastic products that shoot as good as they look and feel. A bit pricey, but just like with everything else you get what you pay for.
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    I'm not knocking polymer guns by any means. I'm just one of those, once I shot a 1911 nothing else felt the same, kind of guys. I've owned many "plastic":D guns from glock to s&w to Springfield, and currently still own an xd, and love it. I will agree 100%, the finish is better, they have higher capacities, and require much less thought to fire. Have you looked at the S&W 360 revolver? I'm not real up on the S&W revolver models, and yours may be similar. Its an M&P revolver in the scadnium alloy, and in many circles I've read you can't beat a 360 with crimson trace. It's around 13 oz, and 5 shot .357. I've gone back and forth between that and a kahr for pocket/ankle carry.
     
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    I just ordered a TT Leather IWB for my P239, the thin Mikes special. I hope this thing is as nice as it looks.
     
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    That's exactly the same holster I ordered for my P2000sk. I still have at least 2 months of waiting left though:(

    When you say "thin Mikes Special" do you mean the "slim" holster with no reinforcing around the mouth of the holster, with the "Mike's Special" extra cant and lower positioning? I believe you would have to request this as a custom build since he doesn't offer it on the website.

    Or did you simply mean you ordered the Mikes special that he has on the website with the reinforced mouth? Cause that's the one I ordered.

    TT makes great stuff at a very reasonable price and wait time. Problem is people are catching on and the wait time is increasing and will soon be to that of Milt Sparks stuff.
     
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    CZ RAMI P or BD.
     
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    I ordered the Slim Mikes Special in Black. It was an option at the bottom of the IWB page but had a blank caption next to it.

    Are you serious!!?? Your at 2 months wait? Does that mean Im looking at an over 2 month wait for mine? damn....
     
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    what about the cz p-01. should fit your bill. just got one myself and really like it.
     
  13. CPshooter

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    Looks like they just put up that Slim Mikes Special recently.

    Yep.. you have about 4 months to wait from the time you order...maybe a little less. I talked to Tim a little over a week ago and he said that he just got into the November orders. I ordered mine around the beginning of January so I still have some time to go.

    I still don't know if I made the right decision for my P2000sk. I like the idea of a reinforced mouth to keep it sturdy, but the "slim" model would definitely decrease the profile of the holster right underneath the belt, where it matters most. I guess I still have time to change my order.
     
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