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Metal frame 9mm or 45 for concealed carry

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by magnumman44, Jul 30, 2008.

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  1. magnumman44

    magnumman44 Member

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    I am looking for a small metal-framed auto for use as a concealed carry weapon, preferably in 9mm or 45acp. What do you suggest for $600 or less besides S&W or Ruger?
     
  2. tblt

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    Cz rami or P01
     
  3. jocko

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    kahr

    MK9 or k9

    MK40 or k40

    hard to beat, the MK's the most c oncealable. My k9 goes bang every time, super handgun..
     
  4. Thernlund

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    Sig P6 police trade-in. Runs about $225 I think. Get two.


    -T.
     
  5. BlindJustice

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    here's the dimensions for the Commander size
    1911 - S&W would be above $600 perhaps
    something from STI

    1911 S&W Commander - Scandium Frame
    Barrel Len.: 4.25 inches
    O.A.L. ---- 8. inches
    O.A. Height: 5.5 inches
    O.A. WIdth: 1.37 inches
    Sight Radius: ?
    Weight Empty: 28 oz
    Cartridge: .45 ACP ( 9x19 & .38 Super )
    Mag. Cap. 7/ 8 rds ( 9 rds )


    Next the CZ PCR is the same size as a P01
    but no light rail.

    CCZ PCR(D) Compact 9MM x 19
    Barrel Len.: 3.9 inches
    O.A.L. ---- 7.2 inches
    O.A. Height: 5.3 inches
    O.A. WIdth: 1.4 inches
    Sight Radius: ?
    Weight Empty: 27.2 oz
    Mag. Cap. 14 rds

    But here's the one I'd recommend
    it's a single stack

    Sig P239 - 9MM x 19
    8 rd Mag, Optional 10 Rd mag with extension pad
    Barrel Len.: 3.6 inches
    O.A.L. ---- 6.6 inches
    O.A. Height: 5.1 inches
    O.A. WIdth: 1.2 inches
    Sight Radius: 5.2 inches
    Weight Empty: 27.5 oz

    If you find one as a package with Sig Holsters
    - the holsters are crap - get a different holster.

    Randall
     
  6. 357wheelgunner

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    Get a pair of Sig P6s while you can:

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  7. Avery Goodschott

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    I have the Kahr MK9 Elite 98 and recommend it highly. The SIG P239 is a tad larger - good IWB, but I can't make mine work as a pocket pistol even in a jacket.

    I mostly carry a Colt Cobra, though.
     
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    What about a Makarov?
     
  9. PhysicsGuy

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    CZ P-01 or PCR is a good inexpensive route to take.
     
  10. Radio

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    +1 on the SIGS
     
  11. ceadermtnboy

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    The armalite ar-24 compacts are nice. May be a little heavy, but priced right and well built.
     
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    I'll add to the chorus. . .

    Price versus quality can't be beat on these police trade-ins.

    They've been carried a lot and shot very little (some not shot at all).
     
  13. lechiffre

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    good : sig p6

    better : walther p5

    best : hk p7
     
  14. Thernlund

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    :D


    -T.
     
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  15. magnumman44

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    From your advice, I went to some local gun stores. I liked the Sig P6, but this one was green framed. I held the CZ Rami, and it was pretty good , too. however, I think I made up my mind as soon as I held the Kahr K9. It was stainless and felt just right, not too heavy, and soooo thin! I do want to see an armalite before I plunk down the bucks on the Kahr, but I think I have found my conceal carry pistol! What do you all know about the kahr K9?
     
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