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  1. sonier

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    I have a 1000 dollar budget to find a decent carry pistol. I will make this simple I do not want any cartridge that is a 9mm power or less. My barebone min would be 357 sig and 40. SW. I have tried 1911 platforms and im not to fond of them my hands dont fit them well. I wont own a glock I dont like them and they have issues with reloads, and that is something I dont want to deal with. I have been looking at lots of browning hi power designs, CZ designs, and sig sauer designs, I like all of these.
    Also I need a pistol that can safely be chambered and carry without caution. I dont want to have to pull a hammer back then fire i want to be able to knock the safety off and pull the trigger.
     
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  2. Water-Man

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    I like the Sig 220 Elite.
     
  3. Strahley

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    So less than $1k, at least 9mm, has to have a safety, no 1911 or Glock, weight doesn't matter...

    Sounds like any flavor of a SIG in SAO (single action only) would be what you're looking for
     
  4. sonier

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    I like the SA/DA cz 75b those can come in the 40. SW and they seem to be very decent working pistols, i like the fact of being able to pull the first round off double action, i dont want to have to worry about cocking a hammer before firing.
     
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    An even more carry-friendly CZ model is the 75 Compact (available in .40) or the smaller 25-ounce alloy frame RAMI in .40.

    Can´t argue with the suggestions for SIG, either.
     
  6. Sauer Grapes

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    I carry a Sig P-250. DAO, 15 rnds. and no safety to bother with. You can get 3 different grip lowers. 4.5 lb. trigger pull every pull. Get any caliber you want.

    I would also look at something in a Kahr. Nice pistols but pricey like the Sigs.
     
  7. Mayo

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    Easy---SIG
     
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    XD40 sub, Kahr maybe. Sigs are nice nice nice:D
     
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    Maybe a S&W M&P40c?

    Or a Springfield XD40c?
     
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    BHP in .40.
     
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    of those 3 the cz, either in the traditional cz-75 is you want cocked and locked capable or in the p-01 if you prefer a decocker. I had a sig once, ergonomics of a brick imo. Of the polymer guns I really like the springfield xd's--you will be surprised at how easy they are to shoot well. I have owned several and they rival my 1911's for accuracy. I guess I am in the minority in that I like the looks of hipowers but don't really enjoy shooting them.
     
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    I'd go S&W M&P40c? I have the FS, been eyeing up the c for a bit. I like the style to it. The M&P line is pretty nice.
     
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    The CZ 75 Compact is available in a .40 version, I believe, if your heart is set on that caliber. It is a double action but has a thumb safety that allows cocked and locked carry. The P-06 (a .40-caliber version of the P-01) is a double action with a decocking lever and no safety. And there is a SAO version of the SIG P220, in .45.
     
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    wow looks like a close call between sig and CZ
     
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    M&P or XD-m, in either .40 or .45
     
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    "wow looks like a close call between sig and CZ"

    The solution is to get them both.

    :D
     
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    +1 on the M&P series.....I have a nice pair of them in 9mm, but you can get them in any of the standard caliber configs....awesome shooting guns, easy to maintain, etc
     
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    SIG Carry SAO or SIG Elite Carry SAO. Both will bump against your budget limit new, but used, much less.

    Good Luck,

    RMD
     
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    Check out the FNP series of FN handguns. The standard model is DA/SA and has a de-cocker. The USG version has a safety to allow carry in condition 1 (cocked & locked) is that is your preference. I have a FNP-9 and think that is definitely an outstanding firearm. Reliable, accurate and moderately priced.
     
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    Having both models in 40cal

    ...

    Having both, and both having several things in common:

    DA/SA

    Sigs - decocker-only

    Beretta Px4 40 - F model/decocker-safety in one - G model decocker-only

    Both are mid size - 4'' barrel or slightly less

    Both are easy/simple/enjoyable - to disassemble, inspect, clean, and reassemble.. bar none

    Both are very accurate and have nice smooth DA pulls right out of the box and need no break-in..

    Both DA pulls just get better and better, lighter and lighter per every 500 rounds, per every 1000 dry-firing pulls (with snap cap chambered IMHO)

    Both are "soft shooting" 40cals and both are very forgiving guns, in that, they'll shoot just about any type ammo you choose, along with, they will shoot 100% in both 2-hand grip or one handed shots.. every time, no jams

    Both are ccw friendly (size wise) not too big, not too small

    Sigs - NIB around 900 plus

    Beretta Px4 40 around 500 - 550 and that would leave you a lot of change to buy ammo, etc.

    Px4 40
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    Not my gun
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    Not my guns:

    Sig P229/40 - Railed and non-railed
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    Two-toned
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    Just a footnote:

    Sigs offer more after market accessories such as:

    drop in 357sig barrel, and you're good to go (40cal mags work for 357sig)

    Wood grips, Hogue rubber panel-only grips (shown above)

    *CTC laser grips (fits in any standard built holster for the P229)

    *Have them on one of my 3 P229's luv them (deadly accurate)

    Wolff *main spring kits/return springs (the best) for ease of *lightening DA pull of factory's 24lb main spring heavier 10.4lb pull

    Luck,


    Ls
     
  23. Furncliff

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    CZ. name your flavor.
     
  24. brabham78

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    Take a look at the CZ P-06. It's the .40 cal version of CZ's mid-sized aluminum framed P-01. SA/DA, De-cocker. 10+1 capacity.
     
  25. sonier

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    I love that px-4 and the cz p-06 looks great, I have narrowed my choices too cz and sig series, now all i can do is get out to a shop and start handling these pistols and find out which one fits me best, thankyou everyone.
     
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