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One Semi-Auto for CC and Home Defense?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by tc54, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. tc54

    tc54 Member

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    Interested in everyone's suggestions.

    If you were to select one semi-auto pistol for use as your daily carry weapon, and use that same pistol as your primary home defense weapon, which pistol would you select?

    Make, Model, Caliber if you please.

    Thanks
     
  2. meanmrmustard

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    Honestly, I'm thinking the Canik Stingray Compact in 9x19 I've just gotten.

    It's a bit heavy for CC, but not impossible, and HD? No problem.

    Second choice? CZ P01 9mm.
     
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    Springfield XD in the caliber of your choice.

    A few years ago I would have never imagined saying anything but a 1911...times change, eh. ;-)
     
  4. 2wheels

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    Colt Commander, probably in .45ACP.

    Though I'd consider .38Super and 9mm.
     
  5. Skribs

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    For both, it has to be something that YOU personally can CC. For some people that limits it to an LCP or similar, for others it can be a Desert Eagle or smaller. My blanket recommendation would be a compact pistol, because those are small enough to easily CC in most attire and big enough that you're not sacrificing grip. Glock 19 comes to mind as the best blanket recommendation.

    Personally, I'm still trying to figure out what is closest to my holy grail. About four options currently in the running; M&P (currently carry a C, liking the look of the CORE), Caracal F or C (with standard sights, not the weirdo caracal stuff), Glock 19 or 26, and PPQ. All in 9mm.
     
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    Glock 26.
     
  7. Sergei Mosin

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    Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 1911, 5-inch barrel, .45 ACP. Served me well for some years now.
     
  8. Roadking Rider

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    If I could only have one For CC it would be the Kahr PM9. It's a great CC pistol and can be CC in many different ways.

    If I could only have one for HD it would be a 1911 45 acp. First pistol I ever shot was a 1911, and the love affair for them has never ended.

    If I could only have one to fill both rolls it would be the CZ PO-1. Once you pick one up and shoot it. It's easy to understand why they are so popular with many gun owners.
     
  9. gearhead

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    If you can conceal it and carry one comfortably I recommend any of the subcompact versions of a semi-auto that accept the standard capacity magazine with a spacer. You can carry with either the short or the standard length magazine if it doesn't print but you can certainly use the standard length magazine for home defense duty.
     
  10. Atbat82

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    For me, it would be my PPS. I know it's not a perfect HD gun (I have others for that). But it's the gun that's easy to carry and reliable. A carry gun that gets left home because it's too big or too heavy is a bigger problem for me than a HD gun with a short barrel or that can only hold 8 rds.

    When it's one gun for both you know you'll have too make trade offs. I would err on the side of CC.

    But then again, I'm kind of new at this.


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    I got to thinking about this question some more:

    My THIRD choice, if I'm allowed one, would be a CZ82.

    12+1 rounds of Buffalo Bore 9x18 +p is formidable in both HD and CC.:)
     
  12. Pilot

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    CZ-75D PCR, or P-01. My PCR does CCW duty by day, and often nightstand duty at night. It is also a darn fine range gun. My other choice is the HK P7. Just another fine 9MM.
     
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    Been getting by quite nicely in both capacities with a CZ P-01 and a SIG TacOps carry.
     
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    Ruger SR9c
    Smith M&P c9
     
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    Glock 19, CZ75D Compact (aka PCR), both in 9mm Luger. (Coincidentally, these are my two remaining pistols.) The Smith & Wesson M&P, also in 9mm, is also an outstanding pistol, the compact being a little better CCW.
     
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    I would feel pretty comfortable using my Walther P99 AS 9mm for that. Small enough to conceal, 15 round magazines, easy to shoot.
     
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    glock .40 any size and a 9mm conversion barrel. 2 calibers...1 gun.

    if u think ab it the ultimate SD gun is one which u will have the best probability of buying ammo...and with a .40/9mm conversion you get just that. a few brands have a drop in barrel.

    Another route...and a cool one...Glock 22 (.40 and a lone wolf 9mm barrel) and let Lane at Cold Bore Customs do a grip reduction and grip cut down to accept mini mags. that's a sweet setup!!
     
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    I think I'm starting to prefer a pistol I can get a full grip on without the magazine inserted, because on those I don't pinch my finger while reloading.
     
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    I like the XDm series, standard capacity for the full size is 19+1 in 9mm. The compact version seems to be relatively easy to carry.
     
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    CZ PCR. Maybe that is why I have 2 of them.............one for weekdays and one for weekends......everyone needs a little vacation time.:rolleyes:
     
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    My daily carry/nightstand gun is an STI Spartan IV (commander sized) in 9mm.
     
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    I would take Glock 30 as it is one of the standouts in that gun line. You can use subsonic low flash ammo for HD and standard offerings for CC. It's nice to carry short mag and have G21 mag as reload especially for HD.
     
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    Glock 19

    Glock 19:
    decent size for CC, yet large enough to be very accurate with, 15 + 1 rounds.
    very durable
    parts may be easier to come by due to popularity
    chambered in 9mm, which may be easier to find
     
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    A CZ P-01 or a SIG P-229E2 would serve me well in both roles.
     
  25. tc54

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    Thanks men.

    Any other responders?

    I'm interested in as many suggestions as I can get before I go shopping.

    Thanks again.
     
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