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  1. ATN082268

    ATN082268 Member

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    I am going to get another 9mm, primarily for concealed carry and secondarily for home defense. I currently have a 9mm Sig Sauer P320 Compact. Some of the criteria for the handgun is as follows:

    1. Must be a currently produced 9mm Luger handgun.

    2. Price be no more than 750 dollars (not including tax). If it lists for 900, for example, but can generally be had for 750 or less, then that is the same thing for me.

    3. Ideally it will be around the size of a Glock 19 or my Sig Sauer P320 Compact but certainly nothing significantly smaller or larger than those two handguns.

    Based on those criteria, what 9mm would you get? Thank you.
     
  2. labhound

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    Well a Glock 19 of course! :)
     
  3. 460Shooter

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    FNS Compact. PX4 Compact. Beretta 92 Compact. Maybe H&K VP9 or P30. XDM 3.8.

    There's a lot of good choices out there. Hell, a Stoegar Cougarvwouldnt be a bad choice.
     
  4. CZ9shooter

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    Lotsa guns out there that fit that bill. You will get a dozen answers.

    I prefer smaller guns for carry. But for your criteria, my recommendation would be the Ruger SR9c. I had one for a while. It is a very nice gun. Dont let the (relatively) low price fool you.
     
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    Bersa Thunder 9UC Pro
    CZ P-07 (2014 edition)
    FNS 9c
     
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    Cz pcr
     
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    If it were me, it would be a Glock 19. But there are so many other options. Look at the HK pistols like the P2000 and USP, and the offerings from CZ like the P07 and 75 series. From a design standpoint, and in the areas of fit and finish, those are some fine and unique firearms. One that's overlooked a lot is the Beretta 8000 Cougar. They feel good in the hand, they're a good size, and they shoot smoothly with the rotating barrel design.
     
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    ATN082268

    A few years back I was looking for a compact 9mm. and checked out the Glock 19, XD Compact, S&W M&P Compact, CZ P01 and P07, and the Ruger SR9c. Went with the Ruger SR9c as having the best trigger and design ergonomics for my smaller size hand. Later went back there and bought the CZ P01 because it was also a great fit and too good to pass up. try them all and find one that fits you just right.

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  10. JDR

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    Consider the Walther PPQ M2, which arguably has one of the best triggers of any of the current group of polymer service pistols – with a short takeup, a crisp break, a strong audible and tactile reset, and a short reset travel. The rest of the polymer guns, the Glocks, M&P's, HK's, Ruger SR's, etc., will each fall short in one of the above trigger characteristics, while the PPQ excels in all of them.
     
  11. Combat Engineer

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    "... another 9mm, primarily for concealed carry..." [ATN082268]

    Lots of good choices upstream, but the most accurate, out-of-the-box, smallish, (about the size of a Makarov PM), rapid-fire 9mm is the Sig P239 Tac (with SRT). Pictured (3/8th in group) with standard 8 round mag, I carry it with the optional 10 round mag. (10+1).

    Good luck with your search.
     

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    Another vote for the CZ's mentioned. In 9mm, I have the PCR and it is every bit as good or better than my H&K, Sig, SA pistols. Same goes for their other calibers (I have the 97BD). Great firearms at great prices.
     
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    walther ppq or H+K vp 9 I like striker fired guns for defense-


    -my new walther ccp is great BUT I wish it had the standard walther trigger with built in safety--makes me more comfortable
     
  14. boatdoc173

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    +1

    love czs BUT for defense I prefer a striker fired gun--wish CZ would release one
     
  15. boatdoc173

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    well said
     
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    I say CZ PCR or 75 compact.

    Sig 239's are great for shooting and ccw.
     
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    I enjoy a PCR, 239, and HK P30sk. Any of those three would be great additions.
     
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    Your budget of $750 really opens up the options (to damn near everything,LOL!) That makes it both easier, and more difficult to make recommendations, versus those requests that have a very low price-cap.
    The CZ-75's are awesome, but heavy for toting. The polymer CZ's, Ruger's and Smith's are all solid choices, as are the Glocks and Walthers.
    Personally, I REALLY like the added safety of having a de-cocker, which some Sigs,Walthers and CZ's have.
    I'm a big fan of the Walther P99AS. It's light-weight, highly ergonomic (unlike Glocks), unfailingly reliable, accurate, well within your budget, still uses the very resilient Tenifer metal treatment (unlike Glock), has 2nd-strike capability (unlike Glock), is a very handsome pistol (unlike Glock), and has a decocker that returns the trigger to DA mode (unlike Glock):D.
    For carrying, and as a household defense gun, I (obviously) think something with a de-cocker is a huge plus. You can still keep the pistol in ready-firing mode, but puts it in a DA condition that it's close to impossible to get an accidental discharge with.
    All the couch-commandos will dismiss this reality, but it's still a reality that is wise to factor in for the average civilian home-defender.
     
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    I use a Kahr CW9, about 18oz empty. Shoots any ammo, including my reloads. Runs about $350 which leaves you lots left over for other stuff.
     
  20. sigarms228

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    Walther PPQ is a great pistol and well below your price target. I have a lot of 9MMs including from SIG and HK and tried a bunch of others and my PPQ is my main CCW in a Raven Concealment Phantom kydex OWB holster. Walther P99 AS is great if you prefer a DA type first trigger pull in a striker fired pistol.

    As always it is best for you to try out whatever you are considering and then choose what works best for you.

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  21. druryj

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    Another vote for the Glock 19 or 26.. I prefer the Gen 4 in either with no added backstrap.
     
  22. Plan2Live

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    "Primarily for carry". To me that means DA/SA like a Sig 239 or H&K Compact but the $750 limit will be tough on those options if you buy new.
     
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    Have to say Glock 19 also. Hated Glocks until I tried the Gen 4. Fit so much better. Polished the trigger parts to a mirror and installed a Ghost Edge connector and the trigger is great. Parts are cheap. TONS of aftermarket parts. Kinda like the AR15 of the pistol world. Mags are cheap and even cheaper now that Magpul is making them. Not to mention you get the option for the 33rnd "fun sticks". Liked my 19 so much, it got moved to the nightstand and I just ordered a 26 for CCW/vehicle gun. My 11 mags I had for the 19 all work with the 26 as well. Makes for a great "system".
     
  25. saenzrich

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    I carry a 1911 when I am not working. Any other time I carry a Sig M11-A1 or 228. You can do it too. It barely prints and nobody is looking at it any ways. Most of all you have a Bad A&$ gun that is extremely accurate and reliable.
     
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