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Which of these compact pistols would you prefer to have?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, Sep 22, 2012.

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Which of these compact pistols would you prefer to have?

  1. Commander size 1911 (please state the make)

    88 vote(s)
    23.2%
  2. Glock 19

    111 vote(s)
    29.3%
  3. H&K USP C (or CT)

    22 vote(s)
    5.8%
  4. Sig Sauer P229

    65 vote(s)
    17.2%
  5. Other

    93 vote(s)
    24.5%
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  1. Morgan8119

    Morgan8119 Member

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    Kimber, Colt, Springfield regardless 1911.
     
  2. 2zulu1

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    I'd buy a Colt Commander before the others, trigger, pointability and it comfortably carries IWB.
     
  3. ApplePie

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    Looks like the Glock 19 is easily winning. Makes sense. It is the first 9mm I would recommend to anyone for defensive purposes. It points very naturally, is just the right size and width; light weight for concealed carry, accurate, good value, very simple to field strip without tools, and mine has functioned 100% reliably, feeding it all kinds of factory rounds and reloads.
     
  4. allaroundhunter

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    I just got a Colt Commander in .38 Super and it has become a main carry gun. I would prefer (and will get) one in .45 ACP, but for now I like my Colt.
     
  5. chris in va

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    CZ P 01. I'm very impressed with mine.
     
  6. MCMXI

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    I have an Ed Brown Special Forces Carry and a Dan Wesson V-Bob so my vote is for the 1911. They are both excellent pistols but I use a SIG P239 as my CCW but am considering buying an SP2022 to try.
     
  7. DennisE

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    Kimber Ultra CDP II 45 ACP. Dennis
     
  8. exdetsgt

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    Other: Beretta Nano. 9mm single stack 6+1. very well made and small enough to disappear in a pants pocket. Zero issues. I have a Glock 19 and it was my EDC until I got the Nano. The G19 has been my duty weapon for some time now, and I felt it was the only pistol I needed for both on-duty and off-duty. Of course it's been 100% reliable and has several thousand rounds through it.
    But the Nano's smaller and the trigger pull is, in my opinion, smoother.
     
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    I <heart> my Sig C3s, and have close to five thousand rounds through one so far without a single issue.
     
  10. Dr.Rob

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    Colt Lightweight Commander

    Those Glocks just don't fit me or feel 'compact' to me.
     
  11. nickn10

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    S&W Shield 40 in a crossbreed IWB holster.
     
  12. vedearduff

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    XDm Compact, in 9mm.
     
  13. 777TRUTH

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    I voted "Other", I'll take the CZ P-01 over any of the ones listed.

    Of the ones listed I would go Sig.
     
  14. 2wheels

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    Colt CCO.
     
  15. Kymasabe

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    Ruger SR9c or S&W CS9.
     
  16. hmphargh

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    Beretta 92 Compact, because they fit my hand well and I am relatively accurate with one.
     
  17. Mello

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    Dan Wesson CCOB in 10mm auto.
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  18. orionengnr

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    S&W 1911PD, Scandium framed Commander sized 1911.
     
  19. C0untZer0

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    1) HK P7M8

    2) Rohrbaugh R9
     
  20. ATLDave

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    Something with a safety. So 1911 from your list (does the HK have a safety?).
     
  21. allaroundhunter

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    Some USPs have a safety/decocker, similar to an FNP/X. And some are DAO (which also might have a safety, I'm not sure).
     
  22. Tophernj

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    I voted Glock 19. I just bought one and will pick up soon.

    C
     
  23. CountGlockulla

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    G19. Best working mans fighting gun around:

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    Unless you like .45 then G30

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  24. mach1.3

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    I have several commander sized 1911s, a G19 and G23, and a P229 in .357Sig with a backup drop-in .40 bbl. I like them all. The 1911s feel best in my hand, the trigger is great on all those pistols, the glocks are simple, light and easy to self-modify. The G19 is great with 9mm being my preferred range ammo and can be very hot with +P+ loads. My P229 is an all steel 2002 non-railed model solid but not heavy and shoots like a dream. I like the .357Sig although the ammo is harder to find and >$$---it will annihilate whatever it hits but is very LOUD! All would be an excellent choice for self-defense.
     
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