Would you buy a CC gun without shooting it first?

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If you can find a place that rents a firearm you are considering, great. They'll have an example of it ready to rent. Around my neck of the woods, there is only one shop like this. They'll charge you up front to rent their example and to shoot it. If you make the purchase at that time, they'll deduct the rental charge from the sticker price.

However, I have never shot any firearm before making the purchase. It's extremely rare to find a shop that will let you shoot the exact firearm you are considering purchasing.
I've only actually fired 1 gun before I bought it. Not a big deal to me. There's enough large LGS' around me where I can pretty much handle and dry fire before buying, but even that isn't a must. I've ordered some blindly too. Nowadays it's easy to sell or trade a firearm so you can always get something else if you wind up not liking. All in all I've only gotten rid of 1 gun because I just didn't like it (Kel-Tec P11).
I've bought pretty much every one of my CC pistols without shooting them. The key is to pick a good reliable firearm. I never had any problems with my M&P's and XD's, but Keltec's had their problems not surprisingly.

Also another thing to consider is to select a pistol that has a good warranty and CS. Most of the big names have great CS and warranty i.e. Ruger, S&W, etc. Even the lower-end brands like Keltec, Hipoint, and Taurus still have good warranties and CS.
I have so far bought all of my CC guns without having the opportunity to fire them first. But I would never buy any handgun, CC or otherwise, that I couldn't at least pick up and hold first, as well as see how it fit in my pocket. I've been carrying for over 30 years, and almost exclusively pocket carry now.
I've bought most of my guns, and carry guns without shooting a example previous to purchase. I don't think I've ever been dissapointed. If you are, sell it and try something else.
I bought my first gun circa 1967 and my latest purchases were this year. None were tested prior to purchase. In fact, that can be said of all of mine: shotguns, revolvers, single shot, and etc.

Some have been easier to shoot well initially compared to others, but over the years I've found adequate practice to be the great equalizer. Proper grip, proper stance and practice, practice and more practice are the basic keys for me to master any gun. The specific purpose I choose for my gun is irrelevant to mastering it.

I've known many people who were "bad shots" and disliked their gun but with even a moderate amount of training gained real proficiency.
I bought a Rohrbaugh R9, I've never been able to lay my hands on one.

I have done a ton of research on the R9 and I have faith that Carl Rohrbaugh puts out a quality product and stands behind his work if a problem is encountered.
Pretty much every single gun I've owned I never got the chance to shoot before purchasing. Maybe a good thing, maybe a bad thing, to me I'm indifferent about it. I make up my mind on the ergos and function based on the feel in my hands in the LGS or wherever I am purchasing, if its a fit I buy, if not I move on. Not sure if that helps at all.
As far as the choices you've named, I'm a big fan of the CZ Rami. Its my current carry weapon and for a 3" barrel it is lights out accurate. Fits my hand like a glove. 10+1 capacity plus you can get a 14 rnd mag and even use larger mags from the bigger 75 variants if you feel the need to. If you can at least get your hands on one just to see how it fits I'd say do it. CZs are great guns and very good customer service.
There isn't an indoor range anywhere near where I live where I can rent or try guns out so unless I have a friend with that model all I can do is hours and hours of research and handle it as much as I can.

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I would buy a carry gun without having shot that model, but I would not carry it before I had shot it.

Most people will probably not have the opportunity to rent or borrow every gun that's on their list of possible carry choices.
Yes I will buy a handgun for carry without having shot that model. Mainly I make sure it fits my hand and if I can conceal it how I want etc. Now if it was a caliber I had never shot then I probably would. But I have shot most calipers.


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"Would you buy a CC gun without shooting it first?"

I not only would, I have, and haven't regretted it for a moment.
YES, in fact, every ccw gun i own (4) was bought brand new, in the box. that being said,2 of them had to make a return trip to the factory for repairs also.
I have never fired any of the ccw guns that I own before buying them. There are no ranges where I live that rents guns. So.....

I buy a gun, shoot it, clean it, and decide if I like it. If I don't, I trade it toward a new gun that interests me. I do lose some money in the transactions, but I consider that to be money I would have spent renting the gun anyway. So what's the difference.

I find with range guns or full size pistols, a little imperfection is tolerable as long as the gun shoots straight and you like shooting it. With a ccw gun, you have to be willing to experiment a bit to see what works for you, and spend a little money in the process. It's just how ccw works. The ever present quest for the perfect carry gun can get expensive, but it is important if you are serious about defending yourself and others when out and about. The gun needs to be as close to perfect for you as it can be, and what works well today can easily be over turned by a new gun design.

For example, I carry an SP101 IWB. It carries fine, but a revolver is thick and I've lost weight so I dress differently than I used to, and would like a slimmer gun. So now I'm interested in a XDs in 45 acp. Considering I carry the SP101 loaded with 38's in the city, I'd be increasing my round count by one, and increasing the impact energy of the fired cartridge. Will I sell the Ruger? Hell no. I will open carry it in the woods. My point is that while funds may limit your purchase today, don't forget that you can upgrade in the future and your needs may change. This is an important point. No one says you can only have one gun to carry. My carry gun changes with the season.
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Would and have. In fact, I've not tried any of the carry guns I've used before I've bought them (I have shot a friend's here or there that was similar or same make; but never actually shot the one I was going to buy before buying).

Now, if the question is would I carry without testing; not only no, but hell no.
Buy the one you think looks/feels best. If it doesn't shoot well, you can always sell it and chalk any loss up as a "rental fee".
I don't know of any shops in NEPA that have a range, that allow you to shoot samples before you buy a gun. That being said. I believe in talking to friends with guns & trying to shoot their guns. I will also go to multiple shops to get a fit and pointability, ergos etc. of a gun that I am interested in. You can research many things such as reliability & accessories on gun sites and dare I say it "You Tube"! I got to shoot a T-Series BHP and had to have one. It took a while but now I have 2. To me the search and research is half the fun.
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