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Need advice on new carry gun.

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by glockguy, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So Im in the market for a new carry gun. This week Im going to pick up a sig P239 Iv had on layaway, but I want to get a few more as well.. I cant really seem to find one i want/like. I dont like full size handguns. I want a compact/subcompact. Iv owned a G27 and Im really thinking about getting another one, or perhaps a 1911 style one (i love the looks of the 1911's). I have always owned .40's so I have a ton of .40 ammo. so Id like to stay with the .40 cal, but im also considering going with a 9mm (simply cause its a cheaper round) So I dont know! I need some advice:confused:. Oh and also within the $500 range would be good too :D
     
  2. xjjeeper223

    xjjeeper223 Medford Active Member

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    A used HK USPc in either 9mm or .40. If you look around you can find them for between $500-600
     
  3. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    How about a Kahr CW9 or CW40.
     
  4. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The Only Kahr's I like are the MK series
    id LOVE to have one of these Smith & Wesson 3913TWS 9mm. Tactical
     
  5. donovan

    donovan Eugene, OR Member

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    Springfield makes a single stack 9mm in a 1911 frame for around your price range. its a nice weapon. very concealable.
     
  6. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well I went to the gun shop today and found a gun i think im gonna get a taurus 709 slim 9mm. I think it will be a good carry comfortable carry one for me as well as for my fiance when she gets her permit here in a few months.. any pros/cons on this gun?
     
  7. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Gladstone, OR Member

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    If your referring to the EMP, they go for about double his price range... $1049.00 i believe....
     
  8. crosse

    crosse Bellevue Active Member

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    internet reports give it a big thumbs down. not just taurus bashing but actual teething issues. taurus is an experimental design company like kel-tec. they use first gen buyers to sort out the problems. google it and u should be able to find the reports.

    I bashed my head in trying to find a good ccw. until i started carrying a j-frame. its not in 40, but 38 special will get you out of a jam and they're very easy to carry.
     
  9. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yea I saw some good reviews and some bad. I Iv kinda learned that u cant always trust the reviews, because last year I bought a CZ Rami 2075 .40 new in the box and I read nothing but good about that gun, but for some reason it jammed on me at least once with every clip, or would lock the slide open.

    But im not sure if ima get the Taurus or not. It just looks like a good carry gun
     
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    Taurus 617 CCW Northern Idaho Member

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    I picked up my slightly used Glock 19, including shipping for $425. I would highly recommend taking a look at the Glock 19 or Glock 23 frames. They are surprisingly comfortable and point well.
     
  11. hondakilla98

    hondakilla98 beaverton, or Active Member

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    I don't know what your limits are as far as weight and width. But I'm happy with my Taurus 24/7 compact. Mine is 9mm but they make it in 40 as well. I wanted something small enough to conceal but large enough to get three fingers on the grip(I have big hands). With the compact mag it's 13+1. It's the same price with a stainless slide(no worries of worn finish). And cheap, I paid 379 + 10 background check for my pistol new at Keiths.

    I was looking at the 709 but Its not that much smaller Or lighter and it's got half the capacity. It costs as much or more than the 24/7 and has alot of bad reviews.
     
  12. bearingman

    bearingman Tualatin Member

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    709 slim
    I have put about 300 rounds through mine and NO glitches (fmj, xtp, lead tc)
    absolutly love it. I don't know why some people bash Taurus, they're good guns from a company that in th '70's was a sister company to Smith & Wesson.(http://www.taurususa.com/history.cfm)
    (This is my second Taurus, and my next gun will probably be one, too.)
     
  13. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    If you are a Glock guy, consider having grip reduction on a G19 or G23 or even maybe a G21SF.

    The maker of a podcast I listen to "The Shooting Bench" owns a gun store and he's a HUGE Glock fan who does grip reductions.

    http://www.southwestshootingauthority.com/612600.html

    Personally I carry a SW 442 revolver in my front pocket and an M&P .40 full size IWB. Love the M&P over the Glock personally for ergonomics. Maybe check an M&P .40c.
     
  14. usmc

    usmc oregon Active Member

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    carry what your comfortable with.i would steer away from glocks. not to kick them down, but a friend of mine is a retired police chief;and he has personally seen 4 major malfunctions, and 2 more while he was there. he told me ,every glock they had at the department was sent back to glock. the first glock episode was with a state trooper, who closed the lid on his trunk and it went off.second a state trooper sat down in his patrol car , and it went off shooting him in the butt cheek.and so on. personally i dont like the feel,i dont like the action. but on the other side,there has also been alot of people who swear by them, and use them day to day without flaw. so once again, carry what you are comfortable with.i carry a COLT COMPACT and i love it.
     
  15. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well this Particular gun is going to be for my fiance, as her primary carry gun. She likes the 709 because its slim and light. shes a pretty small girl (5'4 125) so if she were to carry it on her I dont think it would show.
     
  16. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    +1
     
  17. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    what does she shoot well?
    Can she handle a .40 cal?
    How does she plan to carry?
    My wife has a G26 that she shoots well enough. It's still too big for her to carry so it is her backup that stays in s DAC sportsafe in her van.
    She carries a Keltec P3AT because it's small. Any bigger and it would be left in the van or home.
    She can still hit a dinner plate sized target at 10 yards so it's good enough.
     
  18. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    if I was gonan get her a glock id get her a G26, im not quite sure what options are out there as to how women carry. Im sure they are the same as guys, but women tend to dress skimpier so id assume it would be in her purse more then anything.
     
  19. usmc

    usmc oregon Active Member

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    in that case why not a lady smith revolver, or airweight .38? completely reliable and all she has to do is pull the trigger.
     
  20. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    neither of us liek revolver's i just dont care for the looks