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BigOrson
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10 16 10:09 pm    Post subject: Looking for a new 9mm Reply with quote

Lots to sort through. Time for the wife to start carrying the Ruger LCP as intended and for me to find a new 9mm to carry daily.

While I like the Ruger a lot, I'm looking for suggestions of another 9mm for daily carry. Not ready to move into .45 ACP, as I have a lot of 9mm ammo already stockpiled.

So far, the S&W W&P has gotten good reviews from folks I know. Looking for a few other suggestions before I rent and shoot at the range and eventually buy.

What say you?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10 16 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're looking for conceal carry, the S&W Shield is hard to beat. They now have a ported model.

It's my daily carry and I use this to do it with; https://www.n82tactical.com/products/holsters/professional-series/
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10 16 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For low budget, the S&W SD 9 is hard to beat. I don't carry it every day, but I think it would do fine as a daily carry. Some folks think it's a little too big, but it seems easily concealable to me, and very light.

I'm going to be adding a couple pistols before the election, a Sig P225 for me and my wife seems to be sold on a Sig P 320. I have a couple antique pistols that I'm going to sell to finance this little adventure. An 1862 Rogers & Spencer revolver and a 1942 Colt 1911 A1.

Happy shopping !
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10 16 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My carry gun is the Shield.

I wouldn't mind having either of these. Its a toss up to which is better.

Sig P320 subcompact
FNS 9C

If you want something pretty? I do.

Iver Johnson 1911 compact

http://iverjohnsonarms.com/42501.html

This was my carry instructors weapon
http://www.academy.com/shop/ProductDisplay?urlRequestType=Base&productId=3437384
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11 16 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the Ruger LC9S pro along with inside the waistband aliengear holster. Not sure what model LCP you have but the LC9S has striker fire action like the S&W shield. Much smoother action compared to the DAO of the early LC series
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11 16 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waiting for the Glock guys .
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11 16 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK - 1 Glock fan but dont own a 9mm.

I have shot Glocks ranging from OLD to new, but all 40s. ONe thing I will say is they are consistent. Even rented one when I qualified for my concealed carry permit . Theres a good reason why several FED LEO agencies use them.

I carry a Kahr,.40 and like it fine - but it only has a 6 round clip and solid.. heavy for its size which I like. My next one will be either a Glock or Springfield XD
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11 16 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a Ruger fan and have been for years and I own several. I don't have a 9mm but do have a SR40c and love it. I also like the S&W shield. I just like the feel of the Ruger a little better but I don't think you could go wrong with either.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11 16 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brutus1964 wrote:
I also like the S&W shield. I just like the feel of the Ruger a little better but I don't think you could go wrong with either.


<Thumbsup> There's a lot to be said about having something that feels right in your hand. Cool That's why I never went for a Glock, they just felt awkward to me. I would definitely recommend an extended magazine for the Shield. The average size guy and larger will have their pinky hanging out in space with the standard mag.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11 16 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

castrovillecowboy wrote:
OK - 1 Glock fan but dont own a 9mm.

I have shot Glocks ranging from OLD to new, but all 40s. ONe thing I will say is they are consistent. Even rented one when I qualified for my concealed carry permit . Theres a good reason why several FED LEO agencies use them.

I carry a Kahr,.40 and like it fine - but it only has a 6 round clip and solid.. heavy for its size which I like. My next one will be either a Glock or Springfield XD


Magazine . Don't tell the cop clip if you get pulled over. G



43 or XD works for me 2.


Those little Rugers LCP Im told aren't pleasant to shoot.


I use the smaller magazine in my shield works better for me

for carry.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11 16 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11 16 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My daily carry is a Baretta PX4 Storm sub compact and a 22 mini mag just in case.

http://www.beretta.com/en-us/px4-storm-subcompact/
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11 16 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those little Rugers LCP Im told aren't pleasant to shoot



there not one you go to the range and shoot a couple 100 rnds with but they carry concealed very well
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11 16 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T00lman wrote:
Those little Rugers LCP Im told aren't pleasant to shoot



there not one you go to the range and shoot a couple 100 rnds with but they carry concealed very well


I like the LCP and carry it a lot. It conceals well too. A second LCP is definitely an option.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11 16 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigOrson wrote:
T00lman wrote:
Those little Rugers LCP Im told aren't pleasant to shoot



there not one you go to the range and shoot a couple 100 rnds with but they carry concealed very well


I like the LCP and carry it a lot. It conceals well too. A second LCP is definitely an option.



they make the lcp in 9mm now
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11 16 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T00lman wrote:
they make the lcp in 9mm now


That's what I have. It comes in either .40 or 9mm. Kicks a lot less than you would expect from such a compact semi-auto and easy to make a nice grouping at the range. Trigger pull is significant, though. When I bought mine several years ago, I considered that a safety feature. Now I'm thinking of hiring a smith to shorten it. The girls have been instructed about how to use it and have had some practice under their belts so I worry less about them around it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12 16 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigOrson wrote:
T00lman wrote:
they make the lcp in 9mm now


That's what I have. It comes in either .40 or 9mm. Kicks a lot less than you would expect from such a compact semi-auto and easy to make a nice grouping at the range. Trigger pull is significant, though. When I bought mine several years ago, I considered that a safety feature. Now I'm thinking of hiring a smith to shorten it. The girls have been instructed about how to use it and have had some practice under their belts so I worry less about them around it.


If you like the older LCP try the newer LC9S has a different action on newer model very crisp feeling IMHO.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12 16 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is definitely on the short list. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13 16 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I carry a Springfield armory xd40 the wife carrys same gun in a 9mm main reason I didn't want her to have to mess with a safety it has one in the gripe and one on trigger.but for shooting she had rather shoot my ruger stainless 357 mag police special .
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13 16 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The S&W and the new Ruger are both excellent choices, whichever feels best to you would be my suggestion...But then, I go back and forth between a 1911 and a Detective Special, so what do I know....I wish I had kept all the guns I've had through the years
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