Trying to pick a CCW handgun

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    I am partial to the XDM 3.8 version, full size grip 19+1 capacity in a package that can be easily carried without digging into your hip at the bottem. XDM's are great shooters, I have the full size in .40 and its the handgun I shoot the best, next to my 629 smith and wesson. Take a look at those if you want something close to your service weapon as far as controls and something different as far as feel and handling.
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    I recommend the M&P compact. You can use the magazine that provides the finger extension for fuller grip. Night sights and/or Crimson Trace in that price range.

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    Seems like a M&P9c is right up your alley. Bigger but yet smaller than the G26. Nice shooter.
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    If you've never fondled a Kahr, I suggest you take a look at one. I have a CW9, it's very much like a single stack 9mm Glock. Walther makes a very nice single stack 9mm as well.
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    I know every one hates Taurus but i really like my PT 709 - easy and comfortable to conceal - shoots well and reliable. Must say I am a SA fan and the double strike capability is very nice! Fast follow ups with very short trigger reset. Eats everything I feed it. Very accurate. Much prefer it to the long trigger pull of the Kahr's. Cheap enough you can afford a nice big 40 or .45 for home defense and added range fun.
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    Ya know, I've had two Kahr CW9s for about two years now---I can't really think of a better deep concealment pistol---very lightweight, very slim, good trigger, good sights (though not night sights), stainless for sweat resistance, reliable, good grip, 7+1 9mm and shoots right to point of aim---that about covers everything---oh, and they don't cost much---unless you want to spend more and get the fancier P9. My other small 9mm, a Walther PPS also fills the bill. I go 9mm because its much cheaper to shoot, you get one more round in the magazine and the .40 is a lot more "snappy" when fired (not really an issue for me, but more so for my wife - one of the CW9s is hers).

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    I'LL second that motion!!
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    Check out the new Ruger LC9 (?), the 9mm version of the LCP.
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    Put me in for the M&P. It's in between the 26 and 19 as far as size, and with the extended baseplate magazine I can get a full grip. It also accepts the full-size M&P magazines if you wish to have more rounds for home-defense duty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macantic View Post
    I'LL second that motion!!
    the ruger lc9 is smaller than i want... i also noticed FN removed the FN9 compact from their site?

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