Trying to pick a CCW handgun

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    Trying to pick a CCW handgun

    i just escaped the clutches of the NYPD and now im here living in Lake County FL..

    I am trying to find a good CCW semi auto that i will also use for home defense. Atm i have no firearms and want to get at least one (more to follow)

    In the NYPD i carried a Glock 19 and 26 dual carry and a sig p226 all of them DAO

    i would like something a little smaller than my G19 and a capacity of at least 7+ . I plan on sticking with 9mm (unless i can be convinced 40cal is that much better) since in my exp getting shot with 9mm and 40 cal will have the same effect

    i dont want something too small as i would prefer a full grip (i hate my G26)

    i was looking at maybe a M&P compact or Ruger SR9C maybe a walther or springfield or Sig P239


    any thoughts or suggestions would be awesome !!! btw i would like to spend around 800 dollars tops ( Sigs are pricey) but id like to get your CCW opinions and stories and what works for you guys and why

    thanks

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    I would suggest handling a Smith &Wesson SD9 (9mm) as it has the grip between the Sigma and M&P. When I bought mine, I was actually shopping for a Glock 19, as I used to carry the G22, 23 and 27 for duty as well as UC work. I really like the grip of the SD9 better than the Glocks.
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    Welcome, and I'm gland you made it out alive.

    I would look at a Kahr CW9 or P9, if you like thin. I really don't have to dress around my P9 as much as some other pistols.

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    Sounds like you need the Glock 19S, the single stack version of the 19
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    Check out the new Ruger LC9 (?), the 9mm version of the LCP.
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    While looking, check out the CZ 75 P-01, 9MM, 14+1 alloy frame. One of the best ergonomically designed weapons on the market and reasonably priced.
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    Glad you made it out of NYPD in one piece. I work with several retired NYPD officers who have taken up a second LE career in Florida. I got to tell ya the G-19 loaded with the Speer Gold Dot 124 gr. +p is one of my favorite carry guns next to my G-23. All that said i recently got a G-36 and it is finding it's way quickly into the rotation. I carry a G-21 on duty and really like the .45 ACP in this compact form . Hope you play golf because you are in a good location up in the Lady Lake area. Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    Glad you made it out of NYPD in one piece. I work with several retired NYPD officers who have taken up a second LE career in Florida. I got to tell ya the G-19 loaded with the Speer Gold Dot 124 gr. +p is one of my favorite carry guns next to my G-23. All that said i recently got a G-36 and it is finding it's way quickly into the rotation. I carry a G-21 on duty and really like the .45 ACP in this compact form . Hope you play golf because you are in a good location up in the Lady Lake area. Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your retirement.

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    I agree with old school on the Glock 19, thats what I carry along with the speer gold dot 124 grain ammunition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    Sounds like you need the Glock 19S, the single stack version of the 19
    i can't find that anywhere on the net... are they making this yet? the only glock slims are 45's

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    zacil is blowing smoke up your dress.....

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    G-19 with High Noon holster and Big Dot sights. Still my first pick for a 9mm and after carrying one on the job you have had alot of trigger time with it..
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    yeah i carried a g19 and a g26 im trying to stay away from glocks want something totally new the ruger sr9c and m&p 9c have my eye

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    either one of those will work fine......... you have to get what you like. Get that NY trigger out of your G-19 and put a stock one in and you have a perfect house gun if you think it's to big to conceal carry.

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    I have a ruger sr9c and love it. Good ccw. Also an m&p9. Have it set up for the home now w/light + laser on front rail.
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    If you want something for carry and home defense I would recommend a larger midsized firearm. I believe that a Sig P239 or a HK P30 are good candidates for you. They both have a full grip, are small enough to conceal, and are offered in 9mm and 40 caliber. Not to mention they are both dead sexy IMHO.

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    How about a Sig 250?

    They can be easily adapted to different calibers, and I've seen some very good prices on them, recently.
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