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What is a good concealed carry weapon that is compact, not going to cost a mint and reliable? I was looking at a Kel-Tec PF9 but read so many people's reviews about it being horrible out of the box and needing modifications even brand new. Also, it's not a durable/reliable gun either. I really don't want something in the .380 range. I currently carry my Sig Sauer P229 .40 but it's really to big and bulky. I am looking for something smaller and better concealed. Also not really looking to spend a grand either if I don't have to...
Anyone care to give some ideas? Any help would be much appreciated...
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There are lots of choices, one of the more popular right now is the shield. Another budget friendly choice would be the Kahr CW series.
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Ruger SR-9c is a good choice.
I carry a G27 IWB and am very happy. Glocks are very reliable and accurate out of the box. Easy to maintain, very likeable.
Glock 27 in a IWB Crossbreed or OWB Galco
Ruger SR1911 in a OWB Galco
CZ 75B 40 S&W in High Noon
Always well defended.
Lots of good one already mentioned. I personally like my Glock 27 and my Kahr CM9.
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I will have my hands full looking all these up! lol... Thank you for the responses though. I just love my Sig to death but it's really not a great CCW. I have been approached twice while carrying because it's so obvious...
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My choice of carry: SCCY CPX-2.
There's so many options, the list could be a mile long. Do you have any requirements that could help narrow it down such as caliber, weight loaded, capacity, yes/no to revolver, etc. ?
ETA: I guess I'm in the minority for liking and having a reliable PF9 but I use it as a BUG, not a primary.
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I like all kinds of foreign guns.
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I don't always use missiles, but when I do it's the Minuteman III LGM-30G
SR9c. Easiest reliable pistol to conceal that carries 10 + 1 in 9mm that I have ever carried and Ive carried quite a few over the years. If you want more capacity just add the included 17 rd mag and its the equal of the bigger SR9. Have both, love both.
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I'd stay away from Kahr CW, too many problems.
I had a PF9 1st GEN that was perfect, 12 oz, so I just bought a 6th Gen PF9, so I could retire the older one since it had 4-5k rounds through it. I seen today they are running $250. to $275. online. I like the P-11 they brought back, too, even with its loong trigger pull.
In hot weather, I leave my $1000.+ sidearms home & feel great with my PF9.
If you go with the XDS, make sure it has the factory-recall fix completed, with paperwork.
The S&W M&P Shield is decent at 19 oz and has a great trigger for a $400. gun and only 0.95 inches wide for easy conceal.
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Glock 26 (9mm), or a S&W M&P Compact 9mm.
I like the Kahr PM9 when I don't want to carry my Sig
And that's about all I'd put good money into, unless; a Colt Defender strikes your fancy.
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