This is a discussion on Looking for a sa/da ccw within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Jackawala I like the 3rd generation S&W autos American made and, many to choose from, name your caliber. The Euro's have nothing ...
Sig P229, P239, P220
Nothing beats a Sig!
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Just because I have one and love it...CZ RAMI.
You can get a surplus West German Sig P6 or Zurich Sig P225 for $349. These are roughly the same size as a P239 at half the cost. I also recommend the Polish Radom P64 ($150), CZ82 ($200), Bulgarian Makarov PM ($275). All are uber reliable and deadly accurate. All have decockers, DA/SA and Safeties. I have one of each and the P64 gets the nod more than any of the others.
I have a 3913 S&W I am very pleased with it.
I will also support what many others have said. CZ (75B, P-01, etc.) and Sig (several models to choose from depending upon size and caliber) would be my choices as well.
I would say Sig P229. All metal, good size, reliable, accurate, and RELIABLE!
For cost saving I would have said Sig Pro for under $500 but that is plastic
Go to a gun store and handle a H&K P2000 and you may change your mind.
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+1 for both Sig and CZ. I would lean towards a P239 or P229 myself. What caliber? Maybe try the .357 sig
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S&W 3913 (9mm) or 4013's (.40 s&w) are classic's.
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Sig 239 is perhaps the best CCW weapon ever!
My Sig P239 has always worked perfectly, and if you want a DA/SA metal framed gun it is a good choice. It does not have a lot of capacity for its 27.5 ounce size, but makes up for it with easy, accurate shooting.
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I carry a Sig 239 in .40 cal and I love it. Its a great shooting gun and not too big.