This is a discussion on For a 9mm carry what's better SR9 or within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; What else is worth check'n-out? I'm consider'n a 9mm for carry * I like the specs on Ruger's SR9 * The barrel is 3.5", wt ...
What else is worth check'n-out? I'm consider'n a 9mm for carry * I like the specs on Ruger's SR9 * The barrel is 3.5", wt 23.4oz, 6.85 length, 10 + 1 rds, 1.27 grip width * My think'n is it's like baby bear, big enough but not to big, so it "should" be a good shooter/accurate and stable * Seems like a better choice over Taurus's 709 Slim as this is a lighter piece * Ofcoarse I'll handle 'em & hopefully shoot off some rds before make'n the final choice * A 9mm piece under $5oo would be the deal..............???Thoughts.........thnx
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i have a glock 26 and its a great piece very similar to the ruger in size but a lil smaller. also known as the baby glock. theres the baby bear your lookin for.
Personally I've been eying the M&P compact lately. With the current rebate, it's in your ballpark of pricing and might be worth looking at.
If I could only ever have one 9mm handgun for the rest of my life, it would be a Glock 19. Heck, if I could only have one handgun, period, it would be the G19.
You should be able to get one for around $500, and it will do anything either of your mentioned options will do, better.
A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
Glock, Sig P250, M&P, SR9, XD. All worth a look. In that order, IMHO.
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all.
IMO, if you are considering a SR9 (that size) then the Glock 19 is a much better option. You can get a G19 + shipment + FFL fee for about $500. Otherwise I should look at the G26 like other people say, but it is a smaller gun. I should not even consider getting a Taurus.
Barrel Length: 4.14"
LENGTH 174 mm / 6.85 in.
HEIGHT 127 mm / 5.00 in
WIDTH 30 mm / 1.18 in.
BARREL LENGTH 102 mm / 4.02 in.
LENGTH 160 mm / 6.29 in.
HEIGHT 106 mm / 4.17 in.
WIDTH 30 mm / 1.18 in.
BARREL LENGTH 88 mm / 3.46 in
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search over....... S&W M&P 9c
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Kimber Pro Carry II; S&W M&P; S&W M&P9c; Walther PPS: Ruger SP101 357: Kahr P380 w/ CT; NAA 22mag; Rock River AR-15; NEF Pardner Pump; Benelli Nova
I decided on the Walther PPS 9mm.
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A couple of my friends have the SR9C, and they like them. I've never shot one, but have examined one specimen, and it looked and felt good in my hand. Forget the Taurus. I'm more inclined, however, to join in the Glock 19/26 chorus, or steer one toward the Smith M&P Compact.
GLOCK 19 or 26, nothing else matters.
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+ 1 for the G19 or G26
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Glock 19 or 26....
Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.
M&P 9 compact.......
but of the two... the SR9c not the 709
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