Need a new carry weapon, suggestions please

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    Question Need a new carry weapon, suggestions please

    Here is what I already have:

    SP101
    G19
    PF9


    So here's your shot, enthusiasts. Tell what I should get and why.

    Price limit would ideally be less than $800, but...I would be willing to go up to $1000, for the right Lady.

    Please nothing odd or rare as I have to get it locally from 1 of 2 local gun stores.

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    G26 and carry a G19 backup mag. Compatible platform is very nice to have. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles07 View Post
    Here is what I already have:

    SP101
    G19
    PF9


    So here's your shot, enthusiasts. Tell what I should get and why.

    Price limit would ideally be less than $800, but...I would be willing to go up to $1000, for the right Lady.

    Please nothing odd or rare as I have to get it locally from 1 of 2 local gun stores.

    Go.
    This is like selling someone a pair of shoes. What fits you? What is comfortable to you? What shoe can you wear every day?
    What do you plan to do in those shoes?

    Also, you have a couple of nice carry guns. Why need another? What changed?
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    I can't see where you "need" a new carry weapon. Seems like you have a good variety for different situations. Perhaps an airweight S&W j-frame. Can't go wrong with one of those!!! And everyone should have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    This is like selling someone a pair of shoes. What fits you? What is comfortable to you? What shoe can you wear every day?
    What do you plan to do in those shoes?
    Have no fear.

    I plan to write down everything that is suggested here, and if available at the stores, I will handle them all.

    That said, though, I listed what I already have to not only avoid repeat suggestions but to also give people an idea of what I have already found comfortable.

    I am looking at this as an excuse to spend most of the day..."shopping", not window shopping though. I plan to come home with a new acquisition.

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    What are the most important features you are looking for? Caliber? Size?

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    I guess it is always a personal choice but I haven't changed my two carry's in years and don't ever plan to unless they have a malfunction. Unless they can reduce the weight of my EDC by 1/2 I see no reason to.

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    M&P 40c, Its reliable and IMO the most gorgeous polymer gun money can buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchsox View Post
    What are the most important features you are looking for? Caliber? Size?
    I will try not to ramble or write an excessively long post:

    My 1st was the PF9.

    I like the 9mm prices, the size of the weapon, and I am pleased with such accuracy from this little gem. This one gets to ride with me during very warm months.

    #2 was the SP101.

    My father had a GP100 that I loved to shoot, and the SP101 was a natural purchase for me. It splits its time with the next one...

    #3 was the G19. When I worked for a county SD, the issue weapon was the G22. I loved the feel and sights of Glocks, so its 9mm sister was an easy purchase for me.

    2 things I am interested in are .380s and 1911s. I am not only interested in these, just looking at possibly rounding out my circle of "friends.

    I am serious about what I said above. I will inspect each and every one of the firearms mentioned here (if available).

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    Maybe something very small and light, like a LCP for pocket duty? For slightly larger, but heavier, there is the CM9. Still a bit larger...snubbie revolver - the LCR is nice.

    A G26 to complement your G19 would be a good idea as well.

    Or, get some training instead of a new gun.
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    It sounds to me like you have the 'needs', but now you're working on the 'wants'...and there's nothing wrong with that.
    In 9mm there is the Glock-26, but a step up to the .45 could be secured with the Glock-36 or 30.
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    I see a void in your collection

    Using my caliper, I have measured the void finding it to be .45"

    The appropriate remedy to fill this void would be a mil-spec 1911 in either Colt or Springfield

    Carry on gents, problem solved

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    M&P9c or 40c. Reliable, durable and with 3 easily changed back straps - custom fitted to the operator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles07 View Post
    I will try not to ramble or write an excessively long post:

    My 1st was the PF9.

    I like the 9mm prices, the size of the weapon, and I am pleased with such accuracy from this little gem. This one gets to ride with me during very warm months.

    #2 was the SP101.

    My father had a GP100 that I loved to shoot, and the SP101 was a natural purchase for me. It splits its time with the next one...

    #3 was the G19. When I worked for a county SD, the issue weapon was the G22. I loved the feel and sights of Glocks, so its 9mm sister was an easy purchase for me.

    2 things I am interested in are .380s and 1911s. I am not only interested in these, just looking at possibly rounding out my circle of "friends.

    I am serious about what I said above. I will inspect each and every one of the firearms mentioned here (if available).

    .380s and 1911s= Sig P238

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles07 View Post
    I will try not to ramble or write an excessively long post:

    My 1st was the PF9.

    I like the 9mm prices, the size of the weapon, and I am pleased with such accuracy from this little gem. This one gets to ride with me during very warm months.

    #2 was the SP101.

    My father had a GP100 that I loved to shoot, and the SP101 was a natural purchase for me. It splits its time with the next one...

    #3 was the G19. When I worked for a county SD, the issue weapon was the G22. I loved the feel and sights of Glocks, so its 9mm sister was an easy purchase for me.

    2 things I am interested in are .380s and 1911s
    . I am not only interested in these, just looking at possibly rounding out my circle of "friends.

    I am serious about what I said above. I will inspect each and every one of the firearms mentioned here (if available).
    .380 to a 1911 is a huge difference in firepower. Go for the greater.

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