My Ideal Carry Gun

My Ideal Carry Gun

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    My Ideal Carry Gun

    1) DA/SA. All my other carry handguns have the DA/SA trigger, and I like that commonality between them.
    2) Compact or subcompact size.
    3) Mounts a Trijicon RMR (preferably with iron sights still functional). The RMR and similar red dots eliminate the sight-radius issues that interfere with longer-range shooting with handguns.
    4) 9mm and up.
    5) Rail for weapon light.

    Does this weapon exist?


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    CZ P-01/P-06/P-07

    I really like my P-01...don't know about the RMR application, however.
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    I also don't know about the RMR, but My first thought was FNP or FNX. I have an FNP 9 and it is a real nice gun: light, ergonomically superior to any other guns I own, and it has 800 flawless rounds so far.

    Next choices would be Sig SP2022 or Sig 239.
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    Thanks for the input. I became a convert to the RMR after I saw what Suarez and co. were doing with 'em - hitting steel at a hundred yards with Glocks. I figure you could do the exact same thing with a compact pistol... but it looks like I'll either have to wait for manufacturers to notice, or get a Glock.
    I don't suppose there are any J-frame-sized revolvers with picatinny rails?

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    Just get a Glock IMO.

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    Adding the RMR starts to get away from the point of a compact gun: concealability. Shooting out to 100yards with a handgun is a cool trick, but not in the job description of a compact carry (self defense) gun.

    If you want the RMR, get an FN. If you want the rest of your feature list, get a CZ75 P-01.
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    HK P7 here just pretty much perfect

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    Honestly, your honor, he had his hand in his pocket, and I thought he might be reaching for a gun 100 yards away.
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    I like the CZ P-01 as well however I am wondering with the addition of a light on the rail, is it still a good CCW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunthorp View Post
    Honestly, your honor, he had his hand in his pocket, and I thought he might be reaching for a gun 100 yards away.
    Yup. Unless you are in an active shooter scenario, I don't see why you would be engaging at that distance with a handgun. And if you DO get caught in that scenario at that distance, your best bet will likely be to take cover and escape and evade, rather than engaging.

    By the way - what happens when your RMR gets covered in blood, or dropped in the dirt or mud? Not only can you no longer use the RMR, but you have also lost your ability to use your iron sights, because you cannot see through the RMR any longer.
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    Heh. I'm not trying to engage folks at a hundred yards. I'm wanting to land solid hits past 15 yards. My experience with smaller handguns is the sight radius on a PPK.

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