This is a discussion on Need help finding a compact 9mm for EDC around $300-$350 price range... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by kmagnuss 2nd PF9. Bersa Thunder UC9 Whatever you get just remember this: Friends don't let friends by Taurus. Lol had a Taurus ...
Recently bought a new EAA Witness Compact 9mm off gunbroker for less than $300. Have already taken it to the range 3 times with 300 rounds being fired and am in love with the way it shoots, conceals and doesn't miss a beat as far as firing/chambering etc. Built in Italy and is perfect in weight and performance so far. I carry it in a Bullard Dual Carry Leather holster on the hip. It's accurate and looks nice. I predict the price will go up when more people start discovering this one. So, I think it can most likely meet your friend's financial requirements as well as being reliable, effective and also fun to shoot.
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From my personal experience, I can recommend either the Kel-Tec PF9 or the Kahr CW9 (actually, I have a CW45). I've been pleased w/ both of my guns. They've been utterly reliable.
Another vote for PF9....I alternate this gun for carry with my LCP
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I would suggest saving a little more money and look into either the ruger lc9 or sr9c. I have the sr9c and love it. affordable and very reliable. Shoots great!
+1 for the CW9.......Love mine........Best DA trigger I've ever owned.....
Ok he says AROUND the $300-350 price range. The roger sr9c is thinner than the glock, can be found for $380, and has nearly the same trigger as the block. Bonus is two magazines (hi cap and 11-round compact). This is an exceptional value and performance in a very concealable and easy to shoot package....all for AROUND :) $300-$350!!
a reliable gun is one you become proficient with. not one you buy because its all you can afford. he will spend that amount many times over before he can be 100% sure whatever gun he choses will go bang when its supposed to. tell him to sell some stuff on craigslist to come up with the extra cash to get a glock or mp9c.
Do you trust a gun for carry after it fails on the range?