WAIT! WAIT! WAIT! Looking for low-cost, quality 9mm Alternative

WAIT! WAIT! WAIT! Looking for low-cost, quality 9mm Alternative

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    WAIT! WAIT! WAIT! Looking for low-cost, quality 9mm Alternative

    I'm very excited about my choice to purchase a 9mm S&W Shield. However, like many of you, I am on a waiting list for my 1st choice ccw.

    Any suggestions for a Low-Cost/Quality ccw that I could use for practice, getting used to carrying, use for tactical classes, etc. until my Shield arrives, sometime in 2015?

    Thanks!


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    Are you looking for IWB or pocket carry? How much you looking to spend? Are you hung up on brand name at all?

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    WAIT! WAIT! WAIT! Looking for low-cost, quality 9mm Alternative

    Rugers are normally less expensive
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    This can be a double edged sword. Try to get a gun with the same operating features as your S&W shield. Never under estimate the power of muscle memory. See if you can borrow a gun from a friend to use until yours gets to you. But then again, it is a very good reason to buy another gun, as if we need one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRolo View Post
    Rugers are normally less expensive
    I agree, a Ruger LC9 would be a great one and it can be your backup when you do get your Shield. I have a 9mm Shield and only carry it.
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    Bersa BP99C. It similar to the shield but with no thumb safety.
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    Taurus PT709 has a safety like the shield at the same location. However the Taurus PT709 will be easier to swipe on or off with your thumb like a 1911 unlike the shield. I hope that helps. God Bless

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    Ruger LC9 was my second choice. But when i went to the 2 ranges that offered them as rentals, they were BOTH out for repairs! Put a bad taste in my mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CigarStix View Post
    Ruger LC9 was my second choice. But when i went to the 2 ranges that offered them as rentals, they were BOTH out for repairs! Put a bad taste in my mouth.
    And the trigger is horrid
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    Kahr CM9 is what I chose after considerable research. Small 3" barrel, 15.8 oz., affordable $390, concealable, dependable. You might want to give it a look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CigarStix View Post
    Ruger LC9 was my second choice. But when i went to the 2 ranges that offered them as rentals, they were BOTH out for repairs! Put a bad taste in my mouth.
    Wow sorry to hear that.

    Had mine over over year now its been flawless bout 700ish rounds threw it .

    Its my favorite 9mm

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    Bersa Thunder 9 Ultra Compact Pro.
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    i carry the ruger LPC w/CT lazer and have no second thoughts. the .380 is a 9mm with just a little less kick.
    i always assumed the idea of cc was to stop something from happening up close and fast.
    i like the small pocket holster ruger supplies with it, as it can be shot thru.
    i've practiced with it like that and again have no complaints.
    it comes out, it goes bang, and the hole is where the laser points. all is good......

    forgot to add, i use the hornady defense hollow point rounds, and shooting a gel filled milk bottle shows me they will do what is needed.
    they are just too expensive to practice with.

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    My LC9 has also been flawless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodad View Post
    Kahr CM9 is what I chose after considerable research. Small 3" barrel, 15.8 oz., affordable $390, concealable, dependable. You might want to give it a look.
    Yup!

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