First CC Handgun?

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    IMHO the pistol has to get you thro the shooting first , and for that price really doesn't matter , literally , a reliable pistol of any make that you can consistently hit with is paramount . I normally carry Kahrs , but am not above a Springfield , sig , or taurus . Brand and price are not important , features are . That is why I don't carry a glock , They are fine pistols , but do not feel good in my hand, and tend to shoot high for me under stress ( grip angle i suppose ) .
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    I'll second what Redneck said. I just bought my wife a Kahr, and I REALLY like the sights on it. She hasn't shot it yet, but this site is the only place I've heard negative things about the reliability. They are all fine guns, so I would choose the one you are most likely to carry every day. That would probably be the Kahr due to its size.
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    If you read close , the issues you will see online with kahr pistols 99.9% of the time deal with specificly the early pm series pistols . When Kahr changed the entire recoil system and slide mass to shorten an allready compact pistol to the pm dememtions it took them a while to get things running smoothly . To further complicate things they got a batch of soft barrels from thier vender that peened badly at the front of the ejection port within a couple of hundred rounds and again the pm/mk series was affected . There are fiew complaints on the p series ( which includes the covert , in fact the covert is a p9 with the butt cut down , and no special markings as a specific model ) . Imho if you get a later pm ( serial no prefix vb or later ) or any of the p models the tupperware kahrs are fine , I own two of them and trust them . I would carefully look over any earlier than vb serialed pm tho and demand a 100 rd test fire before purchace .
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    If you treat your gun like a lawn mower, get the Glock.

    If you would like the ultimate in concealment and don't mind lack of capacity, get the Kahr.

    If you like more capacity but safety is also top priority, get the XD.

    Not saying the others are less safe, it's just that there are no external safeties on the Glock or Kahr and that causes some people to freak out. All guns are safe as long as you remember this: The only time your finger goes inside the trigger guard is when you want to hear a loud noise.
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    wise words freak , any of the listed are great pistols , and " booger hook off the bang switch " is the first and most imporntant safety . Other than that , its what you like , or dont like , all carry is a compromise since i cant dress around a fal and a swat team .
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    I carry an XD40, and briefly owned a Kahr P40. My Kahr was nowhere near reliable out of the box. If it had been reliable, would have made a great carry gun.

    If you get the XD, make sure you practice drawing and at least dry-firing. I recently started doing informal IPSC-rules matches, using my carry gear. I found that when drawing under time pressure I wasn't getting a good grip, sometimes to the point that the grip safety remained engaged and the gun wouldn't fire. Glad I found and cured the problem there, would have been even more embarrassing if I did that in front of a bad guy... The grip needed to be cured regardless of the gun, but the XD made it more urgent.

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    i got the g26. it has been a great gun, never had any problems with it. you can not go wrong with the glock. but if your are not 100% sold on the 9mm, then i would look at the glock 36 in 45 acp. not much bigger that the g26 and you get the bigger round. i got the g36 also and it is the same as the g26, hard to beat!!!!

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    XD All the Way

    I am not a fan of the 9mm but I have shot a Kahr and was plesantly surprised at the accuracy. Did not get to shoot it enough to speak to it's reliability. The XD 45 is the finest combat handgun since the original 1911A1! I have not shot the XD 9 but would expect it to a fine pistol as well. The Kahr will conceal easier than the XD but a little work in the concealment area goes a long way. We anxiously await your decision!
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    So far, I agree with pretty much everything that has been said. Very good points made by all concerning the handguns you are looking at. I'll throw my opinion in the mix and put my vote on the XD.

    I trust my life with my XD9 Service all the time and feel 110% comfortable doing so. I also have a Kahr MK9 that my wife carries and we trust that little piece just as much as my XD. But, I'll take my 16 rounds over her 6 any day of the week.
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    My son has an XD9 and I have a Glock 19 (wasn't on your list). They are both great!!
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    I would vote for an XD myself. I love how they feel in your hand.
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    Glock 26 is out!

    Down to XD9 sub or Kahr P9 covert.

    The glock loses to the Kahr on size and weight and the XD due to XD's grip safety.

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    I carry the XD9 everyday. I love it, I love the way it functions and the way it shoots. I love the way it feels in my hands. It takes any ammo I give it, and keeps on going. I think it is an excellent choice.

    That said, the choice is yours to make, and only yours. Try them both, and pick the one that just feels right to ya. If you can't find some place to rent them, at least hold them both at a shop.

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    I these all of these handguns are great. One thing to consider is how you want to carry the gun. How important is weight? How important is bulk? If the gun is uncomfortable to carry then you may find yourself leaving it at home. Or you may find yourself in the market for another gun. Just a thought.

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