All good choices.
FNS or the HK are on my list.
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Due to my extreme irresponsibility with all things money related, it's time to buy another gun! I'm looking for a new carry piece in the compact to subcompact size range, 9mm, no manual safety, and under $1000 would be nice. It also has to be CT compliant. Although it will primarily serve in a carry role, I would like something that I can actually enjoy shooting rather than grimacing every time I pull the trigger.
So far I'm looking at the following:
Are there any other guns that you would recommend that I haven't looked at?
All good choices.
FNS or the HK are on my list.
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S&W M&P compact
Sig P320 compact/subcompact
I have no idea what CT compliant entails.
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I don't what your compliant guns are in your state. I would look at a 1911. If you don't own one or never shot one you will be surprised.
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Colt, Sig, S&W, Browning, Remington
M&P 9C and Shield are a couple of my favorites in the "compact to subcompact" range.
I'm also a big fan of my Kahr CM9.
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If you've got the need to spend more money to get closer to your limit, get a Zev trigger and some new sights for it.
I'm not saying we should kill all the stupid people. I'm saying remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.
What the heck am I supposed to know about Connecticut compliant?!?
Yet if a G19 is, then that's clearly MY suggestion!
There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.
If the Glock 19 is CT-compliant, then I'm assuming most other standard-capacity, semi-auto pistols would be as well. Unless you indicate otherwise.
Am assuming this would be for carry once CT issues you a valid CHL, or you carry lawfully OC.
In the G19 category, if I were looking for something comparably capable I'd strongly consider the following:
- H&K P2000, or the P2000SK compact variant. In the LEM DAO format, it's without manual safety.
- H&K P30, or the P30SK compact variant. In the LEM DAO format, it's without manual safety.
- H&K VP9. Striker-fired alternative to the P30.
- CZ 75 Compact, CZ P-01, CZ P-01 Omega Convertible, or the CZ D Compact PCR. All with decockers instead of manual safety, though the "convertible" P-01 swaps between the decocker and safety (a nice future-proofing feature, if you might change your mind).
- Any of the SIGs with decocker or DAO (though I'm not that familiar with the SIG lineup, past or present).
- Most any of the single- or double-stack variants of the third-generation S&W pistols. Discontinued, but fine sidearms. My own personal favorite is the 3913, for size, and the 3953 DAO for features. Any of the 3900, 5900 or 6900 series ought to do. If preferring the no-manual-safety option, look at the DAO variants.
- S&W Shield, no-safety variant. Slim, reduced capacity from the other "compact" and full-size units one might consider. But a fine sidearm, with a premium on discreet carry.
- Kahr K9 (K40 or K45, if you prefer another caliber). Amazing fit, slim carry design. Can't recommend the Kahr brand, myself, having been through too many of them that simply don't work for me. But, many have them and love them dearly. The K9 is sweet, if a bit heavy (being all steel) as compared to the "plastic fantastic" category of sidearms.
Another vote for HK P2000 LEM:
Use the flat base plate and it's G19 sized, 13+1 9mm (10+1 for you CT guys). LEM trigger is a DAO, that's more like a two staged trigger as the mainspring remains cocked. Imagine a DAO with a 5lb trigger pull. Currently the V2 in .40 is issued to the Border Patrol. Buds has them for $636 delivered to your FFL:
H&K 709202-A5 P2000 LEM 10+1 9mm 3.66" V2 $636.00 SHIPS FREE
I am impressed with mine in .40 so far.
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Last edited by Wunderneun; February 2nd, 2016 at 08:03 PM.
I like all kinds of foreign guns.
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