This is a discussion on How do you go about finding the perfect CCW gun for you? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The perfect gun? good luck with that one. There always seems to be something better to want to try. My last purchase is now about ...
The perfect gun? good luck with that one. There always seems to be something better to want to try. My last purchase is now about 4 months old. While putting it in the safe last night (children at home) I thought to myself for a split second. I really can't think of another gun that I want right now except for the AR. A split second later I laughed to myself and thought that should probally change within six months!
When you go to the range, maybe see if people want to swap guns to try out. If you shoot the Glock better, by all means get one. Keep in mind though, the Glocks & XDs are both fairly thick.
It's all about priorities. You want something that's powerful, small, light, fits your hand, low recoil, accurate for you, easy to CC, etc.
There are no easy answers. For many of us, a range gun/home defense gun, might be a different gun than our EDC. Larger guns are usually easier to shoot with & more accurate. Depending of course, if it fits your hands. They soak up recoil better, longer barrels, & usually have a longer site radius.
But a smaller gun, makes it easier to conceal. I'm sure you've also heard the term, "carried alot, shot little." That might be a way to go & keep the larger gun.
You also made a good point about ammo costs. I bought a .45 NIB from someone, because ammo was "expensive." Fortunately, I don't have to worry about ammo, but most do. 9mm's definitely less expensive.
Well, good luck.
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Glock 19 & 26, Kahr CM9 & P45, Para P12, Kel-Tec P-32, S&W 442, & Dan Wesson 14-2.
The perfect CCW gun is a G-26 OWB in jacket weather and a snubby for summer/pocket carry. This is after years and dollars gone by. I always come back to those two.
yes it is hard to find that gun that is just right. just remember you want a gun that you will carry, not leave in the car or back home. sometimes smaller is better, a smaller gun will be carried when bigger guns are at home or in the car.
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It was real warm today here in the burg and I wore my SIG P220 in an OWB Galco holster. Just covered it with a football jersey. No one knew I was carrying.
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