help me make a choice

help me make a choice

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    New Member Array dond's Avatar
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    help me make a choice

    i got my ccw permit thursday
    my wife wants me to leave the sp101 3" at home for her no problem
    i have ben looking at 1911 emp,mp40, sig 226,229, 239 for my carry and idpa shooter which one is my best bet
    thank you dond

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    You need to try all of these choices and more, Try renting or go to a local range after trying your choices you can make your choice,. Or you can use the search function here to get more information, Good Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dond View Post
    I have ben looking at 1911 emp, mp40, sig 226,229, 239 for my carry and IDPA shooter. Which one is my best bet?
    Of the candidates you mentioned, I would probably pick the Sig P229 for the combination carry and IDPA use. I have the P229 in .40 and the P226 in 9mm, and feel that the P226 is a little large for concealed carry. The P229 is compact enough to be easily concealed, but is a fairly heavy gun (32 ounces empty) with a very good trigger. It is easy to shoot it accurately, which makes it good for IDPA. It would also give you a 12 round magazine (in .40), which is handy for both carry and IDPA.

    The 1911 EMP and Sig P239 are good carry guns, but a little small for IDPA, in my opinion. And the full size M&P 40 is also a little large for concealed carry and doesn't have as good a trigger as the Sigs.

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    The P229 is a great all around pistol that if you had to have only one pistol to do it all, it would be a good choice.

    I bought one when they first came out and still have it.

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    The P239 is an excellent size for CCW, and the P226 for IDPA, so I would have to say if you can only get one I would say the P229 since I know how good my SIGs have been in the past.

    I would highly recommend that you shoot any you are considering and see WHICH ONE YOU LIKE THE BEST!!! I mean ultimately it is what you think best works for you, not me.
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    and Glock G26, G19, G23C, and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
    Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII

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    I would ask in which condition are you going to have more time with the gun:

    1. Concealed Carry?

    2. IDPA/Range?

    The next pistol you get does not have to be the last you get, does it?

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    Try a 229 CPO. Very nice w/attractive price
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