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  • KelTec P11 $303

    39 40.21%
  • Taurus PT111 $296.28

    19 19.59%
  • Bersa Thunderer UC $295.21

    18 18.56%
  • Taurus 605 3" Barrel $288.13

    19 19.59%
  • Taurus 65 4" Barrel $298.66

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    Post Please read First and then choose!

    My wife has laid claim to my Taurus 605 and I am carrying my Makarov .380. I like the Mak it is reliable and accurate, but it is a .380 with only an 8 rd capacity. I am selling some of my Cowboy action gear to facilitate the purchase of a new CCW for myself so the price is a factor.

    All of the pistols listed are in the same size range as my Mak and will fit in my Smartcarry. The PT111 is thicker, the P11 is actually thinner. I've included the revolvers because I shoot them better and I don't have to buy extra mags with them. I can carry the 605 or my wife can use the 65 as the house gun.

    If you can think of a 9 mm in the same price and size range of the ones listed ( and I should consider) let me know please.

    We are a 9 mm and .357/.38spl house (I've got plenty of reloading components for those) I don't want to add another caliber.
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    If it were me, I'd buy the Keltec, but since you seem to prefer revolvers, the 65 might be a good idea.
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    Out of the list, I'd personally go for the Keltec P11. However, you mentioned that you shoot revolvers better so I think one of the wheelies would be your best bet.

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    Why the KelTec guys? I'm considering the autos for increase capicity
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    PT111. I really like the one I have and not had any issues with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    Why the KelTec guys? I'm considering the autos for increase capicity
    I was never really a fan of Taurus and recently had the opportunity to shoot the Bersa. When it comes down to the Keltec and Bersa, the Keltec feels much better in my hand and points more naturally than the Bersa. Now this is just me; I have rather small mitts.

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    I've been pretty happy with my PF-9. You're giving up a few rounds for the slimmer profile, of course, but I also understand that the trigger on the PF-9 is better then the trigger on the P11. Got mine out the door with a few extras for under $300.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    Why the KelTec guys? I'm considering the autos for increase capicity
    Mine was reliable, inexpensive, and Kel-Tec has great customer service. They recently started a program where they sent SU-16 owners their pistol grip kit to beta test it for their SU-16 rifles. Not many companies listen like that to their customers.
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    Get another 605.

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    OPFOR brings up a good point. The Keltec PF-9 is within the same price range as those guns listed. I'd definitely give the PF-9 a thumbs up over the P11 since it is slimmer and has a much better trigger, plus you'd still have 3 rounds over the revolvers.

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    I'd rather have a PF9 with an extra mag or 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    Get another 605.
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    Nothing wrong with having two of the same guns. You can use the same rounds, and your muscle motor skills under stress will be trained for the 605.
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    I like the idea of the revolver. taurus 605. as Ayoob and many others state...most ccw'ers carry a small revolver. I like the SW642, but for the money you have listed. I would choose the 605. better built, and more reliable, than the semi auto's you have listed. again just my opinion
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    Thanks guys,

    I forgot about extra mags all the prices only include 1 mag. I wouldn't CCW with out an additional one. PF-9 is a good choice also.

    More replys wanted. I'm not purchasing it until after Christmas so I want to make the best choice I can.
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    I also have a PF-9. And while the .380 is not a terribly powerful round, I have a P3-AT for when maximum concealment is required.

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