November 9th, 2007 08:56 PM
I am stumped. HELP ME.
I am going to buy a new handgun. That is definite. I am really bouncing around. I was of the opinion early on in my ccw days that GLOCK was the answer. I still LOVE my Glock. It is my first handgun in a serious caliber, and will probably never leave my collection, like many others have done. I have wants for a medium frame revolver in somethng like .44 or .45, a pocket .38/.357. A small frame 9mm, "tricked out" with night sights and laser grips, and a good concealable .45 acp, or just buying another g27 the one gun I have sold that I wonder, "why?" Here in no certain order are my general wishlist items. I will probably buy all of them at some point in the distant future...I am a public servant and do not make a lot of money. Any owners of these listed please voice your opinions experiences. I know how we all like to give advice on oeach other potential purchases.
1. S&W 629 or 625
2. S&W 642/442, M&P 340
3. SIG p239, Kahr p9/pm9, HK p2000sk
4. SIG p220 carry DAK, Kahr p45, S&W M&P 45, Para Covert Black Carry, g21SF, G30, or g36.
PS I have seen mention in other threads of the g36 having reliability issues...please explain if you have any experience.
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November 9th, 2007 09:06 PM
625 and 629 are great the rest i dont have much exp with except the 36 and i wouldnt buy another 36 even if i loved glocks
November 9th, 2007 09:42 PM
I have a 642 and a P9, and am well pleased with each. Wouldn't want to get rid of either.
November 9th, 2007 09:50 PM
I have a 442 - no reason to buy the 340. Lots of extra money for 3 ounces and a painful ability to shoot .357 magnum. Nice little gun.
I'd get the 625 if it were between the two - assuming its for SD not hunting.
Sigs are great. You can't go wrong with one!
November 9th, 2007 09:56 PM
Out of the list, I currently own a G30 and Kahr PM9. The G30 is mild shooting 45, high capacity, but definitely on the thicker/blockier side. Out of the 11 handguns I own, my PM9 gets the most carry. Fits nicely in the pocket and just disappears IWB. The PM9 is a nice little package, kinda serves the purpose of say a S&W 642 (atleast for me). I hope you get to own all of those guns on your list someday.
Previously owned a Kahr P45. Found the recoil to be quite stout, and although a thin gun, not the easiest to conceal due to the grip length. Sold the gun and don't miss it one bit.
November 9th, 2007 10:08 PM
November 9th, 2007 10:30 PM
Here are a couple of keepers you might keep in mind that will fill in the gaps in your list.
Sig P239SAS .40sw w/DAK trigger
Kimber Covert Ultra II...45acp
Kobra Carry | HK
P7M8, P2000sk, P30s | Sig
P238, P239SAS, 1911 C3, P232, P938 | Colt
Defender, Mustang Pocketlite, 1911 | Rohrbaugh
R9 | Kimber
Covert Ultra II | Browning
HP, Buckmark 22LR(suppressed| Walter
PPK(1966) | Kahr
PM9 Black Rose |
November 9th, 2007 10:39 PM
Originally Posted by artz
Why do you say this? I was looking at getting a kahr 45
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November 9th, 2007 10:49 PM
I would opt for a S&W 637 with CT grips... or Sig 239 with .40 and .357 Sig barrels/mags
both still on my want (NEED) list
November 9th, 2007 10:58 PM
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November 10th, 2007 08:26 AM
Whether as a primary or a BUG Airweights are one great gun. You'll eventually get a J frame (I think we all did at some point), so why not sooner then later?
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November 10th, 2007 11:44 AM
The 625 is a great gun and gives fast revolver reloads. I carry a Model 22-4, which is a fixed sight blued 45 ACP Revolver. My BUG is the 442.
Originally Posted by jwhite75
If I wanted a .357 Magnum I would seriously look at the Ruger GP100 or the SP101. They may not be as "nice" as a S&W, but they seem to work better and don't have the "Clinton Lock".
As far as a 45 ACP goes, get a 1911 for the safe and carry a M&P. I'm really impressed with the M&P that a "once fine revolver company" came out with. I've seriously considered one.
Sounds like you have some good guns to decide on. I had a Glock 36, keyword is HAD. Some of the problems I had with the Glock 36 may have been my fault. I have wrist "issues" and may have limpwristed it, but I doubt it. I never had a problem with the Glock 20 or 21. Needless to say, the Glock 36 would be the last one I would pick.
The Kahr P45 seems to be a handfull. I've seen three of them that went from a local gunshop to the range and back to the gunshop in the Used Cabinet. That tells me something, and I think it may be a "clue".
OK, good luck and stay safe.
November 10th, 2007 11:56 AM
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