I want a new gun....

I want a new gun....

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    I want a new gun....

    I want to get a new gun for CC... I have a CCC 1911..and i LOVE IT!! but im looking for something.... I DONT know what I want... Ok OK ill tell you all what is going on... I took my wife shooting today and she LOVES my 1911 w/ LG 301 on it, she took it from me.... and she wants it for her CCW class she is going to... she also wants to carry the 1911.... so that leaves me with out my gun... so i was thinking about trying a Glock 23C also with LG 619 on it. or the SIG P239 w/ LG 439.
    what is yalls in put on the choices?


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    Welcome to the forum, and congratulations on your wife's enthusiasm as a shooter.

    I have four CCW's that I choose from, depending on where I'm going (quick trip/in a hurry) and what I'm wearing at the time. My four primary choices are: NAA .22 mag, PPK-S, Glock 27, Colt Defender. The ccw with the most miles on it for me is the Glock 27.

    When shopping it's easy to be overwhelmed with choices, and though somewhat frustrating it's really a good thing. You are doing your search in the right manner, once you've narrowed down some choices try shooting some of them before you buy. Maybe a range will rent them to you?
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    Both are good

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyrigger View Post
    I was thinking about trying a Glock 23C or the SIG P239.
    The G23 is a 13+1 round .40 caliber gun that weighs about 24 ounces empty and is very compact and concealable for the amount of firepower it provides. The Glock trigger is quite different from your 1911 trigger, of course. But one can shoot a Glock quite well with some practice. Although the G23 has a sharp recoil, I personally would not get the compensated "C" model of the gun, believing that the gas ports cause more difficulties than they solve.

    The Sig P239 is a single stack gun that holds 7+1 rounds in .40 caliber and is known for reliability and accuracy. It weighs 27 ounces empty and has an aluminum frame to the polymer of the Glock. It is very compact and concealable, and available in DA/SA trigger design or DAO.

    I have the Glock 23 and other Sigs but not the P239. Personally I would probably go with the uncompensated Glock 23 but the Sig P239 is certainly not a bad choice.

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    I have Sigs, H&Ks, Berettas, an M&P, Glocks, XDs, and 1911s. I like them all! But, as of late, I am becoming more and more impressed with the Beretta PX4. It's DA trigger is about as good as it gets on a stock gun, and it's SA is the best I've seen on any stock gun, except maybe a revolver.

    Seems to be as accurate as any, ultra reliable, and of course, has the current rage of replaceable back straps. Oh yeah, the rotating barrel is kinda neat too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo2 View Post
    The G23 is a 13+1 round .40 caliber gun that weighs about 24 ounces empty and is very compact and concealable for the amount of firepower it provides. The Glock trigger is quite different from your 1911 trigger, of course. But one can shoot a Glock quite well with some practice. Although the G23 has a sharp recoil, I personally would not get the compensated "C" model of the gun, believing that the gas ports cause more difficulties than they solve.

    The Sig P239 is a single stack gun that holds 7+1 rounds in .40 caliber and is known for reliability and accuracy. It weighs 27 ounces empty and has an aluminum frame to the polymer of the Glock. It is very compact and concealable, and available in DA/SA trigger design or DAO.

    I have the Glock 23 and other Sigs but not the P239. Personally I would probably go with the uncompensated Glock 23 but the Sig P239 is certainly not a bad choice.
    Eh... go with the Glock 22. It's also a .40 and you'll have 2 more rounds. 15+1 is like carrying a small arsenal.
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    Well, I have the P239 SAS .40sw w/DAK and the laser max internal.

    I like it....I love it....I want some more of it.

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    I've owned a SIG P239 and currently own a Glock 23C. They are both fantastically reliable guns, but there is a very big difference in grip size and shape between these two guns. I personally love the feel of the Glock compact size guns (19 and 23), the size and capacity are great.

    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND shooting both for yourself before you buy.
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    Both are great choices. I would opt for the Glock because it should be easier to conceal and hold more ammo.

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    I have to vote for SIG but have you considered the P-220 Carry? (top left) VERY sweet shooting and carrying weapon!

    Here's a few P-220's for your viewing (drooling) pleasure!

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    I want a new gun too, an American 180 :)
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    I have many friends that carry, most carry glocks, of the guys that carry glocks most carry the G23. They will tell you that the G23 is the perfect carry gun,
    I carry the G30, that's just me I'm a 45 kind of guy and am on the bigger side.

    The G23 is a 13+1 round .40 caliber gun that weighs about 24 ounces empty and is very compact and concealable for the amount of firepower it provides. The Glock trigger is quite different from your 1911 trigger, of course. But one can shoot a Glock quite well with some practice. Although the G23 has a sharp recoil, I personally would not get the compensated "C" model of the gun, believing that the gas ports cause more difficulties than they solve.
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    it is my opinion and some others on the forum that the "C" models don't make the best carry weapons due to thier tactical shortcomings. I had an article in mind but can't find it. Its called "What the dealers don't tell you about compensated models" or somthing like that. Anyway, a few things that come to mind are the fact that the port end has to be treated like the "business" end b/c it can cause severe burns. This is somthing that i wouldn't even want to bother with especially in a stressfull situation. Also that that port flash allows a BG (badguy) to make some easy follow up shots if (god for bid) he is shooting at you. The third argument I have agianst the 'C' models is the fact that from pro and average shooters alike didn't really prove to be all that more accurate with it. Just some info, and passing it along final choice is yours. Welcome to the community!
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    Please don't get me started on a "I want list." My wife will have my head for sure.
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    Cool

    Have you considered the Springfield XD .40 or .45, excellent gun out the box and reasonably priced.
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    OF the two guns you have stated...I would choose the sig as long as you feel you can conceal it.
    But I have to ask...if you like 1911's so much, and now your wife likes them too...why wouldn't you buy another? Then both of you would be carrying the same ammo, same mags, same manual of battery, same site picture....it would just make sense.
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