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This is a discussion on New Gun within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; All, I would like to have some advice on a new gun. Cash is at premium so please keep that in mind. At present, I ...

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    New Gun

    All, I would like to have some advice on a new gun. Cash is at premium so please keep that in mind. At present, I own the following weapons:

    Glock 30
    Karh P9
    Springfield XD 40 sc
    Seecamp LWS.32

    What do you think would be an excellant addition to my limited collection?


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    Kahr P9...oops.

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    Wow, nice start!

    Define "cash is at a premium".......

    Seems to me that you need a 1911 type .45.

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    Looking in the 4 to 5 hundred dollar range. Although it depends.

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    Is this for carry, or just range time?
    Be Observant and Be Safe.

    Current: S&W 442, Springfield XD9sc, XDm9, 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 vote for a Kahr.
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    Are you wanting something small, or medium? I noticed you've been sticking with the compacts. You don't have a SIG yet. I've been wanting a G19. I've been wanting alot of stuff here lately. I think it's because of this site. LOL

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    Seems like you got service calibers covered so no additions would be needed (i.e. buying ammo in a new caliber). With that said, how about a Springfield Armory 1911 GI? May also want to look at the Smith & Wesson M&P series or Ruger's new SR9. These can definitely be had in the $400-500 price range.

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    You need both a 1911 full size and a good .357 Revolver...

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    Hummm...

    If "cash is at premium", I'd save my loot and wait. You never know what might be around the corner!

    Otherwise, try a 1911.
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    I am looking for a functional carry gun. Any size is ok.

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    What, you don't have a revolver? Ah, you've GOT to get a good .357 magnum. No collection, no matter how small, is complete without at least 1 revolver.

    You've already got some good CCW weapons. Treat yourself to a good old classic wheelgun. A good used S&W or Ruger would be less than $500, with plenty of money left over for a supply of .38 and .357 ammo.

    A finely tuned revolver is a joy to shoot, and nothing is more reliable for home defense or as a "truck gun." You've already got good tactical tupperware in the major calibers, you really don't need another 9mm, 40 or 45, if you will be maintaining a small collection.

    As an alternative, a good .22 wheelgun is a lot of fun at the range, for very little cost in ammo. Everyone should have a .22 in their collection.

    Slow is smooth.....smooth is fast.

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    MetroI have to agree with you. I think that wheelgun would be a great idea. Years ago I had a Ruger Security six with a four inch barrel. I stupidly let it go. Wish I had it now. Thanks.

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    Get yourself a .22, my vote is for a Ruger MK II, used. You can go to the range and shoot for hours without breaking the bank, it's tough to beat.
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    1911, .45 ACP or .357 Wheel Gun
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