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mid-cheap CCW 9mm

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    Question mid-cheap CCW 9mm

    I have a Ruger GP-100 4" barrel. I can conceal it, but I suspect that it will not be comfortable/concealed when sitting. Also I have noticed that the 9mm ammo is significantly cheaper than the 38 special and definitely the 357 mags.

    So I'm looking for a semi-auto in 9mm. I wouldn't have minded a 380 auto, but those rounds are just as pricey as the 38 sp. Also I don't think that I can sneak ~700-900 by my wife right now. So Kahr's and other top of the line guns are out.

    My list of possible solutions are
    Ruger SR9 (upper end of price range)
    Ruger P95
    Kel-Tec PF9
    Kel-Tec P11


    I'm not sure if there are any others that are in this price range that I have missed. There seems to be fanatics on both the positive and negative sides on each of these. The more info the better though.

    Thanks ahead of time.
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    The Rugers are wayyyyy bigger than the Kel-Tecs

    I would look at Taurus's PT-111 Mil Pro and Bersa's Thunderer 9 UC
    Both are under rated IMO

    You can also check out CZ P01 and CZ 75C or CZ 75PCR which will be smaller than the Rugers but in the same price range.
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    cool thanks.. I'll look them up. I'm still not sure if I want a pocket sized or a mid-sized one. That's why they were both in the mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby Rower View Post
    cool thanks.. I'll look them up. I'm still not sure if I want a pocket sized or a mid-sized one. That's why they were both in the mix.
    The Rugers are Full size not mid size.

    Only the PF-9 is pocket size (of what is listed) the rest are compact or mid-size.
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    ok. thanks. I don't mind looking like I don't know what I'm talking about if I learn something out of it. I appreciate your help and info.

    The Taurus looks like what I am looking for. Are there any known problems with them?

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    I really like my P95, but it is harder to conceal than my 5" 1911. It ain't going in your pocket.
    The preceding post may contain sarcasm; it's just better that way. However, it is still intended with construction and with the Love of my L-rd Y'shua.

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    Don't overlook the S&W Sigma. I have one in .40cal. It's a 100% reliable. You can pick up a new one for around 260.00$ with a high capacity magazine. The only complaint about this gun is a stiff trigger.(which loosens up)

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    Taurus early models had problems with pins shearing and poor quality control.

    They have fixed these over a decade ago. I own a couple of Taurus's and I will carry any of them when the SHTF. They have proven realible and dependable.

    Just buy a new one and you will be good to go. They have a lifetime warrenty but their Customer service is very slow.

    Kel-Tec has one of the best Costumer service departments in the business.
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    Look at the Kahr CW9, less frills version of the p9, but has a definite following on here.
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    My wife uses a PT111 Mil Pro. From what I can tell, the 3rd gens are the better ones to have. Its a nice lil' pistol. The only thing I dont care for are the straight eight sights.

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    The Ruger P95 might be a bit heavy if it is anything like my P98; which conceals fine on my 6' 280lb body. Also the other pocket gun is the Keltec P11.

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    I'd check the Steyr M9-A1. They can be had for about $350 right now...
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    Hey wheres the Beretta 9000s on the list? $350 NIB, small, light, easy to carry,reliable, and acurate. Just make sure it fits your hand first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post

    I would look at Taurus's PT-111 Mil Pro and Bersa's Thunderer 9 UC
    Both are under rated IMO
    I say the same for the Taurus. I don't own one but it may be my next gun.

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    S&W M&P compact 9mm

    You could buy a new S&W M&P compact 9mm for about $450. Is that amount in your budget? The gun is quite concealable, and has received good reviews.

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