Go for the 229R. You won't be sorry.
This is a discussion on Duty weapon AND CCW within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; That is true, he (brother in law) is good about field stripping and cleaning his duty weapon and then lubricating it. BTW he carries a ...
That is true, he (brother in law) is good about field stripping and cleaning his duty weapon and then lubricating it. BTW he carries a Glock 27 off duty. He was really hot about rolling around in the mud those two times and having to clean his gun and uniform all over again!
I had a Sig P239 and like an idiot I traded for a shotgun that I no longer own. Both brands are very good choices for law enforcement.
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Personally I'd pick the CZ P-06. It is my EDC weapon, and it would serve well as a duty weapon, unless they require you to carry a DAO weapon.
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If you carry in Condition 3, you have two empty chambers. One in the weapon...the other between your ears.
Why do you think they aren't as good as many people think they are? And is this opinion from personal experience?
I've owned the Glock 23 and a Sig P229 in .40 for about 8 years, and have shot and carried both. I like them both, and it is hard to choose between them.
I'd say that both are equally reliable and accurate. The Sig is better for shooting, as it is 8 ounces heavier and handles recoil better, and it has a very comfortable grip and trigger. The Glock 23 is easier to carry all day because of its lighter weight, and conceals a little better because it is thinner in the slide. Generally the Glock is a little lower priced than the Sig, as well.
I would tend to go with the Glock 23 for a concealed carry application.
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Another "both are fine choices" comment.
If it where me I'd decide on ergonomics, price point, or perhaps both, and likely end up deciding on the Glock. (The ergos on both, different as they are, are OK to my mind. The price points... Well, there isn't much of a comparison, with Glocks being bargains compared to the Sig line. And that's why Glock dominates the market the way they do; same rates of performance and failure at significantly lower price points.)
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Not Sixto, but someone asked about HKs not living up to their reputation.
I've a bit of experience with the HK pistol line, and find them to be fine pistols. But they just aren't what their marketing departments would have everyone believe them to be, that's all. (Same rates of performance and failure as the competition...)
The same could and arguably should be said of the Glock and Sig lines, for the record.
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"Just blame Sixto"
A trip to your local range which rents guns would settle the issue. Don't buy before you try... Both are quality weapons, either way you can't go wrong.
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First to answer the posters question, Go with the Glock 23. If you'll notice my handle makes mention that I carry a Sig daily (by requirement) and own (and have previously carried as duty weapon) Glocks and there is no comparison, Glock hands down. It's lighter and dosent have the multiple trigger modes (ie double action to single action unless you get a DAK). Carrying them both concealed daily, I'd go with the Glock if I were allowed to make the choice.
Now to address the comments about the H&K...I have to agree with SIXTO. The H&Ks were put to the torture test by a reputible federal agency that shoots more than any other and they just didnt hold up as well as the Sigs and Glocks. Heck even the premier line that H&K made up for SOCOM (the Department of Defense's Special Operations Command which includes Delta Force, Special Forces and the SEALS) which was suppose to be the issued sidearm, and funny thing, their not carried. Infact most operators I know dont carry them. (Oh on a personal note, I've been so un-impressed with them, that there isnt a single one in my personal collection and its not due to lack of purchasing weapons). The best H&K made was the P7 and its the only one I'd buy.
Ok...back to my cage.
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