This is a discussion on Help Choose CCW? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by concealed Got a price for Glock 26 ($449), Trijicon night sights ($99), and extended grip ($8) with everything installed. THis is a ...
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cheap is different then retaining value. Having something ultra-standard and common (Glock or XD) makes buying and selling it used fairly simple. Most used Glocks that I have seen are around $100 less then the new ones...
you could just buy a used one now...save the $100 to break it in.
edit: Oh good choice!
OK...being a longtime hunter, I have always dealt with safeties, and I cannot get it out of my mine. I have heard the pros and cons, and just think I may want it. The gun that meets all criteria is the Ruger SR9. I believe it is larger than Glock 26? Anyone have comments on this? Right now I will be getting the Glock 26 unless I here good comments about the Ruger SR9. Then I may consider that one.
I love the SR9. Bought it pre-recall.
Nice and thin, full-size grip is still thin, 17+1 rounds, ruger quality 3-dot fully adjustable sights. The trigger started out kind of numb but got better, and then I had to break it in again after the recall. Its pretty good now, but I still might have my -smith see what he can do. By no means is it a match trigger, but it is still quite a bit lighter than the DA pull on a stock GP100. I think that they advertise a 7lb pull, its all of that.
Regardless, its a very well balanced gun in a sweet little package. Feeds everything, even empty brass. Easy to take down, easy to clean. easy to put back together.
My only gripe is that no one is making night sights for it yet. I bug Trijicon on a monthly basis, but no dice quite yet.
I Don't think you will be disappointed.
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Might know what I'd go with. I'm sort of biased that way.
Yeah it looks like the GLock 26 for me!!!!! Now to pick put a comfotable holster for tuckable IWB.
For tuckable IWB holsters...
Checkout, if you can wait a little:
-K&D Dakota Defender
-Milt Sparks VMII
If you need a holster quickly (and/or while you wait):
-High Noon Split Decision
I have 3 out of 4 of the above (don't have a VMII) and like them all. The Dakota Defender is my favorite. There's a lot of other good choices out there also. Might as well make room for a bunch of holsters now. Holster buying is an addiction.
All of the given choices are small enough, reliable enough, and inexpensive enough to make reasonably good concealled carry pieces. They are all also fairly heavy. In 9mm, why not go with a KelTec PF-9. When I'm willing to carry a heavier gun, then I want a bigger caliber.
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OK, I have been told I would be doing myself a disservice if I do not try the Taurus Millenium Pro. It meets most of my criteria, just have not heard a lot about it. If I like the feel and shoot, would it be a mistake to consider? I know the original Millenium series was a piece of junk, but it appears Taurus has turned it around.
Current production is at least 4rth gen (if not 5th).
I carried a 3rd gen., wore out the mag catch after 4500 rounds and it would no longer hold in mags after it was shot. Taurus would not send me a stinking mag catch by itself. They've upgraded to a DA/SA pistol from the DAO and straight 8 sights.
I'd really like to get one honestly.
Glock 26 or Sig 239, in that order.
The 9mm Glocks are about the most reliable autos on the market and the only ones that are in the same league are a lot more expensive (SIG, maybe H&K).
The 26 is easy to conceal, has a decent capacity, is accurate, and can use the mags for the larger models (19 and 17) if desired. There are also a huge number of holsters available.
I'd actually recommend the 19 as it is not that much harder to conceal but is easier to shoot and holds a few more rounds.
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