Additional Guns I Have Found, What Do You Think?
This is a discussion on Additional Guns I Have Found, What Do You Think? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Most seen my previous post about a small, lightweight, affordable concealable weapon and i had it narrowed down to a cw9, glock26 and taurus millenium ...
December 3rd, 2008 08:48 AM
Additional Guns I Have Found, What Do You Think?
Most seen my previous post about a small, lightweight, affordable concealable weapon and i had it narrowed down to a cw9, glock26 and taurus millenium pro 111.
A friend on my xbox gaming web site also did some research and found the following, all with glowing reviews. I value everyone imput here so i wanted to post these to see what you all think about them compared to my top 3 above:
here they are:
1. BERETTA PX4 40
14 RD. MAGS W/ 3 DOT SIGHTS
2. BERETTA TOMCAT 32 ACP
3. EAA WITNESS 40 SW COMPACT
POLICE OR CITIZEN CARRY
12 RD MAGS
4. TAURUS 9+1 25 ACP
2 3/4" BARREL (VERY CONCEALED AND EASY TO CARRY)
5. KAHR CW40 COMPACT
3.5" POLY FRAME W/ STAINLESS STEEL SLIDE
December 3rd, 2008 08:51 AM
I would suggest staying away from .25 ACP or .32 ACP caliber guns due to lack of power/penetration. Beretta has a good rep. and Kahr is mostly good, however some folks have run into problems.
Once you pick some likely guns that fit you well, try searching this site and others for reviews .
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December 3rd, 2008 09:08 AM
I'm with Rocky. If you're looking for a BUG, get someting in .380, don't rely n the .25 or .32. You don't have to get one of the new Ruger's...Keltech makes a perfectly servicable item.
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December 3rd, 2008 10:05 AM
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December 3rd, 2008 10:48 AM
Have to agree with Rocky. A .25 or .32 caliber is not something I want to stake my life on. Granted it is better than throwing stones at the BG, but if your going to carry something everyday for defensive purposes, get a larger caliber.
You might also look at the CZ75 Compact and CZ75 P-06. Both good choices as well.
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December 3rd, 2008 11:25 AM
I would go with the Beretta anless the model, Heather, for EAA would deliver the gun.
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December 3rd, 2008 11:46 AM
Good luck with your continued search. You need to shoot some of the guns, or as many of then as you can before you choose.
Originally Posted by Coldthunder
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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December 3rd, 2008 01:57 PM
I own the CW in 9MM, and it has been great for me. The trigger squeeze in particular is good. The grips are mighty thin for a larger caliber, though. The price of such good concealment, I suppose.
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December 3rd, 2008 02:07 PM
Originally Posted by farronwolf
Go out to some shops and hold them to narrow it down yourself. If possible, shoot the ones that feel good. Then come back and look around for thoughts and reviews.
December 3rd, 2008 04:29 PM
Well, you know how I feel about the CW9, the CW40 is the same gun in a different caliber. It is the same dimensions, weight, and price.
The Beretta Storm is a terrific gun but fairly large, about the size of a S&W M&P. A deputy I know has one, it's a good shooting gun. Uses the same action as my Cougar. They do make a compact version that is smaller but it looks kind of chunky in photos, and butt ugly IMO!
I don't know anything about Witnesses but the people that own seem to like them. They're not common around here. I don't now any cops that carry them.
Any of the .25's, .32's, and .380's are good to carry if you can't carry a gun but if it's all you've got it's better than nothing. I have a Kel-tec .380 that I used to carry as a BUG and still use when the situation doesn't allow for anything more substantial. Honestly, for general all around carry these day there's no excuse to carry anything less powerful than 9mm with all of the options available.
December 3rd, 2008 04:31 PM
Try a Hand-All Jr. slip-on grip thing, I have one on my CW9 and it makes a world of difference without adding any appreciable size to it. Much easier to hold on to and less rough on your hand.
Originally Posted by Cartman
December 3rd, 2008 06:50 PM
.25 and.32 ammo is so expensive, that is why i would stay away
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