which CCW for $800 or less?

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    which CCW for $800 or less?

    So, I'm still checking out my options for my first CCW. I9 interested in a few models, one of which is relatively pricey....around $750-800.

    This is probably as much as I want to spend. If that was your limit, what gun(s) would you want to carry - not just "if you were me", but from your own view. I'm interested mainly in something easy to conceal, but you might not care about that...that's cool. Just curious what other people would get if they had up to $800 to spend on it.

    Also, is there anything not to far above that limit ($800) that you would absolutely be willing to "stretch" for, because it just blows away anything under $800?

    Curious to see what others would decide...

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    I'll say it for the umpteenth time - Kahr CW9 or CW40. Absolutely the best value in guns designed for concealed carry on the market today. Spend the rest on a couple of good holsters and a bunch of ammo.

    I carry a CW9 off duty and couldn't be happier with it or have more confidence in it.

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    Glock 19 or 26 with night sights plus 4 magazines and practice ammo.
    You might be able to fit a holster in your budget ...
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    Glock 19 or 23 with a well built holster and NS...and plenty of practice ammo.
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    Been carrying a S&W .40c for the past two years and really like it. Easy to conceal, relatively light and shoots like a dream. It was $490 back then. Never had a misfire or any other problem.
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    Another Sig.

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    Glock 30 SF

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    A full size 1911, some can be had for under $800 that will serve for a long time.

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    CZ75 P-01 (9 mm) or the P-06 (.40 cal). Dependable and accurate. P-06 comes from the factory with night sights. Both around the $500.-600. price range so money lefty for a good holster and ammo to practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glock45 View Post
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    OP Glock 30SF,19 or 26. I have all three and they all make great CCW. Pick up a few extra mags and ammo all for around your budget
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    For what you're wanting to spend, I'd have to go with anything in the M&P line by Smith. Mine is an M&P45 and my wife has the M&P9c. You could get all of this for your $800 and be good to go and still have enough left over to get a quality gunbelt.

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    Glock or 1911, depending on your preferance. Shoot both and see which one you like better. Don't skimp on leather. Practice.

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    In that price range you have a lot of options including used guns.

    I'm a 1911 fan so I'd probably look for a deal on a new/used 1911 myself.

    A new Glock would be a very good purchase too!
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    I'd handle a few and see which ones line up naturally. I found that several would point high on a quick sight, the M&P pointed straight, and got picked.

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    In addition to many fine suggestions thus far, you might check out a good new or used revolver with much left over to spend on leather and practice ammunition thereafter.
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