What to buy next?

What to buy next?

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    What to buy next?

    Here's my delima...my EDC is an XD .45 compact, or for packing light I'll carry my 2" Smith mod 36 .38 spl wheel gun. I also have a Ruger LCP .380 that usually rides in my right front pocket no matter what I hang on my belt. I'm primarily looking for another auto that is smaller than the XD .45 for summer carry with minimal cover up.
    I just sold an S&W 4013 .40 pistol that I no longer wanted and have about $500 to $600 to replace it with. I an leaning toward a 9mm or another .40. I am considering either the M&P compact 9mm or .40 (I like the interchangable grips and 13 9mm or 10 .40 rds) or the XD 9mm or .40 sub-compact (I like all the features as on my XD .45 C, just don't like the blocky feel of the sub) and compared to my .45 it's only 1" shorter length and 1/4" shorter height and 3 oz lighter. Not much difference in the two both holding 10 rounds in the short mags. I also looked at the Walther PPS (not too crazy about the low capacity, already have a 5 shot .38 spl) and I do not really like the feel of Glocks either.
    Anyone else faced this same decision? What's your advice?


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    Would you consider the Sig P250? With a compact 250 you have 3 grip sizes available, and in a .40 you get 13+1 rds. You should check it out at SIG SAUER
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    For something a little different: HK P7.

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    I like the PPS.
    Good trigger, lightweight and reliable.
    If you cant do it with a PPS 9mm
    and a LCP then you are gonna be out of luck no matter
    what u have.

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    What to buy next?

    If you haven't already, buy a membership in the NRA, GOA, JFPO and at least one local grass roots 2A organization, and become proactive or you may be handing in all of those purchases one day. I'm jus sayin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by onetuza View Post
    If you haven't already, buy a membership in the NRA, GOA, JFPO and at least one local grass roots 2A organization, and become proactive or you may be handing in all of those purchases one day. I'm jus sayin'
    Thanks, but I'm already a card carrying member of the NRA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangevol View Post
    Thanks, but I'm already a card carrying member of the NRA.
    And what about the GOA and JFPO?
    "Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
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    FWIW, I love my M&P 9c. It feels great in my hand and shoots great! Good luck.
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    My vote goes for the M&P 9c. I have 3 M&P's and these have been fantastic weapons and UBER reliable. Small in size yet mighty in stature!
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    M&P9C has my vote also. I'm not particularly a good shooter but that gun at 7 yrds makes me feel like an expert. But then again so does the G19.
    The problem w/the G19 is the size. It is bigger than the M&P and your XD45C w/the 10 rd mag is virtually the same size as the Glock. You mentioned "smaller".

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    Another vote for the M&P 9c. I have one on my hip right now, in a cheap Uncle Mikes IWB and i forget its there sometimes.
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    I just went through this same decision. I wanted a 9mm; something the woman was comfortable with also. I narrowed it down to the M&P 9c and the XD9sc. After trying both, I finally decided on the XD9sc. Even though many, many people gave rave reviews on both, the final decision for the XD9sc was most likely because my other "familiar" gun is a Springfield XDm .40.

    Since I was more used to the Springfield XD feel, I was more comfortable with the XD9sc. If I'd had an M&P all this time, I probably would have gone with the M&P 9c...it was just being familiar with Springfield.

    I will say though...for a carry gun I very much like the XD9sc grip safety. I like that extra safety that you don't have to remember to turn off. The M&P 9c comes with or without a safety, but the safety is a thumb-safety which I would have to remember to flip it in a SHTF situation.

    The M&P 9c was a little narrower and more rounded and stream-lined, but not enough to sway me that way.

    You can't go wrong either way, but if you already have a Springfield, you'll be going with the XDsc

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetuza View Post
    If you haven't already, buy a membership in the NRA, GOA, JFPO and at least one local grass roots 2A organization, and become proactive or you may be handing in all of those purchases one day. I'm jus sayin'
    Have joined a couple of them outfits. But I still will not turn my guns over to anyone. Mr Heston said it best...

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    I have a M&P .40c that I am very impressed with. I think you'd like one either in .40 or 9mm. It's a great carry gun and has been 100% reliable.

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    And the decision goes to Glock mod 27 .40 S&W.

    I know...I know...I said I didn't like the feel of the sub-compact Glocks, that was until I held one with the Pierce extension. It sure let's you get your pinkey finger on the grip and doesn't add much to the grip height. Once I gripped it, I was sold. The 27 fits all the criteria I was looking for in my summer carry gun.

    Thanks for all your recommendations.

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