Oh no, another "Pick my gun" poll...

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  • Kel-Tec PF-9

    31 21.68%
  • Taurus PT111

    11 7.69%
  • Taurus PT140

    8 5.59%
  • Other

    93 65.03%
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    Oh no, another "Pick my gun" poll...

    Ok, I need some expert opinions...

    I can't decide between the PF-9 and the PT-111 (or possibly 140).

    I love the size and concealability of the PF-9 but don't like the fact of only having 7 rounds. Also, so far, it has been unreliable (had to send back to KT).

    I like the fact the PT-111 has 12 rounds and it seems to be "built better". It just feels more solid. However, I've heard their customer service stinks...

    Also, I like the Kel-Tec being DAO. I have never carried a SA pistol with a safety. While SA, the trigger is awefully light on the Taurus. Should I worry too much about this or will that safety STAY PUT????

    I plan on carrying IWB 90% of the time which would be fine with the Taurus but was considering a Smart Carry for the other 10%. I have read a HORRIBLE story where someone was carrying a 1911 in a smart carry and had a AD! Safety got disengaged and the rest is history...

    Budget is $400. If you have any other suggestions that fit my criteria, I am all ears! Cheers!

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    If you really need it, you will need it really fast. ALWAYS one in the chamber.
    Nuf said!

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    $400.00....Budget???????

    Look for a used XD or Glock

    Good luck.
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    I love my Taurus PT-111 and carry it 99% of the time using SmartCarry (which is the sole person that I got it for)

    I went with Taurus because it came with 2 mags and had a higher capicity and seemed more reliable.


    Kel-Tec has excellent Customner service, Taurus while they do have a lifetime warrenty the Customer service is a dis-service.
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    Get a Glock if you want reliable and more than 7 rds in a 9mm package. THe g26 is easy to carry concealed

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    Don't know if you're LEO or military (even retired), but if you are Bud's has a special on S&W M&P's for around 400. I'd consider something like that or a glock first, however, 400 is quite limiting. Once you get the PF9 working I wouldn't worry about it's reliability after that.

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    Definitely the Taurus. make sure its 3rd gen though. great little gun.

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    Glock26...Just pick up a few more cans!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    I love my Taurus PT-111 and carry it 99% of the time using SmartCarry
    With one in the chamber?
    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    If you really need it, you will need it really fast. ALWAYS one in the chamber.
    Nuf said!

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    Glock 26
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    Glock-26...and you'll never regret it.

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    Get a used Glock or XD.

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    Under 400 and its is all about reliability for me. Look For something used. AAfter you have done that try and find a lay a way program, then upgrade
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    I carry a PT140 and have had no issues but what is good for me may not be for the next guy.
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    Save up a little more and get a Glock 26 or an XD subcompact if you want a small firearm.

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    If you save up a little more you can't go wrong with a Glock 26. But again I'm somewhat biased as I own a G26. To be fair, an XD subcompact is also a good deal.
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