Look for a used XD or Glock
This is a discussion on Oh no, another "Pick my gun" poll... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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 ...
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!
Look for a used XD or Glock
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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
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.
Definitely the Taurus. make sure its 3rd gen though. great little gun.
Glock26...Just pick up a few more cans!!!
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Glock-26...and you'll never regret it.
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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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Springfield Armory Service XD 40
Taurus PT 1911 45 acp Taurus PT 101, PT 92
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Kahr CW 40, Heritage 22, Rossi 38 special
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.
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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