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    Why did you choose your ccw?

    I like to see the many different types of firearms people carry to defend themselves. I also like to hear the reasons why you chose that particular gun.

    I chose a GLOCK 26 for many reasons.
    1. Reliablilty
    2. Quality
    3. Concealability
    4. Capacity
    5. Simplicity of maintanence
    6. Points naturally
    7. Round is IMO a good self defense round and cheap for practice.
    8. Accuracy

    My 26 fills all of these needs very well. What's you carry gun and why did you choose it?

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    Basically the same as yours, but change the 26, to a 17

    I have a Glock 17, Surefire X200B, XS Big Dots, and Blade tech gear.

    I chose a GLOCK 17 for many reasons.
    1. Reliablilty
    2. Quality
    3. Concealability
    4. Capacity
    5. Simplicity of maintanence
    6. Points naturally
    7. Round is IMO a good self defense round and cheap for practice.
    8. Accuracy

    I chose my Glock 17, because it's a GLOCK! I chose Surefire, because they are the best. I chose XS Sights, because they make the most sense to use for self defense.

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    I chose my HK long before I had my CCW. the variant options and ambi controls convinced me, as well as the 1911 style safety and HK quality reputation.
    i tried a Pt 140 taurus , but wasn't all that thrilled with it. Ended up trading it in for a SA 1911 champion. same safety style as my HK, slim profile for CCW, small enough to carry, big enough to fight with.
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    When I get a 17 I want to put a Surefire X200B on it also (if thats the one that had a wider beam). I also believe Surefire is the best. I have a G2 and the smaller E2 Outdoorsman. All of my friends are really impressed with my Surefires. The 25 lumen Surefire is just as good at 100yds as the Maglights that hold 6 D cell batteries. We used both side-by-side at midnight in the middle of a lake. I have Trijicon night sights on my 26 but want to try the Heinie's. And I use Comp-Tac gear.

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    Rocky, HK has really impressed me with their many different control variations. They can fit just about anyones preferences.

    Oh and I left out 1 more reason
    9. Price, GLOCKs are very reasonably priced

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    Scout, the B model x200 is the one with the wider beam.

    email calvin he can get you a GREAT deal on one

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    Ryan - I went thru what many folks perhaps do - which I call an ''evolution''. In fact we had a thread so titled a while back.

    My first suitable piece was a snub M85 - did fine for a year or so then I went semi with P95 for some while (figures eh!). I then tried the feel of such things as BHP, M28-2, SW99 - and settled then, for again quite some time, on SP-101.

    I did tho really want semi and so finished up trying the SIG 226 - which fortunately does all I want and has finally settled me on my carry for probably a good long time to come - tho 228 and even 220 may well take its place easily - same manual of arms - and that is now very important to me - no wish to keep chopping and changing a carry piece to any significant degree.

    I can tho downsize to SW99 and feel OK with it - I can also make a BUG R9 my 1 if need be but for most part - I am settled now in my choice. Just took a while to really find the ideal - for me.
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    A Kahr P-9 because it is light, flat, (making it easy to carry) accurate, shoots a decent caliber (9mm), reliable and I got a good deal on it.

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    Glock 19. Reliablilty, Durability, accuracy. I love the K.I.S.S. operation, seeing that I am simple and stupid ., Its a great 9mm platform.

    1911. Durability, relyability, time tested & proven, it has a nice ergonomic feel with a single action trigger, most importantly its as American as apple pie!, Its a great .45 platform.

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    1911.

    Just because, IMO, it's the best platform for the job.

    Of course cost wasn't the factor, I have in my 1911's what you would have in a half-dozen Glocks.

    It's what I like, what I shoot well, practice with consistently and trust most, all in one package.
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    I chose a Kimber Compact CDP, out of the magazine advertisement. It was love at first sight, but I wanted to make sure it wasn't just spit and polish. I went to gun shows and asked about Kimber, and heard nothing but high praise. When I finally bought one for myself, and broke it in for some time, I showed it to a friend who'd been around guns longer than I have. He said for the money I spent I could not have gotten anything better.

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    a smith chief's special because I am called "chiefs-special-guy" and it would be weird if I carried a Glock...
    Seriously, older Smith revolvers are completely reliable, shootable, and beautiful. The special is easily carried in my coat pocket or owb small holster.
    Nothing to remember under stress- just aim and pull the trigger. Nothing to forget to do if it comes to it. Which I hope it won't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shekkian
    I chose a Kimber Compact CDP, out of the magazine advertisement. It was love at first sight . . . . He said for the money I spent I could not have gotten anything better.
    I am SO envious! That is such a sweet gun. Once my credit cards heal up a bit, it's next on my list.

    I live in Florida, so have two 'regular' carry guns:
    .40 Springfield XD for cooler weather (jackets/coats) and car carry. It's a bit large for in-the-pants carry, but just feels good in my hand. Very accurate.
    .45 Para Nighthog for the other 9 months. Easily concealed (about the same size as the above-mentioned Kimber), shoots well, and a nice trigger.

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    I bought a Sig 229 .40 because I think it is the perfect pistol..I just bought a Colt Agent .38 from a friend..I may even carry it
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    Been carrying my CZ-2075 RAMI .40 caliber for some time but recently switched to a Glock 23. Out in the yard, it's my Ruger SP-101 .357 magnum. I always consider reliability the main factor in any of my guns and these three are outstanding.
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