My wife and I have recently been discussing getting our ccw and I found this forum in my searching/learning process.
Although I've been wanting my ccw for years, it has taken a bad situation to bring my wife around. Her little sister, 18yrs old, has decided that she is in love with a convicted child sexual predator twice her age . With her not thinking clearly and him having the potential of knowing about my 2 pretty little girls and where they live, we've decided it's time to make sure we are protecting our family the best we can.
We've decided to each get a 9mm so that we only have one caliber to worry about for now. My dream gun is the Springfield XD-9, my brother has one and I fell in love with it, especially after reading the 20,000 round test. But for now, if we're going to be getting 2 guns, car safes and concealed holsters, we decided we need to get the lowest priced 9mm that we can bet our lives on.
From my research, I believe that the Kahr CW9 is a gun we can depend on, and I have found it new for $100 less than the XD-9. That gives us $200 to spend on accessories (ie holsters and safes) before we've even reached how much we would have spent just for the 2 XD's. I can always upgrade later as well.
If anyone has any advice on cost effective car safes or IWB holsters, we'd appreciate it. Right now the price is VERY important. Hopefully we can upgrade equipment later.