For a duty gun, money really is no object already. I carry exactly what I would anyway: Sig P320 9mm Full-size, backed by a Sig P320 9mm Subcompact and a S&W 442 .38.
I'm going to update that.My wife probably thinks I spent like money was no object acquiring what I've got.
In theory, ultimate would have to be able to carried everywhere, Glock 23 alternatively 19.
However ultimate merits carry effort, Glock 35 (or 35 with 357 Sig barrel).
Been carrying the 35 as much as the 23 lately, in the heat, in summer clothes, in a "good" area.
I want one not for carry but as a fun gun, like my Browning BDA.I think that I would go with my current preferred carry pistol, my Browning 1911-380 Compact. Several years ago I was given $2,500 and told to go buy a gun. This is what I decided on. Are there things that I would like to see a little different, of course. That said, I am happy with its overall features, however, the grips are aftermarket.
S&W .408 Tactical revolver with the xenon projector.If you could afford ANYTHING bar none, what’s your ULTIMATE concealed carry handgun?
Must not require NFA tax stamp.
I kind of prefer a phased plasma rifle in the forty watt range…S&W .408 Tactical revolver with the xenon projector.
(name the literary reference...)
Actually that just made me think of the .41mag, which I've never fired but heard things about (not good).
To the spirit of your question, ie. what would you carry that you might not due to cost, I'd have to say:
-HK P7 series (I have two PSPs, bought when affordable). The PSP and the P7M8 are phenomenal, practical, reliable, accurate, guns that carry very well. The PSP is utterly snagless to boot. The M13 and the .40SW M10 are bulkier and I've heard mixed reviews.
I had my preferred P7 nitrocarburized and put XS sights on it. New Wolff springs, then many many rounds through in training. That costs, too.
-HK45 or the compact version. Perfect blend of solid reliability and combat accuracy, so I would choose over any 1911 (which might otherwise me much nicer feeling or more accurate at the expense of reliability).
Not the most expensive, but let's just say I don't have 2 for every family member with 3+ extra mags each
Real-world example, one of my close friends would own the P7 except for cost.
Maybe also a P30 manual safety, or one of the 357SIG variants of one of the older guns.
Also have a 3" performance center SW629 ported that is a joy to shoot. Can't remember carrying it much, but that or a Scandium PD version might be another expensive carry indulgence in the right circumstance.
Definitely an option. However, with the scarcity of reasonably priced ammo, this is something I have to tackle on my own for now. I can't afford both ammo and a class right now.Best advice is to pick a quality school and sign up. I’ve now been to the Sig Sauer Academy five times. All for advanced instructor level courses. I did so, even when I was a still working educator in Miami, FL so I can attest that for those with limited finances it’s the (forgive me) “best bang for the buck!”