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  • Glock 27 or 23 40 cals

    53 27.32%
  • Sig 220 compact

    41 21.13%
  • S&W M&P compact

    31 15.98%
  • Beretta Px4 Storm compact 40

    12 6.19%
  • Springfield XD subcompact 40 cal

    57 29.38%
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    I don't trust my life to any single machine. I trust my thought process and body to get me through difficulties by using whatever is available at any point in time. I don't currently have any of the items you listed so did not vote, but will at times have a full size M&P40 which does not drop mags unless I tell it to, or a Taurus 605 or a Ruger GP100 either on my belt or in very close proximity. I have a high degree of confidence they will go boom when I pull the trigger. That confidence has been developed over time by their individual performance during practice shoots which have exceeded 1000 successful rounds per item. The M&P which is admittedly the newest design has performed flawlessly for in excess of 7000 rounds. It's little brother, an M&P9 is now residing with my Number 1 Grandson which should tell you what confidence level it has earned after 6000 rounds. The most troublesom of the three was the GP100 but I am satisfied it has been kicked into shape.

    Whatever you end up with needs to prove itself in your hands before you carry it for personal defense.

    Good luck, stay safe and if necessary shoot straight.


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    Best for CC? The choices listed don't matter as much as:

    1. Having a CC weap. on you (1st rule in a gunfight.. bring a gun)
    2. Carrying the weapon you train with (muscle memory is everything)
    3. Training for shot placement (more important than caliber, and bullet type) and achieving consistent results (COM or CNS)
    4. Maintaining your weapon properly
    5. Using a holster/carry method that allows ready access, comfort and secure retention (level II and above not needed for civilians)
    6. Matching your carry method to your attire. And your attire to carry.

    Far too many of these posts focus on gun and ammo selection. So long as these are quality purchases, your hardware is much less important than your skills. In the right hands, even a .22 can be an adequate carry piece. Get proper training, then practice.

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    Your list gives me insufficient choices.
    I'll take an Officers' Model in .45 ACP.

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    I carry a Beretta 92FS. Why mess around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Your list gives me insufficient choices.
    I'll take an Officers' Model in .45 ACP.

    or a sixgun

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    No choices for SA only? I prefer one of those or a nice DA-SA like Bersa ( yes Bersa ) or a CZ RAMI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niadhf View Post

    or a sixgun
    First I was given insufficient choices. Now I'm given insufficient ammunition.
    Next thing you know, I'll have nothing left but a baseball bat. And my Semmerling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    First I was given insufficient choices. Now I'm given insufficient ammunition.
    Next thing you know, I'll have nothing left but a baseball bat. And my Semmerling.
    What, did you move to england?
    Seriously though i agree on the Officers (as you might guess by my avatar), but at 7+1, you don't loose much on a sixgun, and he did say reliable. They do seem to be that, no?

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    I cant vote. There aint no 1911 on there.

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    I know it wasn't on the list, but........

    Colt Combat Commander in .45 ACP.

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    I voted Sig 220 but have a 229. Sig rules!

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    I trust TAP, RACK, BANG!

    No pistol is problem free, that's why you should practice malfunction drills. But as far as the poll goes... I TAP, RACK, BANG my Glock the fastest,so I'll go with that.

    Zhur

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    the glock
    but i do not like your choices
    at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by TampaSsgt View Post
    I know it wasn't on the list, but........

    Colt Combat Commander in .45 ACP.
    +1

    That's what I carry..A commander length Para (LTC)

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    Simple...Glock.
    Longest track record.
    Simple design and operation.
    Many platforms..
    I carry a 23 an completly satified...
    Also Chuck Taylor has 300,000 rounds through his and never replaced a part....What other brand can say that?

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    A gun is a mechanical device. That said, any gun has the ability to malfunction. I have personally had 4 Glocks malfunction. Not from limpwristing, believe me. One was from a poorly made firing pin. While instructing handgun classes some years ago, I have had about every brand of auto malfunction from time to time, mostly from limpwristing, but none are foolproof. I have come to carry only two for defense. A pre-redundant safetied, bottom of the line, Kimber Custom Classic with a few mods. The other, a highly modified Ruger bobbed hammer, sp101. Amoung other things, the action is finely polished, BUT I will leave the stock hammer springs installed for a good heavy strike on the firing pin. Have seen too many misfires with guns with light aftermarket springs installed; especially when using the hard cupped CCI primers. Bottom line: a new handgun needs to be used for a long while to prove itself to be reliable. If not, then fix the things that need fixed, or tweeked until it is reliable. THEN you have a good gun. Also, a sturdy revolver is my vote for anyone that does not shoot several thousand rounds a year in practice. The S&Ws are awful pretty, but too delicate on the insides for rough use for very long; with even the large framed guns. Have never shot a Ruger apart; in fact I use the same heavy hunting load in my little 2-1/4" SP101 as I do my 6" GP100; with 180 grain Cast bullets. This load would take a S&W apart right now. Good shootin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    I have shot only 2 of them and I'll take the XP-Compack. I been to a couple of gun shows looking for a Glock or a XD and came home with a revolver. I am an old dinasour and can't get by them. Maybe in the future.
    I'm in same boat Baldy. Carry S&W J-frame EDC with TN HCP. I have nightmares that I am caught with an auto with slide that won't close on clearing drill. Comes from a bad experience under real conditions (I'm only alive because I wasn't alone at the time). Having said that, I do have a Glock 23 (w/NY1 trigger spring) that I love to shoot. Drill is same as revolver, point, pull trigger, BANG! After I get a few hundred more rounds through it with no problems, I may carry it.

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    Ilike my Glock 23 but after getting my P229 DAK for Christmas I'm beginning to carry it more.

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    XD of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    I don't trust my life to any single machine...
    Well said.

    I also am not voting because the choices, while great options, are nothing close to comprehensive. To illustrate, I have three different consealed carry options and none of them are listed in the poll. I suppose I'll just mention them here:

    -CZ P-01 9mm
    great all-round handgun with the best ergonomics I've encountered; this is my main carry piece because it is sized "just right"

    -HK P2000SK 40S&W
    while small and somewhat awkward in the hand, this is the best option I have for summer months and if needed, IWB carry

    -Sig P229 40S&W/357SIG
    a little on the heavy side, but 12 rounds of 357SIG is rather comforting; a nice fall/winter alternative to the CZ P-01

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    XD, all the way.

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    reliability made me choose glock

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    Any gun can jam. My main carry is a Kahr K9. I've fired hundreds of rounds, mostly a variety of hollow points through it & it's been flawless. I just picked up a large quantity of 3 different 9mm defensive HP's. I will fire them in my various pistols. If a pistol has a failure & it is likely the gun, I won't trust that gun for defensive purposes any more. I'll probably sell it or just keep it in the safe. I'm not very forgiving.

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    I own a P220 Compact and a P239/357Sig. These are 2 of my 4 carry pieces. Never had a FTF or FTE with either. 230gr Golden Sabers in the P220 and 125gr Speer Gold Dots in the P239.

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    I recently bought a CCW and I chose Kahr my #2 choice was CZ Rami #3 was the XD so of the ones listed I will go XD

    RCG

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