Walther P99 AS
Favorite hand guns:
629, 686, & 642. Needless nto say I am a Smith guy and a revolver guy.
Walther P99 AS
1911 .45 ACP, with at least 3 different basic sizes to choose from. If you can put your first rounds on target, the need for high capacity is greatly over-rated, unless you are attacked by a street gang or an angry mob. A single-stack 1911 allows for multiple hits on multiple targets without a reload, and also has plenty of knock-down power to make those hits count. With fast reload capability and a second magazine, you can really lay down some serious heat.
My favorite is the MP 40 FS. If I need smaller, the Ruger SR40c does the job.
Of the following full-size pistols I currently own, the FNP-9 is my favorite carry piece:
S&W 5906: Great DA/SA pistol. It is equipped with a magazine safety, external hammer, and a safety/decocker. But I find it is a bit heavy for concealed carry.
S&W 915: Lighter, less expensive version of the 5906, It is also equipped with a magazine safety. This was my first full-size concealed carry piece.
Taurus 24/7: This is the original DAO stryker-fired version, which has proven to be reliable. It is a bit too thick and heavy for me to comfortably carry concealed though.
Taurus PT-99: Great range pistol. But I find it's too large and heavy to carry concealed.
Taurus PT-38S: Only holds ten rounds. Carry ammo is expensive, and is still rather obscure North of the Rio Grande. The ergonomics are also wrong for me.
Ruger SR40: This is a solid, yet sleek design in a larger caliber. But I'm not comfortable with the safe action trigger, unless I use the manual safety, which I don't like doing. Even though it is fully adjustable, the rear sight is too small for my taste.
FNP-9: It possesses all the positive qualities of a carry pistol that I personally require. I'm completely confident with it. It is DA/SA, relatively light, yet accurate. It has an external hammer, and is decock only. It has no magazine safety, is equipped with clear three dot sights, and the ergonomics suit me.
The FNP-9 is my preferred choice to carry comfortably IWB, or in a shoulder rig. The other pistols work just fine for carry OWB.
I think this type of poll has been done before, but what the heck, I voted for the Beretta...I'm kinda bias here. I believe that the 92F based pistol has the perfect balance between form and function, and it most certainly has the lines only an Italian sports car could have. JMHO.
My favorite auto is the P226 in 9mm. Hands down the most comfortable and reliable gun i've ever owned.
The SP2022 in 9mm is a very close second. A little lighter and smaller than the P226 but also about half the cost. The 2022 has been exceptionally reliable over 5000 so rounds.
If you want to talk about revolvers then my choice for carry is the SP101 in .357. A little much bang but very controllable when running .38's
Selected none of the above. I love my Sigs, P220 in .45, P225 in 9mm, P239 in 9mm. And a Colt 1911 in 45. The P220 is my carry piece, but I'm waiting to see how I like my Eaa Witness in .40, which I just acquired.
Springfield micro compact operator gets my vote. Lightweight, slim, surprisingly accurate, absolutely wonderful trigger, carry bevel treatment, sharp but very controllable recoil, and very concealable. Pretty expensive and required a polish job so as to feed 240 grain hydrashoks smoothly, but shot everything else I threw at it perfectly.
My latest gun - Sig Sauer P229 SAS GEN 2.
I did not vote because my favorite gun is not on the list. In the 650$ range you can't go wrong with an HK USP40 V3 they are extremely accurate light guns with a smooth trigger pull and plenty of stopping power in the unfortunate event that you would ever have to use it for self defense. I pray that I never have to be put in that situation bit in the case that I am I fully trust my USP. Also there are plenty of other guns if I were you I would try going to ranges that rent guns and try a few out find the one that works best for you I don't buy guns that I don't absolutely love.
Ruger P89. Runs 250 - 350. I can carry mine iwb with my shirt tail out or one size larger
I have found 10 - 20 rd mags. Very reliable and accurate.
Any Glock, but specifically the 19 - good all-around carry/duty pistol
My vote has since changed... Guess what I would vote for now
a lil biased opinion there huh Shipwreck
CZ 75. There are a ton of sweet guns out there but my CZ 75 just feels too perfect.
Limited to 9mm and $650 or less, I voted for the CZ75. The CZ 75 Compact makes a better CCW, IMO. I picked up my Ruger SR1911 for $649 OTD. The 1911 is a great platform and their are quite a few companies who offer good entry-level guns. Most are .45 ACP, but there are a few who make 9mm versions.
I'm also a fan of the S&W M&P 9c and Shield and their revolvers, especially the j-frames. The Glock 19 is always good-to-go. Ruger makes some great CC guns, including the SR9 and 9c, the LC9, the LCR 38 or 357 and the SP101.
I also like Springfield's XD & XDm lineup. FN makes the FNP9, which is a great full size gun. And, I also like the Sig Pro SP2022. I picked mine up new for $400 and it even had factory night sights. It's a pretty heavy gun, but accurate as Hell.
I have three guns currently in my CC rotation - Ruger SR1911, S&W Model 38 Airweight and a Glock 31.
My advice is to go to a range that rents guns and try some of the ones that interest you.
Feg p9. Or used browning p35 hipower. Gotta love the feel of these.
1.RI compact 45--100+% reliable---small enough--super accurate. 230gr JHP
3.Bersa Thunder 40---100+% reliable---small enough--lots of fire power--accurate. 140gr
5.FNP-9 9mmm----100% reliable---lots of fire power---super accurate---just a tad to big. 147gr JHP
4.Taurus PT917C 9mm----100% reliable(sometimes the decocker wont work, but that dosen't stop function)---large mag ---very accurate---also a tad big. 147gr JHP
6.Taurus PT709 Slim 9mm----reliable, well we will see , have had extractor issues----small fits well----accurate. 124gr JHP
2.EAA Windicator 357 mag 2" bbl---100+% reliable--small easy to conceal---accurate. 125gr JHP & 158gr JHP
I shoot the Tanfoglio witness elite match, its my fav at the moment but the Beretta is a close second.
I personally am a firm believer of handling different guns, you will know when it feels right in your hand, some ranges have rentals another great choice for a real test ride. I voted CZ but it suits me.