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    Newbie needs advice

    Hello all, this is my first post. I welcome all advice and suggestions. I'm trying to decide on my primary CCW handgun. I have a Kahr CW9, SA XD9, and a Taurus 24/7 Pro compact .45acp. I need your help on deciding the best of the three. I appreciate all of your help, Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken2925 View Post
    I have a Kahr CW9, SA XD9, and a Taurus 24/7 Pro compact .45acp. I need your help on deciding the best of the three. I appreciate all of your help, Thanks.
    First, I never recommend Taurus for self-defense*. They're fine for range use (and I like shooting my 24/7 quite a lot), but there's too many of them that fail.

    Second - The XD is a very good handgun. The compact version makes a great ccw, but I would not carry the larger standard-sized ones. However, if you don't mind hiding a larger sidearm, then you will do fine with one. Personally, if you are going that route, you should also look at the Glock 17 or 19, and the S&W M&P's, both of which I like a lot better than the XD. But you won't go "wrong" with an XD - it is after all the finest handgun to ever come out of Croatia.

    Third -- the CW is very easy to conceal, and is both reliable and accurate enough for defense use. The fact that they are also cheaper than the Glock/XD/M&P triad makes me prefer it over the other two for concealed carry. This isn't to say that it's "better" than the XD -- it's just more suitable for ccw in my particular case, and may well be in yours.....

    *the semi's anyway. Their revolvers are ok for SD.

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