Just sold my CCW, any replacement suggestions??

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  1. MichaelM

    MichaelM New Member

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    Hey all,
    Just sold my Glock 19 carry weapon. Didn't intend on selling but was offered more than i paid for it and couldn't resist. Looking for a replacement, only calibers i will consider are either 9mm or .45acp.

    Heres what i've kinda broke it down to: Kimber Ultra Carry 2 or Stainless Ultra Carry 2 or maybe kahr K9.

    I like the 1911 platform, i have a kimber tactical Entry 2, but not sure how well the 3" models perform and conceal.

    My wife has a kahr CW9 and i really like the size for carry.

    Any suggestions for other guns or experience with the ones i mentioned would be appredciated!

    Mike
  2. Danwin22

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    Michael,

    I've decided to get the new Ruger SR9-C which is a compact version of the SR9.

    There are plenty of great 9mm compact autos but this Ruger is getting fantastic reviews and it looks and functions great.

    Check it out if you can, tremendous value.
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  3. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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    Kimber makes some nice 1911s for CCW. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of Kimber because of the prices. I would really suggest the Springfield EMP 1911 for a CCW. Try out the XD too. Lots of people highly recommend them.
  4. MichaelM

    MichaelM New Member

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    I really like the EMP but its way out of the price range is was looking at. really nice little gun though.
  5. marcodelat

    marcodelat New Member

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    Ever consider a milsurp CZ (vz) 82 ?

    Can be carried in condition 2"... like a 1911

    "Research" it... you'll find out some great things said about these...

    ... and the best part is that right now they can be had for right around $200! :)
  6. pythonshooter

    pythonshooter New Member

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    Don't tell my other (far more expensive) guns, but the handgun I find myself carrying most often these days is a six-shot magnesium framed Taurus .38 special. It only cost $350 (New!) but it shoots straight and very easy to carry. It does not handle .38 +P's, but I can live with that given some of the high quality HP's out there these days.

    Occasionally, I carry a Springfield .45 XD. This is just about the most comfortable .45 ACP to carry and at 13 +1 rounds, it can throw a hell of a lot of lead.

    For the most part, I prefer a revolver and I think most people would be better served by a revolver. The fact is I have never been in combat, have never been in a gunfight, never even been in all that serious a fight. Were I suddenly faced with a life and death situation, I'd like to think that I would handle it like Jethro Gibbs. Since I don't know this, however, I want a relatively simple handgun that I know will go "boom" when I pull the trigger.
    A revolver (generally) fits my needs best, and the Springfield is about a fool-proof as you can get in a semi-auto (I know a Glock is simpler, but I feel better having that grip safety).

    Don't just rule out revolvers out of hand. A lot of the best informed shooters I know carry .38's.
  7. JLA

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    If youre after a 1911 design then the Springfield EMP in 9mm is the way to go. If you want the .45 look for a Springfield ultra compact. Good choices both of them. If you miss your glocks look and feel but want to pocket some of that extra cash, snag a springfield XD subcompact in either caliber. Either way you cant go wrong;)
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    If you like glock, the 37s are cheap now and shoot 45 G.A.P. I have found all the ammo I need, 200 rounds of a target and 120 rounds of self defense ammo with realitive ease. The gun was 379 delivered and $180 for the ammo here locally. The money I saved from the 45 acp version glock more that paid for the ammo. I am very happy with the deal. Buds gun shop in lexington, Ky had the best deal on them.
  9. bob1010

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    Why only 9mm or 45acp? Personally I love the 40s&w myself. I have one of the CW40 Kahrs and it shoots great. It has a great feel and size and the 40 has better capabilities for self defense than 9's. Just something to think about. There are so many great guns out there. Just giving you one more option to have to think about.
  10. MichaelM

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    I have nothing against the .40 its just that i have cabinets full of 9mm and .45acp ammo and reloading dies for those calibers since these are the only chambered guns i've had for the past few years.
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    I carry a Springfield XD Sub Compact 9mm in a crossbreed super tuck and really like it.
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    Take a look at the CZ 2075 RAMI. Stay away from the 40 though, it's always has issues, but the 9mm is a solid, reliable and compact pistol..comes with a 10 rd mag and a 14 rd mag with grip filler. Even with 14 rd mag, it's not a big as the 19 was.

    Taurus PT909 is another that holds 17+1 in a 19 size gun.
  13. Freedom road

    Freedom road New Member

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    Try a Walther p99c or glock 23 both are great in 0.40 I personally never liked 9mm, but that's just me. My p99c has the smoothest trigger outside of custom that I have shot. Very consistent, as trigger with decocker.
  14. Freedom road

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    I looked at a cz yesterday, they look great but it was very heavy. Not sure if that is a consideration.
  15. Old Guy

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    Try the polymer framed CZ pistols. The metal frame are hard to beat for accuracy and recoil mitigation, but the polymer framed do much the same with less weight.
  16. mcw120566

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    If you like the 1911 frame, you cant go wrong with the Kimber, they are great guns. I just retired mine, and I now use the M&P compact. Its a bit lighter, and more comfortable for me. I looked at the XD's and they are a bit more bulky than the M&P was so I went that way. Also Smith has a rebate going on right now, 50.00 cash back, that made it less than the XD at the end of the day.

    I bought the .40, but they are available in 9mm also. I never checked on the .45 in a compact. I would be surprised if they dont offer it.

    Hope that helps........

    Good Shooting!
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  17. hihosilver13

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    Kahr pm9 small, light, and some punch; well made.
  18. MichaelM

    MichaelM New Member

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    Well finally setteled on a replacement. Really liked the Kahr's and looked into the EMP but in the end settled on another Kimber. Picked up the Ultra Carry 2. thanks for all the suggestions and believe me i looked up and researched just about everyone and handled alot of them at the local gun stores. The 1911 just feels right and the kimber was priced right.
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