Want to get a compact 40 cal...opinions?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by kygator13, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. kygator13

    kygator13 New Member

    Mar 21, 2010
    I am new to this forum, but have owned a hand gun for the past 3 years. I currently have a Ruger SR9 and like it a lot, but it’s a bit big to conceal. I am really looking at a Glock G23 w/ night sights. I have only owned 1 hand gun in my life, and have never shot a .40 but what are some other pistols I should look at before I buy? All opinions welcome and thank you in advance!
  2. Airdale

    Airdale Active Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    N.W. Arkansas
    Springfield XDSC, Springfield EMP!


    DHORNE New Member

    Mar 22, 2010
    North Carolina
    I have owned a Glock 23 for 15 years now and have been nothing but satisfied with it, depends on your price range, Kimber 1911 pro carry is also nice.:D:D
  4. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Do you still have to send XDs to the factory for ANY repair? If they're still not offering parts that you can buy and do yourself, I wouldn't buy one.
  5. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    I too will be buying a Glock 23 here at the end of the month. I sold my smith .40 back in December, and need to replace it.
  6. Old Guy

    Old Guy Member

    Mar 19, 2009
    If you like the SR9 why not get an SR9C? It is more than adequate and the ammo is much cheaper! You also would be keeping the same operating platform which would help in a crisis.
  7. Tango Victor

    Tango Victor New Member

    Feb 12, 2009
  8. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I also suggest the XD subcompact. .40 s&w provides alot of extra knock down power when compared to the 9mm for about the same amount of recoil...
  9. kygator13

    kygator13 New Member

    Mar 21, 2010
    I want something in a bigger cal, i'm going to keep my Ruger, but just want a good conceal pistol as i will be getting my CCL soon.
  10. steve666

    steve666 New Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    Love my Kahr K40.
  11. noslolo

    noslolo New Member

    Oct 15, 2004
    Johnstown PA
    I love my Kahr CW40.
  12. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Taurus Millennium Prom P-140. Less than $400 and a well built pistol.
  13. MichaelM

    MichaelM New Member

    Mar 11, 2010
    I have the glock 19 which is the same size as the 23. I also have a Kahr CW9
    and i can tell you the Kahr conceals much much much better IWB. I've found if i carry, the glock doesnt conceal all that much better then my Kimber Tactical Entry 2 full size 1911 so you may want to try the pistols out in conceal type holsters you intend on using before you decide. G23 is a very fine pistol though, just something to think about. When you get your CCW you will find that if its hard and uncomfortable to conceal you will more than likely not carry which defeats the purpose of a carry gun. Just my opinion though.
  14. kygator13

    kygator13 New Member

    Mar 21, 2010
    Thanks for all of the opinions, after going to my local gun shop and looking at different guns, i bought the glock 23. I liked its size and feel the best, can't wait to shot it. Thanks again for all of the input
  15. blackcat_attilio

    blackcat_attilio Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Northern Italy
    Good gun! Good choise! I shot it: +1!;)
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