GUN can't decide which gun to buy

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  1. Foolish

    Foolish Well-Known Member

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    It will be for cc.

    I went to the shop today considering a G26, Keltec PF9, or a S&W442.

    have concerns about the keltec reliability, but love the size

    like the glock, but would like something that could pocket and iwb

    S&W - didn't care for the sites and doesn't look like you can do much to change that


    also, they had a G38 and 39 for $379. idk much about GAP other than its a shorter, harder to find, and more expensive version of the ACP.

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    Although if you're looking for a real slim gun, the walther pps is fantastic.
     
  3. Foolish

    Foolish Well-Known Member

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    fired several 26s, and similar sized S&W revolvers (just not airweight)

    never shot a keltec, but don't know anyone that owns one and no local ranges have them as a loaner

    i'm leaning towards the 26, just didn't want to not carry in some situations where i would have with the pf9 or jframe

    I've played with a PPS, wasn't very comfortable to me

    might end up with glock and a keltec
     
  4. apman0000

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    I own and carry a S&W 642 and a G26 (obviously 442 and 642 are pretty much the same so you get the point)

    the j frame is great to carry it's so light and comfy, easy comfy, great.
    the j frame is as reliable as it gets, not much can go wrong with a s&w revolver, it just goes bang every time

    the j frame for me anyway is tough to fire tight groups at any sort of medium to long handgun distance. i feel confident i can get the job done if needed, but it's accuracy is obviously not great with a 1 and 7/8 inch barrel.

    the G26 is reliable, hell it's a glock
    i fire great groups with it, feel super confident if i ever had to use it

    the G26 is chunkier and heavier and less comfy and more difficult to conceal than the 642. I can go IWB and ankle and belly band, but no pocket carry

    so basically in my opinion

    concealment options and ease = 642
    reliability = really close to a tie, but 642
    accuracy = G26

    I love em both, i don't know if i could decide between them, if i'm gonna be out and wearing all day i go with the S&W, if i'm not gonna wear all day i go G26

    and i'm sort of crazy so i usually throw my LCP in my pocket as well now that i have that.

    just my 2 cents
     
  5. Foolish

    Foolish Well-Known Member

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    ended up going with the 26

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    Was gonna recommend Khar PM9 :o
     
  7. Foolish

    Foolish Well-Known Member

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    i liked the looks of the khar, but read too many complaints about them
     
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    couldn't go wrong with what you were considering.
     
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    Foolish Well-Known Member

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    might have to try those out

    i picked up a pearce extension, not loving it
     
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    Just for future reference. The PF-9 is a great gun, and one I carry probably 70% of the time just because I can throw it in a pocket with my pocket holster and go about my day. Much easier than strapping on the Sig P228 and MTAC. Mine has been nothing but reliable, actually moreso than my Sig.

    I've shot the G26, and it's a great gun, but you're going to have to wear it on your hip, or some location other than your pocket. I'm a big fan of the G26, and I shoot it well, but I don't own one yet. If I get one, it will replace the Sig.

    My next carry gun with be a S&W 642 though due to ability to pocket carry, reliability and "firepower".
     
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    SW 642 crew signing in. I traded an XD9SC (similar to the G26) for it. No regrets. Trading some extra firepower for the ease of concealment is well worth it. Was just a PITA to carry the XD.
     
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    442 crew here :wavey: what a little gem it is, i could conceal it in boxers

    if you havent shot a small frame/airweight 38, shoot one before you buy, very different feel some people dont like them/cant hold on to them very well :dunno:

    i have huge hands and it handles great for being such a short grip for me
     
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    keltec pf9 here, ive had mine for 2 years now, its a blast too shoot because it took awhile to shoot (D/A trigger) pretty confident that I can now blast any person of the darker persuasion away

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    most FTEs that happen with the PF9 is due to limpwristing though, I dont limp wrist anymore and the problem when away.

    I even shoot 3+ shot brass through it with lead, no FTEs
     
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    I am a fan of glocks but the 26 imo is a too thick.

    If this is an on your person every day ccw I would buy a single stack kahr 9mm or some sort.

    I have owned a PF-9 and shot it quite a bit and while they get the job done that is about it.
     
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    Do you have another gun of choice to blast people of other than the black persuasion?
     
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    m&p 9mm, but im really skinny and tall cant conceal as well :o
     
  19. Beatme

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    I am trying to decide between the XD9SC and a Ruger 380. (I am a small chick)

    Any recommendations? I have shot both and am comfortable with both. I prefer the XD9, but it is much more bulkier than the 380. My concern with the 380 is that the slide does not open after the last round is fired. Also there is no safety on the 380 and the mag only holds 6 compared to the XD holding 13. A bonus for the XD is the grip safety.

    Any advice?
     
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  20. SoonDubu

    SoonDubu The most honest moment in a man's life is the five OT Supporter

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    hmm.

    need pictures to see what type of silhouette a particular pistol would infringe up on.
     
  21. SoonDubu

    SoonDubu The most honest moment in a man's life is the five OT Supporter

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    and welcome to ot, nooblet. :big grin:
     
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    I CC a Beretta 92FS
     
  23. SoonDubu

    SoonDubu The most honest moment in a man's life is the five OT Supporter

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    wonder why a " small chick", whose name is "beatme", wants a gun.

    she said yes.
    she was asking for it.
    and then she shot me.
     

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