Originally Posted by Glockpotion23
How many carry 9mm for ccw? I was thinking about maybe getting on(I carry .40 and .45acp). I seen this nice FN at the shop for under $600. I know a lot use 9's for the range but what about carrying? thoughts? suggestions?
Because I don't yet have my CCW permit here in Kalifornia, I don't yet carry. But the gun I have bought, and selected for carry, is an M&P9c. I love it. Such a sweet shooter.
When I lived in NC my CC piece was a Taurus PT140 in .40 S&W. Not a terrible budget gun, but there's a reason why I chose to no longer carry it.
I definitely prefer shooting the 9mm nowadays. The defense ammo we have bought for it is Hornady Critical Duty. Bought it in the midst of this shortage. I'm not sure what pre-panic prices were but we paid $25 for a box of 25. I figure for premium defensive ammo, $1/round isn't a terrible price, especially with a shortage on hands.
I don't put much stock in the caliber wars anymore. I used to, and that's why I originally opted for the .40. Now I feel like the differences, if any, are negligible at best. There are still certain rounds I don't think are adequate for social work, though.
9mm is an excellent choice for anyone because of the light recoil, which translates to faster target reacquisition, good capacity, and (in normal times) cheapness in training.
FNs are quality firearms. I'm not sure what they go for but that seems like a reasonable price to me.