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Old 01-01-2012, 02:08 PM   #11
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A small 40 is gonna kick pretty good. I believe a carry gun should be something ya shoot a lot. That's why I opted for the CZ82. Small enough to carry. Heavy enough to reduce recoil. And inexpensive ammo = lots of practice.
My other carry gun is a Caz75b. I shoot the crap outa it also.

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Old 01-15-2012, 10:43 PM   #12
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A small 40 is gonna kick pretty good. I believe a carry gun should be something ya shoot a lot. That's why I opted for the CZ82. Small enough to carry. Heavy enough to reduce recoil. And inexpensive ammo = lots of practice.
My other carry gun is a Caz75b. I shoot the crap outa it also.
Hey boat man. I am the subscriber that sent in my pics of SAA. I am considering a 9mm to add to my collection. Do you think I would be happier with the CZ 75b ,Browning Hi-power, Baretta 92? I'm leaning toward the BHP more historic.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:31 PM   #13
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Always when buying a gun, try it first. Find a range with plenty of rental guns,and get a multirental pass. Bring ammo for any and all calibers you're looking at. Shoot lots. Like they said, 100 answers, 99 of them are different. YOU, are the only one who can say which one is best for you.
That said, for SD, and HD, look at .380 acp and up. Check out the plastic wonder guns. Glock m&p, xd etc...

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Hey boat man. I am the subscriber that sent in my pics of SAA. I am considering a 9mm to add to my collection. Do you think I would be happier with the CZ 75b ,Browning Hi-power, Baretta 92? I'm leaning toward the BHP more historic.
A couple of years back I faced the same choice. I went to a shop that had all three in stock and got the one that felt best to me. All three great guns and I will probably end up getting all three eventually. I've had the cz75b for a few years now and shoot 100 rounds through it every two weeks. I have never had any malfunctions of any kind, so thus far it has been 100% reliable. It is by far my favorite handgun to shoot. I did pick up the cz 83 recently and it is good if you want a range .380. More expensive to shoot. The other guns are great too, though.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:08 PM   #15
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Consider a Ruger GP100 or S&W 686 with a 6" barrel. Both are reliable and accurate. 357 mag is the gold standard for home defense and they'll shoot 38 spcl for plinking. GP100 is less money built like a tank, 686 is a bit lighter and more refined. Neither are ideal for ccw.

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Thanks I really appreciate all the advice. I think I'm going to get a small .40 semi auto. My state is a conceal and carry and semi autos are better for carry
If your looking for a small .40 semi auto .I would recommend a Sig 239 but thats just my preferance .My advice is shoot as many differant one's as you can and go with the one you like best .
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Also, the Ruger SR9 & SR9c are good ones.

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Consider a Ruger GP100 or S&W 686 with a 6" barrel. Both are reliable and accurate. 357 mag is the gold standard for home defense and they'll shoot 38 spcl for plinking. GP100 is less money built like a tank, 686 is a bit lighter and more refined. Neither are ideal for ccw.
Also a great choice, although I never end up shooting 357. Shooting .38 out of a .357 makes for a fun day at the range.
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Also a great choice, although I never end up shooting 357. Shooting .38 out of a .357 makes for a fun day at the range.
I always shoot .357 out of my sp101, but im a bit of a firepower/recoil junkie. I like putting high power/HD loads in it and hanging on for the ride. Just something about that mini explosion when I pull the trigger puts a smile on my face
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Thanks I really appreciate all the advice. I think I'm going to get a small .40 semi auto. My state is a conceal and carry and semi autos are better for carry
If you've settled on a .40 compact, may I suggest renting or at least handling Glock 23 and 27, and also Ruger SR40c. I feel the .40 is the perfect carry round, and the G23 the perfect thrower.

But as usual, to each his own!
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