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Old 11-10-2012, 04:38 AM   #1
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Default My first gun for C&C

Have been looking around and using as many handguns as I can.
I feel that a 9mm is enough power for me.

Made a list with input from friends/comrades of what they like/dislike and why; most have good opinions and suggestions.

Still in limbo with relation of what to buy, however I really like the look and price of Sccy CPX-(1 and 2). Having read through a couple different forums and articles, I have heard both good and bad stories about Sccy. My question now is, if I bought a Sccy CPX-1(I prefer a safety) how do you distinguish a gen 1 from a gen 2 or greater?

I'll also appreciate suggestions/opinions-with-evidence for other guns

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Old 11-11-2012, 01:02 AM   #2
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I don't have any first hand knowledge of SCCY products, but I did a quick search and the Gen 1 grip should have horizontal lines while the Gen 2 is pebbled.

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Take a look at the Star Model B, a great 9mm C&R.



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Take a look at the Star Model B, a great 9mm C&R.
Jules' Winfield gun of choice hahah
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I don't really care for the 1911 style. It is functional without a doubt, just not for everyone.
also, that would be harder to conceal as I am fairly small framed.
but yeah, looks good.

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Have been looking around and using as many handguns as I can.
I feel that a 9mm is enough power for me.
Is the 9mm enough (with your expertise in shooting) of putting down a 120# wild hog or a 200# BG?

Have you looked into how many holsters are available for the SCCY?
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If you are on a low budget take a look at the Bersa Thunder .380 for about $270 also the Bersa BP9cc 9mm don't know how much experience you have in shooting. But for a 1st carry gun something from .32 acp on up to 9mm is a good choice.

You might also look at the Ruger SP101 .327 Mag which also shoots .32 ammo

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my limited experience includes practice with moving targets
.45 "scares" me, so i've been told
.22 easy enough
9mm just right
didn't like the .32 or .380

now then, played with some more guns at the local dealers
very fond of ruger sr9
feels great but its a lil big imo for C&C
sr9c is the answer to the lil big problem but never played with one
kahr K9 is another i'm fond of, just not real happy with clip size

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putting down a hog? i'll use a knife and some rope
i don't exactly live in the boonies but i am a farm hand every now and again
only ever encountered a hog once, he ran from us (3 at the time)

holsters are very important but i have not looked into one for the cpx-1

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for my budget, i would like to stay under $600

hope that answers all of this batch o' Q's

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