Originally Posted by hq357
I own a glock 19 but it doesn't really have a safety on it. I dont have a ccw permit yet, so it feels a little awkward open carrying sometimes. i dont like the attention, while im pumping gas i will leave it in the car and go and get snacks but im always worried my girlfriends will get curios and pick it up take it out of the holster and not know a round is chambered and have an accidental discharge also the interior of a car in mid july reaches about 200 degrees and im worried about my glock polymer melting i know it sounds silly but ive heard it can happen in the arizona dessert and i just want to be safe. so basically im looking for a gun thats almost like a glock, has a safety, made of steel and is capable of holding 17 rounds or more and be under 700$ any suggestions will be much apreciated
A gun that might work for you is an Astra A-100. It's a copy of a SIG 226, except it has a steel frame. It has a Hammer drop safety and 17 rnd mag. And it's cheap. That being said, a good car gun is a revolver. No 'cocked and locked' no hot cases flying around inside the car and getting lost (up until it's exhibit A in your road rage trial) No racking the slide, no stove-pipe, no jam. If you cant do the job with 6....17 won't make much more difference than more noise.
PS You already have a permit, it's the Second Amendment. When you carry keep your 'nose clean' (don't be an idiot)......Oh, don't show or tell your friends you are carrying. Drop a nice little .38 snubby in your pocket and go get gas and a snack.