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Old 12-29-2011, 08:48 PM   #11
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Walther PPS if you can afford it. All these other suggestions are very good too. The Walther is A LOT slimmer than the Springfields or Glocks if you're worried about printing.

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Old 12-30-2011, 01:37 AM   #12
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Ruger sr40c is a great choice

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I have a beretta px4 full size .40 that I love. Feels great in the hand, is real accurate, recoils like the m9, and comes with 14 round mags here in Georgia.

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Sig p239 had one traded for a new glock 27 regret that one.

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I agree with most who added to this thread. I can't say which is the best but Springfield armory got it right with the XD models. Their s&w .40 compact is a nice one for the following. If you are going to carry and conceal, it has a low profile. Most XD's have two mags, one has a low round capacity and the second has an extender which has a high round capacity and a better grip. Glock has a similar model too. It all comes down to your needs. Go to your local gun shop get a feel on the different models.

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I can give a 5 star rating to 3 I've had. CZ75B, S&W M&Pc and Glock 23. Never an issue with any of them.

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FNX40 probably the sleeper in all of the recommendations. PX4 and the XD are also great choices. Remember your side arm is for close in personal protection, be sure to select a weapon that you trust and shoot well. Enjoy the selection process, try them all, nothing worse that gun buyers remorse...

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I had a chance to fire a Springfield EMP 40 w/ 3" barrel using Reminton UMC rounds, the fire rate was smooth & accuracy superb. My current one is a Ruger P91 w/ 4.9" barrel again smooth rate of fire & superb accuracy but a tad heavy for carry use. My next one w/ probably be a Bersa Thunder 40MP Ultra Compact it'll be my carry weapon. I have a friend I bowl w/ who has a Sig P250 and he has MAJOR jamming issues w/ it he said he can't get through a full clip w/o having to clear it three times. I'm not raggin on Sig I think they have great weapons but his so far isn't one of them.

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FNX40 probably the sleeper in all of the recommendations. PX4 and the XD are also great choices. Remember your side arm is for close in personal protection, be sure to select a weapon that you trust and shoot well. Enjoy the selection process, try them all, nothing worse that gun buyers remorse...
Well there is one thing worse, seller's remorse.

Pay $500 for a handgun, get $400 cash or trade for it, then decide you want another one & find the price has gone up to $600!
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I guess that is why I have never sold a firearm! I've been married to the same woman for 38 1/2 years and I have a few that have been around longer than her!

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