What are my options?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by red ryder, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. red ryder

    red ryder New Member

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    I'm planning on picking up a new pistol in the next month or so, and i'm having a hard time deciding.

    I really want a DA/SA with a visible hammer. (I know, i know, the XD is a great gun...i just really like having that big ol hammer in front of me)

    I really like the sig p229 .40, but i would like some other options so i can shop around.

    I prefer IWB so i don't want it to be really bulky.

    I would also prefer something reliable(just has to work, everytime), that i won't mind beating up...don't want to be daily carrying some collector's gun :rolleyes:

    thanks for you input!

    -Craig
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member

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    Take a look at a CZ 75B. You can get it in .40 if you want. I had one in 9mm and it was an absolutely outstanding pistol. They are also an excellent value and priced comparably to the XD's etc..
     

  3. red ryder

    red ryder New Member

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    CZ-USA -> CZ P06

    this looks like what i'm looking for.

    acouple questions. with the decocker...is it the same design as the Sig that when you release the hammer with the decocker it returns the gun to DA or are you left with a dead trigger?
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member

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    I think it's a dead trigger, but I didn't have the decocker version, so I really don't know. I'm sure somebody here can tell you though.
     
  5. Stormbilly

    Stormbilly New Member

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    When you decock the hammer, you can still fire it with a double action trigger pull. It's not a dead trigger. The gun is DA/SA. I have the P-01 (same thing as the P-06, but in 9mm), and it goes into an almost half-cocked position when you decock it. This position makes for a much easier first DA trigger pull, and is just as safe as if fully decocked. The P-01 (or P-06) is probably the semi-auto that fits my hand the best. It's very comfortable, and a great shooter. I don't think you should hesitate getting it if it fits your criteria for a new gun, and if it feels comfortable to you.
     
  6. red ryder

    red ryder New Member

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    good to know. i will defiantly be trying to find one locally to check out.
     
  7. michigan0626

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    Check out EAA'S Witness. Comes in steel or polymer; full size (4.5") or compact (3.6). From $350-$500 on Bud's.
     
  8. CA357

    CA357 New Member

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    The Witness is a CZ clone. Lately I've been hearing about their frames cracking.
     
  9. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    Another vote for CZ here! I had a CZ 75 B and it was great. I'm waiting for my local gun shop to get a single action stainless one to replace it. I miss it!

    Witness pistols are very popular in Argentina because of their price, the steel framed ones seem to work fine (many IPSC shooters use them) but I've only heard bad things about the polymer framed models. I'd go for a CZ.
     
  10. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    In that arena, I would recommend both the CZ and the Springfield XD. Both are very good guns that perform the task at hand without any problems.

    Having said that, I have a P229 in .40SW that has seen, probably,5K or 6K rounds over the years. I carried it for over 8 years in Tacoma, Oakland, Dallas/FT Worth, Indy and Chicago.

    That weapon is still as stout as the first day I fired it and I can't remember there being a time that it didn't feed or go bang when I wanted it too. I have never HAD to have it go bang, but I have no worries that it would should the time ever come.....

    JD
     
  11. red ryder

    red ryder New Member

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    i'm leaning towards the p229 just because i have heard nothing but good things about it.

    maybe i'll be able to find one used for the price of the p06...

    we'll see.
     
  12. UnderFire

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    Sig Sauer makes great firearms...
    a friend of mine has the p229 chambered in .40 cal...
    carries & relies on it daily. I've shot it a few times, great pistol.
     
  13. kusterleXD

    kusterleXD New Member

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    Which pistol did you end up going with?
     
  14. Bighead

    Bighead New Member

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    The Sig P239 is the only other choice I see, unless you want to go to a 1911 lightweight commander.

    I say go with the 229 in one of the melted carry options that Sig offers.