9mm for ccw?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Glockpotion23, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Glockpotion23

    Glockpotion23 New Member

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    How many carry 9mm for ccw? I was thinking about maybe getting on(I carry .40 and .45acp). I seen this nice FN at the shop for under $600. I know a lot use 9's for the range but what about carrying? thoughts? suggestions?
     
  2. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    I use/carry Beretta Px4 Storm Compact 9mm. :)
     

  3. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    only carry a .410 or .500, nothing else will work
    /sarc

    Bad guys don't like bleeding holes any more then good guys.
     
  4. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    EDC's an M&P Shield 9mm, loaded with modern ammo. Light, concealable, easy to handle, cheap to shoot. Practice at least once a week. Bottom line, if you're not well drilled enough to stop a threat with a 9, likely as not you won't stop it with a 40 or 45.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    let me ask you a question. which would be more important when confronting a BG and having to use a pistol for SD, the caliber or reliablity?

    the caliber debate has been just about done to death, and IMO it's a moot point. many people carry 9mm, many carry a 45, many carry a 40, and so on. what matters is being able to hit your intended target and that the pistol you carry goes bang everytime you pull the trigger.

    and carry the largest caliber, that you can hit with accurately. several hits with a 380 will trump misses with a 44 everyday.
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Thanks axxe- once again you saved me time in typing :D
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    damn Hoss, you gonna have to pick up some of the slack here, cause my fingers are getting tired!:p
     
  8. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Least you use more than ONE :p
     
  9. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    Should look into speak to type software. Lol
     
  10. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    LOL but a dam gud suggestion :)
    No- wait- I dont think that wud be gud---Thank goodness everything that i would say & but only feel like typing are WAY different & basicly censored :eek:
     
  11. therewolf

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    This is only an opinion.

    If you want to carry full-size, get a 9mm.

    If you are looking for a CCW-sized pistol,

    get a 380. Most seem specifically designed

    for CC.
     
  12. 142-Tactical LLC

    142-Tactical LLC New Member

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    I carry a Glock 22 right now (.40 S&W). I'm going to a Glock 19 soon (9mm). I love my .40, but after 15 years of carrying it, it's time to move to the 9mm. Its a smaller frame and same number of rounds. Are the biggest reasons, but it will be a hard habit to break, plus there is a lot of prep that comes with a new full time carry bun that i'm really looking forward to...
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    one word, Dragonfly!:D
     
  14. zeke4351

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    Nine is fine but I don't carry one with the soft shooting ammo like some do. I like a +P loaded with 124 grain. I do find the Liberty USM4 ammo to be very interesting from the video testing I have seen. I now carry it in my small 9mm.
     
  15. jpattersonnh

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    Believe 1/2 of what you see on youtube or read at best. I still prefer a 147gr HP in 9mm. My handloads. I always hear about intent to kill when it comes to using handloads. I don't care. If I walk away it is a good day. I also reload 135gr protected point expanding. I'm starting to gravitate towards them.
     
  16. armoredman

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    CZ SP-01 Phantom in a High Noon Down Under IWB rig with High Noon Rock Steady gunbelt. Yes, I carry this concealed in AZ heat.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    I have a couple calibers for cc but in the the same platform, kahrs. The pocket pistol and small iwb sized are 9MM useing a 124gr+P hp. The larger pistol is a 40sw
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i use the Speer GoldDot Short Barrel 124 gr. +P GDHP in my 9mm pistol. seems to work quite well as far functioning. it works, so i'll stick with it, as long as they keep making it. when they quit making it, i'll find another ammo that works!
     
  19. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    NO CALIBER WARS!!!!!!!

    I carry a H&K PSP P7 (9mm) at times, just as I carry a DW C-BOB in 10mm at times, or my Ed Brown Kobra Carry in .45.

    Depending on circumstances, I may carry a .380, or a full size 1911.

    Don't limit yourself to one firearm or one caliber for CC or SD.
     
  20. phildenton

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    ^^^^that^^^^^

    Also, thanks to advances in technology, todays bullets are designed to function a certain way, so that whether it be 9, 40, 45, rhey will do the same job (penetration & expansion, etc). So caliber wars are indeed pointless. The real question is what works for you as an individual, finding a balance of many factors that include, but aren't limited to, concealability, power, accuracy, capacity. Reliabilty is #1 and non negotiable.