Keltec PF9, Glock 19 9mm, or Sig Sauer .45 P259?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by Nate882004, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Nate882004

    Nate882004 New Member

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    I'm looking for my first handgun, other than my old .22 revolver, and I'm down to the KelTec PF9, Glock 19 9mm, or the Sig Sauer .45 P250. I have narrowed down to these based on forums, YouTube, friends, and looking at them in gun shops. What do you think? Any other suggestions?
     
  2. Nate882004

    Nate882004 New Member

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    I am looking for this to be my concealed carry gun.
     

  3. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I can't recommend anything without manual safeties, so I'll leave plenty of nice guns out due to that. These suggestions are based on the pieces you've already mentioned...

    9mm options (all can be bought new or used and are still manufactured):

    - Ruger SR9C ~$500 (short pull DAO)
    - Taurus PT709 Slim ~$425 (short pull DA)
    - Bersa Thunder Pro CC ~450 (DA/SA)
    - Sig P938 ~$700 (1911-like SAO)

    45acp options:

    - RIA/Metro Arms American Classic Commander 1911 ~$650

    My prices may be off a bit, just what I can recall from last time looking at them all.
     
  4. miget63

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    I'd stay away from the Kel Tec unless money was the issue. Have heard to many horror stories and you can't run +P ammo through them. I have a Glock 19, a Sig P220 compact and a Taurus 709 slim and am confident carrying any of them.
     
  5. rifleman1

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    i would keep it between the sig or the glock, shoot both and see what one fits your needs and your hands.
     
  6. Nate882004

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    I really think I'm gonna get the Glock but right now you just can't find them anywhere but Gunbroker.com and they're going for $700+.
     
  7. juststartin5272

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    If you like the p250 in .45 you may be interested in the sp2022 its 9mm or. 40 also price right around $400. Another option could be the Smith sd9ve, very very similar to the g19 with a $200 less price
     
  8. John_Deer

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    Don't buy a kel tec. I have 2 that work great but I went through hell getting them to work. Personally I can't handle a glock. The chances of shooting your self in a struggle are far to great.
     
  9. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Sig p250, or from what I have used. SA XDs-45, Sig p938, Kimber SOLO, Glock 19 or 26, Kimber ultra crimson 3 inch 45acp. Then the Colt Mustang 380 as a bug. Good luck!!
     
  10. Nate882004

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    Lots of great advice but I've got one more I need some opinions on, the Springfield XD9 compact. What do you think of that? Especially compared the others we've talked about.
     
  11. BeyondTheBox

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    I'm not sure on this but I though the XD series don't have manual safeties, so I'm back to where I began. That said I also found them to be exceedingly wide at the grip and uncomfortable. Not sure if they're double stack, maybe this model is different, really not sure. Something to think about though...
     
  12. Nate882004

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    The XDM 9mm compact is composite with double stacked stainless steel mags with a grip safety, loaded chamber indicator, and locked firing pin indicator, and has ambidextrous mag release button. I like them but I'd like to know others' opinions.
     
  13. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Talking apples, oranges and grapes. An alternative on the 9mm would be the Ruger SR9c at around $400. A light weight 45 carry would be th XD45s or the Glock 36. I had a modified Keltec p11 that was absolutely reliable but stupidly traded it for a PF9 that was not reliable and not much fun to shoot. I now have an SR9c and a G36. What state are you in?
     
  14. Nate882004

    Nate882004 New Member

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    I live in NC. Laws aren't real tight here. I like it. I think I want to stick with the 9mm.
     
  15. Nate882004

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    Ok. So I bought a Glock but went with a 26. Held a sub compact and liked it so I decided that'd be easier to conceal than the 19. Thanks for all the advice guys.
     
  16. juststartin5272

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    I would suggest changing the sights to some type of combat sight like x's big dots. With short sight radius it will make it much easier to acquire targets that way. And be sure to get some practical training with it. Just going to the range and shooting at paper is only a small part of a real life encounter
     
  17. Nate882004

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    Well, I am planning on setting up some targets behind my house to practice with. Got a nice "bowl" area with a dirt mound behind it and no houses for close to a mile behind that.
     
  18. freetobefree

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    Make sure you consider width for a concealed carry... the single stack v double stack is about an 1/8 of an inch give or take... makes a difference... I carry the keltec pf9 now... its a good little gun... easy to carry...