new carry gun suggestions

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by rurak, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    So ive been carrying an lc9 for a while but it just doesn't fit my hand very well. I like the feel of the m&p shield but I am asking you guys for some other suggestions. I like 1911's but I cant conceal a full size. Thanks in advance for your input.
     
  2. sdiver35

    sdiver35 New Member

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    I would recommend the shield. My wife has one and I am about to sell my Sig 938 and carry a shield. The 938 is just a little too small for my hands.
     

  3. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    Shield's my EDC, highly recommend it. Your only trouble might be finding one.
     
  4. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    They have them on armslist in my area....... @ $700 a piece! WTH!
     
  5. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    With ammo prices jumping I would stay with the 9mm for the time being. You can find 9mm ammo at reasonable prices. My brother prefers a 45 acp. He is a casual shooter who usually picks up his ammo at Academy or Walmart. He hears about the great deals I get on 9mm ammo so he called me in search of ammo. I almost had a cow! I can buy full house 357 ammo for the price of 45 acp ammo.
     
  6. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    Glad I've already got one. I like it, but not that much.
     
  7. Stillersfan

    Stillersfan New Member

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    I have both and would suggest the Shield..
     
  8. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    My lgs has them for around 400 $. Not in stock but guaranteed price
     
  9. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    Look into the Springfield xds. The grip of the gun is very much like that of a 1911. I bought one a few months ago and am very happy with my purchase.
     
  10. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    I forgot to mention I'm in the people's republic of Massachusetts! I think Springfield doesn't comply in mass
     
  11. mountainman13

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  12. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Recently sold a Shield to a friend and I was unimpressed with the quality. The frame looked like cheaply molded plastic. The slide fit to the frame was also pretty poor in my opinion. I could hold the gun up and see daylight in several places between the frame and slide looking from the side.

    If you are considering a 1911, take a look at the Colt Defender in 9mm.
     
  13. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    Is the defender full size? What is the price point?
     
  14. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Defender is a compact size. Check Buds Gun Shop and Gunbroker for prices. Or call some local gun shops.
     
  15. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    Ok. Thank you
     
  16. scrops

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    Lawmen's in Raleigh, NC sells them for 324.99. When they'll actually have one in stock I don't know, but they're taking orders at that price.
     
  17. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    EDC is XDM9-c

    I'd buy a shield if I didn't already have two of these.
     
  18. BeyondTheBox

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    Why? Is it size only, the shield is taller which allows for more fingers on the grip?

    Or are you just one of those that actually like DAO triggers for some reason?

    I could never fathom trading a gorgeous piece of SAO perfection like a Sig 938 for a plastic hunk of DAO blugh of any maker, ever.

    Granted of the DAO trigger types I do like S&W as much as Glock and Ruger SR series, but that's just insane to me. A longer trigger stands in complete opposition to the concept of self protection.

    I'd love to know more about why some people, two in this thread alone, would do such a thing...
     
  19. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have the shield and it is my carry gun unless I am going to pocket carry, when I use my S&W snubbie. The shield is comfortable to hold, manageable recoil, I like the trigger and thin enough to be an easily concealed carry. It is a little smaller then my SR9c, a little lighter, and a more comfortable carry.

    I have liked the Shield since I first shot it. I was not looking for a gun when a LGS sponsored a come and shot one sale, I liked it immediately and bought it. I did not get it for the prices some are seeing, it was, and remains in Orlando $449, but I am very happy with it.

    That said, a buddy has the Sig 938 and really likes that.
     
  20. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    What kind of a holster do you use for the shield?