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LouisianaChessie
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re: Help me find my next carry pistol


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EMP

Oooh didn't think about that. BP that would be a good one. I wonder if the .40 would cycle the gun more reliably?






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Bleeding purple
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Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
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re: Help me find my next carry pistol


EMP is too tall.

Height is very important. I carry in my boot sometimes and too tall of a grip makes the gun hard to fit. Ruger SR40c looks good too.






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LouisianaChessie
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Baton Rouge, LA
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re: Help me find my next carry pistol


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SR40c

Is a double stack. Check out the M&P9c if you're willing to go double stack.






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bapple
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Capital City
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re: Help me find my next carry pistol


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Is a double stack. Check out the M&P9c if you're willing to go double stack.


Yep. The SR40c is a double stack.

But it is nearly dimensionally identical to my SR9c. The only real difference is that the slide is slightly beefier. So that may add a little less than an inch in height.

I think the XDs or Shield will do the trick just fine. I also really like my Kahr CM9, which is also made in a CM40 and CM45. But it doesn't have any safety features - just a long trigger.






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Bleeding purple
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re: Help me find my next carry pistol


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Veritas vincit
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re: Help me find my next carry pistol


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quote: Springfield XDs Closest thing to covering his checklist that I can think of...



Plus they are relatively easy to find now too.






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bapple
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re: Help me find my next carry pistol


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Got her.







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mikeytig
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NE of Tiger Stadium
Member since Nov 2007
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re: Help me find my next carry pistol


quote:

sig p938


I know its easy to carry but it it not easy on the hands to shoot. You can barely get two fingers on the grip.






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Gaston
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Dirty Coast
Member since Aug 2008
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re: Help me find my next carry pistol


I know no one buys those for range guns, but size matters for ease of use. Seems like if you were going to get into a shite situation armed you'd want something with a positive grip and super easy controls, or at least something you've practiced with a ton.




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TigerOnThe Hill
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Member since Sep 2008
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re: Help me find my next carry pistol


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Prefer at least one manual safety along with an intergraded grip safety.


If by this you mean the gun should have a grip safety, ala the 1911, then your choices are basically limited to the Springfield XDs series or the 1911. To get a light weight 1911, you'll have to go w/ an alloy frame. Doing so will cost additional $$. I know that Kimber and S&W make alloy frame 1911's and I'm sure there are others.

If indeed the safety issue is negotiable, you can look at the S&W Shield (no grip safety), Beretta Nano, Kimber Solo, Ruger LC9 and Walther PPS. The Kahr series (CM9, CW9, CW45) would be good choices except they have neither an external safety lever nor a grip safety.

I handled my first XDs (it was the 9mm) last Thurs in Monroe and was impressed. It fit my hand very well. Looked like a quality gun. The blued version was $600 while the bi-tone was $660.






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Ole Geauxt
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KnowLa.
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Help me find my next carry pistol


Bp,, i sure like my new little LC9,,, feels good in pocket and hand,,
But, i havent read the thread yet,,,,






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Bleeding purple
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Athens, Texas
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re: Help me find my next carry pistol


As usual a plethora of good advice. I need to go hold and shoot some guns in this new list.





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LSULEFTY
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Youngsville, LA
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Help me find my next carry pistol


The XDs would be perfect for you. No manual safety, but it does have the grip safety and the trigger safety.





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