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    Quote Originally Posted by Socket View Post
    I currently own a Glock 26. It's small enough to holster either IWB, hip and ankle. Glock is the only brand I really know about. What are other handguns that have worked great for you when CC? Price should be comparable to Glocks $475-600. I thought about getting a Glock 19, but really why? It's pretty close to the 26. So something with a longer barrel and bigger than a 9mm. Not some odd size ammo, but something that isn't always on backorder.
    Actually the best handgun is the one you have with you.

    I have a Glock 26 and a Glock 30 and a Glock 27 (on my Kalifornia CCW). I find myself carrying the Glock 27 the most.
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    I kinda feel it's the one that goes click, bang and repeat as required...
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    XD

    You might like the Springfield XD series. I've shot a couple and liked the way they handled. I thought the full-size 45 had a grip that was a little thick for me. The mid-size .40 was quite nice. I think my HK P2000 handles better, but it also costs a lot more.

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    It depends on what you are comfortable. For me I'm a fan of the 1911 platform. I had a Kimber Pro Crimson Carry II that I was offered enough money to make me decide to part with it and I immediately ordered a replacement Kimber. This time an Eclipse Pro II.

    My fallback is an Hk USP Compact in .40 cal. It has always been absolutely perfect and I intend to have it a very long time. I've seen the Hk's go for around 600-650$ used with a few extra goodies thrown in recently at the shops I go to.

    I had a S&W airweight 642 in .38 that I bought for a pocket gun. That ran me around 500 NIB. I'd definitely recommend those to someone looking for a pocket gun. I only had it for a week though because my little brother took a liking to it and I have a hard time telling the kid no. He's been very happy with it though.

    Best advice as I've read it here time and time again is to go to a shop or three and handle numerous pieces that catch your fancy so you can decide what fits you best.

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    There's a reason that the United States Special Operation Command (SOCOM) chose the H&K over any other brand including SIGs and Glocks.
    Somcom uses a variety of pistols including Sigs, Glock, HK, and even 1911's.

    Socket, you are asking one of the most subjective questions when it comes to guns. Someone's likes and dislikes in one pistol may be the complete opposite for another person. I have carried Sigs, XD's, Glocks, H&K's and others. While they are all great guns, they have limitations also, be it capacity, accuracy, size, etc. Personally I carry the Glock 26 like you, and find it to fit my needs quite well.

    If you want a bigger gun with a different caliber, I would say that you can't o wrong with a .45 ACP. It think you'd like the Springfield XD, which has many of the same features as a Glock.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Springer M-14 View Post
    Somcom uses a variety of pistols including Sigs, Glock, HK, and even 1911's.



    That's true.. I was refering to the fact that the H&K MK23, was officially selected over many other pistols through USSOCOM's Offensive Handgun Weapon System (OHWS) program in the 1990's.The MK23 Mod 0 was built as an "offensive" handgun for U.S. special operations forces under USSOCOM, as per request made in 1989. Military versions of the firearm have the writing "MK23 USSOCOM" engraved on the slide.

  8. The Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact is the awsomest CCW ever created.
    Walk softly and carry a Smith & Wesson M&P .40...

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    if i could open carry and didn't mind the weight i'd have to say 1911.45acp but since i can't my bursa thunder9pro ultra compact,13+1 is handy and nice small compact.

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    As you have seen, there is no clear answer to your question. What is best for one, may not be suitable to another. I have been carrying a Para Ordnance P-12 as my off-duty weapon / CCW for over 16 years. It looks kind of rough, but has never malfunctioned. And it is small enough to carry full-time. It is always there.

    That being said, I recently handled a S&W Commander-size 1911 .45ACP, built on a Scandium frame with Crimson Trace laser grips. I think I'm in love.

    But, as has already been pointed out, you need to check out as many different models as possible to find what suits you. The beauty of it is this is still America, so if you buy one particular model and later change your mind, you get to buy another...(and another and another and...). Have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricbak View Post
    I kinda feel it's the one that goes click, bang and repeat as required...
    nuff said!!!!!!

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