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Okay gun maniacs,

I am looking for a new carry gun. I want an auto, probably a 9mm. I have been leaning toward a Cougar, but am totally open on the matter. Here are the bullet points I am looking for:

-Steel frame. Makes for a thinner gun
-Light weight
-No silly magazine disconnects, open chamber indicators, or other NRA approved PC crap
-A HAMMER. No striker guns
-A hammer that can be cocked for SA 1st shot
-Total lack of safeties. I do not like failure points
-Something that does not require a loan

Ideas?
 

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Get the Taurus PT 1911. It's heavy and hard as hell to hide but it looks freakin cool.


 

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rp_cavanaugh said:
Okay gun maniacs,

I am looking for a new carry gun. I want an auto, probably a 9mm. I have been leaning toward a Cougar, but am totally open on the matter. Here are the bullet points I am looking for:

-Steel frame. Makes for a thinner gun
-Light weight
-No silly magazine disconnects, open chamber indicators, or other NRA approved PC crap
-A HAMMER. No striker guns
-A hammer that can be cocked for SA 1st shot
-Total lack of safeties. I do not like failure points
-Something that does not require a loan

Ideas?
RP, you really know how to narrow the playing field....I was going to recommend the Kahr CW9, beause:
-It is thin
-It only weighs 17.7oz with mag
-no mag disconnect
-no manual safety
-I only paid $399 for mine.
-even though it only has a 3.6" barrel, it is super accurate at 20 yds.

drawback from your list:
-Polymer frame....slide is brushed stainess steel
-striker fired
-no hammer DAO
 

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steel frame and no safties, no mag disconect, and a hammer is a tall order has me scratchin' my head........

metal frame and no safties in 9mm----the sig series

specifically, the sig 225/p6 series which are very nice. Flat single stack magazine, 8 rd capacity, no safties, no mag disconnect. Bit easier for ccw than a double stack. my Sheriff ordered one for $269.00. Came in an honest 90% condition with two mags and a holster. I've seen them on the net in various conditions for used at $250.00, to like new unissued for around $400 (cdnn investments)

here's a link to one outfit http://www.centerfiresystems.com/sigsau ... g-225.aspx

this where he got his----not bad with a $20 transfer fee to the ffl and no tax as it was out of State purchase....

 

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Ruger KP95DC will come close...if you don't think the grip frame's thin enough....Kahr Elite 9mm......
 

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tough call.

Springfield EMP comes to mind, but it has safties, and would require a loan :?
 

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almost forgot---you can also find some used or like new ruger p-93's in decocker version---which is a metal frame p-95 more or less.................if ya want high capacity.........
 

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Velvalco, I handled an EMP yesterday....that weapon just feels right....two things I didn't like about it....the sites were totally black, front and back, so I could not get a site picture, and the tag said $1285.00......way beyond my budget.....
 

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Velvalco, I handled an EMP yesterday....that weapon just feels right....two things I didn't like about it....the sites were totally black, front and back, so I could not get a site picture, and the tag said $1285.00......way beyond my budget.....
yeah i know, i fondeled one at my local store, nice nice weapon. But with that price, momma would have MY hide on the front porch and the new carry piece in her holster.

She's wanting a colt defender, cheaper but still up there in price.
 

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My neighbor's got a .40...said it was available in 9mm, too, by FN-makers of the Browning...like none I've seen before..slim steel frame...hi-cap mag....you push down on the de-cocker lever and it cocks the hammer....real easily...if you don't fire...you just push the hammer down manually.....so you carry it hammer down...it comes in an FN box with a Browning owner's manual...go figure.....I've always loved the Hi-Power---even being a lefty---the magazine disconnect is real easy to drop out and this might be what you're looking for...I have no idea the model # but I could get another look at it if you need.....
 

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rp - look to the left, just a little.
 
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