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    Default Recommend a CC Pistol - Heading to Gettysburg Gun Show!

    I'm heading to the Gettysburg gun show this Saturday and would like to poll you guys and find out, based on my requirements, what a good CC pistol would be. My requirements are:

    1) At least a .357 or larger (SIG or otherwise)
    2) All metal frame (some polymer is okay)
    3) Barrel no longer than 3.5"
    4) Overall length no longer than 7"
    5) Hammer fired (with DA and SA)
    6) De-cocker would be nice, but not necessary
    7) Sight type, rail system, or type of finish doesn't matter

    These "requirements" are fairly loose, so feel free to fudge where you like.

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    Default Re: Recommend a CC Pistol - Heading to Gettysburg Gun Show!

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    Default Re: Recommend a CC Pistol - Heading to Gettysburg Gun Show!

    The Sig P-239 comes very close to meeting all your requirements.

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    Default Re: Recommend a CC Pistol - Heading to Gettysburg Gun Show!

    CZ 2075 RAMI in 40 S&W.

    1) .40 cal
    2) Light alloy frame
    3) 3" barrel
    4) 6.5" O.A.L.
    5) DA/SA w/ hammer and safety
    6) no decocker
    7) fixed 3-dot sight, can be replaced w/ night sights, no rails, black polycoat finish (very durable)
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    Default Re: Recommend a CC Pistol - Heading to Gettysburg Gun Show!

    Quote Originally Posted by Func1030 View Post
    I'm heading to the Gettysburg gun show this Saturday and would like to poll you guys and find out, based on my requirements, what a good CC pistol would be. My requirements are:

    1) At least a .357 or larger (SIG or otherwise)
    2) All metal frame (some polymer is okay)
    3) Barrel no longer than 3.5"
    4) Overall length no longer than 7"
    5) Hammer fired (with DA and SA)
    6) De-cocker would be nice, but not necessary
    7) Sight type, rail system, or type of finish doesn't matter

    These "requirements" are fairly loose, so feel free to fudge where you like.
    A Smith and Wesson Model 60 fits your description rather well.
    1) .357 Magnum
    2) All steel
    3) 2 inch barrel
    4) Shorter than 7"
    5) DA/SA
    6) Decocker is your thumb on the hammer, or you can put your hand in between the hammer and pin for added safety.
    7) Sights are for close range defense, no rail, stainless steel

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    Default Re: Recommend a CC Pistol - Heading to Gettysburg Gun Show!

    Quote Originally Posted by Func1030 View Post
    I'm heading to the Gettysburg gun show this Saturday and would like to poll you guys and find out, based on my requirements, what a good CC pistol would be. My requirements are:

    1) At least a .357 or larger (SIG or otherwise)
    2) All metal frame (some polymer is okay)
    3) Barrel no longer than 3.5"
    4) Overall length no longer than 7"
    5) Hammer fired (with DA and SA)
    6) De-cocker would be nice, but not necessary
    7) Sight type, rail system, or type of finish doesn't matter

    These "requirements" are fairly loose, so feel free to fudge where you like.
    How about a Kimber Stainless Pro TLE/RL II

    It's a half inch longer than your loose requirement, but it's very close to what you are searching for.

    http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/co...-pro-tle-rl-ii

    Caliber: .45 ACP
    Height (inches) 90 to barrel: 5.25
    Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 36
    Length (inches): 7.7
    Magazine capacity: 7
    Full-length guide rod
    FrameMaterial: Stainless steel
    Width (inches): 1.28
    Front strap checkering
    1913 Picatinny Rail
    SlideMaterial: Stainless steel
    BarrelLength (inches): 4
    Material: Steel, match grade
    Twist rate (left hand): 16
    SightsMeprolight Tritium 3-dot night sights

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    Default Re: Recommend a CC Pistol - Heading to Gettysburg Gun Show!

    Colt Commander in either 45 ACP or 10MM will meet all your requirements.
    Myself I have both and like the Colt Commander in 10MM.
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    Default Re: Recommend a CC Pistol - Heading to Gettysburg Gun Show!

    Thank you all for your wonderful recommendations! The Kimber and Springfield models are seriously nice, (almost like show pieces) and a bit out of my price range. I guess I should have mentioned that I looking at around a $500 budget, which I'm sure I can find something nice, regardless.

    The Model 60 and the CZ, ironically enough, are pistols I was looking at and it's great that it was mentioned again in this thread. The P239 and Commander are also great pistols, and I really like them a lot. My only problem is that they might be too expensive at the gun show, but we'll see.

    Feel free to add more recommendations and thanks a bunch!

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