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    Default Help choosing 9mm

    I am looking for a new 9mm pistol. I have narrowed it down to the glock 19, glock 17, m&p9, m&p 2.0 full size or compact, and xdm. I want something I could carry concealed but will mainly be a range/home defense gun. Open to pros and cons of each.

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    Default Re: Help choosing 9mm

    Let's break down your list: Glock 17, M&P full size (either gen), XDM full size are all full size guns, Glock 19, M&P compact and XDM compact are compact guns. Which maker you choose will come down to which ever 'fits' you best. Each is a decent piece and it is a Ford vs Chevy kind of pick.

    Try each one and see which feels the best in your hand and points most naturally. If you can find a range that rents each, try shooting each and see how you like them and how well you can shoot them. Pick the one that comes out on top.

    If you want to carry concealed either size will work, but the compact models will be easier to hide as a rule. You need to decide how deep you want to carry: inside the belt (IWB) outside the belt (OWB) or another way. None of these are good candidates for pocket carry. Good luck and have fun making the decision.
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    Default Re: Help choosing 9mm

    GLOCK 19 ! Everything you want it to do and more !

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARINE DIVISION TWO View Post
    GLOCK 19 ! Everything you want it to do and more !
    I concur.

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    Default Re: Help choosing 9mm

    I boycott Springfield so that's all I have to add. Unless you are looking at a pre-owned XDM in which case it doesn't matter

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    Default Re: Help choosing 9mm

    CZ-75D PCR. About the same size, and weight as a Glock 19. Think outside the gun store box.
    Last edited by Pilot321; March 12th, 2018 at 02:08 PM.

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    Default Re: Help choosing 9mm

    H&K P30SK.
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    Default Re: Help choosing 9mm

    I like the new CZ p10c. Trying to justify buying one myself.

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    Default Re: Help choosing 9mm

    Quote Originally Posted by MARINE DIVISION TWO View Post
    GLOCK 19 ! Everything you want it to do and more !
    Another vote for the Glock 19. IMHO it's the perfect pistol at a fair price point. If I had to have just 1, it would be the G19 gen3.
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    Default Re: Help choosing 9mm

    Quote Originally Posted by ExFlyinguy View Post
    I boycott Springfield so that's all I have to add. Unless you are looking at a pre-owned XDM in which case it doesn't matter
    Agree screw Springfield and their cheap Croatian imports.

    You already answered your question. You want a concealed carry pistol that will work for HD. Glock 19 or M&P 2.0 Compact either of which will serve you well. Smith is a bit cheaper however Glock mags and accessories are more abundant and typically lower priced.

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