Ok I'm sorry for late reply back to this thread, been working long hours lately, ill I was mad for the OG post being deleted for whatever reason. Let's try this again.
I'm looking for a lightweight CC semi-auto handgun, yes best ideal way is to test shoot every handgun available....but can't do that nothing like that around here so I'll have to just hold it.
I already have 3 handguns, none that I'd choose or want for a CC.
- Taurus .44 mag revolver, enough said
- Taurus .40 semi, its ok
- Beretta 9mm, older M9 that's DA
Since I've already mentioned Glock, not a fan for 1 & only 1 reason too ! ....to a point of Hate any guns that have this feature. The little nubs for takedown to break it down and clean, too difficult to deal with - if they sold oversized takedown button I may reconsider a Glock style, if not then Never again (had a S&W Glock style, sold it)
Caliber - I'm going to say 9mm, I'm open to better suggestions though at the same time...
- Bigger caliber, yes more knock down power + more physical weight to carry, so that's a hard sell
- Smaller caliber than 9mm, ? I Don't know explain to me to sway from the 9mm..... .380 or ?
a good lightweight handgun in a .40 ?
I'll take a hard pass on the .22, sure it could get the job done. But do you hunt your deer, elk, moose, buffalo with pellet airgun ? If not why don't you ? It has been proven pellet airguns can kill all those animals. Do you see why I'm comparing these together ? Just because something can get the job done doesn't mean it's ideal to use outside of perfect scenarios.
- Needs to be a mass produced caliber that is available in the USA easily, so those odd ball calibers are kind of out.
Doesn't matter if its the best shooting heat seeking goes around corners caliber, if I can't buy it anywhere its worthless !
CC sights. I'd prefer iron sights have night sights on them or be able to buy aftermarket.
This is new to me, I heard that some of these red dot sights are motion activated to save battery, is this true ?
They turn on when pulled from holster & over a time shut off, can you count on them to turn on ? aside from dead battery.
Do they make CC holsters for handguns with red dots ?
Still want night sights for backup no matter what, no batteries.
Rails I want ! - under barrel for light or laser ( leaning more towards light use) though for CC do they make a holster for these added options ? then the extra weight.
top rail to allow red dot sight if want
The aged old question...... Price !
How much are you willing to spend ?...... How much are you all willing to contribute to my Go Fund Me page ?
I'm just messing with you all
I'm not like that, worked/ responsibilities since 12 yrs old that paid something.
Though to put a price on it, I'll say around the $750 mark either way , you show me a handgun with what I want under that price I may be swayed to buy it.... you show me a $1000 handgun that has what I want etc... I may be swayed to buy it too. I have a feel you understand what I'm saying, give me the gun I want.... the price is negotiable.
Another thing is the safety options, not much of a fan of click safety especially since its a CC handgun.
Am I worry to think this way ?
Also a Southpaw, to take into account for the handgun too, ambidextrous is a plus though a righty handgun is not out of the question ( all mine are righties) Just a lefty living in a right hand world, make do and adjust end of story.
Out of all my guns I've had or have, only 1 was a true lefty = since a bolt action hunting rifle bought.
I've looked a some FN, Sig's, S&W, ?
then the question of who/ what is Shadow Systems , are they any good ?