I need to get a concealed carry gun, I would really like it to be a 9mm. If you (anybody) have any suggestions or comments please help! I would greatly appreciate it! :burnout:
9MM's are okay, many departments used them many years ago, when first switching from wheel guns to automatics. Today the common career criminal packs larger caliber handguns. Most departments upgraded to larger calibers, too, because of stopping power. From a law enforcement point of view, maybe you should re-think about upgrading to a .40 cal or .45 . If you need to use your gun, in self-defense or your familys defense, (God forbid)...you will want a caliber with stopping power. A chest area hit with either a .40 or .45 calibre will certainly provide you with this protection. Just my opinion on this subject.
I have the civilian version of the M9, the model 92FS. It's just a plain-jane gun, and I definitely have "cooler" guns, but every time I go shooting, the Baretta gets shot the most. It's just fun to shoot, not to mention reliable and accurate.Get a good old reliable Beretta in 9mm. Our military has used them for many years. Only complaint out of any of them was the lack of stopping power unless a head shot or other vital organ shot. Get a good reliable M&P in 9mm. Get an XD in 9mm. Check out the manufacturers website for specs.. Then go to a gun shop and personally check them out...Handle them. See if they have a rental program? If so, shoot the ones you want and get a feel of and for them. Good luck.
I'm haveing 2nd thoughts about 9mm pistols, meaning I like all the fire power available in them.
If the first shot doen't turn an assailant or kills them the 15, 16, 17, 18 ,20, 21 other shots should.
So personaly I like the idea of owning a 9mm semi-auto pistol for concealed carry.
I'm sure there's a 9mm cartridge available today that can get the job done if called on.
But which pistol to buy and easely concealble ill be a disision only you can make.
Fortunitly many members here know so keep checking back like I am because a new concealed carry pistol for me is in the budget.