I'd sure buy a Ford or a Chevy, if you know what I mean?
A lot of folks learn the hard way that factory and aftermarket parts availability, magazines, holsters, etc all make a huge difference. Knowledge bases and forums of millions with experience vs thousands or hundreds is a big deal too.
Ferraris are great. Finding a way to fix/maintain them and affording to do it, not so much. Then when you decide to go back to the Ford or Chevy, selling the Ferrari is a whole nother issue.
There is a lot to be said for carrying the firearm that law enforcement carries.
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Done, done, and Iím on to the next one...
It's not light, but the thinnest 9mm that holds 15+ rounds is the Browning BDM. They're not made anymore, but if you want slim, it's the gun you want. Magazines will be challenging to find.
I hate to jump on the bandwagon but would have to say Glock 19.
The G19 has been my EDC go to for +6yrs now and has never let me down.
If you can't beat'em, join'em.
Well folks, there was a resolution.
Everyone gave great suggestions.
So I was looking at the Ruger Sr9c in the store and I decided to go with what the sr9c folks are going to: the Ruger American 8605 9mm. The truth is, it's heavier, longer barrel, and not really comparable! But hey! It has a very slim grip that fits perfectly in my hands. It feels relatively light still (though supposedly 30oz). The barrel is more boxy than the sr9c but still feels a bit more compact than the P320. The ambi controls, sweet ergonomics, nice trigger, and great price point sold me (you can pick it up online for under $400). It's probably the best trigger I've ever experienced on a $400 striker gun; the pre-travel\travel is nothing on this thing. And while the reset is not tactile its obviously short when you release it. I tried a test tuck in the appendix position and it looks like it's going to do great IWB appendix for a full size pistol.
I do have to admit I'm still going keep my eye on some of the 2017 offerings (P320 X-Carry \ CZ P10c). But I've exceeded my budget for the year. So we'll see about 2018.
For the Glock fans: I just don't get Glocks. They look like blocks and have mush for triggers. But to each their own. They get used in law enforcement all the time so I guess they get the job done.
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Somebody has one of those rugers on the ingo classifieds right now.
Oh! Dang it. Just saw your post count. Oh well they want $425 and you said you can find them under 4.
So I have an update. i took the Ruger American out to fire off a few rounds. Well, it shoots great. One complaint: the reset practically requires fully releasing the trigger so you end up with all the take-up again. There is no over travel so it's not bad. But I wouldn't really call it a "short" reset. Otherwise, the thing fires beautifully. Another thing I didn't mention is it's rated for extended use +P which is quite nice.
CZ lover here. My favorite pistols, comfortable and natural grip, rounded edges, but... I've known of trigger spring failures, so I've been reluctant to rely on one as a carry gun. Just my 2 cents.