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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Handgun recommendations for CHL

ok so December is fast approaching, and I want to get my CHL before the end of the year, I need recommendations on a possible handgun worthy for carrying. Preferred calibre is 9mm but will take .45 ACP recommendations. Preliminary budget is $1.200

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XD9 Subcompact.
Or XD45 Compact.

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I asked the same question 20 mins ago... maybe they'll merge our threads
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I asked the same question 20 mins ago... maybe they'll merge our threads
Haha I just saw that. My bad... BUT I HAVE HUGE HANDS so its a different thread.

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I like my G27 ,i take it everywhere .<40cal>
A little more punch that the 9mm, but not as bad as the .45

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USP compact in any calaber.
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There are a lot of good choices in those calibers and in that budget... What have you shot, what did you like/dislike about it? Also I assume you want to actually carry what you buy, everyone is different about what they are willing to carry, (size, weight etc)

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You really need to handle a few to see what fits you best. For a carry gun I like my Glock 27(.40 cal) with a mag extension which has a place for your little finger.......I prefer to shoot my EAA Witness (.38 Super) but it is too big to conceal most of the time.
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And good luck actually getting your CHL back within the next 6-7 months, unless you get the Utah non-resident CFP.....
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mine took 9 months

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And good luck actually getting your CHL back within the next 6-7 months, unless you get the Utah non-resident CFP.....
I meant starting the process in December...

I did fire that USP compact 9 mil polaski blatz... and its niice!!

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I did fire that USP compact 9 mil polaski blatz... and its niice!!
If its too small go with the .45 ... I prefer the 9mm for the higher capacity.
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I meant starting the process in December...
If you start in December expect it sometime in February or March.
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mine took over a year. and i recommend the springfield xd9sc or xd40sc. i have both and love them both. both are the same size so i interchange between the two just depending on what im wearing, .40 is a teeny tiny tad bit heavier. i love them both but also prefer the 9mm for the magazine capacity
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mine took over a year. and i recommend the springfield xd9sc or xd40sc. i have both and love them both. both are the same size so i interchange between the two just depending on what im wearing, .40 is a teeny tiny tad bit heavier. i love them both but also prefer the 9mm for the magazine capacity
if you get the .40, you can get a replacement barrels and shot 9mm and .357 out of the XD40

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I've owned and fired a lot of pistols. I dont think you can go wrong with a Glock, Springfield, Hk, Sig, Kahr. I carry a Kahr PM9, or a HK P2000sk .40. I love them both. If you are carrying this gun daily, I think it all comes down to the lightest gun that fits your hand the best.
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I've got a Springfield XDM40. Wanted a bigger punch than a 9mm and still have high capacity that you won't get with a .45. Great gun, but I wouldn't recommend for daily carry. I recommend a Kimber ultra carry 1911. It's a .45 and much better for daily carry than my XDM
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I have a kahr pm9 and love it. Small and light for everyday carrying. Very accurate also.

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if you get the .40, you can get a replacement barrels and shot 9mm and .357 out of the XD40

cool. i didnt know that. i have both the xd9 and the xd40. im gonna have to try and find out how much the replacement barrels cost for the different sizes. thanks
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cool. i didnt know that. i have both the xd9 and the xd40. im gonna have to try and find out how much the replacement barrels cost for the different sizes. thanks
Should be about $100-$130 for a replacement barrel.
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I'm partial to 1911s. If you're gonna spend that kind of money you could get a sweet Kimber, they make all different sized ones.
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Springfield XD40 SUB, and Kimber Ultra-Carry .45

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