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Old January 13, 2019, 07:43 AM   #26
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The OP said he would prefer either DA or DA/SA but a Glock would not be either.
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That said, these requirements are not set in stone, would be willing to consider a striker fire.
See above..not trying to argue
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Old January 13, 2019, 09:52 AM   #27
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Bud's Guns (online) usually has police trade-in Smith and Wesson Model 10 38 special revolvers for $300 or so. A friend of mine bought one in December.

All of the handguns that the OP mentioned are ones that I own or owned and are good choices. However, $500 for a used Beretta 96 is way too expensive.

Kings Firearms Online has police trade-in Glocks and Smith and Wesson M&P's for sale for under $400. Most of them are 40 caliber, IIRC. I got an M&P 45acp from them for $249 before Christmas.
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Old January 15, 2019, 02:03 AM   #28
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Thank you for all the thoughtful replies.

As of now, I am deciding between a used Kahr CM9, priced at $299, an EAA Tanfoglio Witness in .45 caliber, priced at $289, a new Smith and Wesson SDVE 9mm priced at $349, and one of several Ruger P-Series pistols, priced in the $290 range. I am leaning towards the Kahr due to its concealability and double action trigger mechanism.
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Old January 15, 2019, 07:05 AM   #29
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My Tanfoglio Witnesses are my favorite service pistols out of many.
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Old January 16, 2019, 01:59 PM   #30
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I am very happy with my Kahr pistols as well. CW40, CW45, and two PM9s.
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Old January 16, 2019, 02:42 PM   #31
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Keep in mind that whatever you buy isn't in stone. Once you have it and have shot it a few times if you determine that you don't really like it you can always trade it off for something else. It also may turn out that you too have MGS. (Multi Gun Syndrome)
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Old January 18, 2019, 07:28 PM   #32
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I ended up purchasing a Sig SP2022 .40 S&W on sale for $350 at my local gunstore. Liking it so far.
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Old January 18, 2019, 08:47 PM   #33
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I'll throw another vote to the Kahr. You can find them gently used for less than 3 bills, and its a lot of gun for that small money. It's very flat and easy to conceal, and I like the trigger. It's very reminiscent of a DA revolver trigger. The only problem is you have to order mags and holsters online because most brick and mortar stores won't carry them.
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Old January 20, 2019, 01:16 AM   #34
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Thank you for all the thoughtful replies.

As of now, I am deciding between a used Kahr CM9, priced at $299, an EAA Tanfoglio Witness in .45 caliber, priced at $289, a new Smith and Wesson SDVE 9mm priced at $349, and one of several Ruger P-Series pistols, priced in the $290 range. I am leaning towards the Kahr due to its concealability and double action trigger mechanism.
When I was looking for a pocket pistol I settled on the CM9. Smoother trigger than anything else at the time. Shoots well and is reliable. Only thing I don't like is it only like to utilize the slide release to chamber a round. Racking the slide causes it to jam for some reason. That being said it has never failed to chamber using the release and that is what Kahr recommends anyway.
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Old January 20, 2019, 01:04 PM   #35
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As an owner, and user of a Kahr CM9 I can say you will not be disappointed making it your choice. Only one minor issue, which just takes my effort to get used to. The dot and post sight system.
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Old January 20, 2019, 02:24 PM   #36
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check out: summitgunbroker.com Go to used handguns dropdown on the left

here are a couple of current offerings:

http://summitgunbroker.com/s-w-915.html

This is a smoking hot deal with potential for collectors:

http://summitgunbroker.com/4006-tsw-chp.html
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Enjoy your new (to you) Sig!
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