a reply to: Honestabe28
Personally, my go to is the Beretta Px4 Storm
I dont have a CHL yet, so my opinion is coming from a home defense/car gun.
My go-to is also a Beretta, but it's the Beretta M9.
I have somewhat large (but skinny) hands, and the M9 fits my hands perfectly. Full size handguns in general always fit my hands much better than
compact/sub compacts. One day I'll own a Sig 226, but I need to save up a good amount of $$$ for that.
I prefer 9mm for a few reasons. There's virtually no recoil, it's the most common handgun ammo out there, and there's plenty of variety to choose
from. I keep my magazines loaded with Speer Gold Dot 124 gr. HP's. I also have some Hornady Critical Defense 124 gr. I dont think there's much
difference between the 2, I just happen to have more Gold Dots than Critical Defense at the moment.
Also, being the militarys primary sidearm, there's a ton of M9's out there. If there's a SHTF scenario, there's going to be a ton of spare parts out
there....or I could just go pick up another M9 in that situation.
The only downside to the M9, is that the magazines hold only 15 rounds. For the size of the gun, I would think that it would hold 17 or 18 rounds.
That's really the only downside I can think of though. I've put roughly around 4,000 rounds through my M9 without any problems in the past 1 1/2
years. I had 1 or 2 light primer strikes out of that 4,000 but I pass that off as ammo related issues. I only shoot steel case through my M9 to. I
maybe have shot 200 rounds of brass through it, but the remaining 3,800 rounds have all been Tula or Monarch steel case. Additionally, I didnt clean
the gun at all for about a span of 1,000 rounds and it still worked flawlessly.
That's about all I can think of at the moment.
ETA - Also, I live in an area without any big, dangerous wildlife. If I lived near a place with bears for example, I would probably choose something
edit on 5-8-2014 by buni11687 because: (no reason given)