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My current carry is a G19, G17+2 magazines,
Lobo AIWB. No problems, never had to use it.
Thinking of going to DA/SA, just because.
Considering P229, P226 +2 magazines or,
compact Beretta 92, standard 92 magazines
(+ if available.)

Comments please.


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At one time or another I’ve carried either of the first two pistols you noted, typically with 2 spare mags and carried OWB rather than AIWB. Both are good choices as are the Berettas, I suspect (I have no experience with those myself).

What are you the most proficient and trained-up with?



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I carried a Gov't 45 1911 daily for 25 years. Then I discovered the M&P's. Carried variations of those for about 6 years. For the last couple of years it has been my Beretta compact. I carry it OWB but I have used IWB with no problems either. It's a bit heavier than the polymer guns but there's just something about it that works well for me. I can hit first round DA just as fast as my striker guns, (it did take some practice to pefect that) and it's utterly reliable. I carry with a Mec-Gar 15 rd mag in the gun + 2-18 rd mags as spares. As you may already know, get a good sturdy belt. That's 50% + of carrying any pistol.
I can't comment on the Sig's but they should carry very similar to the Beretta's. Either one is a great choice.
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Considering P229, P226 +2 magazines or,
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Double-check that this combination actually works reliably. A P229 grip frame is not merely a chopped P226 grip frame, and a P229 magazine is fatter than a P226 magazine. A P226 mag will lock into a P229, but they will wiggle, at the bottom, due to being loose, at least in the case of the .40 pistols. I did use a couple of Mec-Gar P226 .40 mags, as trainer mags, in my P229 .40 pistols, but they were a loose fit, so I did not use them as street mags. When I managed to accumulate enough proper P229 mags, I stopped using the P226 mags, and may have traded them, or given them away.

Things may have changed, in this regard, with the more-recent production, perhaps when SIG switched to P229 slides with the different type of extractor.


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Thanks Rexster, I was going to check it out. I will be carrying 9MM.


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That’s a nice specimen you have there Delta. I own two blued variants, one with the rail. Both have been significantly refined with WC & LTT mods. With all the pistols I own, My other half has secured the railed variant as her own. Good taste Wink
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I carried a Gov't 45 1911 daily for 25 years. Then I discovered the M&P's. Carried variations of those for about 6 years. For the last couple of years it has been my Beretta compact. I carry it OWB but I have used IWB with no problems either. It's a bit heavier than the polymer guns but there's just something about it that works well for me. I can hit first round DA just as fast as my striker guns, (it did take some practice to pefect that) and it's utterly reliable. I carry with a Mec-Gar 15 rd mag in the gun + 2-18 rd mags as spares. As you may already know, get a good sturdy belt. That's 50% + of carrying any pistol.
I can't comment on the Sig's but they should carry very similar to the Beretta's. Either one is a great choice.
Now, for a complimentary pic.



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I'm surprised you didn't mention the P228 as an option. Well made and a bit lighter than the P229 or P226 (with stainless steel slides). I'd also suggest a CZ75 Compact DA/SA PCR. A little work on it by CZ Custom or Cajun Custom shops will give you the best DA/SA trigger imaginable!





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So, just an FYI, I go to this tactical shooting event every other Tuesday night. It's actually quite fun and you learn really fast where your strengths and weaknesses are.

One of the other shooters has been rocking a P228 from the early 1990s. A West German one too. Super nice gun. She shoots both the tactical class and their action shooting night where she shoots a Springfield XDm with a spiffy red dot on it.

Part of the deal with the class is that you have to watch the other students closely and help critique and let them know what you see. Criticism is always positive and is well received by everyone.

Anyway, I've been watching her with that gorgeous P228, and her draw time to the first shot is always just north of 2 seconds because she has a hard time going from the striker fired gun to the DA/SA carry gun.

The point here isn't that DA/SA is bad, but that if you decide to do it, make sure you go to the range and shoot the hell out of the DA before you carry and then do 20-30 reps of draw, sights on target, DA trigger press dry fire before you start packing it around because it takes some extra time to master it and I've watched that in real time.

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Look at HK P30/P2000 and CZ P07 too. I love GLOCK’s, esp G19 but I don’t like carrying them AIWB.

ETA: Also Beretta PX4 compact and 92 compact/centurion.

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Meh.

DA shots are no slower. I keep hearing people claim it, but what it comes back to is that MANY don't know how to properly manipulate the DA shot. I'm as fast with the DA, but where it shines is because of the long trigger pull that I can manipulate, I am more accurate at distance. Today, I was doing draw fire ones from concealment. Glock 19 and a SIG P226. Average times were 1.20. The hits were way less erratic with the P226. All (except 3) were hits in the eight inch circle at 10 yards.




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