The 9mm vs 45 ACP argument has been going on for more than a century. Many believed the two World Wars answered this question after Americans used their .45s to beat the Germans and their 9mms— twice. But in 1967, the Illinois State Police adopted the Smith & Wesson Model 39 pistol in 9mm, and in 1985 the U.S. Military transitioned from their war-winner to the Beretta M9.
I’m not going to lie; when I saw the press release from Smith & Wesson about its new CSX pistol, I was skeptical. At a time when the polymer-frame, striker-fired, micro-9 mm double-stack pistol was conquering the landscape, Smith & Wesson launched the CSX, a metal-frame, single-action-only handgun.
In today's episode of "I Carry," we have a Springfield Armory XD 9 mm pistol with an OSP 9 mm slide assembly carried in a Crucial Concealment Ambi Cover IWB holster and topped with a Bushnell RXC-200 red-dot sight.
In today's episode of "I Carry," we have a Taurus G3 Tactical 9 mm pistol carried in a Crossbreed The Reckoning holster with a True Knives TI Pocket multi-tool.
$1 million is a big price to pay for having a good blaster at your side.
In today's episode of "I Carry," we have a Smith & Wesson CSX 9 mm pistol carried in a Safariland Model 27 holster along with a CRKT Snap Lock pocketknife.