ONE OF THE BEST 9MM SEMIAUTOS UNDER $400
With this handgun, Walther shows its fundamental belief that you should have a high-quality handgun for under $400.
Many people, perhaps you are among them, are looking for a personal-protection firearm; a firearm you can depend on. You have most likely settled on buying a semiauto pistol in .380 ACP or 9mm.
As you already know, a firearm is just another tool, much like a hammer or screwdriver. But a firearm can be used for more than hunting and self-protection. So, if you are considering purchasing a personal-protection firearm, you must first identify what this tool is to be used for.
Are you going to keep it for home protection, protection while traveling or for everyday carry? Some other uses could be for backpacking, trail hiking or camping. If this firearm is going to be used to keep you and others safe, it should have sufficient power to get the job done.
THE RIGHT GUN FOR THE SITUATION
As a professional law enforcement officer who has served during challenging times in Kosovo and Iraq, I strongly suggest that you buy a 9mm caliber—at minimum. The .380 ACP is too small, in my opinion, for battling bad guys but better than going bare-knuckles. On the other hand, the .40 S&W caliber is a little too rambunctious for a lot of shooters.
For these reasons, I highly recommend a quality 9mm caliber semiauto pistol such as the Walther Creed.
Now, if you would like to be able to grab your CCW and walk out the door with it in your front jeans pocket, the Walther Creed is not for you. But if you would like to have a decent, full-sized semiauto with which you can shoot tin cans and plastic milk jugs but still serves as a serious defense tool, the Walther Creed is your pistol.
The Creed fit nicely in my average-sized hand. The ergonomic, reinforced polymer frame made holding and shooting this pistol enjoyable. The trigger design is such that you must pull
The Creed is a new 9mm semiauto 16-shot pistol from Walther. The overall look does not vary much from other Walther semiauto pistols. (Photo: Walther Arms, Inc.)