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Old 04-25-2013, 09:32 PM   #21
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Yeah 1911s are nice but at the pricepoint I'm looking to spend and the size I want it doesn't really match up. Glocks are ugly but it'd be concealed 99% of the time so that doesn't mean anything. I just want one that works 100%.

A buddy of mine just got an XDs I'll see if I can meet up with him and at least see how it fits my hand if the shops I'm going to tomorrow dont have one.

As for ammo, I can still find some at the walmarts near me. Federal 230 FMJ bulk packs are ~$32, WWB are ~$40. 40sw prices are $30 for fed, $37 for WWB so its really not that big a difference.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:41 PM   #22
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Wow, that's great! Been on a drought out here for a while now.

XD's are nice shooters.

Glocks are ugly but I like their simplicity and low cost. Easy to maintain and easy to fix as well. Lots of spares around and a very easy DIY design. Good luck in pickin' one out!
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Wow, that's great! Been on a drought out here for a while now.

XD's are nice shooters.

Glocks are ugly but I like their simplicity and low cost. Easy to maintain and easy to fix as well. Lots of spares around and a very easy DIY design. Good luck in pickin' one out!
I use a site (www.ammoloco.com) to find out whenever the trucks come in if they have ammo on them. Then I go in around midnight and bug one of the overnight stockers to go find it for me. Better than waiting at 7am with the rest of the vultures

Prices for some of the guns I'm looking into:
XDm Compact .45 is $650.
XDs is $600.
SW MP45c is $530.
Gen 4 Glock 30 is ~$580.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:51 PM   #24
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You can bargain with them, well I take that back, it's a bad time to bargain since the demand went up so dang high smh.

Thanks for the tip!I haven't been out shooting in a whiiillleee because of all this craziness.
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A buddy of mine has two Beretta Cougar's....8045's.
Nice steel single-stack.
Definitely a better option for CC and steel is real.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:59 AM   #26
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I use a site (www.ammoloco.com) to find out whenever the trucks come in if they have ammo on them. Then I go in around midnight and bug one of the overnight stockers to go find it for me. Better than waiting at 7am with the rest of the vultures

I've been in Europe for the past two months, is it still that bad? I thought that after everything died on the floor, it would calm down a bit.

(Not trying to make it political, just wondering if it's still that bad and if so, why)
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Seems spotty depending where ya are. There's a little ammo around me,but you'll pay.

Good luck op finding one you'll like .
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If you're thinking polymer, then my vote is the M&P .45c. If not, then a 1911 compact is the way to go. Here's my RIA.



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I've been in Europe for the past two months, is it still that bad? I thought that after everything died on the floor, it would calm down a bit.

(Not trying to make it political, just wondering if it's still that bad and if so, why)
ar-15's are way down from what they were now(still alittle high though), and so are magazines. but ammo is still impossible.
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I have a M&P 9mm. I have always been a fan of Glocks and I have had my 19 for years. But S&W did an excellent job and if I were doing it all over again I would buy the M&P. The S&W comes from the factory with steel sights while the Glock sights are plastic. The ergonomics of the M&P are also liked by more people than the Glocks.
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How about a Sig 220r? I have a 239 and love it.
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Springfield XDS. I believe it is the handgun of the year this year. I also have big hands and when I looked at one it didn't seem too small at all.

x2 on the xds. had mine for about a year and love it
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This is mine - 3" Kimber Ultra CDP II with Crimson Trace. I know it's not in the range you noted but you might find a nice condition used one. I love this pistol - but I am partial to 1911s.

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i like the XDS i carry it everywhere..its slightly larger than a keltec Pf9 but its heavier so it helps to take some of the kick out of the recoil
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I would do 2 things if I were you.
1. find a range that has rentals, and rent as many as you can on your list.. see what you like best.
2. get on google, and google problems with each gun on your list to get a good idea about issues with them.
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Look at the Para-Ordinance Wart-Hawg. Very compact single action 11-rd (10 in the mag) 1911 style. Easy to shoot, handles great.

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I would do 2 things if I were you.
1. find a range that has rentals, and rent as many as you can on your list.. see what you like best.
2. get on google, and google problems with each gun on your list to get a good idea about issues with them.
there are only 2 around me that I know of and they're about an hour and a half away. Contacted one and they dont have any compact 45s.
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