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Decided on a rifle, but not sure which pistol to buy...?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Bishop2Queens6, Jun 23, 2012.

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Which pistol to choose?

Poll closed Aug 2, 2012.
  1. Sig 226

    32 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. Beretta 92FS

    16 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. Glock 19

    40 vote(s)
    45.5%
  1. Jun 24, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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    Yuma Taco

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    I voted 226 but I prefer Ruger SR or older P series. :eek:
    SIG is my second line...... A 229 tactical would be another choice???

    YT,
     
  2. Jun 24, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    She a Stocker, from really good stock, too.
  3. Jun 24, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    I had a Springfield 1911 chambered in 9mm. Loved that gun. Miss that gun.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    I have to +1 this. Even though I gave a giant response swearing my loyalties to Glock, I must say that the XD feels more comfortable to me and I am more accurate with it. Unfortunately, I didn't try this weapon before purchase. I'm not a fan of the XD grip safety, but I guess I could get used to it.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    I'll just leave this here as my vote for what you should get :spy:

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  6. Jun 24, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    I've put 200 rds through an xd40 and it is very accurate, but I didn't like the grip all that much. I have rather thin hands so such a full grip on that xd wasn't ergonomic for me
     
  7. Jun 24, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    Ahh ok well then from the 3 you have listed i would get the beretta, not a fan of the 226 and prefer the g17 over the g19 just like how it feels in the hands better
     
  8. Jun 24, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    If you're looking for home defense and recreation,not carry,I would also suggest a full sized 1911 ( I carry my Sig 1911 all the time,but not everyone likes a full sized 1911 for carry). They're available in many different flavors and are customizable to the point of insanity. Just about every manufacturer has a 1911 model available,so you can pick and choose there as well.

    Springfield
    Smith and Wesson
    Sig Sauer
    Colt
    Taurus
    Remington
    Kimber
    STI
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    Cylinder and Slide
    Wilson Combat

    The list goes on and on. But for longevity,available options ( both from the maker and the aftermarket ) available calibers , and price range that would be my suggestion.

    My Sig Sauer 1911 Classic in reversed two-tone finish,checkered front and backstraps,bar/dor Trijicon night sights,and the sweetest trigger pull I've ever had on a 1911.

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  9. Jun 24, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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    I voted for the G19 but I recommend the G23
     
  10. Jun 24, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    I vote Glock, yes glock...i wouldnt do anything without my glock....glock hands down best gun....i wouldnt be alive if it wasnt for my trusty glock.....Dont buy a glock like all the other bandwagoners. It depends if its for protection around the house, concealed carry, recreation? For recreation(what you listed) i would recommend the 92fs in stainless, the blued 92fs are known for cracking issues since the they are made out of a weeker steel than the military issue. What i recommend for recreation and home security would either be hk usp or 1911. For Concealed carry, i love my ruger lcp.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    Tough call of those 3.
    I have a G26 and 92FS. I really like the Glock, but I really like the Beretta.

    One thing to keep in mind is that, unlike the 1911, the 92FS uses a decocker safety, so that first shot is a LONG D/A trigger pull. After that, it's a standard 1911 S/A pull until you put it back on safe.
    Of course, the Glock lacks an external/manual safety so it's ready to go with a consistent trigger pull/break on any round in the mag.

    The 92FS is a rock solid piece of hardware, and it feels like it.
    For a carry piece, I'd want the lighter weight of the Glock.
    For recoil control and comfort in operation, the heavier 92FS wins out over the Glock.

    Accuracy is comparable, but if you want to switch to night sights, the 92FS will require some fitment and will need a smith... the Glock simply requires a sight pusher (and the proper sight).
     
  12. Jun 24, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    I love my XD9 Service, but I really do not like the grip safety.
     
  13. Jun 24, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    Yeah. The grip safety was bothersome for me. Its that minor positive pressure in my palm that was just annoying
     
  14. Jun 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    I have no trouble shooting it, but my wife occasionally "misses" the safety.
    My issue is that it must be depressed to rack the slide and to field strip.

    When I'm pulling the slide back to chamber it's not a problem, but when pulling back to field strip, or to lock the slide back to show clear at the range, I'm gripping at a different angle so I can get to the slide stop and depressing the safety is a pain.

    BUT....

    I do prefer it's takedown procedure over the Glock's.
    With the XD's takedown procedure, you have to be a BIGTIME dummy to pop the trigger on a live chamber since you have to lock the slide back to flip the takedown lever, THEN you release the slide and pop the trigger.

    With the Glock, it doesn't force you to eject the live round... you can move the slide back enough to release the takedown catch with one in the pipe.
    Yes, it's still against safety procedure to begin takedown without verifying empty, but the fact that it's so easy with the Glock vs the XD makes me prefer the XD's takedown procedure.
     
  15. Jun 24, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    My suggestion would be to shoot everything that you are considering and even the ones you aren't. You can rent pistols at most gun ranges you may have to visit several ranges to get all the test fires done. It is better to spend the $30 rental fee to test fire guns than spend the $600 and figure out that you don't like it. I equate to buying a car without driving it.
     
  16. Jun 24, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    Bottom line: what do you feel most comfortable with. Your point of aim...target acquisition...and firing downrange. If it fits well and you're confident with it that's the gun for you. Regardless weather it's a 9mm, 40cal or 45cal. My 2 cents worth
     
  17. Jun 24, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    Id go glock, However if you want a light concealable handgun that packs aa punch. I'd look into the smith and wesson model 60 snub nose revolver in 357 magnum. I recently purchased one for a mountain side arm and I am in love with it!
     
  18. Jun 24, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    Buy whatever makes you happy. Shoot all of them then decide.
     
  19. Jun 28, 2012 at 4:39 AM
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    Couple of things to consider...........

    Get a .22 conversion kit. It will pay for itself quickly.

    With Glock, you can go full size to sub-compact and from 9mm to 45 acp and everything inbetween without learning anything different. All of the controls are the same.

    Like to get my hands on a Glock 25 or 28 in 380
     
  20. Jul 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    Same is true for 1911, CZ, plenty of other handguns with more personality than a Glock.
    Glock is like a shovel....basic, it works, and as dull and boring as they come.
    Get something with a higher cool factor.
    It will have much better resale than a Glock, too.
    BTW, if a grip safety 'bothers you', you lack basic handgun training...a grip safety is a basic and automatic as it gets....you shouldn't even notice it.
     
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