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New Hand Gun...opinions?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by SportyTuRD, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:22 AM
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    SportyTuRD

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    I have been around guns all my life and have fired hundreds even thousands of different types. I actually worked in a Sporting good stores and sold Hundreds of different mods...But now i cant decide on what to buy...

    Even since I moved out of the rents house to college I have been gunless (no real hunting in the city) And I have never owned my very own hand gun...Always used Dads or grandpa's.

    Here is What i have been looking at...
    I need to go .40 cal...I have a LEO brother that gets all the ammo i need...If it was up to me i would go .45 but free .40 ammo=no argument.

    I am looking for something reasonably priced $500-$650 max. new or used.
    I have plenty of great places to get good prices to choose from...

    Right now my options are as follows...

    1st=Glock G22 (price driven)
    [​IMG]

    2nd=Springfield XD (quiality of Used)
    [​IMG]

    3rd beretta 96 D Centurion (price for used high quality)
    [​IMG]

    4th Sig P229 (hard to find one Used for less than $700 that isnt totaly beat up) If i found a decent used for less than $680 it woudl be top choice...
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    5th option, if it can be found for a decent price.
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    Any input would be great...
     
  2. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:25 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I wouldnt get the Beretta. Its a nice gun, and comfortable, But I have had 2 96's, and they both had a few malfunctions. As far as I know, the Sig, Glock, and XD's have steller reliability.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:27 AM
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    Oh yeah, If any one has input on trigger pulls please let me know.Almost everythign i look at is DA only ...I ideally would like a DA/SA, not positive if the sig has the SA option?

    My main uses Are hitting the range with my brother and Home/self defense...
     
  4. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:28 AM
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    You can never go wrong with a glock 22!!!
    The XD is one of my favorites, but pay the extra 80.00 and get the XDM - I love mine!
    Personally Im not a big fan of the beretta's or sig's, but thats just me.
    Recently a local gun shop had police trades of a dozen model 96's, DA only. They were priced at 389.00 Ea. They felt like shit to me.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:34 AM
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    The Sig P229 you have pictured is a DA. My Sig has the best trigger out of any semi auto I have owned. personally, I feel Sig is the best auto on teh market.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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    I will tell you the same thing I tell everyone. You need to go shoot these guns. At the very least hold them in your hand. You need to find one that fits your hand the right way. You need to like the weight, the feel, the funtions. Find which one fits you best. Everyone here will tell you to buy their favorite, but it may not be right for you. Try going to the range and renting these guns. I know you are familiar with guns, which is good, but you need to be familiar with the gun you buy. I think they are all decent guns, but whats right for you? Trigger pull is a big deal to some people, and the glock and xd are double action only, no hammer. This means a harder trigger pull. The safeties can be an issue too. There is no manual safety on the glock or xd. Just things to consider. The best advice is to handle and shoot each gun and see what fits you best. That being said, but the Glock! Just kidding. Choose the one you like.

    But seriously, the Glock :D
     
  7. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:57 AM
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    No safety on the Sig either :)
     
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    i got t check with my local range to see what they have to rent if anything? i am in maine most ranges consist of a field and pop-up targets or a small indoor 3 laner...and an office to pay...lol not much of a business around here...Everyone owns their own guns and uses sand pits and empty fields...lol
     
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    I understand the need to fire all these first just curious about Anyone had any preferences or malfunctions?? issues? otherthings...I have larger hand take XL or XXl in most glove sizes, thats why i am staying away form compacts or subs...Last .40 i fired was Ruger, it was decently heavy it was ok...I didnt love the feel compared to holding the glock...But i hear the glocks have more recoil because they are so light and it discougares people?
     
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    the glock and xd are basically the same gun with one difference, that is the grip angle. the xd grip angle is that of a 1911 style, and a glock is something different. it depends on what you like. i think all these guns are good. my personal opinion would be the xd, great gun, company and customer service.
     
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    Do these all have Chambered Round indicators??

    Glock has a small one and i am almost positive the springfield did as well...
     
  12. Dec 9, 2009 at 7:11 AM
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    They should
     
  13. Dec 9, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    xd has one right behind the chamber on top of the slide
     
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    Well put! I am getting the Glock G22! I shot one and really liked it.
    I have a friend that has a range and I go there a lot. There was a guy that has a G22 there and he let me shoot a few rounds.
     
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    Nice choice!:D
     
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    i had a glock 30 .45, awesome gun. but for .40 i'd prob get [​IMG]
     
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    Why no HK? I have the LEO version of the P2000 in .40SW and it has DA/SA with de-cocking button, I bought it used for $600. It reliable and easy to use plus it's just small enough to conceal if you have a CCW. Ok that was my personal biased opinion...

    But if you are wanting a good hand gun that is priced right, I would go with the Glock. More parts out there, more holster options and cheaper accessories. I actually liked the Glock 22 RTF one you have pictured, first Glock I picked up and actually didn't want to put back down. Glock is just not my cup of tea, but they are well built, sold, reliable guns.

    I have never owned a Beretta, nor would I, after I have heard and read all the horror stories from LEO and Government individuals. Sig is a really good brand, but they just don't fit my hand very well so I tend to shy away from them.
     
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    My brother is a Border Patrol Agent with the LEO P2000 and he hates it along with most of his fellow agents...I thought he said his was Single Action only, but they install a heavier trigger pull...They all have bought glocks for the personal use..
     
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    What does anyone know about Kimber??? other than the fact you pay out teh ass for one?
     
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