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Posted: 2/23/2006 3:25:07 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:25:54 AM EDT
SIG P229
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:35:12 AM EDT
Glock 9mm, either the 19 or the 17. Go try one first - sometimes people hate the grip and how it "points". The G17 was my first pistol and I like it.

9mm plinking ammo is also very cheap, and 9mm 147gr JHP is fairly effective for defensive applications.
Caliber choice is not as important as shot placement, and it'll be easier to manage 9mm Luger. Plus you have access to 17rd standard cap mags or 33rd high cap mags (Glock factory).

You can't go wrong with SIG, Kimber, or 1911s though.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:36:34 AM EDT
What are you going to use it for? I take it since you have listed all fullsized guns that this will be a SHTF/Home protection weapon? If so I know no better firearms than what is made by Sig. While the 220 is nice, I think the 226 in 9mm or .40S&W would be a better pic but you really can't go wrong with Sig.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:37:35 AM EDT
Need more info on what you have and what it will be used for.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:38:00 AM EDT
If you don't have a Glock yet, then grab a G17. If you do, then I'd look into the Smith & Wesson M&P. They look like sweet guns.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:42:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By yugosksfan:
If you don't have a Glock yet, then grab a G17. If you do, then I'd look into the Smith & Wesson M&P. They look like sweet guns.

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:46:53 AM EDT
220 or a 1911
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:50:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By j-fonz:
220 or a 1911



Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:54:20 AM EDT
If you will consider the Glock, why not the new Sprinfield XD?

That's my next one, and it won't be long.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:16:32 AM EDT
I love them all, so the way I try to rationalize it is if I had to have just one......the Glock 19 I just brought is realy nice with 16 rounds of 9mm but....I shoot a 1911 better than any gun I ever owned. It feels perfect in my hand, points naturally and just feels right in every way. If you haven't tried one yet, I would suggest you look at a few.

Do yourself a favor, if you do choose the 1911 route, AVOID any Kimber models with EXTERNAL extractors. Do your homework and save yourself some headaches.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:17:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 4:17:53 AM EDT by adair_usmc]

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By yugosksfan:
If you don't have a Glock yet, then grab a G17. If you do, then I'd look into the Smith & Wesson M&P. They look like sweet guns.




+1

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:20:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By yugosksfan:
If you don't have a Glock yet, then grab a G17. If you do, then I'd look into the Smith & Wesson M&P. They look like sweet guns.




+1


The was mainly for the Smith M&P. I wouldn't take a Smith auto if it was given to me. (unless I could resell it or trade it for a Sig)
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:21:33 AM EDT
get a Lorcin!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:22:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By yugosksfan:
If you don't have a Glock yet, then grab a G17. If you do, then I'd look into the Smith & Wesson M&P. They look like sweet guns.




+1


The was mainly for the Smith M&P. I wouldn't take a Smith auto if it was given to me. (unless I could resell it or trade it for a Sig)



I dont blame you, I wouldnt either.

I voted 1911 however.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:23:39 AM EDT
H&K USP
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:37:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Inspector1:
poll inbound



I can't help you if I do not know:

1. What you intend to use the pistol for
2. What your physiology is
3. What you can afford

Give me those pieces of information and I might be able to help you.

Absent that, all I am doing is making a wild guess, which won't be much help.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:38:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By yugosksfan:
If you don't have a Glock yet, then grab a G17. If you do, then I'd look into the Smith & Wesson M&P. They look like sweet guns.



They LOOK like sweet guns.

As far as I am concerned, the verdict is still out on them. If they prove to have long term durability and reliability, great. But as yet they are too new to reccomend.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:39:31 AM EDT
1911
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:39:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
The was mainly for the Smith M&P. I wouldn't take a Smith auto if it was given to me. (unless I could resell it or trade it for a Sig)



My Smith 3913 is a pretty good little pistol.

But it is the only S&W auto I own.

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:45:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:

Originally Posted By Inspector1:
poll inbound



I can't help you if I do not know:

1. What you intend to use the pistol for
2. What your physiology is
3. What you can afford He drives an Escalade, Money is not an Issue

Give me those pieces of information and I might be able to help you.

Absent that, all I am doing is making a wild guess, which won't be much help.





Hola Inspector1,

I will be around by weeks end, You can borrow my G17, or the G36 I got last weeek.
I woulda let you shoot them then if you woulda stuck around!!
I also picked up a G26 too

Great meeting BTW, and thanx again for the ride!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:46:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 4:50:45 AM EDT by Inspector1]

Originally Posted By Outsider_10fp:

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:

Originally Posted By Inspector1:
poll inbound



I can't help you if I do not know:

1. What you intend to use the pistol for
2. What your physiology is
3. What you can afford He drives an Escalade, Money is not an Issue

Give me those pieces of information and I might be able to help you.

Absent that, all I am doing is making a wild guess, which won't be much help.



Hola Inspector1,

I will be around by weeks end, You can borrow my G17, or the G36 I got last weeek.
I woulda let you shoot them then if you woulda stuck around!!
I also picked up a G26 too

Great meeting BTW, and thanx again for the ride!



hey there man how are you doin!. what day do you think you will be up this way?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:51:17 AM EDT
I'm gonna have to say G17 or 226.


Sheep
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:52:10 AM EDT
holy shit...... NOBODY likes the SW MP? I handled one last weekend and loved it. Trying to get a hold of one right now in 9mm...
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:59:09 AM EDT
I voted SIG 226. However, the poll didn't offer the one I would have liked to have voted for. I would suggest the 228, 229, or the Springfield XD .45
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:01:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 5:03:24 AM EDT by Sandman67]

holy shit...... NOBODY likes the SW MP? I handled one last weekend and loved it. Trying to get a hold of one right now in 9mm...



www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=16&t=22977

and

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=4&t=24086&page=1
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:06:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Voldermortist:
holy shit...... NOBODY likes the SW MP? I handled one last weekend and loved it. Trying to get a hold of one right now in 9mm...



Can't say one way or another. Have yet to get my hands on one, so I can't offer a valid opinion. But it looks neat and has gotten some pretty decent prasise thus far.



Sheep
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:11:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:13:35 AM EDT
yeah the only complaint I had about it was how long the actual trigger pull was. it was like that of an actual DAO, but the system is a striker one like the glock and the trigger pull is extremely light just needs to be shortened a little bit. But other than that, the gun feels like a pillow in my hands. I love it.

I wont deny it's fugly as hell, but I'm sure it'll grow on me. Function is more important that looks imo, so I'm still getting one.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:16:05 AM EDT

I got my hands on a Beretta PX4 Strom in 9mm.....sweet! 17+1 rounds in a more compact package than a Glock 17.


Held one the other day and it felt great in my hand and pointed extrememly well. I'm really stuck between that PX4 or a 1911 compact as my next purchase. 17+1 is hard to ignore
Did you shoot one? How's the accuracy....
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:25:47 AM EDT
Nizzone of the bizzove. Go with a HK USP 9mm.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:28:16 AM EDT
I voted Glock. Once you get used to the trigger, it's an outstanding weapon.

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:32:33 AM EDT
I vote 1911, with SIG 220 coming in second.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:00:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Voldermortist:
yeah the only complaint I had about it was how long the actual trigger pull was. it was like that of an actual DAO, but the system is a striker one like the glock and the trigger pull is extremely light just needs to be shortened a little bit. But other than that, the gun feels like a pillow in my hands. I love it.

I wont deny it's fugly as hell, but I'm sure it'll grow on me. Function is more important that looks imo, so I'm still getting one.



meh, I like the looks of it.

The latest issue of American Rifleman has a very positive review of the M&P.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:39:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rcoers:
SIG P229



what he said

or


Hk USP in 9mm or .40


or


P2000 (Hk) in 9mm or .40
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:54:54 AM EDT
BTW you need more .45's to choose from
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:01:02 AM EDT
Springfield XD! Best gun ever!
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