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Posted: 3/1/2006 9:10:23 AM EDT
Looking at my next purchase. Narrowed down to 2 possibly 4.

#1: Glock 21, had one, sold it to finance an H&K Tac, miss it dearly, extemely reliable, love that .45. (I have to admit, before I traded the H&K for the Glock, I had never handled a H&K. Upon handling my new USP for the first time, I was somewhat dissapointed) Also, fairly cheap.

#2: Sig 226, never tried one, only heard about reputation, accuracy, dependability. Mostly interested in it being my first SIG and a DA/SA trigger. Kinda pricey. No .45 unless P220.

#3: Beretta PX4, Plus for the DA/SA, interested in something fairly new, fairly cheap.

#4: 1911, anywhere from a Kimber DW to a Rock Island. Worried about reliability and price. Feel like I need to try one (never have) to begin to appreciate.

This pistol wont have any dedicated purpose. As my wife says, none of my firearms have a purpose. Mostly range use, possible go to gun in the house. Price is not really a concern but I can save on one to finance another. Caliber choice for me is a toss up. Love .45, like the price of 9mm. I dont see the rationality in the .40. Never had one, but either want to go with price (9mm) or power (.45). .357 sig interests me though. Any input would help. Sorry for asking the same question everybody else does, but I look forward to your opinions.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:17:02 PM EDT
Get a Glock 31.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 4:07:24 PM EDT
1911 (kimber)

SIG P226s are cheap at CDNN used
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:02:58 PM EDT
1911, SA or Kimber or Colt. No one is a complete gun owner until they own a 1911.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 5:40:13 PM EDT
SIG 220. Even better than 226 and very accurate.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 4:57:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Graziani:
SIG 220. Even better than 226 and very accurate.



+1. both are excellent choices. if you want a .45acp go with the p220. if you want 9mm or .40sw/.357sig then go with the p226.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 6:18:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 6:18:33 AM EDT by ARer]
Either a 226 or 220, both are great! Check whether a single or doube stack feels better and/or which caliber your prefer.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:24:18 AM EDT
Is the P220 a great piece? Don't really seem to hear much about it. I does fill the gap of a .45ACP with DA/SA though.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 1:47:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 1:52:48 PM EDT by ARer]

Originally Posted By rejeme:
Is the P220 a great piece? Don't really seem to hear much about it. I does fill the gap of a .45ACP with DA/SA though.


Yes it is definitely a great piece and DA/SA..
It has an excellent reputation for Reliability and Accuracy, and its a pleasure to shoot.
If its for range use (not carry) you may want to try a 220ST (all stainless).
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 8:48:13 PM EDT
SIG!

P220's are fantastic. Big +1 on the ST model if you don't plan to use it for a CCW gun. Used P226's and P229's at CDNN are also great choices.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 10:47:34 AM EDT
All of those are good choices even though I hate the look of Berettas plastic pistols. However if you had several other pistols already and do not have a 1911 I would get one. I had no love for them before I owned one other that I liked how they looked but after shooting mine for a while I think they are great. If you want to save money for another purchase get a Springfield G.I. or Mil Spec if you do not want to save money I would get a Springfield TRP, Kimber Warrior or a Kimber Raptor. If I did not get the 1911 I would get the Sig 226 with a rail then the Glock 21 then a 9mm PX4 (I loved my couger but why an 8rd double stack .45). Those are just my opinions. The reason I would get the 1911 is "Its a 1911" You know apple pie and all that. Also parts availability is another reason as well as how accurate they normaly are.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:45:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By drew5337:
SIG!

P220's are fantastic. Big +1 on the ST model if you don't plan to use it for a CCW gun. Used P226's and P229's at CDNN are also great choices.



Just curious, why would you not reccomend a ST for carry? Rust/corrosion or other reasons?
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:49:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Eupfhoria:

Originally Posted By drew5337:
SIG!

P220's are fantastic. Big +1 on the ST model if you don't plan to use it for a CCW gun. Used P226's and P229's at CDNN are also great choices.



Just curious, why would you not reccomend a ST for carry? Rust/corrosion or other reasons?



Naw, its fricken heavy! It will stand up to rust just fine. But at over 40ozs, unless you are a big guy, it will get heavy carrying that sucker all day. Pure bliss to shoot though, imagine .45 with almost no recoil.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 12:58:34 PM EDT
if you are comfortable with the glock and like the glock, get the glock seems pretty open and shut to me
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:35:27 PM EDT
Out of all those great guns, I'd take the glock.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 9:49:51 PM EDT
1911 or Glock
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 10:31:43 AM EDT
I have decided on a Sig P220. It is kind of the best of both worlds. I looked over a new 226 and was impressed. Problem is that NOBODY has one.
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