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Posted: 1/6/2003 9:50:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2003 11:59:59 AM EDT by JimmyT]
Well guys, lately I've been thinking about adding to my collection of defensive/carry guns and I need some help in deciding which to go with next.  

Currently I have a Glock 21, Ruger P90, Glock 27, and a Ruger SP-101.  So I have the large-frame and small-frame areas pretty well covered.  So for my next gun, I'm thinking something in a midsize.  I'm pretty well set on .40 S&W as the caliber, but I'm not sure which brand.  I've pretty much ruled out another Glock as I want to diversify a bit.  Also, I have no desire for a Smith and Wesson.  So far the two choices I've come up with are the Sig 229 in .40 and the H&K USP Compact in .40.  I've never shot a gun of either brand, but I'm sure both are extremely good quality.  Any thoughts/opinions/experiences would be appreciated.  Also, if there are any good brands out there I'm missing, I'd love to hear that as well.  

To the 1911 guys - I'm sure I'll get some suggestions for Kimber, Colt, etc., but I've got two .45s so I'm not looking for another at this point.  Nothing against 1911s, but that's just not what I want right now.

Edited to add: Also, what kind of price should I expect to pay for each of these pistols?  I'm thinking Sig ~ $650 and H&K ~ $700.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 11:06:54 AM EDT
Get the SIG.  You can at least find hi-caps for it, and HK's prices have climbed quite a bit over the past two years.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 8:40:02 PM EDT
Three words: Browning Hi-Power

well, 2.5 words

Link Posted: 1/6/2003 9:12:20 PM EDT
is the sig at $650 new? hell, if it is, snatch it up. thats a good price. if it isnt new, snatch it up anyway (if in good condition).

you wont regret it the first time you shoot it.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 9:14:05 PM EDT
Springfield Armory XD-40
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 3:23:28 AM EDT
JimmyT, I know you don't want a glock but my experience tells me the Glock 23 is one hell of a defensive/carry pistol when combined with a Kramer IWB holster. I have a Glock 23 with a Bar-Sto 9mm barrel and magazines. This combination works very well as (mms are cheaper to shoot. Regards, Richard
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 6:10:24 AM EDT
Like Ben Dover said: "Springfield Armory XD40". You'll never regret it.
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