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Old 02-03-2013, 02:49 PM
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In the market for a new(er) pistol

I know what I like and what I have owned in the past. I had a G22 and did not care for the 40 S&W so I have decided to drop back down to 9mm, I have considered the G19 but I know there is more out there than Glock. I like the vids I have seen and reviews of the Ruger SR9, Beretta PX4 Storm, S&W M&P line, H&K USP Compact and possibly the Steyr A1 series of pistols. I will be getting my CCW ASAP and a home defense pistol doubled as a carry pistol is what I am after. I am going Weds to HOPEFULLY shoot some of the M&P's that my friends owns, with all of this being said I am not a fanboy or brand whore of anything particular but I know SOMETIMES a good name and reputation has a product that might slip through the cracks and not be up to par. My Brother had mentioned the Sig 250's series but I found the reviews to not be in the area I was looking for, I also did not care for the way it felt in my hand.

I also saw that S&W came out with an SD line and I could not help to tell myself if you buy cheap you get cheap, if anyone has opinions on ANY of the pistols I have mentioned, even the new SD line I would like to hear the pro's and cons. I have smaller hands so large grips may not work well for me.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:37 PM
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Re: In the market for a new(er) pistol

G19 for me carry it every day in a Kydex holster I made, wife carry's one as well. I had the M&P Glock is just better hands down! I snubbed the glock for about 10 years, went through the sigs, 1911s, m&p etc, finally ended up with a use G19 wife stole it and I bought a new one that was 6 years ago. I have not looked back, done a few tweaks, stippling and cuts for ripping mags out fast etc.

One thing on sig, the quality has gone way way down hill in the last 5 years so be warned!
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:22 AM
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Re: In the market for a new(er) pistol

Whats your budget? My everyday carry is a HK p2000sk (.40). It comes in a 9mm! This gun will cycle anything you put in it!
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:46 AM
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Re: In the market for a new(er) pistol

I've been lookin to. I'm not a pistol/handgun guy at all. The nine that I did have she took in the big D, which I wasn't broke up about at all, it was kind of a pos. Here's what I've come to. I want one that runs like a tractor, thats easy enough most quality do. I don't want one that looks like a tractor too. So that leaves me with XD's, M&P, 92's, 1911's, SR's and a few others. But most importantly one that points naturally and fits my hand naturally. I'm not concerned about a gritty trigger those can be smoothed out (polished). I naturally gravitate to full frame, but that seems kind of pointless since I want it for a carry gun. I'm already set up to load for 9mm so I will probably stay with the caliber for now and get something different down the road. The local gunshops in town have M&P's and a used XD, as well as a SR9c in stock. But I also found a PT92 I can get ahold of for right at 500 (it's calling me). So the price range I'm looking at is 5-650ish. What to do?
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:19 AM
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Re: In the market for a new(er) pistol

I have owned, shot, carried, just about everything over the past 40 years. A few years back I picked up a plain vanilla Sig P239, 9mm, with tritium sights. It's light, compact, great trigger, and very fast and accurate. Its only an 8 round clip, but for comfort with concealed carry, I have no problem trading that off.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:27 AM
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Here is my short list, G19, Walther PPS, S&W shield. Unless your an advanced shooter stay away from smaller pistols, and j frame sized revolvers. The 9mm is a great choice, with modern bullets all the old arguments go right out the window. Here is my daily carry.

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In the market for a new(er) pistol-9mm-emp.jpg
This is my everyday carry Springfield EMP 9MM compact, light, easy to conceal,will run any thing you want to feed her, good lookin,(I feel about guns, the way I feel about women if there not good lookin why would you want em around) and most importantly she shoots where you point her. 9 in the stack 1 in the tube.
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