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coldheartt
January 4, 2008, 11:50 PM
I have a friend who is short, very heavy and NOT proficient with firearms, He was asked to qualify with a semi-auto and promised a pay raise after qualifying on the police range, he must choose a Glock, Sig or H&K in .40 S&W.
He has short pudgy fingers and fairly small hands...what say you and why?

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AndyC
January 4, 2008, 11:59 PM
If I were him I'd go to the local indoor range and rent all 3, if possible - see which one suits him best.

CWL
January 4, 2008, 11:59 PM
Aren't Sigs the only pistol out of the three that have modular grip systems?
Glock & H&K can be really blocky for someone with small hands.

Go for the Sig for better control.

bdg146
January 5, 2008, 01:31 AM
Aren't Sigs the only pistol out of the three that have modular grip systems?

Depends on the model of H&K. P2000's have interchangeable backstraps. USPs do not (at least I'm pretty sure they don't... don't actually own one).

But yeah, at the very least he should go to a shop and hold them to see which fits his hand the best. Even better would be if he can rent them and shoot each one.

mikec
January 5, 2008, 01:38 AM
I don't know if my hands would match your description of your buddy's hands but when I owned an HK USP, .40 S&W, I had no real problem. It is a little thick but it felt better then a Beretta 92 in my hand.

Still don't know why I sold that thing...

coldheartt
January 7, 2008, 08:04 PM
If I were him I'd go to the local indoor range and rent all 3, if possible - see which one suits him best.
That was my first piece of advice to him...now he wants me to hold his hand, while he buys one, and he also wants shooting lessons!

Markbo
January 7, 2008, 08:09 PM
It's nice to have friends. ;)

biscuitninja
January 7, 2008, 08:12 PM
I'd recommend a P2000 (H&k) or a Glock. But really he NEEDS to test all three out for himself.
-bix

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