Cant make up my mind


October 2, 2009, 03:03 PM
Hey all I have been in the market for a new gun for some time now and now that I have made up my mind I can't for the life of me figure if I want a .40 or a 9mm. I would love to have a .45 acp, but the grip is just too big for my girly hands.:( the .40 ammo is more available in my area, can't find 9mm, but 9mm is a little cheaper and you get more rnds in the magazine. What would y'all go after?

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October 2, 2009, 03:32 PM

Depending where you are from (State wise) would leave you with many options of 40cal guns with HC (standard flush) mags that carry 12 - 14 rounds of 40.

Sufficient loads to perform HD/SD needs along with ccw options..

Sig offers a great *soft shooting P229 or 226 in 40 as does *Beretta's Px4 40, with rotating barrel, and also offers 3 back straps which, the small one, may make the grip fit your hands, hopefully, like a glove..

Have both the Sig P229/40 and the Beretta Px4 40 and both are the easiest to disassemble, inspect, clean, and reassemble, bar none, out there..



October 2, 2009, 10:32 PM
What do you want the pistol for--plinking, target, competition, varmints, home defense, cc?

Buy the pistol/caliber that suit your needs, preferences and pocketbook.

I chose 9mm which can (arguably) be fairly successful for all of the above uses and is cheaper so I can shoot more.

OR use the money you save with 9mm to buy a .40 and do all the above better.;)

October 2, 2009, 10:49 PM
have you looked at the springfield xd 45? the ergos on those are generally agreeable for those with smaller hands.

i don't know how small your hands are, but i can't grip some larger guns but the springfield xd line is very pleasant for me to shoot as far as polymers go.

i assume b/c you said you couldn't get your hands around a 45, you were looking at double stack guns correct? if so, i'd strongly re-consider a 1911. i just barely saw the light of day last week and wish i had sooner.

anyways, cz also makes a .40, the cz97 i believe. i just grabbed a p07 today and plan on getting more czs, they have excellent grips for people of all sizes of hands IMO

October 3, 2009, 01:35 AM
the main purpose for this gun will be cc. I have looked at the uspc, and px4. I really thought about getting a 1911 a while ago, but I'm just unsure about the reliability of them. I hear there are lots of fte,ftf,etc. So that's when I checked them off my list and stuck with the plastic guns:banghead: I will own a 1911 someday though, I just love the looks, feel, and ergos.
By the way thanks for the replies thus far.

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