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dtfb
January 21, 2013, 09:33 AM
So probably like a lot of you guys i'm planning to purchase a new weapon around tax time and i have been Lusting after a few but not really familiar with these choices. An man i love a cool looking gun. does any body mind en lighting a very fresh pistol owner on my weapons of choice and or make any suggestion on anything smaller than a .40 but bigger than a .22 and Semi-Auto.

Currently own a ATI-CS40 chrome

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Tcruse
January 21, 2013, 10:01 AM
There are many other choices that probably should be included in your list, like Glock 17 Gen 4, Baby Desert Eagle II, CZ75B, Ruger SR9, Ruger P95, Steyr M1A, Baretta CX4, Baretta 92, STI 9mm Trojan ...

bannockburn
January 21, 2013, 10:30 AM
dtfb

Are you looking for a decent overall kind of gun, one that could perform in a number of different roles, as in using it for target shooting/plinking, or maybe for home defense, or possibly even for CCW?

dtfb
January 21, 2013, 10:34 AM
not much of a Glock fan so far unfortunately. I've hand a glock 23 for a short period of time it kicked a little harder than my current .40 an they look very plain.

dtfb
January 21, 2013, 10:40 AM
Pretty much so. anything outside a glock cause i know to many people who have one and a Ruger SR9 unfortunately because my main shooting buddy has one and i prefer to have something different from the people a shoot with.

beatledog7
January 21, 2013, 10:45 AM
If I were planning a purchase of any firearm that's on the proposed banning list or would be affected by the conditions being proposed, I'd stop short of a purchase until this all wears off. There's a high risk you'll either pay more than if you wait or you'll own a gun you can't shoot and can't sell.

Dryft
January 21, 2013, 10:51 AM
I have never had a gun fit MY hand better than the Walther PK380.

However, it is a pistol with (I feel) some downsides to it, first being the caliber, and second being it doesn't have a manual slide stop.

It's almost impossible to go wrong with a Sig and, based on your poll, that'd be the one I bought.

dtfb
January 21, 2013, 10:56 AM
I stay in S.C. do you think that changes anything?

tarosean
January 21, 2013, 12:22 PM
not much of a Glock fan so far unfortunately. I've hand a glock 23 for a short period of time it kicked a little harder than my current .40 an they look very plain.


Yet your choices are basically the same. unless your talking about the M&P R8 .357mag revolver instead of the M&P 357sig..

If looks and cost were important. I would go with a 3rd gen Smith 4006 (40) 5906 (9)

On your list probably just the M&P9.

MedWheeler
January 21, 2013, 12:49 PM
Of those on your limited list, I like the looks of the Sig 2022. But, as mentioned, there are others worth considering. Some of them may be too new (or too pricey) to be on the following list, but there's some good reading here: www.best9mm.com.

bannockburn
January 21, 2013, 02:00 PM
Well if I were choosing from your list then I would go with the SIG P2022 and the S&W M&P. Once the dust settles from the current political and economical events we're experiencing 9mm. ammo should be readily available again and still less expensive than .357 SIG and .380.

dtfb
January 21, 2013, 05:18 PM
im open to any suggestions you have from the 0-500 bucks range those in the poll are the ones im aware of at the moment. that's why i asked for enlightenment.lol. and the only real reason i put the 357 in poll is because its a round i have never fired before and nobody around me has one

Tophernj
January 21, 2013, 05:25 PM
Take a look at the Baby Eagle in 9mm. Really nice shooter and built like a tank.

C

Plan2Live
January 21, 2013, 08:00 PM
does any body mind enlighting a very fresh pistol owner on my weapons of choice Shoot as many as possbile before deciding. If you haven't taken an NRA Basic Pistol course then take one before you buy. And finally, once you have it narrowed down to two or three choices, go on Youtube and watch some videos of people field stripping your finalists and make sure you are 100% comfortable with each and every step of that process.

meanmrmustard
January 21, 2013, 08:09 PM
None of them.

CZ75B

rswartsell
January 21, 2013, 08:54 PM
Well, if your major deciding factor is looks I'm not sure I can help you other than to say get a vintage Browning Hi-Power 9mm. You will spend some bucks doing that and no-one will tell you it isn't a looker. I think differently and recently bought a Springfield Armory XD9. Both are great guns, the Browning finding it's place among the all timers if you get rid of the mag disconnect safety. You didn't say anything about budget or use, but in my mind unless you are talking concealed carry (and probabaly even if you are nowadays) you are describing a 9mm. Ther are MANY options. Start thinking about what you really want beyond looks or you are setting yourself up for eventual second thoughts and maybe regret.

kalel33
January 21, 2013, 09:15 PM
My choice out of those would be the SP2022(which I own) and then the M&P 9mm. My next gun will be the M&P Shield for carry.

TarDevil
January 21, 2013, 09:15 PM
You seem determined to get something "no one else has." I'm not sure that criteria will serve you well, but it's your money.

My criteria is something that 1) I shoot well, 2) is reliable, and 3) can be serviced easily and quickly in the - hopefully unlikely - event that something breaks.

Lastly... I want to shoot it often, so ammo choice will most likely be something a LOT of people have.

MedWheeler
January 21, 2013, 11:02 PM
Oh, and the Ruger SR9 is noticeably absent from your list. The more-compact version is the SR9c.

FitGunner
January 21, 2013, 11:15 PM
I agree about the SR9/SR9c. That is one worth considering. .357sig is a great round but ammo is not common and a little pricey. The benefit of the M&P357 is that you can get a 9mm conversion barrel for inexpensive practice. My main suggestion is to handle each gun you are looking at to make sure it fits you well. I really like the looks of the PX4 but it does not fit my hand well.

g_one
January 22, 2013, 12:10 PM
The M&P9 is the only one on the list I could really support.

The PK380 is a great gun, lots of fun to shoot, but it's no M&P9.
.357SIG is a great round, but only if you either reload or have a lot of money to spend on ammo.
SIG makes great guns, IMHO definitely better than S&W, but I'm not a fan of the 2022 specifically. Mostly just appearances and ergonomics.
As for the Sigma series... I don't really have a valid reason for not liking them. I just don't. Call it a gut feeling?

Teachu2
January 22, 2013, 12:54 PM
I have a Sig P2022 9mm, the wife has a S&W M&P 9c. Both are quality guns. If possible, shoot them both and decide.

dtfb
January 22, 2013, 04:45 PM
You seem determined to get something "no one else has." I'm not sure that criteria will serve you well, but it's your money.

My criteria is something that 1) I shoot well, 2) is reliable, and 3) can be serviced easily and quickly in the - hopefully unlikely - event that something breaks.

Lastly... I want to shoot it often, so ammo choice will most likely be something a LOT of people have.
i was told they handle pretty well. and i mean something different because people im usually around has a SR9c, glocks, .22 & .357 revolver. so i kinda wonted to stay away from those even tho i really like the SR9c

Thompsoncustom
January 22, 2013, 05:02 PM
If your lucky you might be able to find a CZ 75b for 500 and If I had to guess it's something your friends probably don't have and will out shoot them all.

dtfb
January 22, 2013, 05:37 PM
Take a look at the Baby Eagle in 9mm. Really nice shooter and built like a tank.

C
if your talking about the Magnum Research Baby DE 9mm i really like the way it looks just cant seem to find one for sale or know anyone who had or handled one. id be willing to take one of those in 9mm or .40 if i could find one

grayhambone
January 23, 2013, 06:58 AM
glock 19 duh!

Thompsoncustom
January 23, 2013, 01:32 PM
What part of:
Pretty much so. anything outside a glock
didn't you get?

Gotta love drive by glockings....

2wheels
January 23, 2013, 06:54 PM
Gotta love drive by glockings....

What non Glock related thread would be complete without one?

Okiegunner
January 23, 2013, 08:42 PM
The 2022 is a really great "value" pistol. It is often (and unjustly so) overlooked.

col_temp
January 24, 2013, 04:32 AM
From your list I would go with the M&P forget the other S&W. They are a good step below the M&P ones.

Have you given FNH a try? I ended up getting a FNS9. I like the M&P my wife prefers but the FNS just plain feels better.

As many others elsewhere have pointed out. Try every gun and shoot everyone you can. When you find one that feels nice just picking it up that is probably the gun for you.

dtfb
January 24, 2013, 09:37 AM
even tho the M&P has the most votes im still leaning more towards the 2022. have gain a hug interest in the Baby Desert Eagle ll .4O with the polymer frame tho. does any one know if CDNN sells them

Tcruse
January 24, 2013, 09:55 AM
What non Glock related thread would be complete without one?
I really do not understand the "anti-Glock" attitude of some. Currently owning Glock and other brands of handguns, I just do not see why there is always someone being upset when a person recommends a Glock. It is after all the gun that made polymer guns popular and respected. It is after all one of the best sellers if not the best. The company stands behind its products better than most. The guns are not over priced. Very easy to maintain and 100% reliable. Many of the "Made in USA" versions are starting to show up.
Why the dis-like anytime Glock is mentioned?

As far as the "Baby Desert Eagle 2 polymer", mine is in 9mm and is really a nice gun to shoot and seems like it will last a long time. The trigger is getting much smother as the round count increases. Have had mine only for a month. IWI seems to have a good hoster selection, but are now sold out. It is one of those guns that feels "just right" when you pick it up.

2wheels
January 24, 2013, 10:40 AM
I really do not understand the "anti-Glock" attitude of some. Currently owning Glock and other brands of handguns, I just do not see why there is always someone being upset when a person recommends a Glock. It is after all the gun that made polymer guns popular and respected. It is after all one of the best sellers if not the best. The company stands behind its products better than most. The guns are not over priced. Very easy to maintain and 100% reliable. Many of the "Made in USA" versions are starting to show up.
Why the dis-like anytime Glock is mentioned?

There's nothing wrong with recommending Glocks.

But the OP specifically mentioned he is not interested in Glocks, so pushing them does little to add to the discussion.

dtfb
February 1, 2013, 09:16 AM
has anybody ever own of shot the EAA witness in 9mm or.40 if so how are they. they have caught my eye

meanmrmustard
February 1, 2013, 06:35 PM
has anybody ever own of shot the EAA witness in 9mm or.40 if so how are they. they have caught my eye
I have the Polymer Fullsize 9.

Great trigger, accurate, light. Acts like a CZ, looks like a hybrid, and is reliable.

Excellent guns.

miles1
February 2, 2013, 12:16 PM
None of them.

CZ75B
This %10000.

Mot45acp
February 3, 2013, 04:53 AM
Police trade in HK USP 9 or USP compact. I think they hover in the $500 range.

helitack32f1
February 3, 2013, 06:56 PM
I am naturally inclined to recommend something that rhymes with "ock" but from your list I would choose the Sig. I think it is an amazing gun for the money and the only way assde from used to get a real Sig pistol cheaply. If one walks into my LGS, I will buy it.

I do not like M&P pistols largely for the same reason you do not like Glocks. I hate the way they look. And they do not fit my hand as well as other guns do.

I purchased a Walther PK380 for my wife because, due to hand and wrist issues, she was no longer able to use her Glock 23. It fits the hand well, is accurate and pleasant to shoot. It also has a slide that is easier to pull back than any pistol I have seen, which made it possible for my wife to use it. It has been very reliable. IMO, the build quality leaves a bit to be desired but I am picky.

I will agree with those pushing the idea of the CZ75. Very nice. Hard to beat.

GLOOB
February 4, 2013, 06:12 PM
SV9. They're actually in stock at CDNN as of this weekend, $350.00.

HKGuns
February 4, 2013, 08:52 PM
I really do not understand the "anti-Glock" attitude of some.

It would take days to explain. The reader's digest condensed version is that it is mainly created by those who own one pistol, or one brand of pistol and have little to no experience beyond that and typically have an attitude that is inversely proportional to their experience and also usually representative of their age relative to those who have experience.

This thread is a great example. What brand wasn't on the list and why is it even showing up in this thread?

Now you understand.

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