Large cap truck pistol?


PDA






fireside44
March 24, 2013, 11:16 AM
I'm posting cause I need something good for my truck and I really don't know much about what's out there because my interest in autopistols has always been pretty limited.

Something small enough to hide and secure easily (pistol sized) that holds a lot of rounds in a magazine. This won't be a carry piece so as long as it fits in a man bag or something of that nature it'll do. Weight not an issue. I need something reasonably tough, I don't own any safe queens. I'm not a fan of polymer but I might compromise. 9mm or .45 acp, but I'm leaning in the direction of the 9mm simply because it seems to me there are more large capacity choices in that caliber. However I'm not dead set on either. Budget is $600.

I'm relocating to an urban area so I don't need the neighbors seeing me put an AK in the vehicle every morning, lol. But I don't want to be without something with substantial firepower in case the world goes south on me. Capacity is king, I'd like something I can tote three 30 round mags, five or six 15 rounders, etc. Not big on Glock or XD's but would consider the right model I guess. Been looking at some sub-gun type stuff, MPA's and Intratecs, because of the capacity and fun factor. I love SA rifles so I think I would get enjoyment out of something like that. What do you think?

If you enjoyed reading about "Large cap truck pistol?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
bannockburn
March 24, 2013, 11:26 AM
For a number of years now my brother has used an Argentine FM (Hi-Power clone), as his car gun. I think a used FEG Hi-Power copy would also serve you well in that application.

stumpers
March 24, 2013, 11:46 AM
I'm not a fan myself, but a Beretta 92 might suit you pretty well. Good guns, I really just don't like DA/SA pistols.

They're under 600 NIB and I think there's larger mags out there for them.

Inebriated
March 24, 2013, 12:28 PM
You may not be big on the polymer wonder guns, but a G19/17/34 with a couple 33 rounders is just difficult to beat, when capacity is king.

JTQ
March 24, 2013, 12:36 PM
I don't own one, and may never own one, but for you application I agree with Inebriated, it's hard to beat a Glock G17 or one of its siblings.

tarosean
March 24, 2013, 12:39 PM
I'm not real big on poly either. However, there is a sig 2022 sitting in my truck right now.

Lj1941
March 24, 2013, 12:40 PM
S & W 9MM M & P --17+ 1 Capacity AND American Made:)

340PD
March 24, 2013, 12:43 PM
Used Glock. Hopefully a police trade in. Any model will do just fine.

KC&97TA
March 24, 2013, 12:56 PM
Used Beretta 92 or Glock 19/17 would fit the criteria nicely, even new they're both around the $600 mark.

I'm not a fan of either, my Beretta with wolf springs and some smoothing, metal upgraded parts is a very good pistol now, nothing like a military M9 or box stock pistol, 92FS was one of my first hand guns as I needed to work some skills for the M9, high capacity magazines are all over and I have MANY of them. Not a fan of Glock / XD's but I own one each, with the Glock 19, I also have a 32 round mag and 6 mags of 15, that can put in some serious work if needed... Glock 19 and all it's mags fit into a small "day planner" very socially.

Plastikosmd
March 24, 2013, 01:39 PM
Keltec 22 mag pistol
30 rounds in their standard magazine

hentown
March 24, 2013, 01:48 PM
I'm a big fan of Glocks and depend on them for the safety of me and my family. I use a G17 for a nightstand firearm and carry a G26 daily, including when I'm circumnavigating vehicularly. ;)

MikeJackmin
March 24, 2013, 02:40 PM
Whenever I think 'truck gun', I think rust. Anything kept in a car will be exposed to alternating heat and cold and will eventually have condensation form on the surface.

If you take the gun home with your every evening and give it a good wipe-down there's no problem. If you'd like something that requires less maintenance, they you want something in stainless, or something like a glock.

Glock comes to mind because they have that nice finish (tennifer, I think?) on the metal that seems to work really well. I recall an older thread about a guy who buried a Glock .45 in his yard for a year, then dug it up and shot it after replacing only the springs. Glocks are also good guns to buy used, especially the .45 and 9mm versions. They are very robust, and easy to fix if anything does go wrong.

I'm sure there are many other good options as well. Pick the one that fits your hands best, and shoot it often.

RBid
March 24, 2013, 03:27 PM
Glock.

I'm not in the 'Perfection!!!' camp. I don't believe that Glocks are superior to M&Ps, Sigs, HKs, Walthers, XDs, etc. They're one of many reliable pistol types. If you're after a truly high capacity piece, Glocks are an easy answer.

A 19/23 or 26/27 as a CCW sets you up pretty well for a long walk home. Pistol plus 1 on-body spare, plus a couple 33/31/22 round mags in a get home bag, and you are prepared for the next Die Hard sequel.

Vonderek
March 24, 2013, 04:39 PM
Since you don't like polymer, how about a used Ruger P-85 or P-89? They can be had pretty cheap with a lot of money left over from your budget to buy extra mags.

Dave P.
March 24, 2013, 04:48 PM
A number of years ago I bought a beat up Glock 17 that looked
very rough but functioned fine. I've shot it a lot in the years I've had
it. It's been the most rugged trouble free autoloader I've owned.
It's been drowned, dirty, dropped, cooked, froze....etc.
It's my choice for 4 wheeling, canoeing etc.
33 round mags are avail. but the cost has went up a bunch
in the last few months.
Dav

wrs840
March 24, 2013, 04:58 PM
...This won't be a carry piece so as long as it fits in a man bag or something of that nature it'll do...

Beretta 92 or S&W 5904 or 5906 because of the hammer-drop safety.

I wouldn't ever transport a chambered striker-fired pistol un-holstered.

Rexster
March 24, 2013, 05:39 PM
I firmly believe in never leaving a firearm unattended in a motor vehicle, unless there is a VERY strong lockbox as part of the equation, and even then, I worry about the whole vehicle being taken. (I live in the Houston area, where nothing is safe unless an armed guard is posted, and he has an armed bodyguard to watch HIS back!)* That being said, my idea of a rough-duty pistol in this category is a Glock G17, with G18 magazines. I doubt G18 magazines will be obtainable anytime soon at less than collector's/hoarder's price, but I
bought several when the prices were normal.

Part of me has longed for an AK pistol, a Krink without a stock, though a more normal handgun is going to be much more practical.

*Houston is actually not like Mogadishu; many places in Houston are actually quite safe, but property crimes can happen anywhere, and I do mean ANYWHERE!

fireside44
March 24, 2013, 05:48 PM
I wouldn't ever transport a chambered striker-fired pistol un-holstered.

Thanks for noting that, I didn't even think about it though I should've because I occasionally tote a cased revolver in there, which kind of defeats any quick access. I guess it rules out the Glock though I suppose it could ride unchambered. I have an EDC bag that whatever I get will ride in. I been using it for two years now so it's almost part of my being. I never go anywhere without the thing except where it ain't legal. I've caught quite a bit of flack for my man purse, lol.

I was considering the Beretta or it's Taurus PT92 cousin, they have pretty good capacity and seem pretty stout. The Taurus is nice because it's well below my budget price leaving dough left over for mags and ammo. Call me crazy, but I'm currently craving something with a high fun factor so I been looking at MPA and Intratecs. They fit in the bag, are in my budget, have high capacity and big fun factor (for me). I have a feeling I won't practice much with a standard Glock/Beretta/XD/whatever because I've had a couple autos in the past and never shot them, always reaching for my revolvers first so I wound up selling them.

Whenever I think 'truck gun', I think rust. Anything kept in a car will be exposed to alternating heat and cold and will eventually have condensation form on the surface.

If you take the gun home with your every evening and give it a good wipe-down there's no problem.

To carry concealed on my person at my line of work will destroy even the toughest and most durable weapon even with nightly wipedowns. I despise cleaning guns though. High humidity, fine sand, sweat. The sand is unbelievably invasive. But the bag is always within easy reach.

fireside44
March 24, 2013, 05:53 PM
I firmly believe in never leaving a firearm unattended in a motor vehicle, unless there is a VERY strong lockbox as part of the equation, and even then, I worry about the whole vehicle being taken.

I understand where you are coming from. I toted an AK for a long time in-vehicle because where I was working the vehicle was in my sight all day so no real risk. My current AO is rural and very very little crime but that is changing with my relocation. Still, I can install a lock box in my vehicle and my new-old job I'm headed back to has security cams and rather low incidence of vehicle break ins and residence burglaries so I'm not too worried. But yeah, good advice. Thx.

Thompsoncustom
March 24, 2013, 06:06 PM
Another option in the CZ 75b all steel gun and you can get 30rd mags, All the parts in the gun except the guide rod and mag follower are thick steel.

You can do some work your self to one and have a great double action like a tuned revolver and a SA like a 1911 or you could send/buying it from CZ custom but than it becomes above your price range.

Kiln
March 24, 2013, 06:11 PM
Another option in the CZ 75b all steel gun and you can get 30rd mags, All the parts in the gun except the guide rod and mag follower are thick steel.

You can do some work your self to one and have a great double action like a tuned revolver and a SA like a 1911 or you could send/buying it from CZ custom but than it becomes above your price range.
The Canik C100 is around $350 and has two 13 round mags with it. Mine also takes CZ75 full sized magazines but some say that theirs won't lock the full size CZ75 mags in place.

Byrd666
March 24, 2013, 06:20 PM
Glock 17/19/26 up to 33rnds
S&W M&P 9 17+1
Ruger SR9 17+1
Bersa Thunder 9 17+1

Most, if not all the above are within your stated money limits

I'm not a huge Glock fan myself but, given the fact that the magazines are interchangeable between the same caliber of pistols and that they, the pistols as well as the mags., are virtually indestructible, that would be my first choice as far as HIGH capacity goes. And I'll be getting a G19 and and hopefully some high cap mags. as soon as they become available again.

The others I put in there are due to personal experience with. As having owned, or still own, I can vouch for performance and reliability with a wide variety of, and types of ammunition as well as different environments. From sand and wind to rain and freezing weather. As well as hotter than Hades weather from far East Texas to far West Texas

WRGADog
March 24, 2013, 09:16 PM
Beretta 92FS, Springfield XDM, Sig 226 Tactical, Beretta PX4 Storm.

wlewisiii
March 25, 2013, 12:33 AM
Ruger P series is my choice for what you're asking for. Cheap, reliable & accurate. P95 or P97 (9mm or .45 ACP depending) are what you want to look for.

Furncliff
March 25, 2013, 01:12 AM
CZ....all steel, reliable and accurate. Used by police and military around the world. First class CS from their location in Kansas City. About 4-500 $.

CZ also sells a .22LR upper for their pistols that I find very handy. polymer models are also available.

toivo
March 25, 2013, 01:23 AM
Glock 19 or 17 and some big mags. They're very utilitarian guns, and it sounds like that's what you want. I'd go 19, because you can stick it in a jacket pocket if you need to.

Didn't Mas Ayoob once say something like, "My idea of a $5000 auto-pistol is a used VW with a Glock in the glove box"?

smalls
March 25, 2013, 04:30 AM
S&W 3rd gen. Pick your favorite caliber.

frank c
March 25, 2013, 04:44 AM
Stainless S&W 5906 high cap.mags.16+1.Built like a tank.:D

F-111 John
March 25, 2013, 05:59 AM
For a truck gun with a $600 budget, buy three Hi Point C-9s.

Cryogaijin
March 25, 2013, 09:39 AM
I was just going to pop in and say CZ75b myself.

Then again, I also have serious lust for a tanfoglio 10mm witness match. . .

Ramone
March 25, 2013, 12:59 PM
for what you are describing, I'd consider a KelTec SUB2000.

As a matter of fact, that's my Station Wagon Gun...

edited to add:

I know you are asking about a pistol, But IMO, if concealment isn't a factor, a carbine is going to be a lot more effective, and I think of the SUB2k as a jumped up pistol more than a small rifle.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-R5k6KHHC3J8/T5SaLgmszTI/AAAAAAAAHhk/IZS_Ax3wxMg/s1184/LWF_0246.jpg

460Kodiak
March 25, 2013, 01:10 PM
I don't love poly guns either, but they serve a purpose. The FNX-9 hold 18 rounds with one in the chamber, and are well made. It is also hammer fired if that is your preference. I have an FNP-45. 15 rounds of 45 acp is a lot of juice! Great ergos. Durable. High cap. Real accurate. 3 mags. Handles 45+P with no problem. If I wanted a 9mm, I'd get the FNX.

Motownfire
March 26, 2013, 03:10 PM
You can't go wrong with a Glock 22. One in the pipe & 15 in the magazine. On a few of my G22 mag's I have pierce +2 extensions.

460Kodiak
March 27, 2013, 11:27 AM
This one.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=176275&d=1355778573

kokapelli
March 27, 2013, 12:12 PM
I have an Arcus with 15 round Argentine military surplus mags. It's all steel, only cost $249 and best of all shoots just as well as my BHP.

tuj
March 27, 2013, 01:12 PM
5906 or other S&W 3rd gen, all steel, 17 rounds of 9mm in the mag aftermarket flush fit. Soft shooting, will run forever.

Jim NE
March 27, 2013, 11:58 PM
Will the new CZ P-09 be under $600? I'm emphasizing the Hi-cap aspect of the OP's criteria. 20 rounds of 9mm is a lot.

My upper limit for any handgun is $500. A "truck gun" for me means a knock around weapon. 6 bills seems pricey.

Inebriated
March 28, 2013, 12:21 AM
Will the new CZ P-09 be under $600? I'm emphasizing the Hi-cap aspect of the OP's criteria. 20 rounds of 9mm is a lot.

My upper limit for any handgun is $500. A "truck gun" for me means a knock around weapon. 6 bills seems pricey.

You can get 19+1 in any police-trade in 9/40/357 Glock. Can also get 33+1, 50+1, and 100+1 in that same $350 gun.

And it's already beat up.

Jim NE
March 28, 2013, 01:10 AM
You can get 19+1 in any police-trade in 9/40/357 Glock. Can also get 33+1, 50+1, and 100+1 in that same $350 gun.

And it's already beat up.

Sounds like the way to go, to me.

hentown
March 28, 2013, 12:42 PM
Sounds like the way to go, to me.

Sounds like the way to go to me, too, but it's way too simple and straightforward for some guys. They'd much prefer something more exotic to post about on forums like this. :evil:

Coyote3855
March 28, 2013, 05:14 PM
Doesn't meet your 30+ round criteria, but I picked up a very used Ruger P94 for $200 bucks. Replaced the springs, bought a couple of extra mags. Good enough for my 87 Chevy 1/2 ton.

kBob
March 30, 2013, 12:03 PM
Any of the CZ 75 clones might do. Or an actual CZ 75.

You might find one of the older Taurus 92 clones to fill your bill. When they first came out even the ones with the mag release on the lower left side of the butt were doing well in action style shooting.

Of course you might want to buy something that won't hurt to bad when it gets stolen.....

-kBob

wally247
March 30, 2013, 12:23 PM
Ruger SR9 17+1 plastic and stainless. New for about $429

DBryant
March 30, 2013, 05:31 PM
Hmmm I would have said that a larger version of whatever you carry now, but given your comments on not shooting autos, I'm going to assume that's a revolver.

If that's the case, and since you mentioned that you don't prefer polymer, perhaps a metal framed DAO or Double Action with a de-cocker. That way you don't have to remember to take the safety off. A used SIG comes to mind and should leave you with some money for a couple mags. Beretta made (and may still make for all I know) the 92 in DAO. Big gun in the hand, but that may not be an issue for you.

Ruger made some DAO and Decocker versions of their metal framed autos and they're rather inexpensive.

If you enjoyed reading about "Large cap truck pistol?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!