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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dtfb, Jan 21, 2013.


What would you suggest.

Poll closed Feb 20, 2013.
  1. Sigarms SP2022 9mm

    43 vote(s)
  2. S&W SW9VE

    5 vote(s)
  3. S&W M&P 9mm

    86 vote(s)
  4. S&W M&P .357

    10 vote(s)
  5. Walter PK380

    1 vote(s)
  1. dtfb

    dtfb Member

    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
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
  2. Tcruse

    Tcruse Well-Known Member

    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 ...
  3. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member


    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?
  4. dtfb

    dtfb Member

    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.
  5. dtfb

    dtfb Member

    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.
  6. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Dryft

    Dryft Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. dtfb

    dtfb Member

    I stay in S.C. do you think that changes anything?
  9. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. dtfb

    dtfb Member

    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
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
  13. Tophernj

    Tophernj Well-Known Member

    Take a look at the Baby Eagle in 9mm. Really nice shooter and built like a tank.

  14. Plan2Live

    Plan2Live Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    None of them.

  16. rswartsell

    rswartsell Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
  17. kalel33

    kalel33 Active Member

    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.
  18. TarDevil

    TarDevil Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    Oh, and the Ruger SR9 is noticeably absent from your list. The more-compact version is the SR9c.
  20. FitGunner

    FitGunner Well-Known Member

    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.

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