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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Bryan8605, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Bryan8605

    Bryan8605 Member

    First time poster here. I'm sure many of you get this question alot. I own a glock 26, and it is my main carry weapon. I also have a glock 20 for woods/ home defense, and a Smith and Wesson SD40VE. I am looking to purchase a new handgun. I realy like glocks and M&Ps. I was looking at several including a Glock 17, a Glock 23, a S&W bodyguard for summer carry, and an M&P 45 compact. Maybe, if I have the money, i'll spring for a Sig. I do like to carry and would be interested in something that can fill a general purpose roll, including target, carry, and backup home defense. I realize that my choices are all over the place, but hey, I love guns and they are all fun to play with right. Don't we all. If you could help me, it would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you have a suggestion that is not on the list, i'm open to it. Thanks.
  2. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Well-Known Member

    Try out a 1911 or a wheel gun...diversify your collection!
  3. Jed Carter

    Jed Carter Well-Known Member

    One of the best all around pistols ever, G19 Glock, however no pistol collection is complete without a M1911-A1, IMO. Really only you can decide what to get, go to a local range that rents pistols and try some out
  4. Bryan8605

    Bryan8605 Member

    Thank you much for the reply. I had a 1911, a sprinfield armory "loaded", i think it was. Traded it for Glock 20. I thought it was very heavy for woods carry all day long. I do love the 45 ACP round. As for revolvers, I find I do not like their round limitations, however, I do like their general dead nuts reliability.
  5. Bryan8605

    Bryan8605 Member

    Thank you for the reply Mr. Carter. I calculated the cost at my local range to their limited range of pistols and found it to be quite cost prohibitive. Range session $20, Pistol rental $10 plus the cost of targets and their ammo. Pretty expensive, but may be the best option.
  6. Bryan8605

    Bryan8605 Member

    I think I may have to go for the M&P45 compact. Hard hitting 45 ACP is a caliber I do not own at the moment, light enough to carry, can serve as a HD gun. Sounds pretty good.
  7. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Well-Known Member

    How about a Dan Wesson Guardian? Light weight, .45 cal, accurate, attractive, and concealable. A bit pricy though.
  8. Bryan8605

    Bryan8605 Member

    The Dan wesson Guardian is a very nice pistol indeed. And you're right it is very expensive. I have a family friend who owns a Dan Wesson 44 Mag from, I believe, the 1980's. Beautifully made revolver with rich bluing. Thank you for your reply.
  9. wacki

    wacki Well-Known Member

    Walther P99AS and the Sig Sauer P226/9 are my favorites right now.

    The sig is nice because you can swap out the slide and go .357, .40, 9mm, .22 and have 4 guns in 1.

    I also like the FNX9 and FNX45 tactical.
  10. Bryan8605

    Bryan8605 Member

    I wasn't aware a sig could do that. Is the P229 capable of those caliber conversions as well. If so, it would seem like a great all around pistol.
  11. hwmoore

    hwmoore Active Member

    I have a glock gen4 23 but I hate the finger groves, I did pick up a used gen2 22 LEO turn in that I found cheep enough to play with. I stippled the grips changed out the 8 lb triger for a 3.5, polished the internals, and had the night sights replaced :) but If i were you I'd look for a 22 cal to add to the mix if you don't have one just for giggles
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2013
  12. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Yet, you list two guns that revolvers can match in round count.
    S&W 686 7rd.
    S&W TRR8 8rd.
  13. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    My choice for a decent all-around gun for you would be a Glock 19, CZ P-01, or a SIG P229. For a smaller CCW gun the S&W Bodyguard .380 is a good choice, as well as one of my favorites, the SIG P238.

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