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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by trigun87, Aug 8, 2009.

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  1. trigun87

    trigun87 Member

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    Well Im getting a license as such and I dont have a full size service 9mm(law limits to 9mm) . I was wondering what are some great service pistols other than Glock 17, dont get me wrong I have a Glock 26 and love it for ccw. What are some other options you guys would choose? Any suggestions would be apreciated.

    BTW looking for south of $500-
     
  2. zombienerd

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    I'm a fan of the Ruger SR9. 17+1 Capacity, striker fired, polymer frame, stainless slide, about $400 brand new.

    You can also get 1911's in 9mm, always a good choice. Price may be above what you're looking for, I've never priced a 9mm 1911.

    Springfield XD's are quite popular. Can be had for under $500 new.

    Edit: Can't forget the Beretta 92 / M9. You probably won't find a new one for sub-$500, but a nice used model can be had in that price range.
     
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  3. trigun87

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    Hows the sr9's track record?
     
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    SR9 was recalled once, thinks it's OK now. A decent CZ75 can be had about that price range, I suspect. The new P07 is just over 4400, as well, 16 round mag.
     
  5. THE DARK KNIGHT

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    First things first, find out what company you might be interested in working for and their policies. That will help decide what gun you can carry for the company in addition to whatever restrictions the law places on you as well.

    Many security companies require semi-autos be double action only, and have a barrel 4" or longer, no lasers or lights, and no external safety or decocker levers. And for revolvers it's usually 4" and bobbed hammer. This is not a law, but companies, like mine, have found that many people who carry guns for duty are not familiar with how to use them and thus force employees to keep it simple as possible to prevent incidents. I'm a supervisor at an armored car company. Today I watched a guy unload a S&W revolver by holding it barrel to the ceiling and shaking it violently. I had to walk over and show him how to press the extractor rod to remove the bullets. We've had 3 negligent discharges this year, one resulting in an injury. There are many, many boneheads who wind up in security unfortunately. Sigh. The gun you choose might have to comply with company regulations like these.

    If you're not sure what company you might be working for, just get a Glock 17, 19, Springfield XD, Ruger or S&W DAO semi auto like the Ruger SR9 or P95DAO, or a revolver like the GP100 or S&W 65, 66, 686 that will comply to company regulations should there be any.
     
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  6. SigP229R

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    I have the following in 9mm and they are all great pistols. Beretta 92f, Sig P6, S&W 5903TSW all PD trade ins and all for less than $500.00. They are all great pistols.
     
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    I think you're on the right track with the G17. There's a ton of holsters available for those which is always nice. The XD is a good choice too and has a fair amount of options available. I really like the CZ75B but there's not much in the way of accessories out there for them. The SR9 hasn't been out long enough to really get a good idea about long term reliability.

    If you're going to be carrying it for that many hours weight plays a big part too. most Sigs and CZ75s are fairly heavy guns. If you go with SIG I'd look at the SP2022. The P250 is out there too but it's new and I've seen some complaints out there. The 1911 in 9mm first of all is going to be hard to find for $500, heavy, and also they seem to be generally considered not as reliable in 9mm as they are in .45ACP. The CZ P07 duty looks like it would pretty good but it's a new model and a bit more compact.
     
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    second thought

    Perhaps start saving now an extra $200, and consider the Colt 1911 in 9mm option.

    CZ is good also.
     
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    If you have a Glock 26, why not get a Glock 17? Both guns can use the Glock 17 magazines. The Glock is, by far, the highest quality gun you will find for less than $500.
     
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  12. THE DARK KNIGHT

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    No point in recommending the 1911. I am yet to see a security company that allows the carry of single action pistols.
     
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    XD9 service, or a glock 19
     
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    Glock 19......your 26 can use the same high cap mags.
     
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    tsk tsk

    Nalioth is gonna be pissed
     
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    Trigun87 First I am not a fan of the glock but you allready own one and i assume you are comfortable shootin it. Those glocks do have a grip angle that is different from most guns and that can cause you to have some problems with what should be a natural point of your glock you now have. Pick up a 1911 or cz and point it with your eyes closed and you will find that the gun is pointing at the floor?? just something to think about. You already know the feel ,trigger pull and basic operateing of the glock ,buy a full size . Clips will enterchange to your old one too.
     
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    even though I am not a fan of their grip angle, I recommend a Glock 17...

    ...hhhmmm; why you ask?

    they are everywhere, have wide acceptance, and every tom, dick, and harry makes or sells accessories for them;

    you want one @ $500 and less...Gander Mountain seems to get their hands on bucketfuls at a time of police trade-ins and factory refurbished Glocks that usually sell for @ $449
     
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    Ruger KP-89D!
     
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    Or Ruger P95DPR15
     
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    If you can do a revolver

    If you can carry a revolver, JGSales has Smith Model 64s (stainless version of model 10) for $250. Since these were probably police or security officer trade in, they would be in a familiar field of service :p. For $250, you can get a LOT of ammo for practice...

    Couple other options not yet mentioned are Taurus PT92 (all steel and very reliable & affordable) or Beretta 92 police trade-in.

    Q
     
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    The Walther P99 is worth a good look; and if you shop carefully, you can find them south of your $500 limit. I'd recommend the AS trigger configuration, but the nice thing about the Walthers is that you have a choice in both the trigger and the size of the backstrap you select to best fit your hand. It's tough to beat a Walther, IMO.
     
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    You owe it to yourself to check out the Smith & Wesson M&P9. It may not be for you, but I love my M&Ps.
     
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    +1 G19; I love the CZ 85 I just picked up this weekend, but you will have a MUCH easier time finding a range of holsters & gear or the Glock. If I had to belt carry everyday, it would be the Glock. CZ 75/85's are heavy.
     
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    Glocks are pretty good, especially if you can find a good clean used one at a gun store. A lot of police trade in 9mm's are cropping up at stores and shows. A glock 19 or 17 would be a perfect complement to your Glock 26. Another option would be a nice used 4 inch S&W used 38/357 model 64. It is the stainless model of the M&P 10. Those shouldn't break your budget either. If you don't like the trigger, you can send it to S&W for an action job. S&W stands behind their products.
     
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