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Handgun decision

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Carter, Feb 21, 2013.

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  1. Carter

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    I've got a line on 3 possible handguns and am having trouble deciding.

    1. SR45-Would take 6 weeks to order, but costs $398. I'm okay with the 10 round capacity since it is a .45 and love the SR serious of pistols. However, holsters and track record are minimal.
    2. M&P .40-Same weapon I'm issued for work, but am not allowed to carry it off duty. Price is 398 with reg. sights or $450 with nights sights. Comes with 3 mags. Love the gun, very accurate with it. Don't own a .40 right now.
    3. Gen 4 19 with 3 mags for same prices as the M&P. Don't really care for the glocks in anything other than 9mm. Its the quintessential handgun in a lot of peoples opinions. Comes with 3 mags, and I already shoot a lot of 9mm.

    I currently own a CZ 75 phantom in 9mm and a STI Spartan 1911 in .45. The smith or glock would require transfer fees due to be shipped from out of state. All brand new.

    What do you guys think?
     
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  3. Plan2Live

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    Go shoot them, or examples of them, and see which one you shoot best. Also, intended purpose might be a usefull tidbit in decision making.
     
  4. Carter

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    Use in order of importance: carry, range, 3 gun.
     
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    As much as I like Glocks and wish I had a 19, I would buy the M&P. There's nothing better than training with what you depend on to stay alive.
     
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    Get the m&p .40, and add a new caliber to your collection. And you already know you shoot it well.
     
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    Are those prices online, or is it in your LGS?
     
  9. eam3clm@att.net

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    Why cant you carry the M&P off duty? That is the blue lable price for a glock, so I would guess that you are in law enforcement. That is a strange policy, but I can see where if you cant carry your duty weapon off duty it would somewhat minimize the department's liabilty if you were involved in an off duty shooting. I just never seen it go that far though. What about while in transit to your job, can you carry it? I like glocks, but not so much by choice. That is what we are issued, and we only have a few pistols listed as authorized off duty carry weapons. In your case I would go with the M&P
     
  10. Carter

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    Can carry in transit. I work probation and we get babied a lot. Policy was supposed to change, but they just made it to where we could take it to a range to practice now. Its really depressing. However, I am allowed to carry my personal weapon without any restriction.


    The ruger price is from a ffl holder who is a friend of my brother law. The other two prices are blue label prices, and that is why they come with 3 mags.
     
  11. eam3clm@att.net

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    Then my suggestion would be a m&p subcompact if you can find one. It will be easier to conceal off the clock, and can be used as a back up while on it. If your policy changes to where you can carry issued weapon you wont have to identical guns. They both have the same controls. I carry glock 22 on duty and 27 off, same gun only smaller. Think of it as the baby M&P. By the way I worked probation for a while also. Fun Times
     
  12. Carter

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    Not allowed a back up, of any kind. I carry a fullsize off duty all the time. I actually prefer it over a smaller gun.

    Yes, it does seem it will be "fun" Lol.
     
  13. CZguy

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    I would go this way also. I like both sizes of the M&P, but would go with the small one so you can carry it for now.
     
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