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HD Pistol will accept Light/Laser combo

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jwalker497, Mar 2, 2009.

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  1. jwalker497

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    I am looking for a HD Pistol that will accept a Laser/Light Combo in either 40 S&W or 45acp. I would prefer the gun to be stainless frame but would consider an all black. Other important factors are reliability and price. The pistol must accept a light/laser combo like the TLR2.

    So far I have considered the Glock 21 or 22 not crazy about Glock's look or feel but it's very reasonable and reliable. I don't know which would be better for HD the 40 or 45. The options so far is a Sig 229 stainless elite. I like the look of Sig much more, however, it's quite a bit more expensive and only available in 40, not 45.

    Do you have any other reccomendations. Again, the Light/Laser is a must as I view them as important additions to the HD scenario.

    EDIT - Also needs to have Tritium Night Sights.
     
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  2. chuckusaret

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    Springfield Armory XD40 subcompact, stainless or black at about $500, or the XD(M).
    I disagree on the laser/light, best to offset you as the target by using a hand held light at arms length.
     
  3. Hungry Seagull

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    First you need to have a short rail to mount something like that to the gun itself.

    Or have a handgrips generate the laser to one side.

    There are a variety of mounts availible for handguns.

    My weapon is the M&P .45 and it has a Pict rail under the front. I can put a Procyon Insight under there and go with it. The problem complicates holster use. That big light will interfere with the Uncle Mikes Holster I use for that gun.

    Good luck.
     
  4. skwab

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    If you like the idea of the glock but not the look or feel take a look at the M&P - nice ergos, though I'm not opposed to Glocks at all, but the M&Ps are great - I have a full size .40 and a compact 9mm - both accept light / rail combos - a little easier on the wallet than the sig - not a single failure with either.
     
  5. jwalker497

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    Not worried about carry, this is for HD only. No carry.
     
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    This is my ***Star Wars*** Glock 20 10mm with a 17 rd mag, red dot scope, 6'' KKM barrel and Insight M/6 Laser/Light...I have polished the internals and it has a good trigger. I can shot 1'' groups @ 60 yards with no problemo! I load it with Hornady 200 gr. XTP/JHP...Life is good.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I should Add that I would like a supressor to be able to be attached in the future, that's another factor that I forgot to mention. What are my options now??
     
  8. Hungry Seagull

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    Kitt, forgive my ignorance, I dont see a eject path for your ammunition at the action with all that stuff holding up the red dot. Unless the entire slide goes back past the supports.
     
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    Nevermind. I've managed to confuse myself.
     
  10. Grayrider

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    G21. I set mine up in a HD only configuration basically, with mag well and extended capacity magazine. Added an extended mag catch and had my smith bring the trigger down to a crisp, clean 3 lbs or so. To bulky to carry other than OWB for me, but it does not matter in the house. I keep a light on it and it has fiber optic sights. At inside your house ranges the sights are not really needed as I point shoot fairly well. It meets your standards and is not too pricey.

    John
     
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    I know I'm going to get crucified for even suggesting it, but Hi-Point does have a laser/light combo on it's 45's.

    Edit: Didn't see that you wanted an eventual suppressor. Never mind.
     
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    The slide/bolt moves to rear the barrel stays where it is relative to the frame and all the accessories mounted on the frame.
     
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    Here are a couple of pictures of my carry the laser is automatic, it comes on every time you grip the gun to fire and it has an accessory rail to mount a light if you want to. I still have mixed feelings about mounting a light. I think its better to have a small handheld light.
     
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    Wow! I've recommended the XD45 on several threads today. I'll do it again.

    I got an XD45 5" Tactical 13+1rd to backup the HD long guns.
    $499 out the door, NIB.
     
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    Now this is a home defense firearm!

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    Gee, I take it you guys have never been envolved in a HD/SD situation. The guns or taken for evidence and are normaly kept from months to years. Can you just guess how rusty the S&W revolver would be after a year or two in a evidence room.
     
  17. Kitt

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    Here is a Glock 29 (on the bottom) with trigger job, KKM barrel and Insight M/6 ..If you want to add the suppressor just get the threaded barrel from KKM, Storm Lake, ect... and you are ready to go.
    [​IMG]
     
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    any that you listed would serve you well, my hd gun is a sa xd service model in .40s&w with weapon mounted light. over 12,000rds and still going strong.
     
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    GTL21 on G21

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