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Help a revolver guy pick a serious autoloader!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by snakeman, Jul 28, 2012.

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Which one and why?

Poll closed Sep 16, 2012.
  1. xd service model 9mm

    42 vote(s)
    32.3%
  2. sig pro 2022 9mm

    42 vote(s)
    32.3%
  3. cz p07 duty 9mm

    21 vote(s)
    16.2%
  4. taurus pt 809 9mm

    4 vote(s)
    3.1%
  5. eaa witness polymer 9mm

    4 vote(s)
    3.1%
  6. beretta px4 storm 9mm

    17 vote(s)
    13.1%
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  1. snakeman

    snakeman Member

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    So lately my fiance and I have been considering getting a home defense/personal defense autoloader and we've narrowed it down to a few. We're definitely a revolver family with single actions getting the nod on the ranch. However, we would like to venture into more serious autoloaders than the buckmark and cz-82 that we have. Here are the choices:
    Sig p2022-this one has a great trigger and is available with night sights. It also has an easy to operate slide release and a good sort of heft.

    Springfield XD service model-- this one fits both of our hands well and we like the sights and grip safety. Trigger feels a bit heavy for us spoiled people but is supposedly modded easily.

    CZ P07 duty--I love the feel of this gun, fiance doesn't. The sights are excellent and the trigger is great. I like the ability to swap the decocker for a safety. Texture is a bit rough for carry though.

    Taurus pt 809-- this is the bargain end piece. I do like some of the features and am a fan of the pt92 and their revolvers.

    EAA polymer witness. -- I like the cz look and feel this gun brings.

    Beretta px 4 storm.-- I like almost everything about it but it's pricey.

    On most days in the Texas heat we will most likely be carrying a J-frame or something similar, but I want some firepower for the winter time when I have a coat on.

    Please vote, and if it's not too much trouble explain your vote to better inform me of what to expect.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Walking Dead

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    Sig SP2022. I own one and carry it daily. Typical Sig reliability, great price, and great trigger. You can pay a lot more for a good pistol but the SP2022 proves you don't have to.
     
  3. NWcityguy2

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    I voted XD service but really any of them will work. When I am choosing between two equally good products I usually go with the cheaper one. For me that was actually a Ruger SR9c (perhaps you should look at the full size SR9) for $350 lightly used.

    I tend to give the nod to XDs though because lots of people use them at the competition matches I shoot at and I know Springfield stands behind their product. Modding the trigger bar is easy, I did it to my SR9c myself.
     
  4. WinThePennant

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    Since you're a revolver guy, I'm going to suggest another option.

    Sig P250.

    It's got a DAO (smooth as butter) trigger pull that is usually well received by revolver guys.
     
  5. snakeman

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    I shot an sr40c and my honestly didn't like that boarish trigger at all. The gun just wasn't for me.
     
  6. 56hawk

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    I defiantly think the Beretta is the best gun on the list. I've got one and it's accurate and completely reliable. Not sure what you mean by pricy. I thought it was one of the most affordable pistols out there.
     
  7. jim243

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    There are tons and tons of good pistols out there. You did not say what caliber or the purpose it was for. (CCW, HD, SD, range shooting or what?)

    Since you are a wheel gun person (that's good, everyone has their preference) I would suggest a 45 ACP or 40 S&W, the recoil will not bother you or the misses. Now if you want something small, a 9 mm will fill the bill and provide protection.

    What to buy, what to buy. I'd start out telling you to look at the Ruger's & the M&P line of pistols first. If price is a concern then Stoeger or Taurus. Mid range, CZ, Beretta, EEA, Sprinfield Armory, S&W just to name a few. High end, Kimber or STI.

    Large guns, Taurus PT-1911 (45 ACP or 38 Super), Taurus PT-92 (9mm) or 100 (40 S&W), CZ 75 B (9mm) or CZ 75 P-07 (40 S&W).

    Compacts, well there is a bushell and a peck of those, CZ P-01, M&P Shield, XDc, Ruger SR-9c, etc............... (too many to list)

    Good luck on finding one.

    Here are some of my choices.
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  8. snakeman

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    ^^^ 56hawk Obviously you have a more beefy financial backing than this poor insurance adjuster.
     
  9. gunnutery

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    I was going to suggest the Px4, but you mentioned it was pricy. Otherwise it's really easy to cycle the slide for females, which is a must.

    I can't remember if I've tried the slide on the P2022 (the option I chose above), but the price is definately right. IMO, it's also the best looking Sig.
     
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    If your okay with striker fired buy the Walther PPQ. You won't be disappointed.
     
  11. The smiling swordsman

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    Beretta PX4 is/was my choice. The more I shoot it, the more I like it.
     
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    Pricey? What are they selling them for in your area?

    They are less than 450 from buds (9mm)
     
  13. snakeman

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    ^^^this is true. They're 550 in store here or 599 depending on the store!
     
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    ^ what part of TX?
     
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    San Angelo area
     
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    Get a Glock 19, put a NY1 spring and a 3.5 pound connector in it. It'll feel just like a slightly light DA revolver. The rest are fine, but if you're a revolver person like me, you'll shoot the modded Glock better than the rest.
     
  17. 56hawk

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    Sorry about that. I do spend a lot on guns, so I consider $500 to be on the cheaper end. If cost wasn't an option I would suggest getting one of these:

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    I voted for the sig 2022.
    In all honesty,of what you have listed,i have only shot the 2022 and the XD,both great guns.I liked the trigger on the sig better is all.

    From your post, you both like the fit of the XD and seem to be divided on the rest.
    Maybe you answered your own question?

    As a side note, Nothing wrong with DA revolver for HD/PD. IMHO

    Just my .02. Worth what ya paid for it.:D
     
  19. sniperlongshot

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    i think you should take your wife down to a large volum gun shop and pick out something she feels comfy with,....make sure she can get the slide back to load it, and somthing that's not real complicated.....my vote is smith m&p's....i've got a smith and an XDM. plus a few others,for my personal concealed i like the walther ppks and my wife shoots best with it and my berreta 92.
     
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    How about a Kahr K9 or K40 Elite series? Slim, concealable, excellent short trigger and reliable. They're expensive but I feel worth a look.

    Already mentioned, STI makes some great 1911s not 200 miles from your front door, and what Texan wouldn't want his pistol's slide to feature his home State as its logo.

    Two not inexpensive options that should definitely be tracked down. Of those listed, the Sig.
     
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    I voted for the PX4. If you like the PX4 but consider it pricey, then look at the Stoeger Cougar 8000 F. The Cougar is the forerunner of the PX4. I have both and both are excellent guns, but IMHO the Cougar is one of the best buys going today. I also like the XD Service although mine is a 45ACP and not a 9mm. My Cougar and XD45 both fit my wife's hand better than the PX4. I also have an FNS-9 and a Beretta 92FS and would strongly recommend both of them. The FNS-9 has nightsights and has ambidextrous slide stop, mag release and thumb safety. The 92FS is an all around great pistol, accurate, very reliable, it's easy to rack the slide and slide release is also easy to operate.
     
  22. Kiln

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    I chose the XD Service. It is, in my opinion, the best performance to price ratio of the firearms listed.
     
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    I would buy the S&W SD in 9mm, I own two of them and they are gems. My guns are the original SD's, which were in the 400.00 range but the new SDVE's are about $329.00 and they shoot excellent plus a life time warranty. The trigger is very revolver like but lighter at about 7 to 8 lbs and smooth. These are real sleeper guns and once you shoot them you are hooked. These guns are so closely built like a glock, only with a better more comfortale grip and a very smooth trigger with no slack. My sd9 cuts the center out of the target and has 2000 flawless rounds through it. My forty has 300 flawless rounds.
     
  24. ku4hx

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    Shoot many; buy one. Find a rental range.
     
  25. snakeman

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    ^^^^^^good idea
     
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