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I can't find the right nightstand gun!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by azhunter122, Jun 9, 2009.

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  1. azhunter122

    azhunter122 Member

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    After a few months of keeping a mouse gun by my bed I got a new safe and have been keeping my Glock 22 in it. Here are my problems

    The Glock 22's grip sucks!
    Kimber Commander 1911 mag capacity sucks!
    Mouse guns suck in general!
    Revolvers have the same problem as the 1911 does.
    Shotguns aren't really an option and I already have one in the closet.

    The gun is to be used in the car and the nighstand plus as a holster gun for target shooting and hunting, and I have gone through all of my guns, I can't find one of them that is perfect for this. I also debate the .40 vs the .45 and have been doing some research on different brands but I don't know. What's your setup and what would you like for these tasks?
     
  2. rellascout

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    FNP 45 Can be had for less than $600 OTD

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    For operators who prefer the proven stopping power of the legendary 45 ACP, the FNP-45 is your handgun. Highly ergonomic, the FNP-45’s magazine release, decocking/manual safety levers and slide stop levers are all fully ambidextrous. The FNP-45 features an external hammer, 4.5" hammer-forged stainless steel barrel, stainless steel slide, full-length guide rod, C-More Systems™ fixed three-dot combat sights and a checkered polymer frame with interchangeable backstraps and an integrated accessory rail. Every FNP-45 comes standard with three magazines, a locking device and a lockable fitted hard case. FNP-45 USG high-capacity models come standard with one 15-round and two 14-round magazines.
     
  3. Lou McGopher

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    Beretta Px4

    The Glock 22's grip sucks!
    Interchangeable backstraps, interchangeable mag release buttons, choice of standard and low-profile slide release lever.

    Kimber Commander 1911 mag capacity sucks!
    9mm x17, .40 x14, .45 x10

    Mouse guns suck in general!
    Comes in 9mm, .40, .45. Shape makes concealed drawing/holstering easier.

    Four models available:
    Type C: Single-action-only. Spurless hammer. No de-cocker. No safety.
    Type D: Double-action-only. Spurless hammer. No de-cocker. No safety.
    Type F: Single and double-action. De-cocker. Manual safety.
    Type G: Single and double-action. De-cocker. No manual safety.

    Available for under $600.

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  4. bestseller92

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    My own nightstand gun is (and has been for over 25 years) a good quality .357 Magnum revolver, loaded with 125 grain Magnum JHPs.

    This is accompanied by an 8 shot 12 gauge Mossberg 500 pump action shotgun.
     
  5. Rockwell1

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    CZ 75 B caliber of your choice ( as long as you choose 9mm or .40S&W)
    If it has to be a .45ACP CZ97B ( you'd need a truss for CCW though)
     
  6. Tiomoid

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    Sounds a lot like my own...
     
  7. INSULATION TIM

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    I've switched to a Taurus 357 mag revolver chamber with .38 special Hydroshocks from Federal.

    The reliability of a revolver and the non-over penetration of the .38 hollow point.
     
  8. bestseller92

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    I believe from what I've read that the 125 grain .357 JHP has an excellent record for not overpenetrating.
     
  9. AKElroy

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    Your perfect solution is the Springfield XDm .40. I have a Streamlight / Laser combo on mine, and sleep well at night with 17 Rnds on board; extra mag handy. With 3 different grip inserts, you will be able to tune it to your hand. The 1300 defender next to it also helps me sleep on my realy paranoid nights.
     
  10. Mike J

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    azhunter-have you ever shot an XD. Many who don't like the grip angle of Glocks seem to like the XD.
     
  11. AKElroy

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    Or, you can click on your name next to "Welcome" top right, go to "Statistics", and find whatever post you have written. Off topic, I know, but it looks like you could use the help.
     
  12. GoodKat

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    Practically any full size gun in 9, 40, or 45 made by glock, springfield, HK, CZ, Sig, FN, or S&W will do, it's all up to preference. If I had to pick for you, by caliber it*would be:

    9mm- CZ Sp-01 Phantom
    .40- Springfield XD(M)
    .45- H&K USP
     
  13. Eightball

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    Nightstand gun right now is my j-frame S&W, because it comes out of the pocket and goes on the nightstand. However, ususally my full size 1911 resides there (it's getting some work done ATM)--if you think the mag capacity sucks, get some Wilson 10 rounders. If you can't solve your problem with 11 rounds of .45ACP and you're still using your pistol, you're doing something terribly wrong.
     
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    What's in the safe by the bed and works for carry?

    Springfield XD 45 compact. 10 rounds of 45 with the flush magazine, and 13 rounds in the extended. Has a rail to mount a light. I'm getting night sights installed.
     

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  15. noob_shooter

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    XDm or XD's. Grip is superb compared to my G27
     
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    Grasshopper -

    .....First you must pick the right nightstand.......


    isher
     
  17. Ben86

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    Do you have an oddly shaped nightstand? :)

    As of now my nightstand gun is my Glock 17. Although I would like to sell it and replace it with the S&W M&P9 for a number of frivalous reasons.

    To get to the point I choose to have a full size 9mm as my home defense handgun because I need a caliber that both me and my wife can shoot well. The 9mm cartridge is a breeze to shoot yet still has good stopping power. The full size handgun offers larger capacity, better ballistics, and controllabliity compared to a mouse gun. Mouse guns have there place, but its not for home defense.

    Check out an M&P9, 40 or 45 I doubt you will be dissapointed.
     
  18. Dr.Rob

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    Get a night stand to fit an Uzi. Problem solved! ;)

    Seriously, use the pistol you shoot the MOST and shoot the BEST. Capacity is the least of your worries. Sell the Glock if it doesn't fit you, shop around for a better hi-cap 40 or 45, let the 1911 with an 8 round mag fill in until you get comfy with the new hi-cap.
     
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    geta Sig 226 in 40S&W 12 rounds and its a Sig
     
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    glock 20
     
  21. dirty dave

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    Perfect night stand gun

    To bad you cant have this one with out a lot of fuss
     

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    Where do you live, Afghanistan? How many rounds do you need? If you shoot the 1911 well (and who doesn't) then that is what I would go with. The capacity is not an issue for at least three reasons.

    1) Most HD situations do not require 8 rounds.
    2) You can have a gaggle of loaded mags in the drawer right next to the gun, just in case.
    3) You should only be using a hang gun to fight you way to your long gun.

    By the time a fight gets so bad that I have exhausted 8+1 rounds I will have a long gun in my hand. The same applies to a revolver. I think six rounds should be enough but if not, then stock up on spead loaders. Then come up with a strategic plan that allows you to get to a Mossberg 590 or Remington 870. Because if I find myself in a 17 round shootout, I am not using a night stand gun. just my .02
     
  23. cottonmouth

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    "Where do you live, Afghanistan?" LOL! I do, for a few more months anyway. I keep an M9 in a Fobus holster nailed onto a 2x4 next to my bed and a M4 Bushmaster about a foot away from the bed. Back home it's a Glock 22 with an M6 light and Hinnie sights. I admit I am not the biggest Glock fan but I had 12 high cap magazines and felt like I needed the pistol to go with them. I also added a LW barrel to shoot lead.

    J.B.
     
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    If I hadn't already traded all my guns for GM stock, I'd keep a Ruger P89 on the nightstand loaded with 17 115gr corbon's:D
     
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    rellascout

    Just an aside;) How do like your FNP. I'm picking up mine in 40 tomorrow:D Ever have any problems? I just fell in love with the feel of the trigger(it is SAO).
     
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