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Large cap truck pistol?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by fireside44, Mar 24, 2013.

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  1. fireside44

    fireside44 Member

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    I'm posting cause I need something good for my truck and I really don't know much about what's out there because my interest in autopistols has always been pretty limited.

    Something small enough to hide and secure easily (pistol sized) that holds a lot of rounds in a magazine. This won't be a carry piece so as long as it fits in a man bag or something of that nature it'll do. Weight not an issue. I need something reasonably tough, I don't own any safe queens. I'm not a fan of polymer but I might compromise. 9mm or .45 acp, but I'm leaning in the direction of the 9mm simply because it seems to me there are more large capacity choices in that caliber. However I'm not dead set on either. Budget is $600.

    I'm relocating to an urban area so I don't need the neighbors seeing me put an AK in the vehicle every morning, lol. But I don't want to be without something with substantial firepower in case the world goes south on me. Capacity is king, I'd like something I can tote three 30 round mags, five or six 15 rounders, etc. Not big on Glock or XD's but would consider the right model I guess. Been looking at some sub-gun type stuff, MPA's and Intratecs, because of the capacity and fun factor. I love SA rifles so I think I would get enjoyment out of something like that. What do you think?
     
  2. bannockburn

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    For a number of years now my brother has used an Argentine FM (Hi-Power clone), as his car gun. I think a used FEG Hi-Power copy would also serve you well in that application.
     
  3. stumpers

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    I'm not a fan myself, but a Beretta 92 might suit you pretty well. Good guns, I really just don't like DA/SA pistols.

    They're under 600 NIB and I think there's larger mags out there for them.
     
  4. Inebriated

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    You may not be big on the polymer wonder guns, but a G19/17/34 with a couple 33 rounders is just difficult to beat, when capacity is king.
     
  5. JTQ

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    I don't own one, and may never own one, but for you application I agree with Inebriated, it's hard to beat a Glock G17 or one of its siblings.
     
  6. tarosean

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    I'm not real big on poly either. However, there is a sig 2022 sitting in my truck right now.
     
  7. Lj1941

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    S & W 9MM M & P --17+ 1 Capacity AND American Made:)
     
  8. 340PD

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    Used Glock. Hopefully a police trade in. Any model will do just fine.
     
  9. KC&97TA

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    Used Beretta 92 or Glock 19/17 would fit the criteria nicely, even new they're both around the $600 mark.

    I'm not a fan of either, my Beretta with wolf springs and some smoothing, metal upgraded parts is a very good pistol now, nothing like a military M9 or box stock pistol, 92FS was one of my first hand guns as I needed to work some skills for the M9, high capacity magazines are all over and I have MANY of them. Not a fan of Glock / XD's but I own one each, with the Glock 19, I also have a 32 round mag and 6 mags of 15, that can put in some serious work if needed... Glock 19 and all it's mags fit into a small "day planner" very socially.
     
  10. Plastikosmd

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    Keltec 22 mag pistol
    30 rounds in their standard magazine
     
  11. hentown

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    I'm a big fan of Glocks and depend on them for the safety of me and my family. I use a G17 for a nightstand firearm and carry a G26 daily, including when I'm circumnavigating vehicularly. ;)
     
  12. MikeJackmin

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    Whenever I think 'truck gun', I think rust. Anything kept in a car will be exposed to alternating heat and cold and will eventually have condensation form on the surface.

    If you take the gun home with your every evening and give it a good wipe-down there's no problem. If you'd like something that requires less maintenance, they you want something in stainless, or something like a glock.

    Glock comes to mind because they have that nice finish (tennifer, I think?) on the metal that seems to work really well. I recall an older thread about a guy who buried a Glock .45 in his yard for a year, then dug it up and shot it after replacing only the springs. Glocks are also good guns to buy used, especially the .45 and 9mm versions. They are very robust, and easy to fix if anything does go wrong.

    I'm sure there are many other good options as well. Pick the one that fits your hands best, and shoot it often.
     
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    Glock.

    I'm not in the 'Perfection!!!' camp. I don't believe that Glocks are superior to M&Ps, Sigs, HKs, Walthers, XDs, etc. They're one of many reliable pistol types. If you're after a truly high capacity piece, Glocks are an easy answer.

    A 19/23 or 26/27 as a CCW sets you up pretty well for a long walk home. Pistol plus 1 on-body spare, plus a couple 33/31/22 round mags in a get home bag, and you are prepared for the next Die Hard sequel.
     
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    Since you don't like polymer, how about a used Ruger P-85 or P-89? They can be had pretty cheap with a lot of money left over from your budget to buy extra mags.
     
  15. Dave P.

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    A number of years ago I bought a beat up Glock 17 that looked
    very rough but functioned fine. I've shot it a lot in the years I've had
    it. It's been the most rugged trouble free autoloader I've owned.
    It's been drowned, dirty, dropped, cooked, froze....etc.
    It's my choice for 4 wheeling, canoeing etc.
    33 round mags are avail. but the cost has went up a bunch
    in the last few months.
    Dav
     
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    Beretta 92 or S&W 5904 or 5906 because of the hammer-drop safety.

    I wouldn't ever transport a chambered striker-fired pistol un-holstered.
     
  17. Rexster

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    I firmly believe in never leaving a firearm unattended in a motor vehicle, unless there is a VERY strong lockbox as part of the equation, and even then, I worry about the whole vehicle being taken. (I live in the Houston area, where nothing is safe unless an armed guard is posted, and he has an armed bodyguard to watch HIS back!)* That being said, my idea of a rough-duty pistol in this category is a Glock G17, with G18 magazines. I doubt G18 magazines will be obtainable anytime soon at less than collector's/hoarder's price, but I
    bought several when the prices were normal.

    Part of me has longed for an AK pistol, a Krink without a stock, though a more normal handgun is going to be much more practical.

    *Houston is actually not like Mogadishu; many places in Houston are actually quite safe, but property crimes can happen anywhere, and I do mean ANYWHERE!
     
  18. fireside44

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    Thanks for noting that, I didn't even think about it though I should've because I occasionally tote a cased revolver in there, which kind of defeats any quick access. I guess it rules out the Glock though I suppose it could ride unchambered. I have an EDC bag that whatever I get will ride in. I been using it for two years now so it's almost part of my being. I never go anywhere without the thing except where it ain't legal. I've caught quite a bit of flack for my man purse, lol.

    I was considering the Beretta or it's Taurus PT92 cousin, they have pretty good capacity and seem pretty stout. The Taurus is nice because it's well below my budget price leaving dough left over for mags and ammo. Call me crazy, but I'm currently craving something with a high fun factor so I been looking at MPA and Intratecs. They fit in the bag, are in my budget, have high capacity and big fun factor (for me). I have a feeling I won't practice much with a standard Glock/Beretta/XD/whatever because I've had a couple autos in the past and never shot them, always reaching for my revolvers first so I wound up selling them.

    To carry concealed on my person at my line of work will destroy even the toughest and most durable weapon even with nightly wipedowns. I despise cleaning guns though. High humidity, fine sand, sweat. The sand is unbelievably invasive. But the bag is always within easy reach.
     
  19. fireside44

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    I understand where you are coming from. I toted an AK for a long time in-vehicle because where I was working the vehicle was in my sight all day so no real risk. My current AO is rural and very very little crime but that is changing with my relocation. Still, I can install a lock box in my vehicle and my new-old job I'm headed back to has security cams and rather low incidence of vehicle break ins and residence burglaries so I'm not too worried. But yeah, good advice. Thx.
     
  20. Thompsoncustom

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    Another option in the CZ 75b all steel gun and you can get 30rd mags, All the parts in the gun except the guide rod and mag follower are thick steel.

    You can do some work your self to one and have a great double action like a tuned revolver and a SA like a 1911 or you could send/buying it from CZ custom but than it becomes above your price range.
     
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    The Canik C100 is around $350 and has two 13 round mags with it. Mine also takes CZ75 full sized magazines but some say that theirs won't lock the full size CZ75 mags in place.
     
  22. Byrd666

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    Glock 17/19/26 up to 33rnds
    S&W M&P 9 17+1
    Ruger SR9 17+1
    Bersa Thunder 9 17+1

    Most, if not all the above are within your stated money limits

    I'm not a huge Glock fan myself but, given the fact that the magazines are interchangeable between the same caliber of pistols and that they, the pistols as well as the mags., are virtually indestructible, that would be my first choice as far as HIGH capacity goes. And I'll be getting a G19 and and hopefully some high cap mags. as soon as they become available again.

    The others I put in there are due to personal experience with. As having owned, or still own, I can vouch for performance and reliability with a wide variety of, and types of ammunition as well as different environments. From sand and wind to rain and freezing weather. As well as hotter than Hades weather from far East Texas to far West Texas
     
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    Beretta 92FS, Springfield XDM, Sig 226 Tactical, Beretta PX4 Storm.
     
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    Ruger P series is my choice for what you're asking for. Cheap, reliable & accurate. P95 or P97 (9mm or .45 ACP depending) are what you want to look for.
     
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    CZ....all steel, reliable and accurate. Used by police and military around the world. First class CS from their location in Kansas City. About 4-500 $.

    CZ also sells a .22LR upper for their pistols that I find very handy. polymer models are also available.
     
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