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Looking for a new duty pistol?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by tavo94, Sep 18, 2005.

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Which pistol will you recommend?

  1. Beretta 92FS

    14 vote(s)
    10.5%
  2. Glock 17

    55 vote(s)
    41.4%
  3. Springfield XD

    26 vote(s)
    19.5%
  4. Waltehr P99 AS

    6 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. Ruger P95

    6 vote(s)
    4.5%
  6. Other

    26 vote(s)
    19.5%
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  1. tavo94

    tavo94 Member

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    My Agency is in the process on getting us new pistols for duty, we will be replacing our old S&W 5904. We narrow our choices down to Beretta 92FS, Glock 17, Springfield XD, Walther P99 AS and Ruger P95, any comments will be appreciate it?
     
  2. MAGNUMMAN

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    Out of those you listed, I would only consider the G17 and P95. I voted for the G17, but would also trust my life with the P95.
     
  3. CZF

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    Odd that you don't include a CZ P-01. compact and safe. very reliable..
    just not your average USA police type gun.
     
  4. denfoote

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    It's hot and sticky down there in Panama, ain't it??

    All the above mentioned pistols are good reliable guns.
    However, the tennifer heat treat on the Glock or the walther make them the front runners because of corrosion resistance. The Walther has the advantage of having an adjustable grip by way of various inserts. The Glock may be had cheaper due to their policy of giving discounts to agencies making large orders!! Half a dozen of one, six of the other!!

    At least I've narrowed it down to two for ya!!
     
  5. GotGlock

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    Go with the Glock, you can never go worng with one, its basically idiot proof in terms of maintence, and will always go bang when you pull the trigger. :eek:
     
  6. I don't like Glocks because they have no safety. I've read so many times about accidental discharges involving LEO's and Glocks.
     
  7. Universal

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    The GLOCK 17 gets my vote. Second choice would be the Beretta.
     
  8. DirksterG30

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    A CZ P-01 or SP-01
     
  9. litework

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    I voted "other." Depending on caliber, I'd prefer an HK USP or P2000. Also, I'd postpone making my decision and see how Beretta's PX4 and S&W's M&P turn out. These guns look like real winners.

    Of the guns on your list...I'd opt for a variation of the Beretta.
     
  10. CombatArmsUSAF

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    Although heavy for concealed carry, the beretta is a great duty gun. Accurate right out of the box, and I have fired thousands of rounds with an assortment of brands of ammo without a single malfunction. I try to find ammo that the beretta won't eat and so far have been unsuccessful.
     
  11. armoredman

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    Ditto for CZ PO1.
     
  12. Vitamin G

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    Last week I would have voted for a Glock, but this weekend I got to shoot a Springfield XD.

    Cheaper, better ergonomics, and has a grip safety...
     
  13. cookekdjr

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    Go with the XD or Glock. Both are reasonably accurate, and very reliable. The XD has better ergos, but the Glock is lighter, although both score well in both areas.
    There are many other excellent guns (the CZ's and Sigs come to mind) but I'd go with the XD or Glock.
    -David
     
  14. Nate_m

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    SIG P229 hands down
     
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    Sig P228 :D
     
  16. Shipwreck

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    If you go w/ XD, I think ya better get the stainless slide version. I hear a lot of stories about rust on the slide.

    I'd vote for the Walther. I've been attracted to the gun recently after I've rented it a few times. No more low and to the left shooting for me as with a Glock (only my Glock 34 w/ lighter pull doesn't do that to me - but as a duty gun, you don't want too light of a trigger pull)
     
  17. shield20

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    Beretta 92f in stainless - awesome duty weapon - no jams, gets smoother the more you shoot it, accurate, good grip angle, made of metal.
     
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    is it legal to say 'duty pistol' and omit the sig 229???

    i like the xd, but i don't think it is as refined as the beretta or sig - and contrary to popular internet legend, don't think it shoots as accurately or as comfortably as either the 229 or 92...

    don't know anything about the glock or walther, but am just astounded that ruger makes the short list at all, but especially considering sig was omitted...

    good luck.
     
  19. Dorian

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    Sig.

    P226, P228, P229 - doesn't matter

    Or

    HK USP
     
  20. albanian

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    Beretta 92fs. It is all metal so it won't melt in the tropical heat. :D They are heavier than the Glock or XD but I would trust one more than any other pistol based on my excellent history with them.
     
  21. dpesec

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    First choice is Glock, pull the trigger and it goes BANG. With the 92 you might need to fiddle with the decocking lever.
    I tried to use my old M9 at an IDPA match and it was a total mess. Glock 26 would have been better
     
  22. camper

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    Sig 228 or XD.
     
  23. Shipwreck

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    They stopped importing the Walther A/S. You can still find them at some places, but they've been on the shelf a while. If you settle on that, you'd have to get the new QA trigger or buy the Smith and Wesson version of the 99 (same gun, just decorated a bit differently).
     
  24. MikeIsaj

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    I have to say any Sig. IMHO and from admittedly limited experience with Glocks, the Glock is more accurate but the Sig is more likely to work.
     
  25. perception

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    Since those pistols for the msot part appear to be high capacity nines, I would have to go with the sig 226.
     
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