Recommendation for a guy who hates most automatic pistols?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by M5-Shogun, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. danez71

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    I have shorter fingers with med palms. Trigger reach is usually my issue more so than grip circumstance but circumference does play a part. DA triggers are always too much of a stretch.

    Based on my experience, the M&P compacts and Shields fit the above with thumb safety but no decocker.

    For me, the BHP is a good full size steel choice and I find it to be a lot better for my hand size than 1911s.

    Also, the M&P full size have the same grip size as the double stack compacts.
     
  2. upptick

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    Given the lack of ammo availability, there's a good case to be made for having different handguns in multiple calibers to include one or more autoloaders. Having said that, the revolver is a superb "get off me" gun and is the ideal solution for a purely defensive handgun where it's highly unlikely that you're going to need 10 or more rounds plus the ability for fast reloads...that's the domain of an assault force, seems to me, not the defensive carry situation where the objective is to just break contact.
     
  3. UncleEd

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    To the OP: You have in the title "most " autos.

    So pick the one you don't dislike.
     
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  4. SwampWolf

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    That's the one I, too, recommend; a Model 3913, though, if you find the double-stack magazine on the Model 6906 a bit too "fat".
     
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  5. 5-SHOTS

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    In the used market you can also find the Ruger P95DC.
     
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    H&K USP compact, Has all you require.
     
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    Recommendation for a guy who hates most automatic pistols?

    A revolver? ;)
     
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  9. P5 Guy

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    S&W model 3914. Double action, like your revolvers, I assume, so no need for a manual safety. Slim grip for smaller hands, compact for better concealment, and more fire power.
     
  10. chicharrones

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    I have small hands, which is why I sold a Beretta 92FS to get a CZ75D PCR. Here are some pics I made a while back showing double action trigger reach at "half" cock and hammer fully down.

    cz-hammer-decocked.jpg

    cz-hammer-fully-down.jpg

    handsize.jpg

    This is showing how the de-cocker can be actuated by the thumb knuckle or thumb tip.
    cz75-decocker.jpg
     
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