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What auto fits the bill?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Blarelli, Oct 10, 2007.

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  1. Blarelli

    Blarelli Member

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    I'm looking to get my dad a new automatic, and based on his preferences, I don't know what to get him. Here's what he likes.

    -A double action/single action with a very light single action trigger and little travel on the single action.
    -Smooth double action.
    -Barrel of at least 4 inches.
    -Magazine capacity of 15ish.
    -either a 9 or a 40
     
  2. putteral

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    Ruger KP95Pr15 Love this gun
     
  3. Blarelli

    Blarelli Member

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    I have a p95dc, and yes, it is a sweet gun. The trigger is kind of mooshie for his taste though.
     
  4. 10-Ring

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    My first thoughts were of a Beretta 92fs, so I'll go w/ that :D
     
  5. Mikhail Konovalov

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    Sounds like a Jericho to me. Figure out if he likes frame-mounted safeties or slide-mounted safety/decockers. If he says frame, I'd recommend a CZ75 or a Browning HP. If slide, Beretta, Baby Eagle, standard Wondernine fare.

    Try and narrow it down, the field's wide open at this point.
     
  6. strat81

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    Bigger hands? Beretta 92.
    Smaller hands? CZ 75B
     
  7. glockman19

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    A berettta 92 FS .9mm or a p229 .40
     
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    I will second the 92F. Everything you mentioned and more.
     
  10. GunNut

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    CZ 75B or Sig P226.

    Either gun would be a great choice.
     
  11. Ala Dan

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    {15 rounds of so}

    Well, that leaves out the elegant and wonderfully balanced SIG-SAUER P228~! :eek:
     
  12. RevolverMan567

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    title says it all
     
  13. wwsnyder

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    Sig SP2009 (9mm) SP2340 (40/357) or SP2022 (any of the above).
     
  14. modifiedbrowning

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    Bersa Thunder 9 High Capacity.
    www.bersafirearmsusa.com.
    My Bersas have the best triggers of all my guns after some break in.
     
  15. Walkalong

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    XD .40 - Striker fired with a very nice trigger. 12 rounds. Thats plenty.

    CZ 75 should meet his requirements as set out.
     
  16. Blarelli

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    I've shot a Beretta 96 brigadier, and I didn't like it. Is the trigger on a 92 the same?
     
  17. pogo2

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    You have exactly described the Sig P226 in 9mm.

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  18. Average Joe

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    Beretta 92 FS
     
  19. bannockburn

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    Since you haven't mentioned what type of safety you're considering, (slide mounted, decocker, or frame mounted), you might want to consider something like the Taurus 92. You can carry it cocked and locked, (Condition 1), or you can use it double action first shot, by means of the decocker. Gives you a few different options with the same gun.
     
  20. CoRoMo

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    Go 9mm. Enough stopping power and cheaper ammo. I'm looking to buy a Beretta 90-Two in about a week. I've just heard so many good things about them, so here we go.
     
  21. 1BLINDREF

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    Sig P226.
    You can get it in either 9mm or .40S&W
    If you don't want to spend "Sig" money, look at a CZ75 or a Beretta 92 or 96.

    BTW- You are a good son! :)
     
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    this gets my vote, i had one and it was a great shooter, and met the crieria and they are very inexpensive. mags are cheap too.
    though the p345 trigger is better the p95 makes a great pistol.
     
  23. .357 magnum

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    +1- Berreta 90-Two

    I agree with CoRoMo- the Berreta 90-Two is what you are looking for. The 90-two is one of the Best 9mm period. If your Dad prefers a 4 inch barrel have him shoot the SW-MP 9mm he will Love it.:) On that note if he wants a .40 cal you cannot beat the SW-MP I own that .40 and it is the Best .40 I have ever owned! A lot of people do not take into consideration the Taurus 24/7. Taurus makes an Excellent .40 the 24/7 is right up there with the SW. Hope this helps!

    The Best to You and Yours!

    Frank
     
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  25. Pilot

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    Another vote for the CZ-75B.
     
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