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What do you recommend?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rection47, Sep 21, 2006.

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Which would be the best for a first gun?

  1. HK USP 40 fullsize

    8 vote(s)
    11.4%
  2. Walther P99

    12 vote(s)
    17.1%
  3. Beretta 92fs

    23 vote(s)
    32.9%
  4. Springfield XD40

    27 vote(s)
    38.6%
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  1. rection47

    rection47 Member

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    {{Edit: P99 in 9mm}}


    I am down to 4 handguns for my first. Any information on why you chose it will be highly appreciated thanks!
     
  2. HorseSoldier

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    P-99 in 40 or 9mm?
     
  3. rection47

    rection47 Member

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    9mm sorry forgot to put that in there
     
  4. Josh Aston

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    I voted for the P99, but if you have big hands the Beretta might be a good choice also.
     
  5. modifiedbrowning

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    I voted for the P99. It was my first pistol and now I have two more.
     
  6. Bazooka Joe71

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    Whats are you going to use it for?
     
  7. EdLaver

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    I voted for the Beretta, if you are a big guy (5'10+, 220lbs+) the 92fs can serve as an all purpose tool. Home Defense, Concealed Carry, and all out range fun. Reliability isnt an issue with any of your choices but the 92fs stands alone by far.
     
  8. rection47

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    Most likely would just be used at the range and home defense if that was ever necessary.
     
  9. knoxx45

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    I voted HK, but...

    the beretta would be my second choice. The fact that you are not comparing apples to apples (i'm talking about caliber, price, and operating systems) Makes this purely subjective. You have 4 great chioces there. I voted for the HK because I believe that they are the best. I own many pistols, but the HK USP45 is my nightstand/ SHTF handgun. Go HK and you will NOT be dissapointed. My second choice is the beretta because they are rugged and inexpensive, as are extra mags.

    Knoxx
     
  10. Navy87Guy

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    The Beretta is a classic -- and a solid weapon. It's a traditional DA/SA pistol with a safety, so you'll learn a pretty standard manual of arms using it. Field stripping and cleaning is pretty simple and parts are easy to get and relatively inexpensive (as are the magazines). It's also extremely accurate and fun to shoot!

    I also have the P99, which is another fantastic gun. It's a bit pricey, though -- especially if you get the AS model with the DA/SA trigger (which I prefer.) Parts are harder to get and tend to be more expensive, since the gun isn't as widespread. (New mags can run $30-$40 each!)

    I know you said 4 guns....but if you haven't done so, you owe it to yourself to consider the new Beretta PX4. It comes in a little lower than the price of a 92 (and a lot lower than a P99). It features interchangeable backstraps olike the P99. It's more comfortable and more accurate (for me) than my M9.

    Every firearm collection needs a Beretta at some point - might as well start out with one!

    Jim
     
  11. rection47

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    Yea i havent heard enough or held a 90-two so i didnt put it in there.
     
  12. Navy87Guy

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    Not the 90-Two, the PX4 Storm -- Beretta's new polymer framed pistol. I have pics of mine on my website, here: http://users.adelphia.net/~navy87guy/berettapx4.html

    Jim
     
  13. rection47

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    hm i dont really like the looks of that and my bad on the mistake heh
     
  14. possum

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    I voted xd and i think that they would be a great first gun. they are a great value that will serve you well for a long time! But i reccomend the xd to everyone, but i stand beside them 100%. the xd would meet the rquiremnets, for range/home defense, and could also be a great carry gun if you decided to go that route in the future! let us know what you decide.
     
  15. Wesker

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    You can't go wrong with HK, but it's price is very very steep for a first gun. If you just want a simple and reliable gun to have for a first, then the XD is your best choice.
     
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    Those XDs are awesome. I have been insanely happy with mine for the last five years.
     
  18. CajunBass

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    Of the ones you listed, I'd go with the XD, but I would (and did) get it it in 9mm simply because the ammo is less expensive so you'll shoot it more. Less recoil too.

    However for a true "first" handgun, a Ruger (or other) 22 is even a better choice for the same reasons. Come back for the big gun later.
     
  19. Heavy Metal Hero

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    I am in the same position...for me it goes like this.

    SIG P226 > HK USP > Springfield XD > Maybe a CZ-75 or Jericho (baby eagle)?
     
  20. 10-Ring

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    I like a few guns on your list...I love the 92fs & the USP either would do very well as a 1st, 2nd or even a 3rd gun ;) Get the one you can get the better deal on :D
     
  21. Geronimo45

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    Beretta for a couple of reasons:
    1st: 9mm. Cheap ammo, lots of good defense rounds for it. You can shoot a lot to get used to it, and not go bankrupt in the process.
    2nd: Probably a lighter recoil than a .40.
    3rd: Steel=beauty.
    4th: Proven design, works reliably for most civvy situations.
    5th: Crimson Trace Lasergrips are available for it.

    You could get a Walther P99 in 9mm - haven't heard anything bad about them. The Walther might be easier to concealed-carry, and has an accessory rail if I remember right.

    IOW, I say to either get John McClane's gun or James Bond's from your list.
     
  22. rection47

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    Good old diehard. Ill probably go with the beretta or walther for 9mm, i do really like the usp, and i dont know as much about the XD but i hear great things about em.
     
  23. longeyes

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    XD, in 9mm--unless you opt for a Glock 19! (Hey, someone had to say it!)
     
  24. Desperado

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    I used a Springfield XD to qualify for my CHL and it shot great and felt good in my hand. I like the H&K, but thats just a bit pricy for my taste. And someone correct me if Im wrong, but doesnt Taurus make version of the Beretta 92? Im pretty sure thats the one they make and its quite a bit cheaper. But out of those choices I would go with the XD.
     
  25. Essex County

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    I don't own anything on your list, but I have shot the Beretta in various guises. I think it's a great pistol in 9mm...........Essex
     
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