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Which duty weapon? Vote

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by phantomak47, Mar 6, 2009.

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Which .40 for duty?

  1. XD-40

    46 vote(s)
    20.3%
  2. Glock 22

    60 vote(s)
    26.4%
  3. Sig 226

    83 vote(s)
    36.6%
  4. SW M&P

    38 vote(s)
    16.7%
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  1. phantomak47

    phantomak47 Member

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    Here the choices and the ONLY choices. So please do not say that I need to get a Desert Eagle or HK. It has to be a .40 sw in one of these guns.


    XD-40

    Glock 22

    Sig 226

    SW M&P
     
  2. chilie

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    I voted SIG 226. And the reason I did so was because all the other pistols mentioned lack a manual safety. This is one more step that complicates the firing process, true, but at the same time if there were ever a case of a perp disarming you this may be a life saving quality. Then again proper tactics, right level of retention in the holster and awarness of your pistol can divert this before it ever becomes a problem. Be safe!
     
  3. Geronimo45

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    Sig 226 lacks a manual safety, too. It's got a decocker.

    I'm fond of the 226 and the DA/SA trigger system. It's ridiculously easy to field-strip, too. Very nice gun.
     
  4. AKElroy

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    Have to go with the XD. In a sea of plastic, the XD offers steel sights, trigger, guide rod, mags & mag release; ambi mag release, grip safety & great ergos. Bought an XDm .40 three weeks ago & love it.
     
  5. geronimo509

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    Honestly, they are all pretty good guns. You should try to shoot them all and the one you like/shoot best is the one you should keep.
     
  6. Jason_G

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    For me it would be either the Sig or the M&P. Kind of a toss up IMO. I'd be happy with either of those two.

    Jason
     
  7. bannockburn

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    Of those four, and only those four, I would probably opt for the SIG P226. For my small sized hands, the P226 has the best ergonomics and fits my hand the best. But as someone else posted, try to handle/shoot them all and then decide for yourself. What works best for me and others may not work for you.
     
  8. Loyalist Dave

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    I like the Glock. The original plastic gun.

    LD
     
  9. Calhoun321

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    The 226 in a DAK DAO configuration is sweet!
     
  10. 10-Ring

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    Of the 4 choices, I am very familiar w/ 3 of them w/ the M&P the mystery. As a duty weapon & knowing all the other gear you'll be carrying, I'd go w/ a poly gun and of the remaining 2 polyguns, I'd go w/ the Glock...I like the LE discount that would be available to you, I like the availability of small parts and accessories -- and i just like'em
     
  11. CLIFF 11

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    The pistol of choice, at least for LEO'S in the East and Federal Agents is the Sig Sauer P-229 40, prior to that it was the P-228-No Safety Allowed
    cliff
     
  12. denfoote

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    Glock has 65% of the US police market.

    I would go with the G22.
     
  13. 357sigRog

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    With those choices the Glock 22.
     
  14. C-grunt

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    I carry a Glock 22 with Heine sights. Any of the listed ones would make a good duty weapon.
     
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    All good pistols, but I prefer the M&P because of the ergonomics, sights, it's made in the USA and it was designed as a 40 to begin with.
     
  16. CRAIG 100

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    i agree there all good ,but i like the m&p .very nice feell and accurate:cool:
     
  17. phantomak47

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    Wow the glock is beating the Sig on thehighroad.
     
  18. Bpacman

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    Definitely the Sig 226. I have carried a Sig 228 for 15 years now. 1000s of rounds, never a failure. Quality only stings once.

    Bp
     
  19. Eightball

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    Roommate's dad carries a .40 226 for his LE job, and loves it to death.


    For me, if it was a duty weapon, and I had the option, I would NOT pick a striker-fired weapon; I like the ability to hit the round again. That being said, within the "striker" weapons, the XD could be nifty depending on which setup, I've heard WAY too many stories of .40 Glock KBs, and the S&W 9mm I've had some trigger time behind was pretty nice; I"d probably go with the S&W.

    But my first choice would be the 226.
     
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    Glock will not be as heavy which is nice. When I switched from a Beretta 92fs to a Glock 17, it was so nice on my hip and back.
     
  21. phantomak47

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    Sig is taking the lead..............
     
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    I'm biased, I own the XD and the Glock, and I do not own a Sig. I have fired Sig's, love em'. Accurate, built like a Swiss watch. But from a design standpoint, I de-cock Sigs EVERY TIME I think I am releasing the slide. Great gun, bad design for my muscle memory--It's why I have no Sig's in the stable.
     
  23. UnTainted

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    Sig! Besides a great SA trigger and insane accuracy, it'll tame the recoil of the .40 nicely, allowing controlled and accurate follow-up shots.

    And you can change grips to whatever suits your preference!
     
  24. Bpacman

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    I know what you mean by muscle memory. While shooting my Springer Loaded today, I kept catching myself, wanting to decock the gun after each target engagement.

    For some people it may only take a couple hundred rounds to train up for a new gun. But, when stress hits we revert to our most basic trained instincts. If you trained more with a gun that has a safety which must be disengaged, you will be thumbing that puppy whether it is there or not.

    Practice...Practice...Practice.

    Bp
     
  25. johnnylaw53

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    I voted for the 226 for a duty weapon we carried sigs now but used to use beretta really enjoy the beretta, if you carry every day in an open carry mode such as on a duty belt you want something that take apart easy for wipe down and the sig fill that bill fine.

    be safe
     
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