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Which of these compact pistols would you prefer to have?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, Sep 22, 2012.

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Which of these compact pistols would you prefer to have?

  1. Commander size 1911 (please state the make)

    88 vote(s)
    23.2%
  2. Glock 19

    111 vote(s)
    29.3%
  3. H&K USP C (or CT)

    22 vote(s)
    5.8%
  4. Sig Sauer P229

    65 vote(s)
    17.2%
  5. Other

    93 vote(s)
    24.5%
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  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Member

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    Dear THR:
    Out of the pistols listed in the poll, which would you prefer to have? If you care to chose the 'other' option kindly state your choice in you response.

    Feel free to discuss your experience with the listed guns.

    Thank you
     
  2. Mot45acp

    Mot45acp Member

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    What is the intended purpose? CCW? Range? HD? Fun?
     
  3. meanmrmustard

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    Anything but the H&K, however, I'd prefer the G19 overall.
     
  4. stumpers

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    I like my G19. No complaints with the Gen3 I bought new in 2005. Probably around 5,000 rounds - not a single malfunction or failure of any kind.

    Bought a second G19 this year, a newer Gen3 in the RXTxxx serial range. Every single standard velocity FMJ round I shot, the empty smacked me in the forehead. +P rounds ejected just over my head. A new extractor didn't fix it, but a combination of the new extractor and a new ejector fixed it and it's been flawless for 1,000 rounds now with everything I've tried.

    If considering the G19, make sure to know serial range that is known to have problems with erratic ejection before Glock fixed the issue. It is an easy, fairly cheap fix if you do get a finnicky gun...although annoying.
     
  5. VINTAGE-SLOTCARS

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    The sig fits my hand better, so that is how I vote
     
  6. TimeIsRunninOut

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    Ruger sr9c or Smith and Wesson m&p9c
     
  7. 19-3Ben

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    M&P40c, or 9c. Either way works for me.
     
  8. tarosean

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    1911 - Ed Brown Exec carry
     
  9. FMF Doc

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    You didn't list the purpose, so I went with the G19. It is the closest thing on there to a "do-all" 9mm. It is big enough for duty, small enough for carry, an has a rail for a light making it ideal for home defense. It might not do well in the woods against 4-legged critters, but NOTHING can truely do EVERYTHING.
     
  10. 12131

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    G19 rtf2
     
  11. PONTIACDM

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    Sig p239 or Ruger lcr (either model 38, 357) These are just my preferences.
     
  12. meanmrmustard

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    Be cool if they'd make a compact 10mm.
     
  13. hAkron

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    CZ 75D PCR is my pistol of choice
     
  14. Nushif

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    Commander sized 1911, maybe a Springfield?

    As an alternative, a CCO sized one. Best carry 1911 size I can imagine.
     
  15. treg

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    SR9/40c.

    Adjustable sights and thumb safety.

    Fits my hand perfectly, YMMV.
     
  16. CZ57

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    Other: Either the SA XDm 3.8 Compact in a polymer frame or the CZ P-01. ;)
     
  17. sinbad339

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    Sig 1911 Fastback Carry

    fastbackcarry_zpsf0d6dc33.jpg

    I WANT ONE!
     
  18. RBid

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    I voted G19, just to avoid 'other'.

    In the real world, there are 5-6 pistols that I would choose over the G19.
     
  19. plateshooter

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    M&P45c is my favorite. I put a lot or rounds through mine. I find it accurate for me and 100% reliable so far. About the size of a G19 Glock. I have had it for about 4 years.

    Second choice is my Sig C3.
     
  20. BADUNAME37

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    Other -
    Something smaller.
     
  21. mavracer

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    1911 and there's a few different manufactures I'd be fine with.
    I've got a Colt and a STI
     
  22. TAKtical

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    Glock 19. And I agree with fmf doc. Big enough for duty, small enough for carry. Good capacity and extremely reliable.
     
  23. el Godfather

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    I am surprised to see that 1911 is not in lead. Is that because it holds less rounds, because otherwise its great for carry compared to others. Or is it because of the platform choices available in other choices listed?
     
  24. Robbins290

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    I voted other.

    as a edc a glock 30sf
    as a hd gun. glock 30sf
     
  25. The Lone Haranguer

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    Having owned a Glock 19 for 13 years, I went for it first. :) My second choice would be the 1911 - if it were reliable. (Sadly, I haven't had any luck with them.) No experience with the HK. No doubt it is a fine gun, but I don't like being charged extra. The Sig is too large for my hands to hold comfortably and shoot well. Perhaps with the new "E2" grip/frame alteration.

    Some other compacts I have direct experience with and endorse but aren't on your list: CZ75D PCR and the S&W M&P and 3913.
     
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