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Hand gun purchase thoughts.

I'm not sure if this is the place to ask this but since many car people are also into guns I thought I'd throw this out there. I'm considering the purchase of a new hand gun for my small-ish collection. I've got it narrowed down to two right now but would be willing to add more to the short list.

SigSauer SP2022 in 9mm or Glock 19 (or maybe 17) also in 9mm.

I've never shot either one but did have some hands on time with a Sig P226 a few years ago and thought it felt very nice so that's just one reason the Sig made my list. Obviously the Glock name stands on it's own as well.

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Re: Hand gun purchase thoughts.

Since you are trying guns out, I would try out the Browning Hi Power and the Springfield XD with those you listed. A lot of it has to do with how your hand fits the gun or vice versa. The Sig is supposed to be a really good gun. I just don't care for the Glocks. They don't seem to feel right in my hand for some reason.

I have the old tried and true 92.

All my hand guns except my Ruger Mark 3 have a hammer. That is also part of why I don't like the Glocks.

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Re: Hand gun purchase thoughts.

Browning or Sig, the Glock isn't what they're knocked up to be.

DO a search for the caliber you want. You'll find more glocks for sale that any other makes because not a lot of folk like them after they've shot them a few times. The Sig's are a finer weapon. I'm a wheel gun guy but do know quite a bit about semi's also
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All my hand guns except my Ruger Mark 3 have a hammer. That is also part of why I don't like the Glocks.
AMEN!! Cocked and Locked I say...

Hadnt heard of the Sig 2022, but by what I've seen thru a google foray, looks to be a decent enough weapon. Sigs have traditionally been known for quality...

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I got a .38 because it felt good in my hand. However, it turns out A.) I am a crappy shot and B.) the damn gun only has five bullets! Bad combination!

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Re: Hand gun purchase thoughts.

38 is a great old gun. It was used for decades by police, fbi and other agencies.

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I have a Springfield XDM 9mm and a smith and Wesson 44mag model 629....the Springfield guns are nice and come with a lot of goodies

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Re: Hand gun purchase thoughts.

I have a Springfield 1911 and a Glock 27 .40. Both shoot great. The Glock trigger is a little odd at first.

No complaints with either.

My Dad swears by a .38 revolver.

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I got a .38 because it felt good in my hand. However, it turns out A.) I am a crappy shot and B.) the damn gun only has five bullets! Bad combination!

A: When you are finally NOT a crappy shot, 5 bullets done mean jack schitt!

There is no B: because you're a goddamn good shot now!
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I Shoot almost Exclusive a 44 Ruger Black Hawk Magnum, and a 1916 Colt .22 Semi, and a 1941 High Standard Model A Semi that nobody in the known universe match me with.... Ever.

I dabble with my Ruger Black Hawk .41 Magnum also, but it cost about 1.50 per round to shoot....
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Get a gun that shoots backwards and let a "perp" take it from you and then run like HELL!!

Just remember NOT to shoot it yourself!!
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We are all safe handlers and shooters in my bunch, right down to my 14 year old daughter. I LOVE shooting and being able to out shoot my nephews
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Re: Hand gun purchase thoughts.

I actually haven't shot the Glock either but when I handled one it felt kinda cheap. I know that's not the case and many, many people and LEO's love them but as was already said, it's also about personal feel. I currently have two other 9mm's a Ruger P89 and an old CZ. Both are good guns but I just don't like the trigger action of the Ruger and the CZ is more of an antique (Model 52/53). A local gunsmith said the Ruger's trigger can't be helped much so that's the reason I'm looking again.

I love the look and feel of the Sig. It's one of their new models and is similar to the P226 I believe. Anyways, thanks for your feedback and I'll keep looking for more!

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38 is a great old gun. It was used for decades by police, fbi and other agencies.

Though I am a crappy shot, I still like my .38 (Ruger SP101). I can always get a laser pointer for it. I did not want an automatic because in a perp siuation I would have to think too much: Is there a round in the chamber? Is the safety on or off? Will the thing fail to feed or extract? What is my plan if there is an ammo misfire? Can my wife, if need be, figure it out? Too many questions!

OTOH, a revolver is just: 1.) point, 2.) pull the trigger. My only regret is I got a snub nose, which takes too much velocity off the table. There is no advantage to them, IMO. If you are going to carry something, it should be Mace!

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Re: Hand gun purchase thoughts.

One more thing to think about, are you going to leave the gun loaded for self defence? if so I would go with a revolver over a auto.....if the auto sits loaded for a long time it could weaken the spring in the clip and miss fire, the revolver will shoot everytime.

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