reply to post by jlafleur02
Firearms, handguns specifically are a very personal purchase. When you read the reviews for firearms, consider that the review may have a personal
bias towards one or another. Glock, offer a lot of incentives to reviewers to lean on the positive aspects and ignore the less favorable ones.
For Instance, Glock is one of the most tested guns in the world. It is also used by more police services than any other weapon (at least they were in
Now the reality. Glocks suck. They are too light on the bottom side, prone to twisting when they fire and are overall difficult to disassemble for
cleaning. If your opponent is 10 feet away, sure you might hit the guy. There are safeties all over the Glock, all of which rely on the trigger to
disable. I have personally shot a bzillion rounds in 9mm and .40 on Glocks and this was my experience.
The Desert Eagle:
Truly a formidable weapon. A large number of movies like to glamorize the Desert Eagle. In .357 and .50 Calibers it's big fat slide is unmistakable.
Fun to shoot, yes!.
The reality: Desert Eagles SUCK! they are heavy, they are DIRTY they are prone to clogging due to the immense amount of carbon build up, and they are
expensive to fire. Fun to own...not. Unless your a gang banger with a drug business supporting your handgun habit keep looking.
Used by the US Army for like 50 years. Not a particularly glamorous weapon, but a very good selection in anyone's collection. I though it was a
little thin (skinny) in the 40 cal, but easy to clean, easy to maintain, jam free shoots straight every time.
This weapon is an outstanding piece of work. It is so tuned a blind guy can hit a target with this thing based solely on the sound of that target
crapping themselves when they see it. If Ray Charles had a handgun, it would be this one. Mag after mag I pumped through this thing without any effort
at all. Cleans very easily, shoots straight every time. The only downside to this handgun is if you lose it, whoever finds it has an excellent handgun
to use on you.
Is a good picture of it.
My personal Favorite is the Beretta FS96G Brigadier
This is a well balanced, very reliable handgun that hasn't jammed in the 5+ years I've had it.
These people know guns. Since their first contract in 1526, they have been producing superior firearms ever since. These aren't the least expensive,
but certainly some of the most accurate and reliable firearms on earth.
To summarize: A gun purchase is a very personal selection. When you consider what it is your protecting price can be a factor, but a secondary one. I
like so many others have a bias, mine is toward Beretta firearms but that was after shooting the others at the range. If you can, take the wife to a
well equipped range and shoot a variety of different weapons and calibers. This will give you the options of different weights, different recoils and
your ability to manage those factors and strike your target. Consider cleaning and long term maintenance. Poor maintenance will kill you as surely as
an unreliable firearm.
I have included a picture on my personal home protection kit.