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Opinions on my next handgun purchase?

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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by Alena Michelle
reply to post by scorpiosin
 

I just reread your original post...so this was your first thread? I think it went really well for you! Please update us when you decide which way you are going.


Yeah, I've been reading here for years and finally decided to join this year and don't post a WHOLE lot - forgot to do the whole intro thread thing when I joined - but there are some great minds here and all of the advice has been helpful so thanks everyone! My internet search history this morning may just get me on some red flag list


I'll definitely let ya'll know when I make my mind up 100%.




posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 01:46 PM
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That is what i keep saying....the .40 is superior for self defense usage. It has outstanding stopping power in a size that almost anyone would feel comfortable using and carrying. And the recoil is managable on a decent gun like your Glock (not so much on my Taurus, which is like getting punched really hard with each round....it is a Taurus afterall). I don't recommend my Taurus, however. I have had some serious issues with the slide making contact with my thumb (because it has more recoil that you would expect from a .40).

If you are going to get a defense round, the .40 is vastly superior.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by becomingaware
 


That is what i keep saying....the .40 is superior for self defense usage. It has outstanding stopping power in a size that almost anyone would feel comfortable using and carrying. And the recoil is managable on a decent gun like your Glock (not so much on my Taurus, which is like getting punched really hard with each round....it is a Taurus afterall). I don't recommend my Taurus, however. I have had some serious issues with the slide making contact with my thumb (because it has more recoil that you would expect from a .40).

If you are going to get a defense round, the .40 is vastly superior.

.40 is a great round that's the main caliber used by LEO's. The downside is that .40 will usually give you more muzzle flip. Where the .45 gives you a more controllable shove when it recoils. I have the Sig Tac-Ops in .40. eventhough I love it and it looks cool, I shoot tighter groups with my .45 and 9mm.
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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 02:13 PM
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How do you usually carry? IWB? Pancake? Under shirt?

NIGHT SIGHTS!!!

Go to the range and test out a few rentals.

I'd suggest the Heizer Double Tap for "comfortable carry" 45acp and 9mm barrels
www.youtube.com...
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Or Springfield "Loaded" 1911 in Champion or Micro Compact
www.springfield-armory.com...
this ^ is beautiful in stainless

Springfield XD40sub is EXCELLENT, cannot say enough about this pistol.

I prefer the Taurus Public Defender polymer w/stainless cylinder www.youtube.com...
not my review...
and loaded with PDX 410 shells www.winchester.com... DEVASTATING!!!!!

Good Luck on your quest.






posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 02:23 PM
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All stainless Springfield Armory guns are absolutely beautiful!!
If you enjoy Taurus handguns, try the Judge, it's awesome to own and shoot!



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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You do realize this is exactly what they want you to do-???

Arm yourselves to the teeth-
They feel more justified mowing you down when the crackdown begins.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 02:30 PM
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I agree wholeheartedly regarding the Springfields.
They're gorgeous, great fit and finish as well.

Also, the Taurus Public Defender IS a Judge, it's just scaled down to allow more comfortable and lighter CC.




posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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Before you buy anything, make sure you get a chance to hold it first. Every gun feels different for different people. What may feel comfortable to some, may be uncomfortable for you. For 9mm I would go with a Glock 19 or HK P30. My choice for .45 would be a USPc or HK45c.
GL!



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 02:37 PM
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I prefer the Taurus Public Defender polymer w/stainless cylinder www.youtube.com...
not my review...
and loaded with PDX 410 shells

I have the Public Defender, but its not the Poly version. I keep it in the car loaded with 3 flavors. Federal 000 buck, Winchester Super X rifled slug, and a final .45 Colt round. I even found a bigger grip that fits the PD for a full grip. good gun to have in an "Oh Sh** Scenario".



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by 1MrMarc

I prefer the Taurus Public Defender polymer w/stainless cylinder www.youtube.com...
not my review...
and loaded with PDX 410 shells

I have the Public Defender, but its not the Poly version. I keep it in the car loaded with 3 flavors. Federal 000 buck, Winchester Super X rifled slug, and a final .45 Colt round. I even found a bigger grip that fits the PD for a full grip. good gun to have in an "Oh Sh** Scenario".


I use these: www.youtube.com...
And these: www.youtube.com...



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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My only issue with the 9mm is the stopping power, especially when you are dealing with walls and furniture. They are great if you want to shoot a lot of rounds, but for that single shot stopping power the 9mm just lacks.

The .45 is a great round. I just haven't found a lot of guns in the pocket category in that chamber.

To the folks discussing the governor/judge/public defender....another "must have" for the Texas hunter. Best rattlesnake gun i have seen is a Judge loaded with .410.

ETA: Regarding the Judge, I think, there have been reports of soft strike issues.
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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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Nice, my HP's are Hornady Critical Defense. But I'm sure any 45 Colt round will put any threat down. I do have the Blazer HP's for my .40.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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I use .40 cal rodent rounds on snakes. My mothers land is full of them in aledo. Very expensive though. Made by cci 10 rounds for 23 bucks. :/


Hydrashoks for personal defense.
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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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Originally posted by CosmicCitizen
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I have a HK Custom Combat (USP 40 w/ extended magazine, fiber-optic sights, trigger work, etc).


....Im jealous.

I want my usp back!!



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by SM2
reply to post by xX aFTeRm4Th Xx
 


Para makes a double stack 1911 in .45 acp. 14 rounds . I would also argue that the Glock is not historically reliable, was not that long ago they had to recall alot of them due to the barrel exploding. Google Glock boom and you will see.


Yeah, para has some good stuff... Ill have to check that out, I know there are a few out there, but hard to compete with the glock or springfield holding 19 rounds is it?

About the glock, interesting, kinda surprised I havn't heard about that... but then again if I owned a glock I'm sure I would have. But I have seen people bury their glocks for over a year, only the gun and dirt, and put a hundred rounds through it right after digging it up.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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Thats what it was a Sig 226. Great looking gun, and supposedly very accurate/reliable. However, the one I had was a used police pistol (I think). I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with it. But nonetheless as Sig being one of the primary pistols of the secret service, and reputation... I don't think you can really go wrong, just make sure its a new one



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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i have a springfield xd.

couldnt hit the broadside of a barn with it.
nice gun but worthless beyond 10ft
i believe its the floating barrel that makes it so inaccurate.

the walther ppk is the most accurate pistol i have ever shot.
.380 caliber
small, good for concealed carry.

smith&wesson makes the ppk

pic



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:46 PM
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I would say take the money and donate it to the Obama Campaign

Who needs a gun when you have Obama in office?

I'm really surprised that he's not asking the gun buyers to do that.

Oh and who needs a gun when you have Obama in office?

Everyone!... unless you are a pansy-a**ed-Liberal

And I have a
Glock 19
Glock 23
Remington 870
Stag Arms AR-15
for starters

I like the Glock

Tried and true

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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by 1MrMarc

Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by becomingaware
 


That is what i keep saying....the .40 is superior for self defense usage. It has outstanding stopping power in a size that almost anyone would feel comfortable using and carrying. And the recoil is managable on a decent gun like your Glock (not so much on my Taurus, which is like getting punched really hard with each round....it is a Taurus afterall). I don't recommend my Taurus, however. I have had some serious issues with the slide making contact with my thumb (because it has more recoil that you would expect from a .40).

If you are going to get a defense round, the .40 is vastly superior.

.40 is a great round that's the main caliber used by LEO's. The downside is that .40 will usually give you more muzzle flip. Where the .45 gives you a more controllable shove when it recoils. I have the Sig Tac-Ops in .40. eventhough I love it and it looks cool, I shoot tighter groups with my .45 and 9mm.
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You will definitely experience lower recoil in a 9mm thus improving accuracy but despite the higher pressures (of the .40 vs .45) I find my HK 40 more accurate that a typical 45.
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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 06:00 PM
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can any of you tell me....with all these guns you talk about and how good they are for defence etc....how many of you have had to pull it out and shoot someone in self defence?????

i would guess not many. sounds to me like you are all afraid of the boogey man.



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