Opinions on my next handgun purchase?

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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 10:54 PM
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reply to post by elmrich
 

I have a glock 22 40 s&w. Only slightly less lb/ft stopping power and about half the price for ammo. i can hit a playing card at fifteen yards with my ruger sr-9, the glock is coming around. darn, i hate playing favorites




posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:01 PM
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reply to post by scorpiosin
 


I have a short mag lee enfield in 303 british. 1942 orange arsenal, n australian foundry. i do a fair bit of farm work in alberta and seems like every household has at least a .22 and a hunting rifle. trust me usas little brother has lots of firearms as well



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:01 PM
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reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
 

Go you! I am also a female and I live WAY out in the country and I'm often alone. I have weapons and I know how to protect myself. There is nothing wrong with owning guns to protect yourself and your family.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:01 PM
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1000-1300 for both price range.


Eep. That kind of limits you.

This is what I would do. Buy the 9mm and spend more. Buy up high cap mags in the off chance gun legislation gets passed. Buy either a Sig or a Glock. Save up more money and buy a .45. A .45 that is either a decent 1911 (because they are oh so fun) or a Sig or Glock.

Not a fan of the XDs. Don't know why really, they seem fine, just not my bag.

This is personal experience and obviously others have had different results but the only handguns I have shot that never jam are my Glocks and Sigs. I trust them. Use what the pros use and go for quality over quantity.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:13 PM
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reply to post by scorpiosin
 


Gun porn. I love it...my dog, love her. People, meh not so much. I trust myself enough to be responsible gun owner and a conscientious range officer. It is this misplaced belief that all is right with the world and if you are hungry just run to the nearest Wendys and pick up baconator, lrge fry and supersized coke, that has everyone convinced that this will always be this way.wrong. If more people realized how precarious our "system" is they might be more concerned with self-defense. I would be fine with abolishment of all guns, but it would have to be all of them, military and police included. cant see it happening, so i'll be happy with mine.If there is a global crop failure and we are all starving then you will see peoples true natures show their teeth.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:15 PM
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reply to post by Domo1
 


I was actually thinking about that too, I don't want to compromise quality. I was looking hard at the Sigs, how are the different Sig models you've handled as far as concealed carry goes? I was looking at some of the compacts but I don't like the lack of safeties on them. I probably should get over that.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:17 PM
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Ok, #1 This particular thread is about a question the OP asked, it's not about the validity of firearms as a self defense tool in todays society. In any other thread it seems off topic discourse is frowned upon and met by several "off topic" removals by mods (I should know, I have several)


If you Anti rights folks want to cry and complain about this mans decision to purchase another firearm, go make a thread about it..but this cowardly anonymous behind a keyboard slick talking needs to stop. Anything I post on here, I'd have no issue whatsoever saying to anyone face to face, maybe you should practice the same.

Ok, now that I got that out of the way... OP, I think you should pick up either an M&P in 9 or .45 , or go with a 3rd Gen G19 for carry, or Glock 21 for a .45. The reason I'm advocating for these two lines in particular is their price, reliability & ease of use. I've been shooting issued glocks for years and I've never had a problem with them. I'm not a really big fan of the grip angle or the trigger, but those issues can be trained around.

The M&P line from Smith makes a really solid gun, I like that the grip angle is closer to a 1911 and I'm a fan of the trigger as well, Drop in an Apex Tac trigger kit and you'll have a sick shooter.

Just to be clear, I havent found anything to be wrong with XD's , I just don't like the feel of the gun in my hand or the trigger. They are a perfectly suitable choice for an SD gun, most service pistols are. It's basically user preference.

As far as accuracy, you don't need olympic target pistol accuracy out of a combat pistol. If you can make quick accurate shots with it, you're good.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:17 PM
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reply to post by Alena Michelle
 


I think it's awesome that more women are getting involved with guns and shooting. The last couple times I've been at the range there have been ladies there.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:20 PM
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reply to post by ezekielken
 


I am quick to shamelessly throw out gun porn.
It is crazy to imagine that your trip to Wendy's could turn into an event that would make national headlines.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:22 PM
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reply to post by EyesWideShut
 


I need to go shoot my brother's Glock. I forget which model it is, it's a .40 though. That's what I didn't like about it, I guess it was the grip angle. It just felt a little off in my hand. I do like the feel of my S&W Sigma, though I hate the trigger. The M&P would probably have a similar feel I would think. I was looking at those as well. So.....many...choices....



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:23 PM
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Originally posted by CB328
How about be an adult and do something useful with your money??


I hit the "reply" button when I saw this was going to reply with: "It's a hobby and people spend money on hobbies. Get over it".

But then I started reading a couple of posts in and realized where you were probably going with this. When a hobby becomes "Imma gonna protect mah familah frum Nobama and the In-Dubwa-Oh!"... that's when I start rethinking gun control.

As a hobby, it's rad. I love guns. But when you mix it with paranoia... not cool.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:24 PM
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i find my Sig comfortable for CC. It's a p226 Combat. I've carried a few others and they all seemed about the same. You just carry the thing with the hammer decocked and it's just as safe as a Glock. In an OH NOES! situation I would rather not have to worry about anything but shot placement and squeezing the trigger which is why I shy away from anything with a safety for concealed carry. The Sig is a little hard to get used to because the double action trigger pull differs so much from the single action, but once you have it down it's really pretty bad ass. Safe first shot with no safety and then I think the trigger pull is perfect in single action mode.

One downside to Sigs is magazine cost. It's insane. I think my 20 rounder was like $75. It is nice having a gun made out of metal though. They feel great in the hand. Well made, easy to clean, accurate, etc. I would really go to a range and try everything you like or at least the top 4 or 5. Get a good feel and go from there.

Wait what guns do you already have? That might help narrow down choices a bit.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:26 PM
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To the OP:

Get a Flintlock. I totally luuuurve mine. Sure, you gotta prep it each time and keep your cloths moist but damn it's fun. Not to mention, you can easily make your own ammo if you are so concerned about hold-out situations. Hell, you can throw just about anything in that barrel and it will eviscerate a fence.

You ever see a Lego go through a tree?



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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I'm from Tx...we all have guns here
I grew up with guns...1st Red Rider at four then a .410 before I was 10. I was taught to respect weapons and how to use them safely. Growing up we had a house full of loaded weapons and I knew they were not toys. I have guns because I live alone in the country. There are wild hogs outside right now. You do not go outdoors after dark without a shotgun!

I have guns becuase they are useful. I can hunt if needed. I can defend myself when nescessary. And if I am in a pinch they are worth quite a bit of money. I have had guns my whole life and I have no plans to ever stop being a gun owner.

I don't go to the range...I have built one in my back woods...that way I can practice combat style without drawing looks from the other patrons



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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Originally posted by Alena Michelle
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
 

Go you! I am also a female and I live WAY out in the country and I'm often alone. I have weapons and I know how to protect myself. There is nothing wrong with owning guns to protect yourself and your family.



I think more females should at least learn to handle firearms even if they never really plan on using one. I am glad to see that I am not the only female here at ATS though that feels the same.
I think most gun owners were brought up being around guns and they are just a part of life so to speak. My MIL stays absolutely terrified of everything and anything and my FIL leaves her alone travelling a lot...I can't imagine living in that kind of fear and feel like most women who have access to a firearm (and know how to use it) are not as fearful of things that go bump in the night, especially if they live in the boonies.



Originally posted by scorpiosin
reply to post by Alena Michelle
 


I think it's awesome that more women are getting involved with guns and shooting. The last couple times I've been at the range there have been ladies there.


Seeing how this thread has gone so far, I am going to risk telling you that we taught our daughter about firearms and safety when dealing with them when she was a lot younger than she is now. I agree with you and will await being torn to shreds.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:31 PM
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That's a good point about not having to fumble for a safety in a stressful situation. Yeah I think I'll go to the range this weekend. My neighbor has several 1911's and was talking those up to me, I like them, but I like some of the other higher capacity and smaller options too.

As far as handguns go I have a S&W Sigma .40, a Walther P-22 and a CZ-82 9x18.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:32 PM
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On my last trip to Texas, I shot my son's XDM 45 and really liked it. Liked it so well I am thinking seriously about getting one myself. They do make a compact for concealed carry. www.gunsamerica.com...

Micro XDS www.xdspistol.com...
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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:33 PM
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Your opening post did not come across as someone that is a gun collector, I think you are just saying this to justify having multiple guns. Having said that, I have no problem with people collecting guns that are of historical value. But you clearly said you are looking for a gun to carry. Which means you do plan to use it at some point if need be. I am just wondering why you need multiple functional guns?



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:34 PM
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Originally posted by Alena Michelle
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I don't go to the range...I have built one in my back woods...that way I can practice combat style without drawing looks from the other patrons



That is awesome, I wish I could do that in my backyard. I live in the city unfortunately. My family lives in the country though and we'll shoot out in their back woods sometimes. My brother actually shot a toilet with a 12 gauge the other day out there.



posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:36 PM
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You are so correct! Most people do not want to acknowledge just how precarious our current situation is…all it would take is a small break down in our delivery system to disrupt everything we believe to be true. If the lights go out I want to know I can protect myself.



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