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Default Any gun guru's? - 12-01-2012, 17:55 | posts: 5,327 | Location: New Hampshire, USA

gonna get my first gun soon and have narowed it down to 3 models.

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Im leaning towards the Ruger sr9 it seems it gets good reviews in all areas. also has more safeties than the glock which for me is important. also around 100 dollars cheaper than the other 2.

anyone have anything to share about these guns?

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Default 12-01-2012, 18:22 | posts: 13,544 | Location: USA

Not really a Ruger fan. So I can't comment on those.

S&W is most reliable. If you're looking for a conceal carry gun, I recommend the Smith&Wesson M&P Shield in either a .9mm or .40.

As for Glock, not a fan of those either. But I do work on them occasionally. It's design, like most other striker fired handguns, makes it physically impossible for an "accidental" discharge to occur. Keep your booger hook away from the boom switch when you're holster the gun and you'll be ok. The Glocks and the Springfield Armory XD and XDm models are some of the safest guns available.
   
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Default 12-01-2012, 18:44 | posts: 5,327 | Location: New Hampshire, USA

to know for sure i need to fire the glock 17. my friend has one just havnt got a chance to shoot it yet. the gun will just be for having fun at the range, and home defense. im not going to be carrying it.

the ruger also has a big indicator when a round is chambered so that is a nice feature for noobs i think, even though you can just pull the slide back to check. It also has a manual safety, magazine disconnect safety and striker indicator, and same trigger as a glock. the glock seems for more experienced gun owners
   
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Default 12-01-2012, 18:49 | posts: 1,158 | Location: >.>

Well I know nothing about guns .... but if those were the 3 choices in an FPS game ......

I'd pick the second one, because it looks nice!
   
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Default 12-01-2012, 19:39 | posts: 5,988 | Location: Канад

why pistols go rifles or assault rifles ...i dont buy hand guns not realistic for our training purposes and uses
   
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Default 12-01-2012, 20:40 | posts: 5,327 | Location: New Hampshire, USA

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why pistols go rifles or assault rifles ...i dont buy hand guns not realistic for our training purposes and uses
What training purposes are those? I'm pretty sure anyone military, or police etc. are trained in the use of side arms. should militrary or swat not be trained in side arms because they are unlikely to use it? i really am confused by your comment. Also, i stated a reason for owning is home defense, a pistol is better in close quarters than a rifle dont you think.

Anyway, there is a good chance i will pick up a semi automatic rifle later in the future for more target shooting fun.

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Default 12-01-2012, 21:31 | posts: 6,717 | Location: Portland, Oregon

An alternative to the M&P is the FN Herstal FNP series. I no longer have my FNP9, so an M&P is next. Same price range. Similar feel and shape. Both are great choices.
   
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Default 12-01-2012, 22:01 | posts: 6,440 | Location: Chilling

I'm a little biased and would say the Glock 17 since that is what we use in the army.

But to be fair, they are all pretty good. Go to a range and fire them and see which one fits you the best.
   
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Default 12-01-2012, 22:29 | posts: 208 | Location: Republic of Bulgaria

My job is guns, am sick of them. Gun are like toys for the kids to play with them. There are far more important stuff in life. Like building a powerful gaming rig.
Ok ok I really want to buy myself a FN 5-7 one day, but it's mothaflippin too expensive and too rare where I live. Actually there are no at all (except airsoft). Damn you unnamed Eastern European country which I won't mention just for my own security.

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Default 12-01-2012, 22:56 | posts: 5,327 | Location: New Hampshire, USA

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My job is guns, am sick of them. Gun are like toys for the kids to play with them. There are far more important stuff in life. Like building a powerful gaming rig.
Ok ok I really want to buy myself a FN 5-7 one day, but it's mothaflippin too expensive and too rare where I live. Actually there are no at all (except airsoft). Damn you unnamed Eastern European country which I won't mention just for my own security.
Gaming is fun and its my number 1 activity, but really i need something else fun to do that gets me out of the house. Practicing with and shooting a gun is instantly gratifying and fun to do, alone or with a friend.
   
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Default 12-01-2012, 23:30 | posts: 556 | Location: michigan

Why no Sig?
   
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Default 12-01-2012, 23:45 | posts: 5,327 | Location: New Hampshire, USA

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Why no Sig?
sig is great no doubt, but the price i have seen is about 200-300 more than i wanna pay. i have seen them priced at 750-850 dollars. i wanna spend 450- 550.

its one reason im leaning towards the ruger. reviews say it goes toe to toe with the glock for 100-150 less.

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Default 12-01-2012, 23:51 | posts: 13,544 | Location: USA

Here is a Sig for you that is within your budget.

http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProdu...ls/sp2022.aspx

MSRP is $570
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 00:16 | posts: 5,327 | Location: New Hampshire, USA

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Here is a Sig for you that is within your budget.

http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProdu...ls/sp2022.aspx

MSRP is $570




great another gun into the mix.

still though its double action single action. was kinda getting set on the striker fired pisols.

there was one DA/SA pistol i was strongly considering and it was the beretta PX4 storm.

   
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Default 12-02-2012, 01:44 | posts: 13,544 | Location: USA

Nothing wrong with a Beretta.
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 02:05 | posts: 5,327 | Location: New Hampshire, USA

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Nothing wrong with a Beretta.
yeah i really like that beretta but i guess it has a 12lb trigger pull on its double action... seems a bit excessive. the ruger and glock always have a nice 5lb pull.
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 02:12 | posts: 5,988 | Location: Канад

well unable to get Pistols in my current location for one but we dont have a urban environment training area as of yet is the other... Home defense eh I just use the fear of what could happen if you enter my home and its a small town message gets across pistol not needed for that
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 02:15 | posts: 13,544 | Location: USA

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yeah i really like that beretta but i guess it has a 12lb trigger pull on its double action... seems a bit excessive. the ruger and glock always have a nice 5lb pull.

That 12lb trigger pull is only on DA. SA is like 4.5-5lbs. Also that safety decocks the hammer too. So that's another plus depending on the mode of readiness you plan on keeping the gun in. Basically Condition 1 and Condition 2 are most common for home the defense type. Condition 1 being the most popular.
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 02:17 | posts: 5,988 | Location: Канад

no one goes for the old 6 Revolver style anymore?
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 02:22 | posts: 13,544 | Location: USA

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no one goes for the old 6 Revolver style anymore?
I have a S&W model 629 that make for a nice conversation piece.
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 03:47 | posts: 1,791 | Location: bleeding through.

Springfield XD-9...I wouldn't go Glock as a first gun, since it only has a trigger safety and you might not be comfortable carrying it. I've had 2 XD's and love them, great guns.
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 03:55 | posts: 3,445 | Location: Florida

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gonna get my first gun soon and have narowed it down to 3 models.

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Im leaning towards the Ruger sr9 it seems it gets good reviews in all areas. also has more safeties than the glock which for me is important. also around 100 dollars cheaper than the other 2.

anyone have anything to share about these guns?
My dad has the smith & Wesson M&P and it shoots pretty good and I've had a change to test it out and wasn't disappointed,and only negative I'd had to say that it kinda shot a little bit to the left.
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 04:11 | posts: 5,327 | Location: New Hampshire, USA

the Xd's seemed nice but im favoring the ruger over it. but what i really need to do is hold each of the guns and possibly fire them.
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 04:14 | posts: 2,405 | Location: Ohio

My first handgun purchase was an early predecessor of that Ruger model. I liked it allot, although the DA trigger pull was a little strong and took some getting used to. I have also fired that Glock a fair bit (friend has it) and I personally don't care for Glock handguns, since none of them have felt "right" in my hand(s). That's very much personal preference though. I don't have very much hands on exp. with Smith & Wesson pistols, although I have shot their revolvers and liked them. I actually found out over time that I like revolvers best. I shoot just as accurately with them and the recoil and feel of them is much more natural to me. .357 Magnum FTW!!!

My best advice is to find a gun shop with a range that will let you test a variety of models. Most bigger gun stores have a range of the most popular models that they rent out for a range session. Only you will know what feels the most comfortable to you and buying something that expensive without trying it out first isn't a good idea...
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 05:24 | posts: 13,544 | Location: USA

Agree with Elder III about finding a range with a rental program. The ones around here have rentals for cheap, but they make you purchase their ammo. Also, I would like to ask what is the max you're willing to pay for a handgun and what caliber are you looking for? I can possibly put up a list over the next few days for you to look at.
   
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