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Old 01-14-2014, 12:00 AM   #61
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During the entire ammo shortage I bought 500 rounds of GECO 9mm for $150. I bought the GECO ammo because I know it functions well in all my guns. But I still have a bunch of ammo I bought when you could get 9mm for $8 a box. People are going to get tired of hoarding ammo. The price will drop like a rock. Think big when you buy 9mm ammo. Buy at least 1,000 rounds when 9mm ammo goes under $10 a box. Get 124 gr ball ammo. Almost all guns function well with 124 gr and the longer bullet is more accurate. In a pinch 124 gr FMJ is decent self defense ammo.
Agree its my back up SD ammo if I happen to run out of HPs
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Just my 2 cents...but ammo will never be under $10 a box again. I can't see it happening. $16 is the new $10.

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If your going Glock! I suggest the 19 over the 17, basically the same gun in a smaller more concealable package! The M&P Shield is an awesome shooter, with a good trigger for its size. If you can live with the external safety and low capacity compared to the Glock! But there are many others that are very good, depending on your needs! My personal preference, would be the Glock 19 for conceal and or HD! But like many have suggested, test fire as many as you can before you purchase! Good luck!

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If your going Glock! I suggest the 19 over the 17, basically the same gun in a smaller more concealable package! The M&P Shield is an awesome shooter, with a good trigger for its size. If you can live with the external safety and low capacity compared to the Glock! But there are many others that are very good, depending on your needs! My personal preference, would be the Glock 19 for conceal and or HD! But like many have suggested, test fire as many as you can before you purchase! Good luck!
Exactly, shoot or try out as many as you can. At least handle them and do research
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For my money the Glock 19 is still big for a concealed pistol. I'm 6 feet tall and about 230 but its hard to find a place for me to conceal a full sized pistol and be comfortable. I chose the Ruger SR9 because it seemed to be more concealable than the 19 and even that is easily seen on my frame. I'm not saying don't go Glock... Just saying be realistic with your selection. I kinda dig the feel of the G17 and having a little longer barrel has its advantages...

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But treat your gun buy like yours dating life... Wine and dine a few and kick ti the curb any of the ones that are too clingy, harsh, or uncomfortable... Oh, and make sure once you've bought the toy to stock up on "batteries" as you'll want to play a lot!

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For my money the Glock 19 is still big for a concealed pistol. I'm 6 feet tall and about 230 but its hard to find a place for me to conceal a full sized pistol and be comfortable. I chose the Ruger SR9 because it seemed to be more concealable than the 19 and even that is easily seen on my frame. I'm not saying don't go Glock... Just saying be realistic with your selection. I kinda dig the feel of the G17 and having a little longer barrel has its advantages...

The Remora holster changed my attitude on carrying bigger guns! The SR9 is a fine weapon! 100 bucks cheaper than the Glock as well! The 17 feels the same as the 19 to me, but bigger! The 19 hits the sweet spot, smaller and only a 2 round difference! Here is the link to Remora in case your interested! The one and only clip-less holster-

https://www.remoraholsterstore.com/
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Glock 19. Small enough for decent CCW and big enough for home defense. That's why they call it the best all-purpose handgun out there.

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I am looking at buying a 9mm (my first). I am leaning towards something standard/full sized and polymer. My list so far includes:

Glock 17
Sig Sauer 2022
S&W M&P series

Are there any others worth considering and test firing?

Many would add the Springfield Armory XD & XDm series to the list. I have an XD and it's a quality piece. The XDm series adds a few more features.
Any 9 mm pistol search that doesn't include a check of the CZ line-up is incomplete. A lot of value to be had there.
Additionally the FN Herstal pistols tend to get overlooked a lot.
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CZ P01 or Glock 19. Either would be excellent choices for the 1st time gun owner.

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