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Old 03-21-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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I'm about to get my pistol petmit in 15 days I want a 9mm (range and home defense) don't know what guns I should consider???

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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Glock 19 or 17 and get some professional training. The $300.00 for the training will be worth every penny. Either that or join the local IDPA group and learn to manipulate the weapon safely.

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:32 PM   #3
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Select a weapon that you shoot well and fits well in your hand. Too many options out there for anyone to say buy this it is for you. I personally carry a gen4 Glock 22 and love it. I have a Ruger P89DC and a S&W model 19 for back up home defense weapons.

Since you will be carrying it, you need to consider carry style, weight, and overall size of the gun. Some folks like to carry full size others like compacts, lots of personal preference in the decision.

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I carry my 9mm S/W and also (mostly) my OLD Colt 1911 45ACP. There is a lot of talk about the ineffectiveness of the 9MM, but I believe it to be a great round. lneil

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Is there a range you have access to that rents guns? If so, try out different guns. Lot's of different guns out there. Different sizes, grips, styles. Single action, double action, and so on. Find one that you feel comfortable with.

But in general, I'd look at Glock, Springfield XD or S&W M&P just for starters. All good, solid reliable guns. And they are "point and shoot" guns without lots of switches, levers and other things to get in the way.

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My CZ75b is great for range fun, but it is probably a bit heavy and big for everyday carry for an average-sized person.
The most comfortable & concealable carry piece is unlikely to be the most accurate range toy.

It would seem wise to test drive some. (CZ, XD, and a Ruger)

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Love my XDM9c. accurate and great carry gun.

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Xdms are great weapons. But, as a primary weapon I don't recommend any compensated pistols. It makes it wry difficult in a self defense situation at night. They are great as a range gun but not as a primary carry weapon. Just my 2cents.

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Before anything is said, my bad partdeux, my mind went to compensated and not compact. Compensated glock models end with a "c". I have two xdms and the only handgun I love more is my kimber custom 1911.

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Xdms are great weapons. But, as a primary weapon I don't recommend any compensated pistols. It makes it wry difficult in a self defense situation at night. They are great as a range gun but not as a primary carry weapon. Just my 2cents.
Not true at all. With high quality defense ammo. Good carry ammo has triple based, flame retardant powder that does not generate more than a glow from the ports. General purpose range ammo will give massive flash that can interfere with night vision. Try the good stuff at night and you will be surprised
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