Decisions to make - Page 5
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > General Handgun Discussion > Decisions to make

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-21-2014, 04:00 PM   #41
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kryptar19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: arkansas
Posts: 1,745
Liked 633 Times on 378 Posts
Likes Given: 1819

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Franklin1995 View Post
I've got a MP40 VTAC. Shoots very well, and I love the sights. My LGS has the regular MP40's for around $500 though, not a bad deal at all. Only thing I don't like about it is the trigger, but APEX sells a kit for around $130. Very good deal IMO, you would be happy with it.

The VTAC is such a cool gun.


Sent from my iPhone using Firearms Talk
__________________
kryptar19 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2014, 06:28 PM   #42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 513
Liked 429 Times on 238 Posts
Likes Given: 872

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kryptar19 View Post
The VTAC is such a cool gun.


Sent from my iPhone using Firearms Talk
Yea it is. I just can't wait till I have the funds for that APEX trigger
__________________
Franklin1995 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 10:28 PM   #43
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SSGN_Doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4,468
Liked 2289 Times on 1343 Posts
Likes Given: 500

Default

Well, I found one GP100 but it was a 3" with fixed sights and over priced at $725.

Got a chance to try a USP compact .40 with bobbed hammer and Decocker. Bore axis was kind of high and it had pretty significant muzzle flip. Also got to play with an M&P but not in .40. I like the feel and the bore axis. Quick follow ups.

So I put a M&P .40 on order. Only a $10 order fee. Total cost was $565.
Should be available for pick up in a week.

__________________
SSGN_Doc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 10:38 PM   #44
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kryptar19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: arkansas
Posts: 1,745
Liked 633 Times on 378 Posts
Likes Given: 1819

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc View Post
Well, I found one GP100 but it was a 3" with fixed sights and over priced at $725.



Got a chance to try a USP compact .40 with bobbed hammer and Decocker. Bore axis was kind of high and it had pretty significant muzzle flip. Also got to play with an M&P but not in .40. I like the feel and the bore axis. Quick follow ups.



So I put a M&P .40 on order. Only a $10 order fee. Total cost was $565.

Should be available for pick up in a week.

You will be happy, I'm sure of it.


Sent from my iPhone using Firearms Talk
__________________
kryptar19 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 11:13 PM   #45
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JW357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,724
Liked 3726 Times on 2283 Posts
Likes Given: 1224

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc View Post
So I put a M&P .40 on order. Only a $10 order fee. Total cost was $565.
Should be available for pick up in a week.
Nice!! Congrats Doc!

I think you'll enjoy it. Are you gonna buy the other two barrels for it later on?
__________________

Always have clean socks.

JW357 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 11:21 PM   #46
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
goldngun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: In an area with trees and water...
Posts: 116
Liked 39 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 168

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc View Post
There are certain things I don't like about HK. But they make nice guns. If I could find a USP sed at a reasonable price I would definitely consider it. I just don't like some of their stupid proprietary games, like a non-standard rail, $50+ mags, and a crappy attitude to individual gun owners over agencies when it comes to CS. Their plastic is pretty pricey too compared to Sig, Glock, Smith and Wesson, etc. at least Sigs polymer frames run at a significantly lower price point than their alloy frames.
You have it all correct about HK. They are NOT "all that!" Not by any means. A Glock 20 10mm is fine, though a bit large for ccw purposes. I own one & love it. Also own a Glock 17 9mm, 27 .40cal. My daily carry gun is a Kimber Super Carry Pro .45ACP. I love the gun. Never a single issue straight outta da box. It will shoot anything & extremely accurate. The .45ACP is THE carry round imho...
__________________
goldngun is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2014, 12:12 AM   #47
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,760
Liked 1156 Times on 642 Posts
Likes Given: 498

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc View Post
Well, I found one GP100 but it was a 3" with fixed sights and over priced at $725.
That's about $125 over what I've seen them priced at.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc View Post
Got a chance to try a USP compact .40 with bobbed hammer and Decocker. Bore axis was kind of high and it had pretty significant muzzle flip. Also got to play with an M&P but not in .40. I like the feel and the bore axis. Quick follow ups.
I had a USP 45 years ago. It was a very reliable pistol and easy to clean, but muzzle flip is significant, which is why I now own a Glock (could not obtain a M&P 9 from a local gun shop at the time). If you put an X300 (X200 back when I had the USP 45) underneath the muzzle, it does wonders for muzzle flip and provides a utility function that any self defense or home defense sidearm needs, a white light. Buy one of the older 170 or 200 lumen (forget the exact output) X300 models. They only cost $200 now and can be obtained from eBay.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc View Post
So I put a M&P .40 on order. Only a $10 order fee. Total cost was $565. Should be available for pick up in a week.
The M&P is the pistol I recommend to people who want the characteristics of a Glock with human ergonomics considered as part of the design. If you can't get a M&P, the Glock will do. The cost is pretty much the same. I like them both.

I'm not a .40 fan, but since virtually all of federal law enforcement uses .40 now and a lot of state and local police departments, .40 is generally just as available as 9MM if not more so.
__________________
kbd512 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2014, 12:29 AM   #48
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SSGN_Doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4,468
Liked 2289 Times on 1343 Posts
Likes Given: 500

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JW357 View Post
Nice!! Congrats Doc!

I think you'll enjoy it. Are you gonna buy the other two barrels for it later on?
I will definitely get a .357 Sig barrel later on. If I really like this I may get a separate M&P in 9mm. Reason being the breech face size. I know a lot of people run the 9mm conversion barrels with absolutely no problems, but I guess, because I view any gun as possibly being used for defensive purposes, I would prefer to have a 9mm that was built as a 9mm.

From what I'm finding out in research, the M&P .40 and .357 Sig are identical except the barrel since the Sig round is just a necked down .40.
__________________
SSGN_Doc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2014, 12:31 AM   #49
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SSGN_Doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4,468
Liked 2289 Times on 1343 Posts
Likes Given: 500

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by naturehiker View Post
You have it all correct about HK. They are NOT "all that!" Not by any means. A Glock 20 10mm is fine, though a bit large for ccw purposes. I own one & love it. Also own a Glock 17 9mm, 27 .40cal. My daily carry gun is a Kimber Super Carry Pro .45ACP. I love the gun. Never a single issue straight outta da box. It will shoot anything & extremely accurate. The .45ACP is THE carry round imho...
One of the shops had a G20 in stock, but it wasn't the SF. On the price tag it said "10mm. Because why shoot twice?" Though it was a nice touch of humor.
__________________
SSGN_Doc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2014, 12:34 AM   #50
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SSGN_Doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4,468
Liked 2289 Times on 1343 Posts
Likes Given: 500

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kbd512 View Post
That's about $125 over what I've seen them priced at.



I had a USP 45 years ago. It was a very reliable pistol and easy to clean, but muzzle flip is significant, which is why I now own a Glock (could not obtain a M&P 9 from a local gun shop at the time). If you put an X300 (X200 back when I had the USP 45) underneath the muzzle, it does wonders for muzzle flip and provides a utility function that any self defense or home defense sidearm needs, a white light. Buy one of the older 170 or 200 lumen (forget the exact output) X300 models. They only cost $200 now and can be obtained from eBay.



The M&P is the pistol I recommend to people who want the characteristics of a Glock with human ergonomics considered as part of the design. If you can't get a M&P, the Glock will do. The cost is pretty much the same. I like them both.

I'm not a .40 fan, but since virtually all of federal law enforcement uses .40 now and a lot of state and local police departments, .40 is generally just as available as 9MM if not more so.
Pretty much everything you just said, went through my head in the process if making a decision on this purchase.
Availability and price of .40 ammo became more of a factor in the decision, since Walmart has shelves full of .40 ammo at reasonable prices and only a few gun shops in my area have any 9mm and they want too much for it and some are still rationing it.
__________________
SSGN_Doc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Decisions decisions. 500, 870 or Winchester SXP. davva360 General Shotgun Discussion 11 01-14-2013 07:08 PM
HD Decisions falseharmonix General Shotgun Discussion 11 01-13-2013 06:38 AM
Decisions Decisions...... hockeyjr1 AR-15 Discussion 33 06-05-2012 08:56 AM
Decisions to make Jhamblen Glock Forum 6 02-23-2012 01:12 AM
Decisions Yunus Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 17 03-27-2010 02:44 AM