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Old 01-29-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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I have narrowed it down to three guns I want. I like all three but can't narrow it down to one. I have $900 to spend.

Beretta 92FS- I know it's not as good as the other two but always wanted one.
Heckler & Koch USP
SIG P226

Any opinions you guys have on these are welcome.

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Old 01-29-2010, 06:20 PM   #2
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Get a used Browning High Power, more gun than any of those, 14 rounds and $400 left over for ammo!

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Out of those you mentioned, I would go with the Sig.

If it was me, I would go with Cane's advice and get the Browning if i wanted a 9mm.

Or, you could join us on the dark side and get a good entry level 1911, like a Springfield GI or MilSpec.
The dark side is a good side to be on, aside from incredible firepower, we also have beer and cookies

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None of the above. Browning High Power, S&W M&P, or Springfield XD/XDm,

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Beer and Cookies!!! I'm joining the dark side.

But on a serious note I'll have to look into the browing hi-power. Haven't ever shot or held one. Probably gonna have to wait till next gun show to do so. And as far as the M&P and the XD's not really a fan of those types of guns like the Glock. I prefer guns that have hammers.

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Beer and Cookies!!! I'm joining the dark side.

But on a serious note I'll have to look into the browing hi-power. Haven't ever shot or held one. Probably gonna have to wait till next gun show to do so. And as far as the M&P and the XD's not really a fan of those types of guns like the Glock. I prefer guns that have hammers.
The hammer's your preference, but don't lump the M&P and XD in with the Glocks. I've shot all three, and they all feel and point differently. I got an M&P because I couldn't stand the Glock (And 'cause I got a deal on the Pro Series with the trigger job ).
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Of the ones you have listed, I have owned variants of all three, and I still own a Sig. If that says anything.

The Beretta was purchased way back when Lethal Weapon was big. Steel slide. Aluminum Frame. Lots of rounds and I had wear on the frame and the tolerances were no where NEAR as tight as when I started. Sold it. Haven't regreted it.

Had the H&K USP tactical. Just recently sold it. Too damn big, too damn heavy, bulky, and controls hard to reach and keep the barrel on target. The thing shot like a dream, even with a so-so trigger on it, but the weapon itself is just not an ideal pistol choice.

I still have a Sig P-228 that I carried for many years. Great pistol. Ate everything I fed it. I think I actually shot the stock barrel part of the way out of it I shot it so much. I got a drop in tight bore aftermarket barrel and continued to have flawless performance. It's a safe queen now, basically because I was educated in the error of my ways and was enlightened into the world of the 1911 and John Browning.

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Just talked to the owner of the gun shop i go to and he does have one 1911 for $560. A Taurus PT 1911. Any know whether they are any good. Or should i just stick with the sig p226 or browning hi-power.

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Just talked to the owner of the gun shop i go to and he does have one 1911 for $560. A Taurus PT 1911. Any know whether they are any good. Or should i just stick with the sig p226 or browning hi-power.
What's the year on the pistol? New? Used?

Taurus has some haters, but some people on this forum HAVE the PT-1911 and have reported very good results.
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I didn't ask what year it was he had told me it was never used though. So I am assuming it can't be that old.

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