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Old 02-20-2012, 07:44 PM   #21
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Congrats and welcome to the Glock family lol! People seem to either love them or hate them.
I guess if I was to own one...that little guy dslmac2 just bought is the one I'd get
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Buy whatever caliber you like.

Note the guns in red. Personally, I'd steer clear of them...for now at least. For a first and (initially) only handgun, I wouldn't recommend a micro or a 380. They're just not terribly versatile pistols and may very well minimize your skills. But medium compacts (like the P220) and even some subcompacts (like Glocks) can handle as well as full sized pistols for some people.

By no means am I stating that any gun on your list is a bad gun. But I simply wouldn't consider those in red to be ideal first/only pistols.

I couldn't agree more but I would go just a bit further and say you should totally eliminate the Walther PPK. I refer to this gun as a "JAM-O-MATIC"
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1:38pm just walked out with at Glock 26, three magazines, loader and a case for $425. Now I am going to order the tritium sights. Do people name there new guns like cars?? My newest toy.
Thank you everyone for your insight.

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Nice deal. I held a few Glocks and was never impressed at all. Then a friend and I went shooting and I tried it for a change. Anyways bought a 27, a couple of weeks ago and have a 22 on the way in a couple of weeks. Have fun with it.
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To my mind, naming a pistol, as one might name a boat, is fine. But it should probably remain a personal thing...

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Was gonna name mine "the judge" but since it's a snub nose .38 I went with "the juror"

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1:38pm just walked out with at Glock 26, three magazines, loader and a case for $425. Now I am going to order the tritium sights. Do people name there new guns like cars?? My newest toy.
Thank you everyone for your insight.

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IMHO, if you "name" your gun, don't let anyone else ever hear you refer to it by its "name". If the SHTF and you are forced to shoot someone, the guy who grins in your face and badmouths you behind your back may become a witness against you, and may bring up your naming the gun to create the illusion that the gun has an abnormal importance in your life. Which can be used to convince a jury that you are some kind of nut, a "kill-crazed maniac".
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IMHO, if you "name" your gun, don't let anyone else ever hear you refer to it by its "name". If the SHTF and you are forced to shoot someone, the guy who grins in your face and badmouths you behind your back may become a witness against you, and may bring up your naming the gun to create the illusion that the gun has an abnormal importance in your life. Which can be used to convince a jury that you are some kind of nut, a "kill-crazed maniac".
As an example, a young guy in Texas some years ago shot a perp who was trying to rob him in the parking lot of a shopping center. He used a S&W Model 29, a .44 Magnum revolver. He made a statement about how much he "loved" his gun, referring to it by a "pet" name. The media had a field day with that, painting a picture of him as a "gun nut", and trying to make it look as if he went to the shopping center looking for an excuse to shoot somebody.
So, just don't leave yourself vulnerable for that kind of an attack on your integrity.
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If they are all the same, or similar enough for your needs, then here are a few questions to help you:

1) Does "Made in the USA" mean anything for you? For me it means a little, but not everything. (advantage M&P or SA)

2) Does saving some money on the gun so you can buy more ammo or a accessories mean anything to you? For a first gun, having as much ammo as you can afford RIGHT now is important. (advantage GLOCK and S&W)

3) Does having a larger after-market availability of holsters/accessories/parts important to you? Nothing beats a GLOCK on that one.

4) Do you just like the looks of one better than another? This is subjective and my opinion would mean nothing for you.

They are all 3 really good 1st guns.
Made in the USA means a lot to me. Money spent on U.S. made products helps support our economy. People that aren't laid off from any manufacturer spend their money at restaurants, malls, etc. Anyone that says "it doesn't affect me" should put some thought into this.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Springfield xd made in crotia? I know they used to be.
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Made in the USA means a lot to me. Money spent on U.S. made products helps support our economy. People that aren't laid off from any manufacturer spend their money at restaurants, malls, etc. Anyone that says "it doesn't affect me" should put some thought into this.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Springfield xd made in crotia? I know they used to be.
The XD's are imported.
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The XD's are imported.
That is true and I realize you are simply responding to a question. I would like to know why this seems to be an issue with XD's and XDM's. Nobody seems to mind that Walthers (German), SIGs (German), Beretta (some Italian) and of course Glocks (Austria) are imports.
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