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Old 01-21-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default Beretta or Sig or Springfield?

For a couple weeks I have been thinking about my next purchase. The three I have narrowed down is the Berretta PX-4, Sig Sauer P229, or Springfield XD. I want a full size or close to it, but I have not decided on which caliber to get. If I'm not mistaken all three offer interchangeable barrels, and your first purchase must be anything but a 9mm. However your choice for get your barrel can be a 9mm.

I know there are pros and cons with all three, but I would like to get your opinion on which one you would choose and why. I am not considering this to be my CCW but it would be my HD along with my Mossberg 500.

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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I have been VERY happy with my failure-free XD45 with the 5" geezer barrel. Reliable, accurate, and reasonably priced all in one soft-shooting package. A buddy has the XD9 with the 4" barrel; it seems to be similarly reliable and accurate with cheaper ammo. I have not tried a barrel swap.

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This was my first pistol that wasn't black, stainless, or blued; the OD green has grown on me.

Try all three if possible and pick the most comfortable grip.
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I love my SIG P229r. Reliable, accurate and well built. Can't beat SIG as for C'S and warranty as well.
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the only straight up negative things i can say about the px4 is the barrel rotates and for a bit there was a magazine shortage for em. not sure if the mag issue was resolved or not. i dont think i like the idea of a rotating barrel as i think its entirely possible for undo stress to be put on the extractor or case. im just very reluctant to adopt a radical new design that hasnt had a lot of proofing in the hands of the general public.

beretta makes decent guns and the sigs are decent as are the xdm. i would say pick which appeals to you the most, fits your hand like a glove, and is in stock with available extra mags. none of them are bad choices.
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SIG, SIG, SIG, SIG, SIG, SIG and SIG again.
EVERYBODY should be a supporting member of this board. Nobody can be that damn cheap.......

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Sig or SA. Both are great guns. If cost is an issue go with SA. But mostly go with which one fits you better and feels better to hold.
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Originally Posted by eborden1122
SIG, SIG, SIG, SIG, SIG, SIG and SIG again.
I second that......
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Sig..would be a good choice..
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I'm not a GLOCK man, myself, but I know that you can easily convert the 40SW into a 9mm with a barrel and different mags. I didn't know that was the case with Sig, XD, and Beretta.

I shot a PX4 in 40S&W once. It was the ONLY .40 that I have ever liked.

I, for one, own several XDm's and trust them with my life. I really like the DAO trigger. The SA/DA of the Sig and Beretta is not my cup of tea...
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Dood, terrible choice to make, they're all fantastic firearms!
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