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Old 04-03-2012, 01:58 AM   #11
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Well you said you wanted a full size gun because you can't CCW but honestly a compact is handier for most people even for open carry. My Glock 23 is my favorite open carry gun now and my Glock 27 subcompact for CCW.

A compact is very close to the size of a full size, you usually lose two rounds and about 1/2" of barrel, not that much really. It's so much handier. The subcompacts are the small versions.

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Old 04-03-2012, 02:40 AM   #12
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and it seems that I like the style of a 1911 better just have been more accurate with my cousins colt 1911 over his xdm .40. So i looked into that style without going into 1911 price, found that tarus makes what is said to be a fairly good replica of Beretta 92. I live in Illinois unfortunately so ya know the one state without concealed carry so I would like to have a full sized gun,
Based on this portion of your post, I have one clear suggestion: CZ 75b. Might also be worth looking into various extensions of the CZ 75 family. They're just plain great guns, and run about $500-650 new for various models. Their model 75 design is a lot like a double-stack 9mm 1911. So is the Browning Hi-Power, but the CZ is equal quality for about $300 less in my opinion (I have a 1911, BHP, and CZ 75).

The other good metal 9mm option would be a Sig P226, P228, P229, or P239. All can be found in excellent (used) condition for $500-600.


If you want polymer, I can't say anything bad about Glock, Springfield, S&W, Ruger, FN, CZ, Walther, etc. They're all good guns...just a case of personal preference. I'd steer clear of Taurus polymers. Some are fine, some are outstanding even...but far too many aren't. Conversly, the metal-framed Beretta 92 clone does seem to have a decent track record.
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Well thanks again too all who have commented. I think im just going to be at a stand still until I get to a shop and handle all of these and see which i like best in my hand.

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Well thanks again too all who have commented. I think im just going to be at a stand still until I get to a shop and handle all of these and see which i like best in my hand.
If you want a good 9mm i would suggest the steyr m9-a1 i have had good luck with one its a fairly accurate gun with the cool triangle back sight and quick to aimdown sights with a comftorable grip that is firm
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Walther PPQ, fantastic weapon!

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I suggest you try out the Ruger SR9 & SR9c at the local range. I have both and love them.

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Here is my $.02
I would look at the Sig Sauer SP2022. It is offered in both 9 and 40. Very nice gun with a great trigger. New they run $400-450.
I own both and could not be more pleased.

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I suggest you try out the Ruger SR9 & SR9c at the local range. I have both and love them.
I have heard bad things about the Sr but you can't always believe what you hear. So I might have to go to our local range and try one out
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I have heard bad things about the Sr but you can't always believe what you hear. So I might have to go to our local range and try one out
I have the SR9c and love it. My husband as the SR40 and also loves it and we have never have had a problem.
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My pick would have to be the Ruger P95. It's a good, inexpensive gun. I'm going to be buying one for plinking pretty soon.

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