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Old 03-23-2012, 04:17 AM   #11
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scratch all the glock and xd talk, an look at almost an brand 1911 45.
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Glock gets my vote I love my G19, but you have to pick the gun that fits best for you.
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my suggestion is to see which one fits your hand the best. because how it fits your hand will determine a lot of how well you are able to shoot accurately. i would also suggest the 9mm as it's the cheapest in centerfire pistol, and will allow you to practice more. i would also suggest starting with a pistol that fits your hand vs. compact or full size. how your hand fits and your grip have a lot of how well you can control recoil. fit is very important part and more important than size of the caliber. the Glock is a good pistol, and i have shot many in the past, but i have the SA XDm40 and like how it fits my hand better than the Glock. again the 9mm is much cheaper to shoot than the 40 by at least 25-40% cheaper in ammo cost. also the 40 is a little snappier than the 9mm and even the 45acp. the 40 you kind of grow to love! i know i did after 20 plus years of owning and shooting them.
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my suggestion is to see which one fits your hand the best. because how it fits your hand will determine a lot of how well you are able to shoot accurately. i would also suggest the 9mm as it's the cheapest in centerfire pistol, and will allow you to practice more. i would also suggest starting with a pistol that fits your hand vs. compact or full size. how your hand fits and your grip have a lot of how well you can control recoil. fit is very important part and more important than size of the caliber. the Glock is a good pistol, and i have shot many in the past, but i have the SA XDm40 and like how it fits my hand better than the Glock. again the 9mm is much cheaper to shoot than the 40 by at least 25-40% cheaper in ammo cost. also the 40 is a little snappier than the 9mm and even the 45acp. the 40 you kind of grow to love! i know i did after 20 plus years of owning and shooting them.
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scratch all the glock and xd talk, an look at almost an brand 1911 45.
Absolutely, you can't beat a 1911. You can spend a little bit and get one that's fun to shoot, or spend a lot and get one you can depend on
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Absolutely, you can't beat a 1911. You can spend a little bit and get one that's fun to shoot, or spend a lot and get one you can depend on
Respectfully disagree with the above advice. A large caliber through the most complex platform is not a good first gun.

Nothing wrong with a Glock (ducks for cover) and Springers are a great choice as well. Both are high quality and very reliable. Since you can't test fire any, I'd try to get my hands on every single one I could to see what fits you best.

Nothing wrong with the 9mm either (ducks again for cover), it's cheap to shoot and lots of people use it for SD. As previously stated, the .40 may take a little getting used to.

Have you considered a revolver? If I had it to do over again, I'd pick a revolver to learn on. If you can get tight groups in DA, you're ahead of the learning curve when you do pick up a semi auto.

If you have your heart set on a semi, Glocks, Springers, Ruger and CZ all make quality firearms, the list goes on and on...
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Previous posters are absolutely right. It's all about what feels best in your hand. I personally cannot stand the way a glock feels in anything over a 9mm. That being said I really love my g17 rtf2. Go to your local gun shop and pick up every gun you can before they kick you out and make sure you pull the trigger before you buy. Whichever feels the best is the one you will most likely shoot the best with.
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Springfield's XDm is my polymer of choice. I like the feel and think the grip safety is a great no-brainer safety feature. I have nothing but positive experiences with Springfield's polymers. I guess I could point out that Glocks are a bit lighter if that's a concern. Also, I prefer 9mm and 45acp over 40sw.

But 40sw is fine, as is Glock. Any combination of Glock/XD/XDm and 9mm/40sw/45acp will perform like a champ in competent hands. The critical point is figuring out which model fits your hands best and which caliber addresses your needs. I would tend to point you toward a 9mm (especially if you're on a budget). You can graduate to a larger caliber after you've built some skills and experienced shooting enough to refine your thoughts on what you'd like.
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my suggestion is to see which one fits your hand the best. because how it fits your hand will determine a lot of how well you are able to shoot accurately. i would also suggest the 9mm as it's the cheapest in centerfire pistol, and will allow you to practice more. i would also suggest starting with a pistol that fits your hand vs. compact or full size. how your hand fits and your grip have a lot of how well you can control recoil. fit is very important part and more important than size of the caliber. the Glock is a good pistol, and i have shot many in the past, but i have the SA XDm40 and like how it fits my hand better than the Glock. again the 9mm is much cheaper to shoot than the 40 by at least 25-40% cheaper in ammo cost. also the 40 is a little snappier than the 9mm and even the 45acp. the 40 you kind of grow to love! i know i did after 20 plus years of owning and shooting them.
Good post, I agree with most of the above. Definitely handle as many pistols as you can and don't settle for something you don't like. Try to find a way to fire the top contenders too, especially including 9mm vs. .40S&W. I love many different handguns including the 1911 but now carry a Glock 23 (same size as the G19 except in .40S&W).

If you like the Glock remember that there are more add-ons and upgrades for them than anything else except for the 1911. One interesting upgrade if you're torn on caliber: I have a Lone Wolf 40S&W to 9mm conversion barrel for my G23 so I can shoot both calibers with a 15 second barrel swap. The barrel also fits my G27 to convert it to 9mm (the barrel sticks out a little but works fine).
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Absolutely, you can't beat a 1911. You can spend a little bit and get one that's fun to shoot, or spend a lot and get one you can depend on
You're agree with something that the OP never even asked about- If he was concidering a 1911 i'm sure he wud have asked about one
Besides that "little or a lot stuff" is totally untrue, unfounded & well---BS
Again---XD over the Glock
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