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Old 01-15-2013, 05:23 PM   #11
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I decided to go with the px4 storm compact. Overall a nice smooth recoil and felt nice in my hand

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Cool, take some pics and post them. Then let us know how it shoots.

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:04 PM   #13
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Random Thoughts:

I've not shot the SP2022 (I shot a SIG Pro when it first came out), but I have shot the S&W M&P and Beretta PX4. I prefer the M&P.

I know this doesn't seem to matter to a lot of people, but the M&P is striker fired and eliminates problems associated with hammer fired weapons.

All of the pistols have accessory rails, which I like. I won't buy any pistol that's intended as a primary carry gun that doesn't have the ability to mount a SureFire X300.

If you plan to carry the pistol, I the M&P has more holster options than the SP2022 or PX4.

I had problems securely gripping the PX4's slide with sweaty hands, but the SIG Pro and M&P posed no problems. I like the grip ergonomics of the M&P best, but the grip on the other two is comfortable and, ahem, "grippy".

The PX4 has pretty smooth recoil. I was able to make pretty fast follow up shots with the 9MM version.

I would seriously consider 9MM over .40S&W. Modern cartridge technology can make a 9MM equivalent to a light .357 Magnum loading. The .40S&W recoil is pretty snappy, is more expensive to shoot than 9MM, .40S&W is less available than 9MM, and your magazines hold fewer rounds. If not of that dissuades you from the .40, then have fun with that cartridge. I've shot it in SIG and S&W pistols of varying sizes.

All that said, get the pistol that fits your hand and budget.

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Of the 3 options listed I would personally choose the 2022. If you are worried about recoil AND this is a new shooter you should probably go with the 9mm.

My second choice would be the M&P. I think the Storm is alright, but I can name a whole slew of pistols that I'd rather have.

I also highly encourage you to check out the Ruger P95 or Ruger SR series. The SR series can be found in 9mm or .40 and are fairly low cost but quality options.

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I was going to recommend Beretta PX4 but I would go with .45cal heres mine.

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