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Old 03-20-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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Hey guys. My husband got me a ruger lcr .38 for a personal protection gun last month, and after a few visits to the range, I have discovered I really enjoy target shooting. Now I'm considering a full size 9mm for a good range gun. A couple friends have been talking up the Glock 17, and I held one today, and it felt pretty good so I plan on renting one to try next week. I have also looked at the Taurus PT92, just because I liked the look and the reviews I have read on it have been great. I held a SR9 and didn't really like the feel. Any advice or input?? Thanks so much!!

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:15 PM   #2
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Buy them all. But seriously you can't go wrong with a glock.

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Congrats on the new pistol! Stop by the intro area and give us an ideal about who we are talking to.

I'm not much of a Glock fan, I really like the way my XDm9 holds and shoots. Good luck finding one you like.

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I got my wife a Springfield XD 9mm which she's really enjoyed. Neither of us are the biggest fans of Glocks and liked the ergonomics of the XD better. YMMV.

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I don't get the fixation everyone has with Glock. Trigger like a staple gun, grip like a 2x4. Perfect range gun
Go to a range /w rentals and try a number of different guns. I ended up with a CZ 75BD in my 9 mm quest. Good value, accurate, & 100% reliable. Taurus PT92...hmm, they can be controversial, I'll leave it at that. Dig a bit deeper on your research.
Check out the Stoeger Cougar. Basically the older Beretta design built in Turkey by a Beretta owned company on Beretta's equipment. I had been thinking of getting one in .40S&W, but something else came up. If you like 1911s, Rock Island makes 9 mm 1911s for fire sale prices. I keep hearing more & more good things about them. Heck, don't forget to check Ruger, they make solid pistols. I'll admit that I've never found them particularly attractive, but they are certainly worth a look.

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Another for xd over glock. I love my xdm .45

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$13 fixes the GLOCK trigger. Can't have an xd in my state.

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I really appreciate the input. I must say I have held an XDM 9mm which I liked alot. And the Glock seemed to be the simplest ones to take apart to clean. I did hear the Taurus was more difficult. It seemed like I could rack the slide pretty easily on the XDM and the Glock as well. Hmmmm... Decisions decisions.

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Go to a range /w rentals and try a number of different guns. I ended up with a CZ 75BD in my 9 mm quest. Good value, accurate, & 100% reliable.
Agreed on shopping around and the value of the cz75b's. The grip on my CZ75b is soooooo comfortable. A shooting buddy has the XD9 and has been very happy with it (as i have with my xd45).

As far as the Rugers, the P95 is a serious case of lots of bang for your buck and has been for some time now.
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I just checked out the p95 online. Definitely a better price point. I'll have to check that one out too. I wasn't wild about the SR9 for some reason. Maybe because it wasn't as heavy as the Glock and XD models I held.

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