||08-02-2012 03:30 AM
Tried some Polymer guns today!
Being new to shooting pistols, I have only shot my moms Sig P266 for the past year or two, a 1911 once and some of my grandpas revolvers. I went to a gun shop with a range today and they let you try before you buy and that's what I got to do!
After shooting the Sig, the very first thing I wanted to try was a Glock 17. I know all about Glocks reputation and reliability and all that good stuff, but I've never shot one or even held one until today. My first impressions were good. It is lighter than the steel Sig and it felt really good in my hand. This Gen4 had more grip on it that the Sig which was kind of nice. The sights were excellent and the operations were smooth. What gets me on the Glock was the trigger and recoil. I suspect I'm used to the heavier Sig absorbing recoil more than the lighter Glock, but I'm sure if I bought one and shot it more, I wouldn't even notice it, and maybe the same for the trigger. It was noticeably heavier to pull than the Sig. Over all I really enjoyed the Glock 17 and I will definitely have to buy one when I can!
Next up was a Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm. This I thought felt the best in my hand vs the Sig P226 and the Glock 17 Gen4. The rest of the ergos felt good and were similar to the Glock. This also had a very different trigger for me. I don't really know if I liked it, maybe after more use I would like it but it didn't really impress me, but then again I'm used the extremely light Sig trigger. I don't know if it was the sights and gun or just me but I could not shoot accurately with this gun for the life of me. I was a little dissapointed because of how well it felt in my hand, but how those things just didn't work for me. Over all it was alright, but I'd take the Glock over the M&P.
Those were the only two I got to shoot, for now. It got kind of busy in there and I didn't want to keep interrupting the salesman. It was a really fun day though! Things to do on my list are the Springfield xDms, a H&K, FN, Ruger LC9, and maybe a Beretta, any others?:)