1K in my pocket...

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by PathfinderAFW, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. PathfinderAFW

    PathfinderAFW New Member

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    Hi guys and gals! I'm looking to get some opinions on what (or which) gun(s) to buy for 1K. I sold my Glock 26 gen 3 and my Glock 19 gen2 for $1000. My original plan was to buy an updated Glock 19 gen 4 and a cheapo RIA GI 1911 with the cash. Now that I have it in my hands, I'm wondering if I'd be better off buying one handgun with the money or two different ones? One of the handguns needs to be a concealable high capacity 9mm like the Glock 19 as that is my daily carry. sig 229? Others? Just want some feedback.
     
  2. PathfinderAFW

    PathfinderAFW New Member

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    Supposed to be a "." In between daily carry and sig. Sorry guys
     

  3. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    I have no experience with either gun,
    I suggest you find a range that rents and try them all.
    I prefer my genuine Colt 1911A1.
    Good Luck with your choice.
     
  4. rjleal

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    A suggestion - Springfield XDM 9mm. Striker fired (like GLOCK), 19+1 capacity, 4.5" barrel (compact is 3.8"), runs between $600 and $650, comes with goodies such as holster, magazine holder, two extra magazines (I am pretty sure as the magazine holder holds two), a couple of back-strap options for grip thickness, and I find them far more comfortable than GLOCK.

    RIA 1911s are, in my experience with them fine firearms.

    The particular GLOCK you are contemplating I have no knowledge of so I won't comment on it.

    These are just my thoughts. As with any firearm; get one in your hands and feel it out. If possible rent and shoot one. The right gun is the one that you can operate best. Hope this was at least a bit helpful.
     
  5. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    If I were buying a 1911 with the cash, I'd go Colt Series 70
    If I were buying a carry gun, an M&P shield or SA XDs.
     
  6. JW357

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    Two guns is better than one. You could get an M&P9c. The flush mag holds 12 and you can use the regular size mags in it, which holds 17 if I'm not mistaken. The second gun could be a 22 just for general plinking and fun. There's actually an M&P 22. So you could use it as a trainer.

    Don't think you have to spend 1k just to get a nice gun. My M&P9c was right around $600 brand new. A used one would be even better.

    I kinda like your RIA idea. I've been thinking about getting one. I've heard they're very reliable 1911s and good for an entry level piece.

    Standard answer - try a bunch out in your hand and rent as much as you can. :)
     
  7. austin92

    austin92 New Member

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    I'd buy an m&p, trigger job, night sights, holster(s), extra mags, and the rest on ammo :)
     
  8. Doc3402

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    You need to shoot the 229 before you buy it. Pay close attention to the trigger pull. It's not like your Glocks.
     
  9. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    SR9c & $531.00 worth of ammo!!
     
  10. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    The Glock 19 is an awesome carry gun if you like plastic guns. It is their top selling model I believe. I have shot several and like them but in general I prefer steel and wood guns. The RIA 1911's are great guns for the money. If you get one I would get the enhanced models with the better sights, beaver tail etc.... They are only a few dollars more and more enjoyable to shoot. I own 3 RIA guns and am well pleased with them.
     
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    I'm curious about something you recommended. Why do you think the beaver tail is a desired feature? I agree with your sight comment, and I can understand the reasoning. To me the beaver tail makes the 1911 harder to conceal. Do you consider it a safety or operation improvement? Thanks.
     
  12. PathfinderAFW

    PathfinderAFW New Member

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    I understand the sig is nothing like the Glock. I really appreciate all the comments thus far. I seem to be getting a lot of nods toward the m&p, is there a particular reason? I've shot all the guns mentioned here except that one.
     
  13. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I love my p229 however I would never consider it as a ccw gun maybe a open carry gun.
    Very accurate and the trigger is mighty fine.
    The p229 stays in my GO gear
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  14. PathfinderAFW

    PathfinderAFW New Member

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    I also failed to mention the 1911 would be strictly a range gun, and that's pure personal preference. I've carried both SA/DA and striker guns and really have no preference. The 1911 I plan on turning into a project to be as close as I'll ever get to a WW2 era M1911A1. I've also been curious about the XDM. I know this will open a can of worms but xd/glock/m&p is there really that much difference?
     
  15. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I'll tell you why I want it. Because it makes the pistol much more comfortable to shoot. A long time ago when I was looking to get my first pistol, one of the pistols I tried was a Colt government 1911 (no beavertail). I found it very uncomfortable. The web between my finger and thumb got sore very quickly. I didn't buy it.

    Not too long afterwards, I had the opportunity to shoot a Springfield with a beavertail. It felt like an entirely different gun. Needless to say, my 1911 has a beavertail on it, and I could shoot that all day long with no fatigue.
     
  16. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Yes. There is a significant difference to me in the feel of the grip angle between the Glocks and the Springfields/S&Ws. That's the primary reason I don't own a Glock. They just feel terrible in my hand.
     
  17. Olympus

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    I would highly disagree with the recommendations of buying one gun and spending the rest on ammo. Once you burn through the ammo, you've got nothing left of your money. But a second gun and you'll have still have something of value that can be sold or traded on something else in the future of necessary.
     
  18. SigArmored

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    If you're wanting Sig for a ccw rather than a 229 (it is thick for a carry piece)I would highly recommend the 239.
     
  19. beastmode986

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    Maybe its just me because im not used to sig triggers but on the p220 and p226 the trigger felt lengthy and not very crisp???
     
  20. PathfinderAFW

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    What are y'all's opinion on the xdm 3.8 compact? Looks like a happy medium from my perspective. Going to go feel one in an hour or so if I can find one in the area