First carry gun!

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Guns-N-Ammo, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Guns-N-Ammo

    Guns-N-Ammo New Member

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    I am looking into getting my first "carry" gun! But I am still deciding on what cal. to get (i narrowed it down to 9mm,.40,.45). Also,I am still deciding on what "size" to get. I have fairly big hands and I like a GOOD grip on ANY gun I shoot, but I know it will still have to be small enough to be concealed! So, ANY input ya'll have would be very much helpful!!! :):)I am hopefully getting my CCW on Friday:):)

    Thanks

    AND I want to stick with mainline guns, not some joe smoe gun and be made right here the the good ole' USA
     
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  2. NGIB

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    Spend a little time reading in the handgun section as I know I've answered dozens of threads just like yours. I did chuckle when you said you narrowed the caliber to between 9mm, .40, and .45 - at least you eliminated that pesky .44 Magnum...
     

  3. Guns-N-Ammo

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    Yeah I didnt think I need something quite that big:rolleyes: I will chaeck some of those threads but thanks for shooting me in the right direction!!
     
  4. Neophyte1

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    Sir; by posting in the Glock; I'll assume you like Glock:) with larger hands? you'll enjoy the Glock. G-17 9mm G-22 .40; are the ''standard full size'';


    follow up with your thoughts;:)
    Thanks for asking :
     
  5. Guns-N-Ammo

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    Well I have shot my dads duty gun (G17) and I love it!!! But to carry it I think I would like it to be a little smaller, and I think I have come to conclusion....its going to be a .45 cal.!!!! So would a "compact" work??? I think a "sub compact" would be to small for my likings:eek:
     
  6. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    I will never understand those people who think they can simply just skip out on the wrong gun and instead make the exact right purchase and that the one magical first gun will be able to do everything that the many thousands of different type guns cannot.
    Good Luck
     
  7. Alchemist

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    Just a suggestion: You might want to try posting in, say, the more-general Semi-Auto Handguns section (if you're sure you want an auto) or the General Handgun Discussion section (if you're not sure). By posting in the Glock section, you're obviously going to get mostly Glock suggestions. Or... Maybe you're already decided on a Glock???
     
  8. sweeper22

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    Well, if you want a compact 45acp...

    I've got an XD45 compact and love it. The Glock model to look at would be model 30. And SW M&P would also be worth exploring. Those are some of the most affordable, mainstream, best bang for your buck options.

    If you're willing to jump from that $500 platform into the $700-1000 range, you can also look into Sig p220 compact, H&K compact 45s, and Commander sized 1911s.
     
  9. Guns-N-Ammo

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    Just to clear it up......YES I am looking into getting a GLOCK....so thats why I posted it HERE!!!
     
  10. CHLChris

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    I've only been a handgun owner for about 2 years. And I no longer own the first few handguns I bought, thinking I had done all my homework and found the perfect gun.

    Ain't no perfect gun. There's your favorite gun...but that only comes after many guns have come and gone through your hands.

    And then there's the goal of: Oh, honey, just one more gun, please?

    On my way to buy an LCP this evening. Thanks, honey!
     
  11. Neophyte1

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    Guns-N-Ammo: Sir read "CHLChris" comments over and over. He is correct.
    I use another word; "compromise"
    All firearms; are 'compromises'; partly; why they make some many different sizes; kinds; and ??????

    Through-out your ownership of a Glock; you'll hear, this and that. Another word in my vocabulary; rhetoric.

    Is (fill in blank) the absolute end all
    Glock
    Springfield
    SW
    Ruger
    Rossi
    Dan Wesson
    list can go on and on

    I actually have different manufactures. Some in my opinion, serve better in certain applications.

    Glock is a good serviceable firearm. With any firearm; practice, practice, practice, will make the firearm a better piece of equiptment for you and those around you.

    Full size
    Glock 17; will serve you well
    Glock 22; will serve you well
    medium
    Glock 23; will serve you well

    These; I have regular experiences with. Were "I" to think they were inferior firearms. The trash can is close by. They are still here, I trust them to do what I ask, everytime.

    Follow up; when you can.
     
  12. CHLChris

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    As long as you're talking Glock, I'll chime in. I've only owned a 19, so you can take my opinion with a grain of salt (as all opinions on the interwebz).

    Compact size is small enough (19, 23, etc.). The sub-compacts (26, 27, 30) offer very little benefit. There overall shape is the same, the grip is a little shorter. But none of them are pocket guns. In my opinion, as long as one is going to need a waist holster of some kind, you might as well go one step larger and you get the benefits of balance, capacity, sight radius, etc.

    I, on the other hand, sold my Glock and I'm not looking back. 1911 for me. Nothing like cold hard steel in my hand and a .45 acp round down range, if needed.
     
  13. Guns-N-Ammo

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    Thank you "CHLC" and "Neophyte1"

    There is a 99% chance I am gettting a Glock for CC..... no doubt about that!!! And yes, Neo, I am going to buy diff. makes and models depending on what I need them for. But as far as my carry gun its going to be a Glock!!! Chris, I will be using a IWB holster for my carry gun!!!

    Thanks again for the input!!!
     
  14. amoroque

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    I might be wrong. But aren't Glocks manufactured in Austria?
    If it is important for you to have a US manufactured gun, here is a link:
    Guns Made in the USA
     
  15. Guns-N-Ammo

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    I thought they were made here...I might be wrong too
     
  16. JTJ

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    I took my wife to the indoor range today and she shot my PF9. She did OK but it was a little rough on her. 11 of 14 into a 5" red spot at 5 yards. She dropped the last 3 as it was beating her up. She likes the G19 the best but I had her try on the Ruger SR9C. They did not have one in the rentals so she could not shoot one. She and I liked the feel of the SR and the trigger was great. I am seriously looking at a pair of them. We did get to try a SIG 380. That is the best pocket 380 I have shot. Over 2x the price of a P3AT but worth it. I handled the new S&W Bodyguard 380 and it feels good but has a very hard trigger pull. I would pick the Sig.
     
  17. Neophyte1

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    Follow Up

    Guns-N-Ammo; Sir; I did a search, I seemed to remember something about Glock moving to the USA with a factory type deal. I was unlucky in finding any information.
    Where a firearm is ?made? has little bearing in my grand scheme. It becomes the product; or end product that matters.
    I chose Glock, a long time ago, from the 1st addition to now 3rd, and maybe one day the 4th
    My shooting partner has XD's; I shoot them regularly. Very nice firearm.

    We have a ?system? setting up a target group; Glock and XD on the bench;
    he will pick up one and start shooting while I load the other, he grabs the loaded firearm, keeps blasting away, then the other, we do this a number of times; then trade off.
    Accuracy is about the same; handling is about the same; sight picture? is different. 'he grumbles; I grumble'' we sight differently.

    My shooting partner; long time friend; and because I don't say much; he wasn't aware that I shoot some.
    He wanted to learn; and then dive right in; he did. He chose the XD's; cause he didn't want to be like me. :)
    We started with the basics; he now is fairly profiecient shooter. He isn't allowed to 'bash'; nor am I. We bash each other:)
    as stated earlier; opinions are based on ''my'' perception; for my ?needs?

    As time has passed; Dennis has mentioned several times about getting rid of his XD's 9mm; and get a Glock. I encouraged him to keep his XD. Very strongly; I might add; they are paid for:)
    He has a XD 45; Sight picture is the same as his XD 9. I encourage him to keep; in this example; 'either all XD's; or all Glock. Simpler for parts; inner-change-ability perhaps. He really likes his XD 45, I don't own a Glock 45.

    Sir; we shoot other stuff; Rugers; SW's; Colt; RIA; Kahr; ?? plus other stuff from our pile.
    Is one; better than the other in my opinion! Each was purchased with a certain purpose in mind.

    I still have a want list; Cougar 8000 series; :) Ruger SR series; along with others haha
     
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  18. Guns-N-Ammo

    Guns-N-Ammo New Member

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    Thanks for the input!!!
     
  19. DrJason

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    Ummmmmm...... How can the website not list S&W or Springfield????
     
  20. Dizzll

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    I believe he was confused by the Smyrna, GA printed on the side:confused: lol