First Handgun???

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by warrioroftheland, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. warrioroftheland

    warrioroftheland New Member

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    Hello,

    I am looking to buy a handgun. I'v looked around and would like to hear some feed back on a few weapons. i have fire glocks and i like them other than for concealed carry. I came across a FNP .40 the other day and almost couldnt walk out of the shop without it. so i guess what i'm askin here is what are the diff. carry opions for the FNP and and suggestions on any other handguns. thanks.

    also if you have an FNP what kinda holster do you use, feel free to post pictures.
     
  2. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    In my opinion handguns need to fit you the same as a pair of shoes. When it feel right, you know it. I'm partial to full size frames and we don't have concealed carry in Wisconsin, so my mod. 22 suits me fine. I guess if we do get concealed carry in Wisconsin I'll just have a bigger bulge in my pants.

    Just my way of impressing the ladies.
     

  3. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Springfield xd or xdm, CZ Sp-01 phantom, taurus judge
     
  4. Clay454

    Clay454 New Member

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    I personally like double action revolvers for personal defense. I currently own a Taurus 605 and am considering a Ruger SP-101. There is not much to mess up if you are forced to use it. I think a .357 has a lot to offer for a defensive load. But it is all up to you and what you are comfortable with. Practice is probably the most important thing. Devolping good muscle memory and techniques at the range can pay dividends in the long run.
    Clay
     
  5. WDB

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    The largest difference between a Glock and a FNP 40 is the FNP has a hammer and a decocking lever. While I'm not a Glock fan the Glock 27 is much smaller than a FNP 40 but the FNP lets you change the back strap to better fit your hand. It all depends on what fits you.

    As for holster for the FNP it truly depends on how you want to carry it. I have a Galico shoulder rig, a Desiants belt holster.

    Pictures you will have to pony up the $12 membership fee then you can see my FNP 40 with a low profile laser in the bunker
     
  6. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    I suggest you look at a S&W M&P 40. Just my personal opinion and my daily carry weapon. It is a very comfortable, reliable, and accurate handgun.
     
  7. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    The M&P is a better choice than the Glock or the FNP and I expect DTN knows that is my carry pistol in 45 and in 9mm when I'm dressed down or lazy. Thanks for chimming in brother.

    I have to say the FNP-40 is a bad ass pistol, it's the only reason I don't have a M&P 40. If you get the chance to shoot a FNP and a M&P the M&P is a better pistol but if you want a hammer instead of a striker the FNP is a truly good choice.
     
  8. AsmelEduardo

    AsmelEduardo New Member

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    I like the XDm :D
    But in guns 2+2 isn't 4.... buy what you feel comfortable to carry and to shoot.... :cool:
     
  9. warrioroftheland

    warrioroftheland New Member

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    thanks for all the info its really helping out. how much does a new xd and xdm run? i can only seem to find used ones for sale online. ( havent been able to get to a shop or call one )
     
  10. guntotinguy

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    Personally I like the XD series...they fit my hand better and easy to carry (+ I like the 1911 grip safety)I also like ParaOrdinance...I have a CC Slimhawg.When it comes to firearms...the only opinion that matters is the one 'using the gun' and how it applies to the person.

    The idea list goes on and on...XD's are easily priced online,keep searching.
     
  11. AsmelEduardo

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  12. Angrypoonani

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    I havn't shot an XDm yet but the XD9 has a bit smoother and lil bit longer trigger pull than the M&P .40 IMO. The M&P fits in my hand better though and I like the look of it better than the XD... + ambi controls on M&P!
     
  13. warrioroftheland

    warrioroftheland New Member

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    thanks everyone. i will let everybody know what i deside on and so range pictures will fallow
     
  14. beasley

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    I love XDs (I have it in .45acp). That being said my friend just got an M&P .40 and loves it.
     
  15. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Why the 40, and not the 45?
     
  16. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Never shot a 1911 chambered in .45 ACP?

    Before you make a final decision you really need to look at a 3" or 4.25" 1911.

    Colt Defender 3"

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    Colt New Agent 3"

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    Colt Light Weight Commander 4.25"

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    .45 ACP too hot?

    My 17 Y. O. Daughter handling my Colt Government 5" 45 auto!

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  17. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Do it right the first time and buy a good 1911.
     
  18. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Larger capacity with similar balistics and lighter recoil. Although capacity isn't an issue here in MA :mad:.

    I asked my firearms instructor his opinion on what I should get for my first gun. He was currently in the process of choosing a new firearm for his department at the time, and was pretty sold on the M&P 40. I figured the guy knew what he was talking about and if a gun is good enough for police to use, its good enough for me.

    I'm saving the 45 caliber for when I a 1911.
     
  19. warrioroftheland

    warrioroftheland New Member

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    a 1911 is out of my price range. one day i will own a 1911 but not anytime to soon. i'v shot a kimber Custom Covert II .45 ACP but it is out of my price range