Lookin for my first auto loader

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by blucoondawg, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    I'm in the market for my first auto loader handgun. I was wanting a .40 but I'm not a big fan of the whole striker fire system of Glock and Springfield XD. I really liked the Ruger P series but all that is available in that is the 9 and 45. Any suggestions for a good auto loader that is double single action? I just can't shoot the strikers as well as a p95. Also this isn't really meant for a carry piece so I'm not at all concerned with size, if anything I want something with a longer barrel as I may carry it hunting and in WI we have to have a 5" barrel.
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    do you have anything against single action?? cuz if your intention is semi-auto handgun hunting you might consider a 1911 with a 460rowland conversion.

    but cz makes the cz97bd da/sa 10 shot 45acp. its basically a large cz75.

    there is also the superb sig P220 in 45acp.

    also the fnp 45 i dont have any first hand experience other than handling them in stores but they seem to be popular FNP-45, DA/SA, Matte Black Stainless
     

  3. sweeper22

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    Bud's has the poly Sig 2022's for $399 right now. That or the CZ P-07 might be decent polymer options.

    If you want a metal gun look at Sig (p226, p229) or CZ (75, 85, P-06). You can also get good deals on police trade-ins from Beretta (92 models) and S&W (4-digit series).
     
  4. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    I wouldn't say I'm against a 1911, I just haven't had the opportunity to shoot one yet. I prefer a single action because they are easier for me to shoot accurately, that's why I was thinking something like the P95 or the Sigs. They have that Sig 2022 at a local shop here, I looked at it last week but I haven't shot one, again they have a short barrel so I don't know if that's what I want. My buddy has a Glock 22 that he bought a aftermarket 5" barrel for so he can use it hunting, but I wasn't too comfortable with the Glock trigger. The whole problem seems to be I can't find the action I want with the longer barrel unless I go 1911 and then I'm kinda stuck with a 45. Maybe I will just buy a .357 revolver and not worry about the longer barrel on the auto?
     
  5. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    Oh, and I forgot to mention, I'm left handed so that kinda limits the choices too, for some reason most of these companies must think left handers don't shoot pistols.
     
  6. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    Look into FNP/FNX 40's. They seem to have a lot of what you're looking for...hammer, double/single, ambi controls.
     
  7. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    That FN 40 with a 5.3" barrel looks interesting but in the picture it sure doesn't look like that long of a barrel. Too bad there probably isn't anyone around here who actually owns one I could try out.
     
  8. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Beretta PX4 would be a good option for you as well.
     
  9. group17

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    Walther P99 is fine for lefties.