new handgun

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by skeniger2002, May 15, 2012.

  1. skeniger2002

    skeniger2002 New Member

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    I'm looking to buy a new handgun, not sure of what to buy. I'm certain of caliber I want a 40s&w, but the make not sure.
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Well--------------------
    Start buy informing us WHY or WHAT you want it for?
    Have to ask-- Why are you certian you want a .40 :confused:
     

  3. skeniger2002

    skeniger2002 New Member

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    Self defense, target, carry in vehicle, want a 40 because I don't care to much on the 9mm or 380.
     
  4. 4sig

    4sig New Member

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    Started out with the same thoughts. Shot various .45, .40 and wound up with a Sig P226 9mm.
     
  5. skeniger2002

    skeniger2002 New Member

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    Shot Sig 9mms they shoot good and smooth.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    If you want to enjoy shooting I'd look at the .45ACP or the 9mm, NOT the .40 Small & Weak!
     
  7. skeniger2002

    skeniger2002 New Member

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    Own a 45acp already just want something a lil smaller
     
  8. Nch22000

    Nch22000 New Member

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    I have a Sig p229. I love it. My dad has a sig sp2022 he loves it. One is all metal, one is polymer both shoot great and carry well.
    Both can be found in .40cal.
    You might also look at the p239 also available in .40cal
    I had a friend who bought a H&K .40cal and then sold it off for a 9mm. It was just to expensive to shoot enough to get good with.

    Go to a range where why you can rent guns to try and shoot everything you can get your hands on.

    Nick
     
  9. skeniger2002

    skeniger2002 New Member

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    No ranges in my area to do so or I would
     
  10. 99zulu

    99zulu New Member

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    I own a Ruger Sr40. I like it a lot. Shoots well, no issues, good recoil I guess. I've been looking at the Glock 27. It's a subcompact. I believe it holds 9+1
     
  11. GunSavvyTeen

    GunSavvyTeen New Member

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    SIG P226 would be my choice. If you get a .40 you can swap it out for a .357 SIG if you feel like shooting something with a higher velocity later on.
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    no ranges or places to rent, then just start hitting the stores and trying out as many as you can to see which one feels the best in your hand. the one that feels the best is the one you are likely to hit accurately with.

    go with the 9mm. cheaper by a long shot in regards to ammo cost. if you don't reload or can afford the ammo you will never be good shooting the 40. i own a 40, but it gets shot way less than the others right now until i get my reloading dies in for it.
     
  13. juststartin5272

    juststartin5272 New Member

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    Glock 22 Xdm 40 or Ruger Sr20. All compact size with descent capacity. They all include trigger safeties ideal for carrying, although the Ruger and Springfield have additional safety features like Ruger: manual safety and Xdm: grip safety. Ruger would be your lowest priced at right around 400 and a hundred bucks more would get you the Glock or Springfield.
     
  14. juststartin5272

    juststartin5272 New Member

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    That's supposed to say Ruger Sr40 not 20
     
  15. juststartin5272

    juststartin5272 New Member

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    Or if you don't like polymer there's the Bersa Thunders
     
  16. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Hahaha yes!
     
  17. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    Like many others, 40sw takes a back seat to 9mm and 45acp for me as well. But if you're looking for a great 40sw, Bud's has the two-tone Sig P226 for $669. It's gonna be really tough to beat that gun at that price.

    Most of the $400+ polymer options are also excellent guns.
     
  18. jakeyandy

    jakeyandy New Member

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    I have a M&P .40 and I absolutely love it...and you can buy the 9mm barrel from Smith and Wesson or some aftermarket vender and you could run 9mm during practice (to conserve some money).
     
  19. skeniger2002

    skeniger2002 New Member

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    I looked at a glock model 22, what everyone thoughts on that
     
  20. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would rather shoot my Glock 36 (45) than a Glock 23 (40). There are lots of smaller 45's available. Of the 40's I have shot (not many) the only one I liked was the Steyr M40.