Started as one debate, ended up as two...

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by USMC_Richey, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

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    My cousin is a ranger, and because of this, he thinks he is a know it all because I'm just a marine that scraps. We got into one debate and ended up fighting about two concepts just minutes later... So to settle it, I wanna see what you guys have to say.

    First off:
    Which 9mil is better, M9A1 or Glock 17?

    Second:
    Which is better, EoTech or Aimpoint m4s?

    For the record I'm for the 92 and the EoTech.
     
  2. Kabraxis

    Kabraxis New Member

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    i agree with you. but maybe because im a marine that scrapes too? (in the making at least)
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I really don't know much about any of the items you asked about but doesn't just matter your personal preference? I'm not sure there's a hard and fast answer for your questions.
     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    How about this response from a fellow Marine.

    All 9mms suck, get a 45 and real men use open sights.









    If forced to pick between those items I would go for the M9 and the Eotech.
     
  5. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I agree ;)

    SEMPER FI
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Although the Glock is okay for some people, it is not for me.

    I like the EoTech.
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Former military police us army. Both glock 17 and m9 suck major rocks. Neither is a natural pointing gun both feel like your trying to hold onto a 2x4 covered in oatmeal.

    Either springfield xdm or 1911 is the way to go.

    Not a fan of red dots open sights are faster. They are great if your an untrained shooter but a detriment to someone that has spent he time to learn irons.
     
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  8. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Between the glock and M9 i vote the glock just because the Glock is what i was first introduced to when i first started in LE and have used them for duty ever since.. I am with you on the Eotech, its what i use on my M4
     
  9. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

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    How about your a boot and your just jealous because your not an officer. ;)

    So I'm forcing you and you're on my side. Perfect. lol

    While the xdm is a fine gun and 1911's are always nice (especially nighthawk), I still like the m9 better. The polymer frame ruins it for me on xd's and if I were to get a 1911 I'd have to drop 3k and get a Nighthawk. I impulse buy, don't tempt me... :p

    Yeah I hear ya, a lot of people are like that. For that reason so many people love glocks because it's what they know and have always known: simplicity, accuracy and reliability.
     
  10. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    The GLOCK was more comfortable for me to shoot, but my accuracy was better with the M9. I pick M9 in this case, because hits count.

    Eotech or Aimpoint? No opinion, I never used either of them.

    I would still take the SAW over any other weapon offered to me. Even a 3k dollar nighthawk.
     
  11. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    yeah m9 due to the fact its not "plastic". and definatly eotech. but im with the others. irons are by far the best

    semper fi
     
  12. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

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    But there's just something special when you hold a Nighthawk.. Like, this is what God would have made if it were a pistol...

    And regarding that saw, yeah um... I get into too much trouble with that gun so I'll just be happy with my m4. :D
     
  13. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Real men can drive nails with a set of optics or iron sights just the same.. Im well trained with both...and i am a real man sir
     
  14. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

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    Okay so just to be clear with everyone. I USE IRONS ALL THE TIME. Batteries are unreliable and unless you have storage for them, in the field they will bite you in the ***. With that said, you can use your opens through an eotech if it runs out of battery. My mp5 has a space underneath its eotech so you can do the same thing. I just think it's a nice touch especially with full auto scenarios. Like with the saw for example, using an eotech with one is awesome (but I do like me some acogs :D).

    I just think Aimpoints are waaaay over priced for just a tiny red dot.
     
  15. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

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    I like your style MrWray. Well done sir.
     
  16. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Message to brother from a RETIRED Ranger- Real men use a K-Bar or Gerber- and if a handgun is really needed, it is a 1911A1 or a suppressed Ruger 22!

    :p
     
  17. eldarbeast

    eldarbeast New Member

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    All 9mm's suck, so neither.

    Both become a rock when the batteries are gone, so again, neither.

    Nuff said.

    eldarbeast
     
  18. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

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    You guys are really gunna make me go buy a 1911 arn't you...

    "Ring.... Ring.... Hello Nighthawk? I need to buy your grp recon."
     
  19. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

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    I don't like you... :mad:
     
  20. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    It's okay man, I'm gonna have to get one too and I'm a revolver man.