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Being new to shooting pistols, I have only shot my moms Sig P266 for the past year or two, a 1911 once and some of my grandpas revolvers. I went to a gun shop with a range today and they let you try before you buy and that's what I got to do!

After shooting the Sig, the very first thing I wanted to try was a Glock 17. I know all about Glocks reputation and reliability and all that good stuff, but I've never shot one or even held one until today. My first impressions were good. It is lighter than the steel Sig and it felt really good in my hand. This Gen4 had more grip on it that the Sig which was kind of nice. The sights were excellent and the operations were smooth. What gets me on the Glock was the trigger and recoil. I suspect I'm used to the heavier Sig absorbing recoil more than the lighter Glock, but I'm sure if I bought one and shot it more, I wouldn't even notice it, and maybe the same for the trigger. It was noticeably heavier to pull than the Sig. Over all I really enjoyed the Glock 17 and I will definitely have to buy one when I can!

Next up was a Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm. This I thought felt the best in my hand vs the Sig P226 and the Glock 17 Gen4. The rest of the ergos felt good and were similar to the Glock. This also had a very different trigger for me. I don't really know if I liked it, maybe after more use I would like it but it didn't really impress me, but then again I'm used the extremely light Sig trigger. I don't know if it was the sights and gun or just me but I could not shoot accurately with this gun for the life of me. I was a little dissapointed because of how well it felt in my hand, but how those things just didn't work for me. Over all it was alright, but I'd take the Glock over the M&P.

Those were the only two I got to shoot, for now. It got kind of busy in there and I didn't want to keep interrupting the salesman. It was a really fun day though! Things to do on my list are the Springfield xDms, a H&K, FN, Ruger LC9, and maybe a Beretta, any others?:)
 

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Your certainly on the right track, but dont just limit yourself to a polymer gun. Try out different platforms and calibers, whenever you find the right gun for you, you'll know it instantly. The 1911 is the gun that gives me the warm fuzzies :)
 

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also don't rule out the M&P just yet. A trigger job and it becomes a whole new pistol. (from what I hear let you know once I get my parts and get them installed)
 

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Wiseman3 said:
also don't rule out the M&P just yet. A trigger job and it becomes a whole new pistol. (from what I hear let you know once I get my parts and get them installed)
Ive had glocks for 12 years, carried one on a sam brown for quite a few of them years. My friend just bought an M&P a few weeks ago and i went with him when he bought it. I would trade my glock any day of the week for an M&P
 

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Ive had glocks for 12 years, carried one on a sam brown for quite a few of them years. My friend just bought an M&P a few weeks ago and i went with him when he bought it. I would trade my glock any day of the week for an M&P
I used to have a Glock 17 just never seemed to get the feel of it. The M&P was great out of the box. I do wish I still had the 17. Last gun I'll ever get rid of.
 

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Being new to shooting pistols, I have only shot my moms Sig P266 for the past year or two, a 1911 once and some of my grandpas revolvers. I went to a gun shop with a range today and they let you try before you buy and that's what I got to do!

After shooting the Sig, the very first thing I wanted to try was a Glock 17. I know all about Glocks reputation and reliability and all that good stuff, but I've never shot one or even held one until today. My first impressions were good. It is lighter than the steel Sig and it felt really good in my hand. This Gen4 had more grip on it that the Sig which was kind of nice. The sights were excellent and the operations were smooth. What gets me on the Glock was the trigger and recoil. I suspect I'm used to the heavier Sig absorbing recoil more than the lighter Glock, but I'm sure if I bought one and shot it more, I wouldn't even notice it, and maybe the same for the trigger. It was noticeably heavier to pull than the Sig. Over all I really enjoyed the Glock 17 and I will definitely have to buy one when I can!

Next up was a Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm. This I thought felt the best in my hand vs the Sig P226 and the Glock 17 Gen4. The rest of the ergos felt good and were similar to the Glock. This also had a very different trigger for me. I don't really know if I liked it, maybe after more use I would like it but it didn't really impress me, but then again I'm used the extremely light Sig trigger. I don't know if it was the sights and gun or just me but I could not shoot accurately with this gun for the life of me. I was a little dissapointed because of how well it felt in my hand, but how those things just didn't work for me. Over all it was alright, but I'd take the Glock over the M&P.

Those were the only two I got to shoot, for now. It got kind of busy in there and I didn't want to keep interrupting the salesman. It was a really fun day though! Things to do on my list are the Springfield xDms, a H&K, FN, Ruger LC9, and maybe a Beretta, any others?:)
You might try out a cz
 

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You might try out a cz
I recommend looking at a CZ 75B or one of its variants as well. All steel and I've found that it fits my hand as close to perfectly as possible. They come in both 9mm and 40S&W there is also a 45ACP model the CZ 97B.
 

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I recommend looking at a CZ 75B or one of its variants as well. All steel and I've found that it fits my hand as close to perfectly as possible. They come in both 9mm and 40S&W there is also a 45ACP model the CZ 97B.
Ya u just got the cz75 sp01 phantom and it fits my hand better than anything I have ever shot. They are very accurate and easy to clean
 

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Xdm's in mind is good, it was my choice over glock, have been very happy. And did some work on mine because, well its me haha. Vote one for the xdm very good grip and feeling but of course my hands are not yours. But it has been an excellent pistol i would buy again for sure.
 

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Next up was a Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm. This I thought felt the best in my hand vs the Sig P226 and the Glock 17 Gen4. The rest of the ergos felt good and were similar to the Glock. This also had a very different trigger for me. I don't really know if I liked it, maybe after more use I would like it but it didn't really impress me, but then again I'm used the extremely light Sig trigger. I don't know if it was the sights and gun or just me but I could not shoot accurately with this gun for the life of me. I was a little dissapointed because of how well it felt in my hand, but how those things just didn't work for me. Over all it was alright, but I'd take the Glock over the M&P.
my buddy has this exact gun in 9MM and in .40. He just picked up the 9MM about 2 months ago. He has had the .40 for a few years. I have shot both, and the .40 is a lot more accurate. you should try to shoot the M&P in a different caliber to see if you like that better.

Another one I would recommend you trying is the Ruger SR9. This will be my next handgun purchased.
 

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Do they also make that in .22? I saw that the came out with it but I didn't know they made it other calibers
 

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I have a glock 23 it was my first pistol. It felt like it had a little sting to it at first but now I shoot it like nothing.. I liked it so much I went out and bought a glock 27.. I put a a spring kit and 3.5lb trigger connector and the triggers is awesome now! My favorite pistol to shoot is my beretta 92fs.. But I love my glocks!! FYI putting a trigger kit in a glock is a piece of cake !
 
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