Vote Now! Favorite Handgun

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by 308sc, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Springfield XD

    17.1%
  2. CZ 75

    6.7%
  3. Ruger P95/89/SR9

    4.9%
  4. Taurus PT 24/7

    1.8%
  5. Beretta 92 FS

    3.7%
  6. Glock

    16.5%
  7. Smith & Wesson M&P

    12.2%
  8. None of these (post your suggestion if you vote for this)

    37.2%
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  1. 308sc

    308sc New Member

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    Hey,

    I'm new here and am looking for a semi-automatic pistol, should be able to conceal under standard clothes but not too small.

    For caliber choice, I am probably going to go with a 9mm because of the cost of cheap practice ammunition. honestly a 9mm loaded with some hydra shocks or equivalent should be enough to stop someone or definitely change there priorities, but if you feel another caliber would be better feel free to speak your opinion.


    Price must be under $650

    I forgot to add in the poll that if you have other suggestions please post them,

    I mainly want reliability, and accuracy!

    Used Guns would be a possibility.

    Thanks
     
  2. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    Vote Now, I'll add mine to the list!

    Hello all


    RON L here = SERESURPLUS


    you all missed a few of the Big ones, and my Favs:

    1. Colts/Browning 1911A1 in 45ACP or .38 SUPER

    2. Brownings High Power design in 9MM/ and all clones of such'

    3. S&W Model 10 or many other K Frame designs in .38 SPCL, no reason it's gotta be an Semi-Auto to be best!
     

  3. fluffo63

    fluffo63 New Member

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    :cool: T/C Contender Single shot,many different calibers:D
     
  4. greenjeans

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  5. Zappa

    Zappa New Member

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    Colt Python
     
  6. alfsauve

    alfsauve New Member

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    Walther P99

    Walther P99 .40S&W

    Of course, there's my PPK/s and my Colt 1911 Model 70 and my S&W 686 and my Colt Target Woodsman.......
     
  7. oldandslow

    oldandslow New Member

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    308sc 4/5/08
    I also voted for a pistol not included in your poll. Sig pistols meet your criteria and are a joy to shoot and carry. Small Sigs that are available in 9mm and can be bought used in great shape include the p-239 and the p-6 (a large number of German police trade-ins are now available for the $300 range). And don't overlook the 3rd generation Smith and Wessons- they are light, reliable, accurate and also can be had used for the $300-400 range- I like the 3913 or 6906.
    I also own a CZ 75 compact and a Beretta 92 clone. The CZ is great but a bit heavy to carry all day- look at the CZ PCR which is aluminum framed and lighter. The Beretta 92 type pistol is a great weapon, just a little too large to carry for me. For the Glock I like the model 19. I don't have enough experience with the other choices to comment on them. Good luck.

    best wishes- oldandslow
     
  8. Big Gay Al

    Big Gay Al New Member

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    Since you said you'd prefer a 9mm, my first choice might be a Para-Ordnance P18-9, but to keep it under your price limit, you'd have to buy a used one.

    My 2nd choice (and really a close first) would be the Taurus PT-92/99. It looks like the Beretta 92, but it has the safety in the CORRECT place, on the frame, and not the slide, so it works just like the 1911, where up is safe, and down is "fire." This is more natural in my point of view. The differences, the PT-92 has a fixed sight, the PT-99, has an adjustable sight, both have a capacity of 17+1, if your state of residence allows it.

    And before anyone starts tearing the Taurus down, I've owned a Taurus PT-92 for over 17 years. During that time, I've never had a single jam or misfire. It goes "bang" every time I pull the trigger, and the groups I get are pretty good.
     
  9. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Look to the left....
     
  10. h&k bigdaddydieseldan

    h&k bigdaddydieseldan New Member

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    How in the heck can't you have listed

    H&K Any of them :D :D

    Sigs Any of them :D :D
     
  11. poolshark13

    poolshark13 New Member

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    im a big fan of sig and hk.
     
  12. hillbilly68

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  13. Boris

    Boris New Member

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    Can of worms here.......CZ75B best bang for your dosh, I wouldn't go for the imitations personally, GP35 Mk3 a little too rich, ScottG I can't argue with....:)
     
  14. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    I guess the only argument would be Russian, East German, or Bulgarian?! :D
     
  15. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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    I have others, but this is what I'm most likely to carry.

    Smith & Wesson 457, compact .45 acp. Primary (off duty) carry gun. Favorite.
    Federal 200 gr. +P, EFMJ ammo.

    Springfield, Champion, 1911a1, .45 acp. Seconday (off duty) carry gun.
    Federal 200 gr. +P EFMJ ammo.

    Taurus 617, .357 mag. 2" seven shooter. Sometimes (off duty) carry gun.
    Speer Gold Dot, .357 magnum 135gr. Short Barrel HP ammo.

    Smith & Wesson, Sigma 40VE, .40 S&W. Issue duty gun.
    Issued, Federal Personal Defense, 180 gr. HP ammo.

    Smith & Wesson, 642, .38 spl, 2". Back-up to duty gun. Sometimes off duty gun.
    Speer Gold Dot .38 spl. +P, 135 gr. Short Barrel HP ammo.

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  16. stogie25

    stogie25 New Member

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    I voted Glock because they are reliable and accurate (at least mine are). I have to qualify my answer by saying that you should test drive before you buy, and get what you are comfortable with. I also don't use my Glocks for pocket carry because I like a manual safety that close to the family jewels.
     
  17. NYPD13

    NYPD13 New Member

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    Try The S&w 3914 Dao. A Compact 9mm With An Eight Round Magazine That Works Like A Double Action Revolver In That It Has Second Strike Capability. Mines Plenty Accurate Too, And Spends 50 To 70 Hours A Week Strapped To My Side. You My Also Wish To Consider The Sig 225 (no Longer In Production I Believe) For The Same Reasons. However The Latter Can Also Be Fired Single Action.
     
  18. big shrek

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    for concealability, one must first know how tall you are, your size/body type/bone structure, weight, style of clothes you like to wear. There are MANY things that go into concealablity choices. For example, I've been able to succesfully conceal a Star Model 30 on my person with a properly fitted holster...but I'm also 6'3, 280 pounds and that does make it somewhat easier to hide a large (15+1) 9mm.

    9mm has a decent amount of firepower and high capacity availability...not to mention just SCADS of great pistols available in the sub-$600 range. Oh, and by the way, get a First or Second-tier brand. Nothing worse than not being able to get parts/accessories. Have FUN!!
     
  19. jtmat

    jtmat New Member

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    Get a glock... you won't regret it later. Well, make sure you pick the right glock....
     
  20. mossberg kid

    mossberg kid New Member

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    I suggest the S&W 40 cal. i have heard many storys of tennessee police departments using 40s and getting one shot kills. Im not saying shoot to kill, but whatever it takes to defend yourself and others. The 40 is a great round all around, you get more distance than the 45acp and more stopping power than the 9mm luger.
     
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