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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAbtSlfDef View Post
    I have thought about the sr9, I am leaning toward the glock as a duty gun.

    Now, nowhere does it say I am not allowed to have more than one 9mm or any other cal. so tell me more about the other guns mentioned aside from the glock.

    This can be a sub catagory. Lets talk about pistol sets.

    Will the M&P subs accept the full size mags and how about the beretta storms will the the subs accept the full size mags too?
    If you get a compact M&P, the full size M&P mags will fit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAbtSlfDef View Post
    ...This can be a sub catagory. Lets talk about pistol sets.
    As for Sig, its pretty simple. The 228/229 are the compact(4" barrel) version of the full size 226(5" barrel). The shorter framed 228/229 accept the longer 226 mags. For instance, you could use a 17,18 or even 20 round magazine from the 226 in a 228/229. of course it will stick out past the grip, but a grip extesion is available for the 17 rounders, and will soon be available for the newer 18 round mags. The 228/229 capacity tops out at 15 rds without using a longer mag, and this would do well for a CCW setup, but when on duty, you could always carry larger capacity 226 mags as back up.

    The 228 and 229 use the same frame, and only differ in the slide construction. The 228 is only available in 9mm, and uses a thinner and lighter folded slide. The 229, which is available in 9mm and .40/.357 uses a thicker and heavier milled slide to accomidate the larger calibers. This results in the 229 being slightly heavier, but that weight difference all goes to the slide, which leaves it feeling less balanced than the 228... which in my opinion, is a dream in the hand!!

    Propably more than you wnated to know, but there it is.

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    Update I'm going with a Gen 4 G17 and this summer Glock is supposed to have the 19 as well in the new model. I did hold an M&P and SR9. The Ruger is on my list of guns to have. If I find an M&P for a good price I may grab it up. I appreciate the responses and will post some info when I get my gun. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAbtSlfDef View Post
    I have considered the 17alot for that very reason, also would like a 26.
    I think you have your answer, which would be the exact same as my answer.

    Edit: I should have read to the end of the thread. I have a Gen4 G17, and I've been completely pleased with it--absolutely no problems thus far (~400 rounds). I'm confident your experience will be as good.

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    I would recommend the Glock 17 if it has to be a 9mm. 17 Round mags and thas an accesory rail. Plus many LEOs carry Glocks and the accesories for glocks are everywhere. Plus you can purchase a "Blue Label" Glock if your dealer has that agreement with them. then you will only be paying about $400 like the above poster stated.
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    I like the idea that the gen 4 has the extra backstraps which I did not know til today. I liked the feel of it and the fact that I have others including another 9, it was the best choice. I really do like the others I mentioned too, they are on the do not discard list.
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    I used to own couple of Glocks... I now own five M&P's... End of story.

    FYI: According to Smith & Wesson's annual shareholder's report, S&W is now winning 80% of the LE contracts in which they participate. That should speak volumes.

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    ***UPDATE***

    I bought the Gen 4 G17. I have about 50 rounds thru it and love it. I definately need some more trigger time to get used to the 9mm again over the .45 but I think I made the right choice.

    While I was buying that gun I found a S&W Model 3000 12ga for $169 so I grabbed it up to. I shot it and the pistol and am happy with both.

    Thanks for all the help everyone!!
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    My vote is for the 226.

    Mostly carried by people that are well off...or proffesionals.

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    Congrats on the purchase. My father-in-law picked up Gen 4 G17 a couple of months ago and is very pleased with it. Personally, Glocks just don't do it for me, never been comfortable in my hand. Luckily, like you, I purchase my own weapons and can carry what I want. I've recenty sold the Beretta Cougar I carried on duty and am replacing it with a S&W 1911 9mm Pro Series, while I'm waiting for the new gun to arrive I'm carrying a Springfield Loaded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandBob View Post
    My vote is for the 226.

    Mostly carried by people that are well off...or proffesionals.
    Most professionals in the US carry Glock. Lots of "well off" people pay ridiculous amounts of money for custom 1911s. Either one has a better trigger system than anything out of Exeter.

    I vote Glock 17.
    Slow is smooth.....smooth is fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangevol View Post
    You already have a very good duty weapon, the Glock 19 with a 4" barrel.
    This mirrored my thoughs unless he is forbidden by Dept Regs.

    If the Mag capacity is the issue, then you should be grabbing your patrol rifle.

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