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    ALMOST gun purchase.

    OK, I came into a little unearned income (member of a class action suit) so I was thinking on using a little of the money to purchase my first semi-auto.
    I talked to the wife about the money and she was OK with it.

    I have rented a few guns at a local shop and really liked to weight of the kel-tec PF-9.

    The gun shop I was at didn't have any, and said they have a hard time getting them in lately. I went to another shop adn he had three. One in olive drab, one in grey and one in black. For some reason I kind of like the grey.
    So I am looking at them and find a few issues:
    The front sight dot on the black one is messed up. it looks like to "dot" isnt completely filled with paint. Probably something the shop can fix with a cheap touch up paint, but will it hold up to cleaning oils?

    The grey model will not lock back the slide. The other two do lock open.

    So I get to thinking, one of the salesmen I talked to a few months ago when I was test firing some of the guns asked me what I woud use the gun for.
    I said I aleady had my snub nose for carry but I might be interested in joining a club and doing a little IDPA type shooting.
    (Looks to me like most of the matches are set up for 6 rounds between reloads, which puts the round snub at a big disadvantage. )
    He said that I should consider a larger easier to shoot gun for competition.

    I got to thinking about it, and I tend to like to 40 caliber for some reason so I talked to the wife a second time and the plan now is to keep a little of the settlement money, add a little to the fund every week, and use the gift certificate she planned on buying for me for Chirstmas to purchase the gun.

    Now I am thinking maybe a compact model Glock in 40 caliber is in my future. I don't think I would get the full size model because I may still want to carry it concealed at times.
    Thoughts on other ones to consider. I really do not want manual safety, so DOA type trigger seems to be best. I may still switch to 9mm though because the ammo is cheaper, especially if I am going to shoot it in competition.

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    G19. It covers all the bases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    G19. It covers all the bases.
    Of course, if you like .40S&W, you will want the G23 or G27.

    Or, you could add a little more cash and check out a nice Sig in .40S&W.

    Lots of good stuff out there. Have fun looking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    G19. It covers all the bases.
    Yep
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    How much do you want to spend? I'm thinking SIG P229, plus a handful of mags and a bunch of ammo....oh, and a new carry rig
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    Unless you're hard set for a .40 G23, the G19 would be a good choice for competition, and carry if need be.
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    I EDC a G23....love it. One of the best balances in portability and power ratio. The 19 is also a very good gun. You would not do yourself wrong with either choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    G19. It covers all the bases.
    +1000

    A great all around gun, concealable, reliable, high capacity, affordable, simple!
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    The Glock 23 and buy an after market conversion 9mm barrel for it(I believe Wolf sells them). And while you are at it, a Glock .357 sig barrel for it too!

    .40S&W_9MM_.357SIG all coming out of one carry piece at any given time! Now tell me if that don't sound sweet!
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    If you only have enough for one gun without a few xtra barrels,the G19 would be better over a 40,9mm ammo is at least 50% cheaper than 40
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    Quote Originally Posted by joker1 View Post
    +1000

    A great all around gun, concealable, reliable, high capacity, affordable, simple!
    Another vote for the Glock 19


    Or Glock 23 if you decide on the .40 S&W
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    The CZ P-06 in my avatar is .40 caliber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIABLO9489 View Post
    Another vote for the Glock 19


    Or Glock 23 if you decide on the .40 S&W
    Either or......... or get both.
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