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    Help stop me from buying a Glock

    I really don't want to buy a glock... for a variety of reasons, but quite honestly most of the reasons are intangible.

    I want something in .40 or .45 that is pretty concealable (<6.5" long), short in length, but has a reasonable carry capacity (like 8+1 at least)

    If I slip I really might go buy a glock 27, but I am trying to avoid this.

    I want to put my hands on a Beretta px4 subcompact, but nobody has one in .40 (although I am sure the dimensions are the same as the 9mm).

    Is there anything else similar in size?

    I am not going to say money is no object, but I don't mind paying for a quality gun either. Let's keep it under $1200 or so.

    Any suggestions?

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    ummm...how about a Glock 27? There are a bunch of similar sized .40s like M&Ps, XDs, ect. Just try to get some trigger time on some if you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by funklab View Post
    I really don't want to buy a glock... for a variety of reasons, but quite honestly most of the reasons are intangible.

    I want something in .40 or .45 that is pretty concealable (<6.5" long), short in length, but has a reasonable carry capacity (like 8+1 at least)

    If I slip I really might go buy a glock 27, but I am trying to avoid this.

    I want to put my hands on a Beretta px4 subcompact, but nobody has one in .40 (although I am sure the dimensions are the same as the 9mm).

    Is there anything else similar in size?

    I am not going to say money is no object, but I don't mind paying for a quality gun either. Let's keep it under $1200 or so.

    Any suggestions?
    You could look at some 1911's in a 4" version if you rather stay away from the tupper ware. Springfield, Kimber, RIA and others make some great 1911's in a shorter barrel length.

    Could look at an H&K USP or a Sig within the money range you want to stay under.

    Otherwise, Glock, Springfield XD or Smith & Wesson M&P compacts are great choices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    You could look at some 1911's in a 4" version if you rather stay away from the tupper ware. Springfield, Kimber, RIA and others make some great 1911's in a shorter barrel length.

    Could look at an H&K USP or a Sig within the money range you want to stay under.

    Otherwise, Glock, Springfield XD or Smith & Wesson M&P compacts are great choices.
    Being a 1911 fan my self I too second the recommendation.
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    Any opposition to the S&W M&P40c? Small, not a Glock, and has 10 + 1 capacity.

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    I can't understand your big dislike for Glocks, they are great pistols. I do understand not everyone likes the same things in life or the same guns, which is why they make so many different guns today. You want a real nice pistol other than a glock, I own a HK 45C with a v1 lem and a HK P2000 in 40 with lem trigger. They both are in your price range and they are superior guns. As good as the HK's are I still prefer my Glock's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funklab View Post
    Help stop me from buying a Glock
    Don't buy a Glock.

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    Hi funklab,

    You really do want a 3rd Generation G30 w/factory night sights. Standard magazine of 10rds +1, but able to modify G21 mags all the way up to 30rds +1... Same holsters as G21. Same magazines as G21. Superb quality/accuracy/reliability/dependability as G21, right out of the box... I've got one, a G30 like above, to go with my G21 w/factory night sights...

    There, now you should feel better, as these are the two best .45acp autos around...

    Have a nice day!

    GlockMan1949, out...

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    it's simple... 1911. It's not a Glock and can easily fit your criteria. I like Glocks, but I'm not a fan of the 26/27 sizes.
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    To defend against buying a Glock, watch some German porn. Same Austrian aesthetics: functional, doing everything right, mechanically sound, but robotic and soulless.

    Firearms are unquestionably erotic, and if you choose Glock, then you've bought the equivalent of a truck-stop trollop. Guaranteed to get the job done, but nothing you'll dream about the next day. The M&Ps and XDs and H&Ks all fit the bill in whatever caliber you like. The Beretta Px4 Storm might show up on your radar, and the Ruger P-series offer 1911 looks with 21st century engineering and superior ergonomics. So you've got plenty of options before you succumb to the lure of a monotonous rectangular auto-boom-box.
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    You come here to get people you don't even know to stop you from buying a GLOCK? WOW!

    Put your money back in your pants.

    Maybe you shouldn't be buying a gun at this stage in your life. Save the money for rent or something more important like a girlfriend.

    :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by shockwave View Post
    To defend against buying a Glock, watch some German porn. Same Austrian aesthetics: functional, doing everything right, mechanically sound, but robotic and soulless.

    Firearms are unquestionably erotic, and if you choose Glock, then you've bought the equivalent of a truck-stop trollop. Guaranteed to get the job done, but nothing you'll dream about the next day. The M&Ps and XDs and H&Ks all fit the bill in whatever caliber you like. The Beretta Px4 Storm might show up on your radar, and the Ruger P-series offer 1911 looks with 21st century engineering and superior ergonomics. So you've got plenty of options before you succumb to the lure of a monotonous rectangular auto-boom-box.
    You've been watching too much german porn if you think any of those pistols are actually pretty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamlet View Post
    Don't buy a Glock.
    Buy the Glock you know you want one, G36 you won't be sorry.
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    I'm a recent Glock owner and I'm very happy with my G36, but I understand where you're coming from. Let me try to help you because I think I have the perfect gun you're looking for.

    The Walther P99c! Here's a little write up I did on mine.

    http://hiddendefense.blogspot.com/20...on-choice.html
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    It was easy for me...Just hold a Glock in your hand :) thats enough to get me not to get another Glock..I DO like the Glock 36 but thats the only Glock id own...and I dont think that meets your 8+1 though. There are just so many good quality handguns out there now days that its pretty easy to get a decent one.

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