Advise, .40 S&W carry weapon, $500/700.00

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    Mike, I have an uncle who has arthritis and couldn't shoot his 1911 style .45 so he sold it. His replacement ? A Taurus 24/7 in .40 S&W. He said he has never fired such a comfortable pistol for his hand. It has the built in gel-ribbed type grips. Price is about $400-$450.

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    Walther P99 40S&W DA/SA

    +1 for the Walther P99 40S&W, but in the DA/SA mode. This gun was developed by former Glock folks.
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    Hello again all.

    OK, I have decided that I am going to purchase the Glock 23.

    Any one in the MD, Northern VA, Southern PA area know where i can find a reputable, dealer, shop, etc. that will give me a fair price. I have heard B.P.S. may be a good place to start. I am new to this so any advise will be helpful.

    Thanks in advance

    Mike
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    Try and find examples to shoot , I would say try the Kahr , Sig , and XD's to start , If $$ is a real factor you might look at the Taurus melenieum / milpro series . In any event i would consider nightsights a must myself .
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKEV
    Hello again all.

    OK, I have decided that I am going to purchase the Glock 23.

    Any one in the MD, Northern VA, Southern PA area know where i can find a reputable, dealer, shop, etc. that will give me a fair price. I have heard B.P.S. may be a good place to start. I am new to this so any advise will be helpful.

    Thanks in advance

    Mike
    Try Quantico Arms. They have a great selection, and usually beat the pants off of everyone else on price. They are knowledgeable and won't try and sell you something you don't want.
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    Hope you find your G23! I love mine, it was my first choice and I see no reason to change.

    I wish my first holster had been a Laredo Defender, from K&D Holsters's. . . Turned out to be my last choice, but the best one I made on that subject. Of course, Kevin's belt and spare mag carrier completed the rig and now, it's all good!

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    I am carrying a G23 right now in a CTAC with a tucked in shirt and am loving every minute of it. I shot 50 rounds of Golden Sabres and 50 of blazer brass in the back yard last night, and man I really like this gun. I think you'll be just as happy.

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    the HK usp compact!!

    my son got one and it shoots.....

    got to buy one for myself, because he won't trade me for anything I have

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    Sounds to me like a decision has been made!

    OK, I have decided that I am going to purchase the Glock 23


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    For CCW, the S&W 4040PD. Scandium framed single stack (7+1). Light weight, 25oz empty, accurate, slim (flat), and 100% reliable. I'm in the process of buying one. Great CCW gun. If concealment is not a concern, HK USPF 40. That is IMHO the perfect 40 handgun. It was also designed around the .40 round. The USPF 40 is my issue duty pistol, and my all the time carry in the winter. I'm getting the 4040 for summer carry. Hope this helps. Regards 18DAI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKEV
    Greeting's all

    As you can see from the title I am looking for some advise.

    I am former Military, Desert Storm Vet. I am looking for a carry weapon as described above. My resident state is MD. I will start off by using this as a home/range gun but will ultimately envision this as a carry weapon. My usual dress is business casual from Memorial-Labor day, shirt/tie from Labor-Memorial day. I am 6' 1" approx
    195lbs with a "long" build. Any advise would be much appreciated.

    thanks in advance.

    Mike.

    p.s. carry rigs advise would be welcome also.
    Hey Mike,

    Some friendly advice....

    How about editing your first post to let folks know that you've made up your mind. Some folks don't read the entire thread before posting a reply.
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    Thanks for all you advise, chose the glock.

    P8riot.

    I thought I did but the title on the main page is the same.
    But yeah i need to do that..

    Thanks again everyone.
    Mike

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    Never liked the idea of changing the first post, because often people will read the updated post and skip reading the thread. Too bad, because they will often miss a lot of good information that way.

    But I think people who only read the first post and then skip over all the replies and make a post should reconsider their methods.

    Reading before you post is like "looking before you leap."

    It cuts down on duplicate info, the chance to pick up on some good info, and the occasional "bad" info that might need countering.

    Maybe I'm over-stating things, but posting without seeing what's already been posted kind of suggest that one has no interest in anyone else's opinion, just their own. I'm certain that's no one's intent, but just the way it comes across to me.

    MIKEV,

    As for the rig, check out Kevin's holsters, belts, and mag carriers. I love mine for my G23. His web site is: http://www.kdholsters.com/

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    Agreed Mike - unless a thread is miles long then it should be read thru fully if a post to be made - or at least 'skip-read'' to digest contents.

    It can be frustrating sometimes to post what is hoped to be useful info - only to find it effectively parrotted just after - seemingly because no one bothers to read earlier material. Pointless repetition and it also makes one's own effort seem a total waste!!

    I encourage all folks to read fully - and then post a considered response - even if just agreeing with something already stated.
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