G26! You'll love it.
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I have some "Gun Fund" money saved up and I'm trying to decide what I should pick up next. My current pistol "collection" consists of the following ... Springfield XD .40 cal, Ruger LCR .38+p, Ruger LCP .380 and Sig P238 .380.
Here's what I have on my "want" list:
-Springfield EMP 9mm
-Glock G26 9mm
-Smith 642 .38
-Ruger SP101 .357
I have priced everything at a few local shops (one guy treats me fantastic!) ... But I'm just not sure what to knock off my list first LOL ... I really love the Springfield EMP, but for the price I can almost pick up the 642 and a g26.
One local shop is having a Ruger sale this weekend, but the SR1911 is still there normal price of $688
I am trying to hold off until the Pa Gun Collectors Show to see if there are any steals there, but in general I need some opinions on what you guys would do.
G26! You'll love it.
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As a native Pa. guy, I would say the G26--- which is on my side as we "speak"-- is the one you will never regret having in your collection. GO FOR IT!
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Get the SR1911...
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Get out the "long range view" and get them all!
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9mm, because you don't have one.
Next choice is between carry, range, or home defense. It seems like you have a few small carry guns, and the XD 40 would make a fine HD weapon (I assume). So, how about a 9mm range gun? Cheap(er) ammo and fun to shoot. Would also serve very well as a home defense weapon.
Go full size for sight radius, and pack on the weight for that nice-to-hold solid chunk of metal feel, with the benefit of recoil reduction. If you're really into Glocks you could get the G17 but if you're looking for something full-metal (which I personally think makes a better range gun) then perhaps a Sig P226, CZ75 or Beretta 92. I'm no expert but I know there are a lot of options in that big gun category.
I know they're not on your list but thought I'd put that perspective out there anyway.
Another possible option is a 22. Everyone needs a 22. :) 500 rounds for $20, you can shoot it all day and the non-gun friends and family can use it for friendly and cheap introduction into the world of guns. AND I personally feel it's a good training gun. Ruger has good models which are awful to take apart but look pretty cool and are absolute tanks. Mark III and 22/45 Mark III. I got the 22/45 and I love it, but if I chose again I'd get the all stainless regular Mark III instead.
Get the SP101 and the SR1911.
You can have your first stainless revolver and 1911.
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I would get the Glock 26 followed by the SR1911 as my next purchase.
Fear the man with one gun. Especially if that gun is a Glock 19.
SR1911... craps man. You have enough little guns, and enough polymer. Get a gun that makes your heart thump when you hold it (not only because it's a piece of art, but because it's so damn heavy)... get the SR1911
Can you possibly fund both the G26 and the SP101? I admit to being a Ruger & Springfield fan but I think everyone should have a G26, (or G27) an SP101 and perhaps a GP100.
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Ruger SR1911 ,,,, would be my pick ,,,, but
they can be hard to find.
As far as .22s go, I do not own a .22 pistol but I do have a Remington Model 541-T in my rifle collection. I'm trying to stick with something I can carry (with the exception of the Ruger SR1911 ... I just want a full size 1911 ... LOL).
Yes I would/should be able to purchase two guns unless I go with the Springfield EMP. I have between $1200 and $1500 to work with.
The one local shop here has 5 SR1911s in stock and are getting 5 more tomorrow so if I decide to go that route availability shouldn't be an issue. Price at that shop out the door for the SR1911 is $735 from that shop.
Keep the suggestions coming guys!!! I appreciate it!!
The Glock 26 is next on my "buy" list, and I even have a GSSF discount coupon to help ease the pain.
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You can carry a full size 1911 without a problem. You'd be surprised. I'd venture to guess 10's of thousands of people do it every day. I've been known to do it on occasion also.
Glock-26 camp here...
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