The Verdict's in on a Handgun for My Son

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    The Verdict's in on a Handgun for My Son

    Hey guys,
    A few weeks ago I asked for your thoughts on what handgun to get for my son who's moving to a large city to attend college. After handling a number of guns, he liked the feel of the S&W SD9VE, Springfield XD, Walther PPQ and the 1911's, was ok w/ the M&P but didn't like the Glock.
    Some suggested not giving up on the Glock until after he'd actually shot it. Here's the link to the thread.
    What gun would you suggest for my son?

    After shooting a Glock 17, he liked it and shot decent w/ it. He later shot an XDM as well, and liked it, but the full size was to big and the compact not quite big enough. His favorite is actually an Officer's 1911, and although I love the 1911 (and frequently carry one myself), I think there are better guns for a newbie, like him.

    Anyway, we've settled on the Glock Model 19. I've ordered a police trade in for $385 from www. Glockmeister.com

    Thanks for the thoughtful suggestions. You were right to recommend not giving up on the Glock until after he'd shot it. The Glock's main selling point was the trigger-slightly lighter, more consistent and less take up than others (except for the 1911's, of course). Now I'll need to go buy some more 9mm ammo!
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    the 19 is my favorite Glock. i'm glad it suited your son. and thanks for letting us know what was finally chosen!
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    The G19 Might be the most versatile handgun ever.
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    Glad he found something he likes. From all them koolaid drinkers out there I've heard great things.
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    The G 19 was my first Glock and carry gun. I'm very very satisfied.
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    Congradulations to your son. I wanted to give up on Glocks before I tried them. Im not huge on mainstream anything, except music and movies. But I gave it a shot, pun intended. Im all for the G23 but jelous cuz you 9mm Glock fans get 33 rounds where as I get 22 :(
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    Excellent choice. One of best point-shoot firearms I've used. Cheaperthandirt.com did have mags reasonably priced. Also, Magills.com is another good source for Glock stuff, holsters and accessories. Tell him no lead bullets-they have a hexagonally rifled barrel and will get leaded to point it can cause a barrel explosion. Also, with short barrel, stay away from the heavy bullets like the 147grain weight...wouldn't go over 124grain. Few friends have problems with guns in past and all cases turned out to be shorter barrel not able to cycle correctly with the heavier bullets. Hornady Critical Defense is probably one of best rounds, or maybe Magsafe (what airmarshalls like because of low ricochet chances). Good luck, and tell him to practice.

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    the glock kool-aid stand is now open for business

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    my daughter loves my g26, I took her to the range with 7 different guns and made the mistake of letting her shoot the glock first. everything after that had to compare with the Glock and to her nothing did. lets of people complain about the sights but I/her love the dot in the box sights;easy to line up

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    19 is a good gun.

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    G19 is an awesome choice, might not be the most comfortable, but they shoot good and are, of course, extremely reliable.
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    You did a great thing for your son...
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    I have a Glock 20 (10 mm) but I still prefer to carry a 1911 45 acp, great firearms.

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    Congrats to your son. And congrats to you for being a great Dad

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    The G 19 was my first 9mm. Love it!!
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    Glad he shot one(glock) and was able to decide it was for him.
    I think either a 19 or a 26, which would accept the 19 mags will work out great.
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