Pick a duty gun

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    +1, kb2wji. It's a tool first when on duty. It's here to save my bacon, not look pretty.

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    I love the M&P but have yet to actually own one, so I can't speak directly to that. The Glock 22 always felt a little off to me. The slide just seemed too long and out of balance to me. The Sig 226 was quite possibly the sweetest shooting gun I've ever owned. But with the DA/SA trigger I was simply never happy with thought of being excited and not decocking in a high stress situation and then having a cocked pistol in my holster without the safety of a 1911. I know that if you keep the booger hook off the bang switch it wouldn't matter, but that was my personal decision.

    For that reason I ended up moving out of the norm. I carry a Glock 23 on duty. I may sacrifice a little capacity over everyone with their 22s but I shoot it so much better that I'm willing to do so. Spare mags are all 22 mags to on a reload I'm at the same capacity.
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    Which do you shoot best/feel more comfortable with? This is a gun that has the potential to save your life or someone else's, go with what you are the best at getting good repeatable, fast hits with, you know will function.
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    Love Sigs. But, for a duty gun that's going to be used hard, I'd go Glock. Fewer exposed parts to break and the same DA trigger every time.

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    Before I picked a duty gun, I shot both the M&P and the 4th gen G22. At the end of the day, the kick of the G22 felt pretty soft..... much softer than the M&P.
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    Given a choice? Any of the full 'duty' sized 'wonder-polymers' will fit the bill, along with a Sigs (226 or 229's) beretta 90's..... 9, .40, or .45's.
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    Strictly DUTY...GLOCK 22, one gun for on/off duty..Glock 23. My $02 ! GOOD LUCK with the new job!
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    Personally, I'd say between the Smith and the Glock, carry whatever points more naturally for you. If you can't get on target as fast with the Glock grip angle, get the Smith. From the sound of it, it sounds like the 22 is more natural on the draw, Rock It!

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    How about the P226 DAK? Sig ergonomics, with DA trigger.

    Maybe worth a look, but I personally have never shot one and I don't know about duty carry. Not sure why I'm responding actually. :)

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    Of the choices given, I'd vote for the Sig. If allowed to choose any gun I wanted, CZ75 P-06 would be my choice.
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    How about a Sig SP2022 in .40 caliber? Poly frame and the same great DA/SA trigger as the P series Sigs. Some think the 2022 trigger is better. Can be had for around $450 and is a great gun. The French police carry it for their duty weapon and 12 rounds of .40 should get you through most encounters.

    Good luck and stay safe.

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    Glock 22.

    Why? My old man carried the original version until his retirement 20 years later and still carries it concealed today. After know that, it totally changed my mind on how I feel about Glocks.

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    I would get the Glock as that is the standard in my opinion. Cheaper too for cops. Not to mention all of the accessories and the fact you can carry a 27 as a BUG and share magazines.

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    I would go with a Glock 23 if you are going 40. If any caliber I would choose a Glock 19.
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    Get the one that fits your hand best. You're going to be shooting it for a long-long time. Might as well be comfortable.
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