Pick a duty gun

Pick a duty gun

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    Pick a duty gun

    Maybe not the place for this, or maybe it is. Looks like I may be needing a duty gun soon. SA/DA or DAO is the game. Can pick any reasonable chambering, so long as it's not too exotic. But if it's 40, they supply practice and duty ammo. Narrowed it down to:

    1. Glock 22. The quinessential cop gun.
    2. M&P 40. Catching up to the Glock quickly. Better ergos, but I have to really try on the draw to keep my hand high enough.
    3. SIG 226. Spendy, worth it, ergos are tops, accuracy is stellar. Also, it's about 850 bucks. Hate to run a fine gun through the meat grinder of duty carry.

    I shoot all reasonably well, or equally mediocre.

    LEOs, call it.


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    I carry Sig P226 (.40) on duty... But not by choice. Given the choice, I would go Glock 22 (or 23)...

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    I would vote Glock 22 or 23

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    Glock. I dont like S&W autos, and dont like the top heavy feel of the Sig. They all may be equal, but I am bias towards Glock. Plus you can get the LE discount here for 399.00
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    Out of the three that you listed, i would go Glock as well... but i am not LEO. How about HK??
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    If the .40 ammo is free, then by all means get it.

    Glock. Gen 3 or 4, your pick. Heck, get a baby Glock to go with it as a BUG.
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    226.

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    not a cop, but i shoot glock. and both of my cop friends shoot 22's as duty guns, and own their own personal 22's.
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    Glock 23, mic holster, clipdraw, abdominal carry.

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    If you are going to being carrying a gun all day, make it light, reliable and accurate with high capacity. Add it up and you get a Glock 23, or 22, M&P 40...... You know I love my Sigs, but we are talking about carrying all day long. Every single ounce counts!
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    all the IDPA matches I used to shoot were won my Cops with Glock 22's.....because they never failed.

    ....and for rapid fire pefection, Glock 22.....accept no substitutes.

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    watch closely for the "bright light" at the end as the driver crashes his truck into a pole after being hit with more than a few 40SW rounds from the officers Glock 22.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zonker1986 View Post
    now there is a convincing argument if i ever saw one.
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    Glock 23, mic holster, clipdraw, abdominal carry.

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    At 25 years in the business, I love my Sig Sauer P226R. After toting an issued S&W M64 revolver and a S&W 669/6906, the Sig is a very nice gun. I have Glock 23 and 27 for off-duty, but I like the solid feel of the 226 when in uniform.

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    Just bought a FNX40. Poly frame, stainless slide, 3 13 rd mags, terrific accuracy, second strike capability, decocker lever, carry cocked and locked or decocked with the frame safety on or off, 4 backstrap options, very manageable recoil, reasonable price that included a laser sight. I like it a lot. I also have a FNP9 and like it a lot, too. Either would make a great duty gun.

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    I really cant answer since they are all fine weapons. I'm partial to the Sig first, Glock second, and M&P last. Nothing wrong with any of them though, and they will all serve you well.

    As for your statement about putting a fine weapon through on duty abuse.... So what. I carry a Sig on duty, and its been through some serious abuse. Every scar that it earns, it wears with pride. There is something pretty cool about having a fine gun like the Sig wearing some battle scars. When you retire you will have a fine weapon that has been through some stuff with you. It's cool to have personal history with a piece like that. It just means you've bonded.
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    A good point.

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