Why shoot tomorrow when you can shoot today. (got to shoot the guns in question)

Why shoot tomorrow when you can shoot today. (got to shoot the guns in question)

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    Why shoot tomorrow when you can shoot today. (got to shoot the guns in question)

    Got a call this morning from the mechanic to bring the car over to his house for the oil change, and lucky for me this mechanic is just the guy I was referring to in an earlier thread. I couldn't wait any longer and got some shooting done. Granted, since I'd be shooting a lot of guns, I decided to run only a magazine or two through these specific guns. The guy was not charging for the oil change so it just seemed fair.

    This is what I got from it. The Ruger, I liked the trigger “very” much; it was very very light. I remember someone saying this is a gun that kind of “needs” the safety. The trigger was very nice. In the overall looks I don’t precisely love the gun but they don’t need to be pretty. My accuracy with it was nothing to write home about but not too shabby. I like the fact that it already comes with the cc mag (10 rounds) and the extended mag (17 rnds).
    I shot a bit better with the Glock 26 even though the trigger, I think, did not seem as light. I agree the consistent trigger pull was a plus. It does feel a bit blocky, chunky, and short (grip wise) in my hands so comfort is not the greatest, but it didn’t seem to have much of an effect on accuracy and handling so I can’t complain. Nice little gun with a wide range of options.

    The little Sig P238 was an extremely soft shooter. That thing is fun to shoot. No recoil whatsoever and great accuracy, yet it’s so small. Can’t really say anything bad about it. The single action trigger was amazing and the safety didn’t bother me a whole lot.

    The Kahrs…these are a bit complicated for me to explain. I like the fact that they (specially the CM9) are small enough to be easily carried in a pocket if it gets too hot. Accuracy was not the best and the trigger is odd in a good way and recoil was a bit more noticeable. I find it very smooth and something I’d enjoy dry firing.

    The PX4 is one that caught my eye aesthetically. Many people think it’s ugly as sin, I think it looks pretty darn cool. The double action trigger pull was very long and nothing like the consistent pull on the Glock and Kahr or the light trigger of the SR. The single action pull (which is the trigger one would shoot most I imagine as follow up shots) was actually not bad at all. The gun did not recoil much and accuracy was pretty nice. I don’t usually like safeties but the odd safety design on the slide or what not it did not look bad and I didn’t have much of an issue with it. A plus of this gun is that in a subcompact size it carries 13+1 rounds, and like similar designs in can take the 15 round and 17 round magazines from the compact and full size, and has a rail like the SR. Oh and the guy is including with the box the magazine reloading aid thing.

    I felt cow boyish and decided to shoot a S&W 642 125 gr .38 +p one handed with the left hand (I’m a righty)… lets just say I’m not interested

    I am more drawn to the Glock 26 and PX4. I hear the Compact has a lot less recoil due to the rotating barrel present in the compact and the full size, but the SC was a very soft shooter. I’m going to have nightmares about that j frame. I’m just a bit concerned about one thing. I’m very indecisive. These two guns seem great, I’m just worried (probably too much and over nothing) that I could carry a smaller gun better like the CM9 or P238, and i would, but that if I did maybe I could conceal just as easily one of these two (26 and PX4) guns and have the extra capacity. The Glock has a great trigger and the PX4 feels the best i my hand.
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    Lots of folks here talk about how well they shoot the G226. Some even shoot them better than their full-sized counterparts! Congrats on a good day at the range.....it sure beats no day at the range at all.
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    Hmmm, which pistol to choose? The Beretta or the Glock? Those are good problems to have.

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    The problem got a bit worse. One of my friends wants to finance a new firearm by selling one of his. I didn't know Ruger made a 1911 commander and it looks so nice, and at the price he wants to let it go...

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    If he's selling the SR1911 Commander for $600 or less jump on it.

    But, the 1911 platform is not exactly for beginners. (not knocking 1911s, I hope to add one to my collection soon)
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    He is selling the SR1911 for $620. It looks brand new.

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