Looking for a HD gun, preferably with a safety

Looking for a HD gun, preferably with a safety

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    Looking for a HD gun, preferably with a safety

    I was strongly considering the S&W M&P 9mm, but apparently they like to spit brass in people's faces. Any other suggestions? I think I'm leaning towards a Ruger SR9 now.
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    My personal choice is the Ruger SR9C.
    Very accurate, fits my hand better than I ever expected.
    The trigger to me is smoother and crisper feeling than the SR9.
    Very accurate. Has the ability to serve double duty as a great CC or Home Defense.
    The short 10 rd mag for CC and I keep the extended mag (17 rd) in it at home that gives the full size grip.

    Has an external safety that a wanted too.
    But the SR9 is a fine pistol too.

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    If I had to choose a gun with a manual safety, I'd get a Beretta 92. I personally don't want a magazine disconnect safety on any defensive firearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hello1900 View Post
    If I had to choose a gun with a manual safety, I'd get a Beretta 92. I personally don't want a magazine disconnect safety on any defensive firearm.
    The Ruger has that? I didn't know....I don't like that either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thechriskarel View Post
    The Ruger has that? I didn't know....I don't like that either.
    Takes about 2 min to take it out. Dont let that sway you. If its a HD pistol only SR9 or SR40 or SR45 if HD and CC both the SR9c or SR40C. Own both the SR9c and SR40C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost1958 View Post
    Takes about 2 min to take it out. Dont let that sway you. If its a HD pistol only SR9 or SR40 or SR45 if HD and CC both the SR9c or SR40C. Own both the SR9c and SR40C.
    Ok, good to know. Do a lot of ppl take that out?
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    Psst, the mag disconnect is easily removed. I remove mine for cleaning often. I just prefer to reinstall it. But know quite a few that removed it.
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    Two ways of thinking on the mag disconnect. Some go with the if your being disarmed you can possibly release the mag rendering the gun useless to the BG disarming you.

    Others fear a loose mag in the holster drawing and no bang because of an unseated mag with it in.

    Wife has hers in her SR9c mine is out of my SR40c. Other than it wont go bang with no mag and a round in the chamber it makes no difference in trigger pull etc either way on the SR9c. Or the 40c.

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    The springfield XD series have a grip safety and I have a couple the XDS and the tactical 45. Nice handguns


    Just ' bout the action Boss...
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    For HD I went with the Springfield XDm-9 4.5" barrel. It's 19+1 capacity and the size and weight make it easy to put rounds on target fast. Since it is for HD, there's no reason to go small since it is not going to be carried or concealed. I opted for high capacity for HD also. Small guns are made for carrying concealed, which in most cases out and about you would be trying to get the heck out of dodge. When at home, there's no getting out of dodge...your home is your stand and fight and run the other person out of dodge place. Load up with as much ammo as possible. The Springfield has a grip safety also.
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    Beretta Px4 full sizes or compact 9mm, low recoil, 15+1, with a decocker.

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    +1 for the PX4


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    CZ75 Compact, or P-07.
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    My m&p9 doesn't spit brass even remotely at my face. Sr9 are good weapons if "safety" is your first concern.
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    That's an easy one. Beretta 92FS or the Beretta PX4 Storm. Both are great pistols; personally I think the trigger is smoother on the px, but the 92 has slightly better ergo. Hold both and see what you like best. Beretta makes a really SMOOTH gun, you can be sure of that!
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