Choose me a gun!

Choose me a gun!

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    Choose me a gun!

    I am looking to purchase a new gun in the next couple weeks.
    I have a Glock 30SF right now.

    I seem to be interested in a high capacity mag. Was thinking maybe in 9mm or .40..

    That XDM9 looks nice from Springfield.. Or maybe a Glock 17?

    Any suggestions? Trying to keep this around 600-650.


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    Glock 17!
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    You should really hold an XDm and check out the sight picture. I was shocked about how much I liked it over my original XD due to the changes in the slide. I don't have one, but I sure liked the change to the slide.

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    Try giving the S&W M&P some love. You got to try one out and experience the perfection.
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    If you already have and like the Glock...expand your collection.
    Dependability is important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock30SF View Post
    Glock 17!
    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    If you already have and like the Glock...expand your collection.
    Dependability is important.

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    It seems hard to argue with this line of reasoning...same "manual of arms," familiar controls.

    Good luck with whatever you decide!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texan29 View Post
    Try giving the S&W M&P some love. You got to try one out and experience the perfection.
    Guns are kinda like shoes, got to try on a bunch to see what really fits you well. I tried several Glocks and the M&P just felt better for me. Any of the major manufactures are providing reliable guns these days.

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    Glock 17 !!

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    Can't go wrong with the Glock. I have an XDM and I like my Glock better. The glock just feels better in my hand.

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    I'd recommend you find a range that rents out a selection and shoot an XD to see what you thinkn of it. You know a little about Glocks already.

    I'm with retsupt99's line of thinking though, can't go wrong with another Glock.
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    Impossible!
    Choosing a gun for someone else is a bad practice I don't believe in.
    Recommendations are fine, especially if they include the owners likes and dislikes about a particular gun.
    My advice is find a few models you think you would like, rent and fire them, then decide. To me a gun is as personal as my underwear. I certainly wouldn't recommend you wear what I do
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    I have a few Glocks and love each and every one... that said I just purchased a new XDm9 BiTone... shoot it once and love it... will be making another range trip on Monday.

    If you get a chance find a range that has one to rent and check it out... my local range only had a XDm40, so I gave it a try... of course I know what a .40 and 9mm feel like and there differences... I actually shoot the XDm40 very well... at least good enough to convince me that I would love the XDm9... and of course Glock does not make a Bi-Tone or Two-Tone, and I wanted to add another one to my collection.
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    I will take a look at the MP as well as the Glocks and XDM.

    Thanks for all the recommendations! I will give them a shot at the range!

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    As someone who shoots a lot of Glocks, and picked up an XDM...definitely try it out first.

    If you like your G30, and shoot well with it, you may find the grip of the XDM, as well as it's higher profile, to not work that well for you.

    I'd recommend a Glock 34...
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    Ya' choose y' own ol' gun.

    Only kidding.


    What about a nice .22 handgun for practice and fun? .22s can't be beat!

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