This is a discussion on Trading my Ruger for a Glock? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Dwayne I've been concealed carrying my Ruger P89 9mm for about 5 years now. While I am not unhappy with my Ruger's ...
I also recommend trying a few different ones. I remember trying my buddies Glock G27 and not liking it much. I then went to purchase a CZ PO-1 and the store didn't have any in stock. I then rented a G19, shot it, and bought it. The grip size for my hand fits better than a Sub compact glock and the 9mm recoil wasn't that bad for a somewhat lightweight gun.
I carry a P94 9mm. In fact I carry it quit often as a Conceal Gun. I guess its because I have carried it for so long and have the right holster/belt set-up I can carry it all day long with zero problems. I purchased a set of Crimson Grips for it and every once in a while I take them on and off. I have a set of Trijicon sights and find them a very nice edition to the gun. I have done some low light testing with them and have found they help me quit a bit. So if you are planning to keep the Ruger maybe check on fitting it with Night Sights (if you don't already have them).
I appreciate all of the feedback on this post! I plan on trying a few models of Glock to be sure I find the right fit, and make sure I am comfortable with them. Checking into a local indoor shooting range that I know does rent some handguns. Check the selection there and try that. I'll also be keeping my eye on the paper to see if anyone has any that are used.
I would consider buying from a pawn shop, but worry about what I'd be getting there. I will also have to be comfortable with the fact that it's not been used in a crime or something. I'm sure I'll have no way of knowing. That's kind of scary! On second thought, maybe I'll refrain from the pawn shops.
Thanks again! Love reading the forums, and look forward to future posts! Thanks for the warm welcome!
Just to give you an idea. A guy today sold a P89 to another coworker for $250. I couldnt believe it I dont have a gun I would sell for that. I would have held on to heck I would have bought it to sell back to him in a few months when his latest greatest urge passes. I found out after the fact.
For the person claiming the Glocks are dangerous I am worried mine is defective. Its amazing if I dont pull the trigger it doesnt shoot. You give enough idiots a feather one will figure out how to injure themselves. You cant blame the gun,Glocks are safe.
Ok, after getting some great advice here and doing a lot of research, I went out to buy my Glock 17 today. While waiting for a sales rep at Cabela's this morning, I happened onto a S&W M&P 9mm that caught my eye. When the guy came over, I asked to see the S&W and the Glock 17 and proceeded to compare the two. Funny thing was, it was the S&W I liked better. The gun fit better in my hand, and I was altogether more pleased with the grip. I also liked the model with Stainless on the top, I guess it's called "Bi-Tone".
Anyway, Making a long story short, I did sell my Ruger P89 to my little brother. He just got his CCW and wasn't sure what he wanted. He was in love with my P89...so it's not too far away if I want to shoot it. LOL
And I ended up going with the S&W over the Glock.
I get it on Monday and I can't wait!
The only reason I had to wait, was I bought it across state lines. But I can get it on Monday.
Good choice on the M&P.
I'm a Glock man myself, but I like to checkout the other quality pistols too. I haven't acquired a M&P yet, but they have caught my eye at the GS. Good choice on the 9mm as well, it should run forever.
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36
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