Help me complete my handgun spreadsheet

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    As I posted before, I'm in the market for a HD/CCW/Range handgun for my wife and I. I compiled this list based on recommendations and my own personal preference. I have decided on going with the 9mm for ease of use for my wife and ammo availability.

    All the info in my spreadsheet was taken straight off the manufacture's websites, except for the pricing info. Some of the info I was unable to find, and that is the cells with the red text. If you experts wouldn't mind looking over it to help me fill in some blanks and make sure the info is accurate, I'd really appreciate it.



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    XD, XDm, and M&P and C are all DAO. Springfield Armory should have specs on XDm. The 228 actually had a recent run of new made and sent here, even some with accessory rails, so that would still be an option for you. The HK p30 has been very highly rated by every single person i have read reviewing it or using it. I don't know how youfeel about Glock, but I would not overlook the G19. It is an awesome comapct 9mm. I also have a p228, It is an awesome handgun, and IMHO, a little bette than the p229, that was designed for the .40 and .357.
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    Another comment? M&P9C has 3 different grip sizes for a better fit.
    Yeah ... where is the G19?

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    usp IMHO
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    +1 on the USP DA/SA but I would look very closely at the compact model if you plan to Carry it much as the standard gun is big. I would also go .40/.45 there just isn't that much recoil difference between a hot 9 and the .40. With a handgun IMHO there is no substitute for the largest hole in the target you can make.
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    CZ is a good pistol
    as others said, the G19
    Sig P250
    Kahr p9, cw9, etc
    Beretta PX4 storm
    maybe if the single action trigger is important...a 1911 in 9mm like the emp from Springfield, or the Kimber aegis.
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    By the time you get the spread sheet done you could have bought the gun of your choice and been at the range shooting.

    All your choices look like good ones to me.
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    Looks like you have this system down to a science. If your wife is new to hand guns, I would look for a used revolver; something like a Model-10 4” and soft loads to get her trained well. It would also make for a good bedside piece.
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    Buy the Sig 228 and you'll be one happy camper. Mines 9 years old, been shot a billion times and NEVER has not gone BOOM when I pulled the trigger. I don't think you can make them break! I once shot 3K rounds of WWB 9mm without cleaning it and it was asking for more. Used it for IPSC for 2 years prior to it's retirement to being my wifes CCW. It's a great all around semi that's Ford tough!

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    You're spending way too much time analyzing this and not enough time shopping.
    Put down the computer and back away. Go directly to your local gun store. try one (several) at a range. Pick the one you feel is best and buy it.
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    With the SIGs you may want to consider the DAK trigger option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    You're spending way too much time analyzing this and not enough time shopping.
    Put down the computer and back away. Go directly to your local gun store. try one (several) at a range. Pick the one you feel is best and buy it.
    I agree.

    Saber gave some good advice here, but it's not in 9mm:

    Looks like you have this system down to a science. If your wife is new to hand guns, I would look for a used revolver; something like a Model-10 4” and soft loads to get her trained well. It would also make for a good bedside piece.
    Regards,
    After that you can start looking for your "bottomfeeder". You can spend way to much time over-analyzing things if you're not careful. My suggestion is to let her pick the gun and have you adapt to it, as you seem to be the one most interested in this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    You're spending way too much time analyzing this and not enough time shopping.
    Put down the computer and back away. Go directly to your local gun store. try one (several) at a range. Pick the one you feel is best and buy it.
    Good Advice from OldVet... Here is a link... the first one is important to think about. Also try
    http://www.smithwesson.com/wcsstore/...P_SPECS_AD.pdf

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    Tango, I do the same thing man, I think you are doing a good thing by trying to gather as much info as possible. Us analytics need to stick together!! My only comment would be that CCW and HD to me are two totally separate roles and in my opinion probably deserve separate weapons if you can swing it. In the Home D, I look for a large caliber, 45, large capacity, maybe a rail for light/laser, etc. Whereas CCW, I look for comfort, slim, trim, light and something I WILL carry all the time, not something I think will carry - big difference.

    The only models that I feel cover both roles are your glock/XD sub-compact models. The reason is they offer not only offer decent capacity, 10+ but they also offer a frame that can be CCW regularly with the right belt and holster. They are not the ideal CCW choice for either role, but hey offer a balance that not many options can.

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    Thanks for the responses!

    If there were gun stores open at 2am when I made this spreadsheet, then maybe I could have been there instead, but there aren't. Buying a gun isn't like buying a t-shirt, you can't just go off looks and feel. I like to see all my options and compare them to each other. If some of you feel like I'm wasting my time, then so be it, but I do this for any major purchase.

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