Picking out a duty weapon?
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December 20th, 2007 06:27 PM
I would personally go sig. Brand new they are 739.99 (at least at my store sportsmans warehouse) and most certified pre owned go for 450-600 depending on area. We also sell xds for 479.99 for 9mm and .40 but .45 are 520.00. Sigs are also rated for +P and can live on a steady diet of them. I bought my 226 (CPO) for $550 and it had both .40 and .357 sig barrels.
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December 20th, 2007 06:39 PM
I would recommend the Glock 22. It is a great gun and .40 ammo is
pretty affordable. It is simple to use, as there are no "extra" levers
( decockers, etc. ) to manipulate. In a confrontation requiring a firearm, simple is good, and the Glock is simple. It has stood the test of time and is carried by over 65% of American law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, US Marshals, & NYPD.
I used to carry the 22C because it was issued to me when I worked in Florida, and while the gun does have some reduced muzzle flip, it is dangerous to use from a "retention" shooting position due to the ports directing gas upwards towards your body. My former agency issued a "reduced flash" duty round, but I found that in low light after
three rounds I could not see my sights due to the flash coming from
I used to carry a Glock 19 ( 9mm ) off duty. Unfortunately I was involved in a shooting during the course of a carjacking, and while I won't go into details, the 9mm loaded with high performance ammo did not perform as quickly as I felt it should have, given the circumstances as they occurred. I know that the 9mm has performed for others, I am just sharing my experiences.
The Springfield XD is a great gun, until something goes wrong with it. I have heard repeatedly that it is very difficult to get parts for the XD, and that it has to be sent back to the factory for any parts replacement. The M&P has had issues with cracked frames and broken strikers, you can see some pics of this on MP-Pistol.org.
Hope this information helps. Ultimately you have to pick a gun that feels and shoots right for you. Good luck and stay safe!!!!
December 20th, 2007 07:31 PM
Everyone knows I love Sigs, but Glocks generally aren't bothered by +P either, and I don't think XDs and M&Ps are either. And, of course, if you just shoot +Ps you're negating the cost benefits of the 9mm, as well as part of the recoil managment benefits....
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December 20th, 2007 10:16 PM
well i went out and shot the xd40, g22, and g23 today. I'm thinking the G22 just because I have big hands and need the extra little bit of space to put my long fingers. Thanks for all the advice.
PS. I'll eventually buy a sig, but I want it to be brand spankin new.
December 21st, 2007 12:43 AM
Good choice on the G22. You will find out it pays off to go with something very common.
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December 21st, 2007 12:48 AM
Like many others I am a fan of the XD. I carry the 40. I load it with gold dots
December 21st, 2007 01:44 AM
The best thing to do is to pick up each gun and shoot it.
You'll then notice what works best for you. If you buy a Glock on someone else's advice, then you shoot a Sig, you might like it better...or vice versa.
The XD feels different than the Glock, which feels different than the Sig, which feels different than the M&P.
They all have different grips and shoot differently. One may feel better in your hand for some reason than others.
Do yourself a favor and try them first if at all possible. All of them are solid, reliable guns and any of them will serve you well but for one reason or another you will have a favorite.Save your self some money in the future and try them all before making a decision.
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December 21st, 2007 09:24 AM
I think you are pretty lucky, you get to choose. Most all have to use what ever the department hands you. G22 in my case.
December 21st, 2007 01:32 PM
Well sir, I think you are pretty lucky. I'm buying a G22 Dec 26th. yea... i'm one of those guys who waits till after xmas to spoil myself.
December 21st, 2007 01:37 PM
Or to answer the original title. "Picking out a Duty Gun"
Originally Posted by SilenceDoGood
About 70% of Law Enforcement uses Glock I would say staying with the norm is not a bad thing.
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