What Glock is on the chopping block?
I have done so, I cant get any of them to actually shoot.just dont know anyone that has one or anyplace that rents them..but ive at least held them all and they all feel good in hand.Sounds like you will need to handle each one to be sure it is right for you. Glocks fit my hand well, except for the subcompact models.
I actually LOVE the squeeze cocker one of my favorite parts about that whole gun.The squeeze cocker was one of the reasons I wanted to get a P7 in my hand to see if Id like the squeeze cock part..and I loved it. But your right...I honestly did forget the Sig P239. So add the 239 to the list.This is just my personal preference, but I would exclude the H&K because I don't like the feel of the squeeze cocking feature, and would go with the S&W 3913 or the Walther PPS. The S&W is a classic single stack 9mm with many fans, while the Walther is a new design with some interesting features. You might have trouble finding the S&W, however, as they are out of production and you have to locate a used one.
I would also put Kahr into the mix, since you're looking for a single stack gun with thin profile. I've had very good experience with a Kahr MK9, the small all steel model. For your application the larger K9 (steel) or P9 (polymer) might be comparable to your other candidate guns.
Finally you haven't mentioned the Sig P239, a single stack with aluminum frame that is comparable to the S&W 3913.
ive read about too many problems with that Glock model..I was gonna check it out but I think im gonna skip it..out of all the Glocks ive read are reliable(and they are) thats the only one ive seen multiple reports of problems with. And yeah I was thinking of keeping it 9mm or .40 just because I have a good amount of bot ammos on hand and like both calibers..I would however be able to practice more with 9mm because of cost.Unless you're stuck with 9mm, grab a Glock-36, you won't believe the grip.:image035:
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Same here -- and I have small hands. I like my compact ones. Lately I was looking at 9 mm and I was recommended a Springfield XD that comes with all the accessories. The stack is 10 and one of the accessories that comes with it can stack 16 + 1. I am still thinking about it (thinking expires this afternoon, 1.12.2010) because two or three weeks ago, hubby was offered a Taurus Millenium 9mm and I really like the way it fits my hand. It only carries 10 rounds. And if you are familiar with Taurus generations, the warranty is for your lifetime...what I want to get rid of is my Bersa Thunder .380 and that will pay a bit for my next gun purchase.Sounds like you will need to handle each one to be sure it is right for you. Glocks fit my hand well, except for the subcompact models.
I thought about that seriously also but it boils down to..do I want a thinner more concealable more comfortable gun to wear...I will admitt that even with the Glock 23 its on the very edge for me as far as being a decent for for CC...something more size wise like the Taurus PT Mil Pro series is a LOT better size for me at least to CC..not saying that gun necessarily but Taurus has some of the BEST SIZE guns on the market right now with good grips(feel good in hand) its just the reliability issue they seem hit or miss...How about getting a grip reduction on your Glock? If that is your only issue with it, it's an easy fix.
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