GUN Buying Compact .40 Handgun: Need Help

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  1. Music Nazi

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    I've been around guns growing up but once I moved out of the nest, I never purchased my own. I want a compact .40 and have been scoping out Glock, HK, SIG, and the Magnum Research Baby Eagle. Any recommendations and/or good/bad experiences with any of these?
     
  2. johnson

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    Never shot it but a lot of people like the Sig P229.
     
  3. Music Nazi

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    Yeah, I've been looking at the P229 and the new P250.
     
  4. Paul Revere

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    if its going to be for carry i'd recommend the P239 over the P229 :dunno:
     
  5. Music Nazi

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    I didn't even think about that, good recommendation. I've got a lot of shopping and testing to do.
     
  6. Paul Revere

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    the UCM police department issued P239's in .40 for personal carry, if it makes a difference :dunno:
     
  7. Music Nazi

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    Yeah, with all of the reading up I have done on the military and law enforcement use of Sigs....I'm leaning that way.
     
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    I love my walther P99c... pretty sure they offer it in .40
     
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    I have a g23 and like it. I've handled a 229 before and it was :naughty: in my hand, Never fired it but I'd like to and possible buy one soon
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    G27 for me
     
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    Glock 23 (if you want compact)

    I have a Glock 22 and I prefer the fullsize, to be honest.
     
  12. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    I'd get a G23, but I'm kind of a Glock whore.
     
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    Shoot both. The P229 is heavier and more expensive than the G23. Magazines cost more too.
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    sig or hk get's my vote. Haven't shot them but they might have the walther pps in .40 dunno though
     
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    +1 for the g23 :wavey:
     
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    I :love: my USP Compact in .40S&W....

    You're going to get a bunch of different answers from WMD Crew here, you're best bet is to grope some guns at a store and try to get some rounds down range.
     
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    I just bought a S&w m&p .40 compact, fits nicely in my hand and fires pretty clean
     
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    At least look at an M&P 40c.
     
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    bottom one :hsugh:
     
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    its the one in the middle. :hsugh:
     
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    That's exactly what I'm going to be doing to make my final decision. I was just trying to get some recommendations and good/bad experiences from you guys.:bigthumb:

    I have a nice list that I have to go check out in person now.
     
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    Never had any failures with my USPc in my couple of thousand rounds through it.
     
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    Try out a few and buy what you like
     

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