GUN Can someone school me or maybe post a link on some of this stuff?

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  1. onedownfiveup

    onedownfiveup Active Member

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    I'm fairly new to guns and am looking to buy my first hand gun soon.

    I realize the ammo such as 9mm, .22, .40, .45, .357, .380 are all sizes. Is there any difference on accuracy on these?

    Also, what would you recommend, I'm just looking for a handgun to go to a shooting range and enjoy, maybe take the local conceal and carry class and get my license and possibly carry.

    My roommate had a Glock 17 and it felt alright, it was kind of ragged out though, my other roommate has an XD 40 and I like how it feels in my hand, but not sure if I want to go with the same gun.

    Can someone school me or maybe post a link on some of this stuff?
     
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    Fire Sauce New Member

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    .50 BMG is pretty accurate.
     
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    buddy has an XD-9 (9mm) and a SigSauer Mosquito (.22) both are nice guns.. but to me the XD is more "meh" then anything. the Mosquito is nice for the range.. but hey.. its a 22.. so its not great for much else.

    i personally own a Walther P99 (9mm) and love it to death. one of hte most comfortable guns ive held. out of all the.. my buddy perfers the feel of mine over both of his.

    IMO 9mm is the most practical. good stopping power, easy on the hands, and relatively cheap compared to larger caliber ammo.

    with that being said.. none of them are ideal for a conceal carry. but thats personal preference. i prefer a compact for that... anything bigger then a 3" is just too much to try and hide.. but again.. others here carry larger pistols for a daily carry.. so thats up to you :dunno:
     
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    They'll all be more accurate than you. Get a 9mm, its a caliber suitable for self defense and the ammo will be the cheapest letting you practice more. If you've not taken a safety class or something like that, do that first. If so go to the range and rent a bunch of 9mm handguns and buy your favorite.
     
  5. onedownfiveup

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    How much more powerful is the XD 40 compared to the XD-9?
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Here's some data from Remington
    Cartridge, muzzle velocity, Energy (ft-lbs) @ muzzle, 50 yards, 100 yards
    9mm Golden Saber 124gr: 1125fps, 349, 293, 255
    9mm Golden Saber 124gr +P: 1180fps, 384, 327, 287
    9mm Golden Saber 147gr: 990fps, 320, 289, 264
    .40 S&W Golden Saber 165gr: 1150fps, 485, 296, 340
    .40 S&W Golden Saber 180gr: 1015fps, 412, 368, 334
    .40 S&W has moderately greater energy than 9mm, but costs more and recoil is considered snappier.

    The effectiveness of a given caliber is about so much more than the energy that a given round is carrying.
     
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    XD40 in SC is :greddy: way to snappy and hard to regain your focus...Much more accurate with the 9mm
     
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    i have an XD40 love it

    if you're going to use it at a range run and maybe CCW later. Accuracy wont matter if you cant shoot worth a damn.

    You need to factor in how much you are going to shoot and how often. 9,40,357sig, and 45 will all get the job done.

    Also find a gun that fits your hand and are comfortable holding.
     
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    Well I think I'm going to go shoot my friends XD 40 tonight. We'll see how it goes. I think I've come down to either an XD-9 or XD-40.
     
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    XDs are great, watch for beat up strong hand thumb knuckle. One of the common problem with XD. It's a shooter's hand to XD fit problem not the gun's problem per se. I had this issue and filed down the beavertail just a bit and no longer have this issue.
     
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    What size? If it's the SC XD40 it is incredibly snappy and you'll probably not like it nearly as much as the SC XD9. I have the XD9 have buddies with the XD40 and that thing is a little too punchy. I am much more accurate with the 9 even with 147gr.
     
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    I hate that shit. I have this scar on my knuckle from that.

    got a pic of the area you filed down?
     
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    gd? What's that?

    I will snap a pic, BRB.
     
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    [​IMG]

    You can actually go deeper into the frame, I saw someone else's XD with the filing going deeper and it's all solid there. Try to take off as little as possible, you want the web of your hands tightly fitting your beavertail.
     
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    i'm gonna have to smooth mine out a bit like that. thanks for the pic
     

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