GUN haven't been around the WMD in awhile...

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  1. jeri534

    jeri534 OT Supporter

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    But its finally hit me that I turn 21 in a little over a month and Im starting to get excited that Ill finally be able to get my CPL permit and buy handguns without going through the hassle of a private party :wiggle:

    So now Im trying to decide what gun Im going to carry, Ive owned a variety of guns so I now what I shoot well with but I still cant decide.

    1911
    + They fit my hand the best, they shoot the most accurate for me.
    + Slim profile, a ton of holster options.
    - High maintenance, not 100% reliable from my experience
    - 7/8 round capacity

    Sig P229 Elite (.40)
    + Sig reliability, owned many sigs and never had a malfunction
    + Low maintenance, just lube it up and its good to go.
    + 12 round cap
    + SRT trigger is awesome
    - Somewhat heavy and wider profile

    Glock 23
    + Glock reliability
    + Ton of holster/aftermarket support
    + 13 round cap
    + light weight
    - Shot the worst for me out of all the guns listed.
    - Did not fit my hand all too well.

    HK45c
    + HK reliability, never had a malfunction with them.
    + Versatility. I can carry DA/SA, Cocked and Locked, DA/SA and Locked
    + HK45 fits my hand great, interchangeable backstraps.
    + light weight
    - 8 round cap
    - not too many holster options at the moment
    - HK customer support is meh unless you are LEO/Military

    Right now Im learning towards the Sig and HK, being that its a carry gun Im not too confident carrying a 1911, and the Glock does not shoot too well for me.

    Im really just excited that Im almost 21, can't wait :big grin:

    Also, question for the WA residents, how long is the wait time for your CPL to come?
     
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    thedude11 New Member

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    I've heard great things about HK support, FWIW. :dunno:

    It's not free like S&W at times, but there are a couple guys at Trussville that people rave about.
     
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    Glock.
     
  4. Paul Revere

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    all i needed to read. why buy anything else if they fit your hand the best and you're the most accurate with them?

    :rofl: thats like saying "i have a shirt that i look great in, and it fits me well, but i'll wear this other one that i dont like so much"
     
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    How have you owned all that if you're under 21?


    P2000
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    he just said variety, not particularly those.

    p.s. i owned a sig p226 before i was 21 :wiggle:
     
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    thedude11 New Member

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    Federal law says you have to be 21 to purchase a handgun from a FFL, not that you have to be 21 to own.

    Most states allow FTF purchases of handguns at 18.
     
  8. jeri534

    jeri534 OT Supporter

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    Maybe if you read the rest of it you had seen I dont think 1911s are as reliable as Glock, Sig, HK?

    I shoot good with the HK/Sig, they fit good too, but I shoot 1911 like tack drivers.
     
  9. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    there is nothing wrong with reliability if you properly take care of it and work out any possible problems that any gun could run into e.g. figuring out if it doesn't like a certain type of ammo
     
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    jeri534 OT Supporter

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    That's the thing, a 1911 has more potential to run into "problems" than the other manufacturers as listed. I don't want to have to tweak a gun, send it to a gunsmith to have it running properly. I can take a HK/Glock/Sig out of the box and have it run 100% with any ammo I throw at it

    With that being said, I still want a Springfield TRP :o
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    would you rather have a gun that feels and shoots great that you *might* have to work some kinks out with?

    -OR-

    a gun that functions properly but you don't enjoy holding it and shoot for shit?




    it's up to you dude :dunno:
     
  12. jeri534

    jeri534 OT Supporter

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    are you dense? did you ready any of my posts?


    I shoot HKs/Sigs good, 1-2" groupings at 7-10 yards, they fit my hand good, not perfect but good, and both guns are easily customizable with backstraps on the HK and Grips for the Sig.

    The 1911 I can do 1" at 10 yards easily, they fit my hand great also.

    This is a carry gun I rely on with my life, I would rather have a 100% reliable gun that I can shoot great with, than a gun that is not 100% and be able to shoot PERFECT with.
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    why even include this?
     
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    jeri534 OT Supporter

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    Just to throw it in for discussion?

    And if you even read my replies (seems like you dont), I specifically put I shot the HK/Sigs good
     
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    im not trying to give you a hard time, in all honesty any of those guns would be excellent choices.

    just get the one you enjoy the most :dunno: we can't decide that for you.

    if it were me, it'd be between a 1911, sig p229 .357sig or 9mm and a 9mm H&K USPc.

    the only debatable part would be which one to buy first since i want them all :hsd:
     
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    you're right. sig FTMFW
     
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    Before you rely on any gun with your life, you prove it's reliable by putting several hundred rounds downrange. You are more likely to do that with a gun that you shoot best and that fits your hand. The 1911 is a proven design, as is the Sig and the HK. Go with the one that fits you best.
     
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    Glock 19.
     
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    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    And a training class of course.
     
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    1911's are not that bad. The standard GI design served the US military (among others) for over 70 years. My Cheap-o Stainless Springfield GI had a few hiccups before the magazine springs got worked in, but nothing after that. I would suggest something in 9mm though, it's reasonably priced enough that you will be inclined to practice with it more.
     

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