GUN Pole: Help me choose my next gun.

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Pole: Help me choose my next gun

Poll closed Mar 9, 2008.
  1. Springfield X9 4"

    13 vote(s)
    28.3%
  2. S&W M&P 9

    17 vote(s)
    37.0%
  3. Springfield XD9 5"

    8 vote(s)
    17.4%
  4. Beretta 96

    8 vote(s)
    17.4%
  1. texchef

    texchef Guest

    I'm so fucking twisted about which pistol to get that I am throwing out my my WMD brotatoes. I will use this one for IDPA/IPSC primarily. I have handled and now shot/tested everything. They are all comfy to hold/draw and shoot. Now I ask for your opinion.

    1. Springfield XD9 5"
    2. S&W M&P 9
    3. Springfield XD9 4"
    4. Beretta 96
     
  2. saxman

    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    Have you fired a P99?
     
  3. texchef

    texchef Guest

    Yea, trigger pull is too long for my liking and the mag release doesn't seem to be easy for quick changes.
     
  4. FusionZ06

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    I like the 5" XD9 and the 96
     
  5. Paintballer

    Paintballer Choo Choooo....

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    Do the XD 5'' with a powder river trigger job.
     
  6. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    I voted M&P just because I think the XD is such a piece of shit.

    The real answer is GLOCK.

    Especially since you appear to be interested in a 9mm, and the Glock 17 is fan-fucking-tastic.
     
  7. texchef

    texchef Guest

    I knew the Glockriders would come out. Shot the Glock and it just doesn't appeal to me. Shot 2 or 3 models and they all feel the same.
     
  8. KIDRR

    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    None of the above option???
     
  9. saxman

    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    did you fire the P99 QA or the AS? The trigger pull on the AS in SA mode is VERY VERY short.(less than half the pull of the QA or the AS in DA or AS mode)
     
  10. johnson

    johnson New Member

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    I'd wait for AB13 since he has the most experience with what's out there.
     
  11. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    i didn't care for them at first... But after working with it, it's a great pistol.

    The XD is junk.

    If you refuse to go glock, then I suggest a HK/Sig. M&P is the lesser of the evils you posted.
     
  12. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

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    I prefer the 5" barrels for competition/work because the extra barrel length gives you a little more weight to help with recoil as well as a bit better sight picture.
    The XD you can get a hell of a trigger job done on that makes it as crisp as a good 1911 trigger.
     
  13. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

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    please :rolleyes:
     
  14. texchef

    texchef Guest

    Then submit a write-in candidate.
     
  15. texchef

    texchef Guest

    HK and Sig are out of my price range.
     
  16. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    This sounds suspiciously like something I would write.

    From the list, I'd have to say that the M&P sucks the least. Go with that.
     
  17. Steve McQueen

    Steve McQueen New Member

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    Well definitely none on that list.
     
  18. Dumbstixlars

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

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    I'd pick the 5" XD (actually I'd pick a G34, but you don't like Glocks).
     
  19. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    beretta 96 is nice :dunno:
     
  20. AB13

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    For a "game gun", it all really depends on what your asperations are in the sport. If you want a "one stop shop" gun, I would get a Glock 35 in .40 because it would be the most versatile in terms of being used in multiple divisions. That way you can shoot it in IDPA as a SSP or ESP gun. And in USPSA, you can shoot it in Production, limited, limited 10 and shoot it in "major" as well.

    At the very least, if this is going to be a gun that'll wear many hats, I'd strongly recommend .40. But then again there's nothing wrong with a 9mm because even more importantly on how you are scored, is if you can actually score. and the 9 may mean you get more practice which is key.

    Take into consideration the ease of finding many aftermarket gear for USPSA/IDPA games like holsters, extra mags (and I don't mean 2-3 extra), mag pouches, etc. I can get 3 XD mags and a spare dual mag pouch for $40. I also know more XD pistol plumbers than M&P's so that also swayed my position. I shot with Scott of Springer performance at the Washington State Championship and fell in love with his XD.

    Of those listed above, the XD and MP are both equally as versatile and can be used in SSP, ESP, Production, Limited and limited 10 (except you would have to score in "minor".)

    Many of my guys in my squad have shot the M&P in competition, and 4 out of 5 of them have sold them back for a Glock 34 and 17. So take that for what it's worth. 2 of them are Master shooters.

    The XD has cheaper accessories. Mags are cheaper. And having shot a tricked out M&P vs. an equally tricked out XD. The XD's ergos and trigger where much more reminiscent of the 1911 platform I much prefer.

    I personally shoot the XD 5" in .45. And it is one of the softest shooting .45's I've ever shot. Then again I reload and am able to fool around with loads. The last person that shot my .45 stated it shoots softer than his 9.
     
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  21. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    no it's not
     
  22. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    yeah, you're right.

    i prefer the 92 :wavey: :mamoru:
     
  23. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Between that, the xd and m&p I'd choose a stainless 96. Its a big heavy gun but feels nicer in my hands then the XD or M&P.
     
  24. AB13

    AB13 New Member

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    I think the key phrase is " Primarily for IDPA/USPSA ".

    I actually like Beretta's, but they could only be shot as a production gun and actually be competitive. If you try running it in Limited or even ESP, good luck going up against guys with 20-23 round magazines, magwells and extended/enhanced controls. Most "USPSA/IDPA" accessories are for the more prodominently popular platforms, so it's increasingly frustrating finding game gear.

    I can count on my hands how many times I've seen wildcats like Beretta's being used in competition a year, and it's usually from new shooters.

    I just think it would be a little tougher finding the gear you will later realize may be pertinent to remain competitive.
     
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  25. Paul Revere

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    :werd:

    my dad has a 96 with hogues and its pretty nice. i prefer 9mm, though
     

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