GUN Went to the range today, tried 4 different models *Reviews*

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  1. Alphaeus

    Alphaeus New Member

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    So I went to the range today for the first time since turning 21, (last week), and was sick of shooting revolvers so I didn't even bring those. I ended up renting a USP 9mm, Glock 34, Sig p226, and Springfield 1911.


    H&K USP (9mm)

    I started out with a USP fullsize in 9mm, with very high expectations, but ended up being pretty disappointed. I didn't mind the grip angle, but I thought the grip itself was really incomfortable. The stippling dug into my fingers in front and got really annoying after a little while, and I didn't think the trigger felt that great either. I thought the sights just downright sucked ass, but that could have been the individual sights on this one. I think this thing would be a waste of money for me, all things considered. I shot pretty bad with it too.

    Glock 34

    I felt the opposite about this gun as the USP. I didn't think I was gonna like it that much, but I figured I might as well try a Glock while I was there. I ended up loving it. The grip angle was very very comfortable (I guess some people complain the grip is way too slanted back), and the finger grooves felt really good. I didn't know what to expect with the dao trigger, but It was surprisingly light, and I loved it. The sights were great too. Awesome gun IMO.

    SIG P226 (.40)

    This thing was awesome as well. The grip felt like it was custom made for my hand, and the trigger was excellent as well. I've always liked how these things look too, it shot great, and the sights were pretty good. I was somewhat surprised at the recoil though, never shooting a .40 before. It was pretty snappy, but I got used to it. I really want to buy a used one of these in either 9mm or .45...loved this gun.

    Springfield 1911 "loaded"

    This gun fuckin rocked. It had a rubber hogue grip on it with those awesome finger grooves, so it was comfortable as hell. It felt absolutely awesome too shoot...the .45 had way less recoil and noise than I expected, and I felt it was even easier to manage than the .40. I really wish I had the $700 or so to pick up one of these. I shot the best with this one.


    The 1911 and Sig were my favorites. (i can't decide which one) I should have tried one more gun and gotten the Sig in .45, but they make you shoot their ammo in their guns, and the ammo prices were outrageous. ($11 for a box of 9mm?! I probably would have liked a P220 even more than the 1911. I don't really care for .40S&W that much. The Glock was very close behind them though. And I doubt I'd ever consider buying a USP. Not worth it.

    Overall, awesome day! :bowdown:
     
  2. Sssnake

    Sssnake meh

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    :) Another .45 convert perhaps?
    I am the same way as you. The .45 for me is actually less recoil than the .40 or even the 9mm. I can come back on target faster with it than the smaller, snappier rounds.

    Now, go rent an XD damnit!! :)
     
  3. krott5333

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    I've said it before, and I'll say it again.. the Glock 34 is pure sex, plain and simple.
     
  4. silversilvia

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    glocks aren't DAO are they? i am pretty sure they are not
     
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    i hate the grip on my USP, it's made to be shot w/ gloves. a hogue slip on grip fixed that. as for the trigger, i love mine, and the sights are dead on on mine.
     
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    they're striker fired
     
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    Yeah, maybe so with the gloves. That makes sense. As for the sights, its not that they were off, its just that it seemed like it took way longer for me to line up what I thought was a good shot with the hk than with the other guns. It also could be the range isn't lit that great. I loved the white |_| shape on the glock's rear sight.

    Yeah, I guess I assumed it was still called dao :doh:
     
  8. Alphaeus

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    They had one, but I passed it up! :hsughr:
     
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    good man
     
  10. Bigsnake

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    ATF classified it as DAO.

    When you pull the trigger it pulls the striker back and then releases it.

    An XD is Single-Action only. The striker is held all the way back and pulling the trigger only releases the striker.

    XDs can get a shorter crisper trigger with a trigger job I've heard because they are only single action.
     
  11. Ford4Life

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    Since you liked the Glock, and the .45 round, shoot a Glock 21.

    You'll be glad you did.
     
  12. krott5333

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    :werd:

    so many people dislike the G21.. I dont understand why.. I :love: it.. fits my hand well, low recoil, accurate, nice grip.
     
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    The 226 isn't available in .45, it's only available in 9mm, .357sig, and .40. The only Sig's available in .45 are the Sig Revolution (1911) and the Sig 220 (basically a .45 version of the 226).

    You can get 226's for dirt cheap as low as $349 from CDNN.
     
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    Sounds like a good idea to me... G21 and Sig P220 next time
     
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    Of course the sig was your favorite
    sig > *
     
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    Was it a DAK Sig or a DA/SA one?

    I like the DAK ones.
     
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    da/sa > dak
     
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    Yeah... if you like a hard ass pull for your first shot.

    Consistent trigger pull > *.*
     
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    :uh: no XD to compare, means you are just shorting yourself in life.
     
  20. krott5333

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    not rly
     
  21. Alphaeus

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    It was the DA/SA. Although I tried a few DA pulls, they weren't really that bad.

    I doubt the Glock would compare to the supreme awesomeness of the Sig. There's no way an ugly ass XD would stack up.
     
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    In slow fire they're fine. I think DA/SA is a PITA for trying to draw n' fire. Takes a lot of practice to be able to pull heavy DA quickly and accurately.

    Someone on GT went to a training class and in the dry fire drills all the DA/SA guy's were slower than the XDs, Glocks, and 1911s when drawing and firing for the 1st shot.
     
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    :mamoru:
     
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    Good way to buy a gun, actually try before you buy.

    Too many people just buy what looks cool.
     

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