GUN Which handgun would you get??

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  1. jc_smith

    jc_smith New Member

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    Right now I have narrowed it down to 3 handguns:

    -Beretta 96FS .40S&W

    -Springfield XD .40S&W

    -Taurus 24/7 .40S&W

    I have heard a few bad things about all 3. Mainly jamming issues. Who has experience with these and what would you get?

    Thanks
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    my dad has the 96 and loves it.

    out of those i would probably get the XD, but i would rather get an M&P or maybe even a glock.
     
  3. It depends on what you want to do with it. Give us a little more information.
     
  4. I second the option of an M&P or Glock over any of those.
     
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    which one do you shoot the best?
     
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    or, which one is the most comfortable for you?
     
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    The only experience I have with all 3 is my brother's 9mm 24/7 and beside the long trigger pull I loved it. I'm not a fan of Glocks, and although looks shouldn't really be considered when choosing a firearm IMO all 3 of these will defend my life fine and these are the only handguns in this price I really like. It will be used for home defense and some range shooting a few times a year.
     
  10. for HD, and only out of these 3, I'd take the XD
     
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    I have the XD, never failed. Every pull fired & ejected without issues. Hell wife misloaded & fired it with 9mm and it still worked.
     
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    but if you must, the beretta
     
  13. Shooting 9mm through a .40 barrel was able to generate enough recoil to cycle the action?
     
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    I had no idea it would even fire

    will 9mm fire in any .40 gun?
     
  15. If the extractor can keep it against the breech face when the striker/firing pin hits it then it will fire. If the extractor doesn't hold it well enough it'll just jump into the chamber and nothing will happen. I've seen this before at a USPSA match.
     
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    i love my beretta 96. never had a problem with it and i've shot the shit out of that thing. well wait technically i had a problem, the factory magazines were complete shit, after switching to aftermarket magazines i've had zero problems.
     
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    I actually never heard of the M&P. I kinda like the looks of it. Is it that much better than everything else listed? I don't like the way the Glock feels in my hands(Dad has the .45) and also......let me get my flame suit on....I don't like the fact the only safety is on the trigger :hs:
     
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    well it's untrue that the only safety is on the trigger. do a little more research and you'll find they're quite safe pistols.

    and yes, the M&P is a very solid contender. in fact, that will more than likely be my next handgun but in 9mm.
     
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    Is the M&P in the same price range? And I'm not saying the Glock isn't safe, but would prefer an external safety. What other safety are you referring too?
     
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    This is probably the cheapest you'll be able to find online:

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/19524


    Glock Safties:

    http://www.glockmeister.com/safeties.shtml

    1. Trigger Safety:


    This is incorporated into the trigger (26) in the form of a lever and in the untouched state it prevents the trigger from being moved rearward. If the weapon is dropped or if the trigger is subjected to an off center lateral pressure; the trigger will remain in the forward locked position. The trigger safety can only be released by pressure being applied directly to the lever on the trigger. This type of safety, in conjunction with the other two, offers a minimum fire ready time with a maximum level of safety for the user.

    2. Firing pin safety:

    In the secured position, the spring loaded firing pun safety plunger (9) projects into the firing pin channel. This prevents the firing pin from moving forward, until the trigger is depressed.

    3. Dropped gun Safety:


    The firing pin (5) pushes the trigger bar onto the safety ramp of the trigger mechanism housing (23) under the power of the firing pinspring (7). This action places the left side extension of the trigger bar cruciform (the gun oriented with the muzzle down range) on the trigger mechanism housing ramp until the trigger is fully depressed. This safety prevents the trigger bar from releasing the firing pin without the trigger being depressed. If the trigger bar does not drop, the firing pin is not released.
     
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  22. I saw that. I was doing other things, and you posted before me. :hs:
     
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    Just curious, this sounds like it is your first handgun purchase. What makes you want to buy one chambered in .40SW instead of 9mm? .40 is an awesome caliber, but if this was my first gun I would want to practice with it as much as possible and therefore go with the 9mm route since ammo is cheaper.

    Just my two cents.
     

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