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Old 08-20-2013, 16:44   #26
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The PPX seems like a solid firearm, but that grip just looks so funky on it. I'm starting to kind of shy away from the 2022, seems like a great pistol but there seems to be quite a few lemons out there. From what I've read they either work flawlessly or they malfunction quite a bit. I want a firearm that works great out of the box and for decades to come, no factory refurb needed. 2022s seem kind of hit or miss in the QC dept.
I don't know the stats on the 2022, all I know is I have a 50% success rate with them. The grip looks funny on the PPX but works, however, there are very few holsters for it, hard to get magazines, etc. Great gun but if it's your only gun, hard pressed to get extra's for it. It's big too, not great for cc IMO.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:54   #27
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This order: M&P9(make sure it's 2013 made), Sig SP2022(but not for $500. $400 is ideal), and then PPQ. If you can't find a Sig in the $400 range get a PPQ.

Yes, I am M&P biased.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:19   #28
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Yeah I think the XDM and the M&P pro are both nice a nice step up from the standard XD and M&P but most of the one's I've seen are going for $6-700 new. I'm just not in the position to pay that much or I'd probably opt for the Sig 226. Someday I'd love a XDM or M&P pro but right now I'm looking at the basics from a cost standpoint.

Well if you're sort of close just save up another month or two and get the gun you really really want.

Nothing worse than compromising, buying a gun you sort of want, and are still left pining for the gun you really want.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:26   #29
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Have you looked at the Beretta PX4?

I have one in 40 and feel its one of the best polymers on the market. It's in your price range too.

It's actually a decent looking pistol too, which is rare considering it's polymer.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:25   #30
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I'm really kind of set on either the M&P or XD, or as TxGlock said the 2022 if I can find it around $400. I feel like I should narrow it down between M&P and XD in the striker fired category, and the 2022, possibly the FNX-9, in the DA/SA. Wish I could just buy em all at once.
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I'm really kind of set on either the M&P or XD, or as TxGlock said the 2022 if I can find it around $400. I feel like I should narrow it down between M&P and XD in the striker fired category, and the 2022, possibly the FNX-9, in the DA/SA. Wish I could just buy em all at once.
The PX4 is a DA/SA gun. I like it better than my SP2022.
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How do you think the PX4 stacks up to the FNX-9?
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How do you think the PX4 stacks up to the FNX-9?
Hard to say, as I don't own one. However, I think I prefer the stirker fired FNs.

I know like the ergonomics of the PX4 better than the FNX. The Beretta is very comfortable in hand. Its also very soft shooting with its rotating barrel. My 40 feels like a 9mm.
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Dang yall are giving me more choices instead of helpin me narrow it down. Good responses though, I'm keeping my options open, although I'm still mostly considering the 3 pistols I mentioned at the start of the thread.
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Dang yall are giving me more choices instead of helpin me narrow it down. Good responses though, I'm keeping my options open, although I'm still mostly considering the 3 pistols I mentioned at the start of the thread.
The standard XD is decent, but the XDm is a much nicer gun, in my opinion.

I know you said it was out of your price range, but I wouldn't bother getting the standard model. When you get an XD, get the XDm. For now, I'd look for something else.
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Have you looked at the Beretta PX4?

I have one in 40 and feel its one of the best polymers on the market. It's in your price range too.

It's actually a decent looking pistol too, which is rare considering it's polymer.
I've had two of the PX4's both great guns but I don't like where the safety is. Do you have a Type C at all or fired one? That's what I want, a PX4 Type C, no safety, constant trigger pull.
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Old 08-21-2013, 15:47   #38
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Branch out!
Don't limit your small collection to polymer!
Look at a CZ 75!
If you must stick with polymer I can recommend the FNS.
Another excellent choice is the Walther PPQ.

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I've had two of the PX4's both great guns but I don't like where the safety is. Do you have a Type C at all or fired one? That's what I want, a PX4 Type C, no safety, constant trigger pull.
The safety is actually a decocker. Once its decocked, leave it off. Its no different than a Sig 2022 or any P series Sig for that matter.

You can also leave it on, giving you another option.
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The safety is actually a decocker. Once its decocked, leave it off. Its no different than a Sig 2022 or any P series Sig for that matter.

You can also leave it on, giving you another option.
Type C has no safety from what I see. I don't like the safety there at all, I had two of them, both gone. I'm too picky that way lol


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Type C has no safety from what I see. I don't like the safety there at all, I had two of them, both gone. I'm too picky that way lol


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Like I said though, it's not really a safety. It doesn't need to be used any differently than the decocker on a Sig. You simply decock the gun and leave it off.
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I've had two of the PX4's both great guns but I don't like where the safety is. Do you have a Type C at all or fired one? That's what I want, a PX4 Type C, no safety, constant trigger pull.
That was my experience with one. My hands aren't small, but I had a hard time disengaging the safety while maintaining my firing grip.
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I've heard nothing but praise for the M&P PRO. Accurate, reliable, and ergonomically correct. I think Hickock45 did a review on one and kept it since he shot it so well. His review of one is on Youtube.
I just bought the PRO CORE 9mm. Yes, trigger break is better than standard M&P. Yes, it's pretty accurate and points nicely (though everybody has different ergonomics). The trigger reset is still vague. I've experienced a couple of failures doing my Mozambique drills (two to the chest and one to the head) because I didn't let the trigger go back out far enough. I'm sure that with more practice, I'll "get" the trigger reset, but it's not intuitive because it lacked that "click" reset on many handguns.

For those who wants FN plastic phantastics but don't want to spend a lot of moolah, just get a late model FNP and call it a day.
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That was my experience with one. My hands aren't small, but I had a hard time disengaging the safety while maintaining my firing grip.
Don't carry it with the safety on.
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That was my experience with one. My hands aren't small, but I had a hard time disengaging the safety while maintaining my firing grip.
With all due respect guys, what on earth, is the deal here? It is not a safety. It's a decocker. You decock the gun just like you do a Sig. Unlike the Sig, you have the option of keeping it on, but it's not necessary. It's a long and heavy DA pull, like a revolver, Sig, and many other DA autos.

What am I missing here? In effect, Sig SP2022 works the same way. You carry it decocked with the long DA pull.

Good grief...
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Like I said though, it's not really a safety. It doesn't need to be used any differently than the decocker on a Sig. You simply decock the gun and leave it off.
Doesn't matter, how I rack the slide, it's in the way, don't like it. I want the Type C with no safety there. I had the PX4 in 45 and sub, great guns....something for the OP to maybe consider!
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I dunno if I'd like the safety/decock lever on the slide of the PX4 either. I've seen em at the lgs never had the desire to hold one though. Will be sure to next time I stop in if they have one.
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