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Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Defender77, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Defender77

    Defender77

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    Hello everyone please allow me to introduce myself.

    I have been a LEO for 3 yrs going on 4 and have been in patrol since leaving FTO.

    Just wanted to say hello and to say this is a great forum to be.

    I learn more each time I visit.


    Now to my question, right now I have a SIG P229 (9mm) as a BUG, but it is too heavy.

    My regular carry is a 5906 Smith & Wesson also same caliber.


    Am considering switching to a Glock 19 because I want the same caliber, I go to the range a lot and have to buy my own ammo, 9mm being cheaper than .40 and up.

    Any thoughts? Thank you.
     
  2. Gangrel

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    I have an S&W 442. Its small, easy to conceal, reliable... but also painful to shoot and only a 5 rd capacity.

    I'll be switching to a subcompact glock 29 soon
     

  3. Defender77

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    I like Glocks but hate the way they fit in my hand. My P229 is perfect, just too heavy for daily use.

    The Glock 29 sounds good, is that a sub compact?
     
  4. Gangrel

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    It is. I shot well with my old sig 226, however, I hated the way it fit in my hand. The weight was a pain too. Not my problem anymore though, since we are issued Glock 22s.

    I don't love glocks either, but they are practical.
     
  5. Defender77

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    Thanks for the info, I will try and shoot my buddy's Glock when i get around to selling my SIG.

    Hopefully the lighter Glock will still shoot as well as my SIG!
     
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    I keep a G27 on my ankle and a LCP in my weak side pocket
     
  7. MeefZah

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    Do you have to carry the 5906?

    If so, and you want to stay with 9mm, consider a 6906. It is the same size as a Glock 19 but would allow you to use the full size mags from your 5906 in it. Another option is a used Kel Tec P11 as that also can accomodate 5906 / 6906 mags much the same way a Glock 26 can use 17 / 19 mags.

    I duty carry a 19 and I often carry a Smith 642, Glock 19 or 26 on my ankle. The 26 is overall probably the best for that role as it combines high capacity with small size. The 19 is a tad big, but do-able. The 642 is the most comfortable but ammo capacity and mag interchangeability is an issue.
     
  8. blueiron

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    Have you held a Walther PPS?

    Single column magazine and very thin for IWB, undershirt, or ankle use; lightweight and has a polymer frame; along with the benefit of using 9mm ammo.

    I'd strongly consider it based on your criteria.
     
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    Ditto this.

    To the OP ... my first issued duty gun was a 5906. I don't know how you feel about yours, but I hated mine. Heavy, jam-o-matic, crappy DA trigger-pull. And when the PD transitioned to Glock, I could have bought it for $250 ... I didn't, and regret it to this day. It would have been cool to have my first duty gun, even if it was a POS.
     
  10. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    Another vote for the Walther PPS.
     
  11. Branspop

    Branspop Daddy X2 CLM

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    If you are going to the Glock 19, the smart move would be to look at the G26 for the mentioned commonality with the larger Glock. Your manual of arms will be virtually identical and many accessories are compatible with the common platform.
     
  12. Sharky7

    Sharky7 Boomshakalaka

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    The glock 17/19 and bug glock 26 is a great option. It's nice to have magazines interchangeable in all your guns. Glock 26 is also a great carry to and from work as well as off duty.

    If you find the glock 26 too heavy for your bug carry method, check out the kahr pm9. I can't say enough good things about it, well over 2,500 rounds now through it and no problems, eats everything I give it and a decent shooter for it's size. 7 rounds of 9mm as a bug is nothing to sneeze at.
     
  13. Defender77

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    Is the G27 full size?
     
  14. Defender77

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    Yes, the 5906 is my daily carry on duty.

    I did look up the 6906 and what you are saying makes perfect sense, I can easily use the same mags from the 5906 into the 6906 if need be.

    My main concern is weight, as I was really bothered by the weight of the SIG P229 when I had both guns on me.

    Did bad things to my back :crying:

    I also want more round capacity-- and with the G19 I can fit different size mags easily.


    I've heard the G19 is actually a bit smaller and way lighter than my SIG.
     
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    That is another possibility, the only thing is that I was looking for a double-stacked BUG because I want the extra round capacity.

    I will look up that gun though and see what it's about-- thanks
     
  16. Defender77

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    Sorry to hear about your experience with the 5906.

    Fortunately, mine has been flawless with over 6,000 rds through it. It just keeps on ticking like the old Timex commercial.

    Ah, there is something to be said about that "first gun" no matter how well it worked or didn't work!
     
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    I'm just adding a BUG for my on-duty, every day required carry Smith 5906.

    I did read up on the G26 though, it just seems a bit too small for me.

    I am not the best shooter and a gun with too short of a barrel might be a problem for me, though I'm sure with practice I can do it.
     
  18. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    My God is winter over?? Branspop has appeared!! did he see his shadow?

    :tongueout::rofl:
     
  19. Defender77

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    Thanks for the info, I appreciate it!
     
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    I always liked the Smith J frame as a BUG.