Cheating on the G19- Which of these should I test next?

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  1. propulsion1

    propulsion1

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    My local range has a decent selection of rentals. I currently have Gen4 G19, and a Buckmark Hunter .22. Been thinking about my next purchase, but my 'want list' grows everytime I read about something new. High on my list is a .45 ACP (possibly 1911), and a Revolver. Which of the guns below should I rent at the range the next time, or which one should I cross off the list? This is most likely a HD, and range gun. I am partial to Sigs and Ruger.

    Beretta PX4 Storm .45 ACP
    Ruger SR1911 45 ACP
    Ruger SP101 .357 Mag
    Sig P220R .45 ACP
    XD-45 Tactical 5" .45 ACP
    XDM-45 .45 ACP
    Kimber Custom II .45 ACP
    Kimber Custom Target II .45 ACP
    Kimber Pro Carry II .45 ACP
    HK 45 .45 ACP
     
  2. raven11

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    try the Walther PPQ, the trigger is superb for a striker fired handgun
     

  3. Hollytheninja

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    What about a Sig 1911? I got a Scorpion model last month with less than 100 rounds through it in great shape for $700
     
  4. ithaca_deerslayer

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    Based on what you say, the Ruger 1911 is the obvious choice.
     
  5. propulsion1

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    I have read both good and bad about Kimbers, and they are my least fav in the group. IMO, 1911s are overpriced in general for what they do. Kimber seems to represent what I do not like about the 1911 stereotype- pricey, too much aesthetic details that it looks pretty rather than functional and not exactly 100% reliable. I included it in the list, as I do hope to be proven wrong, and all I have to lose is $10 to prove if this $1000 gun lives up to its expectations. the SR1911 is most lily too new to be reliable, but should be a good deal for what you get, I have not fired a revolver b4, and I am not sure if I can live with reloading every 5 rounds at the range. Would make a good HD gun tough. Sigs reminds me of the Glock; form following function and what the Glock would feel and look like if they have another $300 to put in the gun. The XD should be almost the same as Glocks, with a little more style.
     
  6. MinnesnowtaWild

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    I would look into the Ruger SR1911 and the XDm .45 first from your list.
     
  7. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    That is a fun list. I have shot all on that list except the Ruger SR1911 and the one I'd chose if price not being an issues is HK45. Its a blast to spend a few hours renting all the 9mm guns one day, then the .40, then the 45 and so on.







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  8. skeeter7

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    Of the guns on your list, I personally would go with the Sig 220 or the Kimber Custom II if you would rather have a 1911.
     
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    I'd go with the sig p220, but I'm partial to sigs. :)
     
  10. Sendarr

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    Another vote for the Sig.

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  11. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    HK45 or SIG P220. Either one will serve you VERY well.
     
  12. 1911ES

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    I would go with any of the HK models. They are a special breed of pistol .. which is all good ....... :perfect10:
    My second choice would be the Kimber Pro Carry.

    These are just my observations, as I've already had the SIG 220.
    Sold it and went to an HK 45c ... :thumbsup:
     
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    It's pretty nice
    Sig, HK or FNP (not on your list but worth considering).
     
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    The SIG 220R and the Beretta PX4 Storm are both amazing guns. I happen to believe that the PX4 is a sleeper pistol. Most people I know have no idea what a PX4 is, or how utterly fantastic they are to shoot.
     
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    This. The FN has my attention, especially the tactical.
     
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    45acp, glock or xdm:wavey:
     
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    Once you go 1911 you don't go back... ;)
     
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    i had the opportunity to handle the xdm 3.8 45acp, it's at the top of my list:wavey:
     
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    I didn't care for the 220 I had. Too skinny, fiddly controls, no C&L ability, hard DA pull.
     
  20. Haldor

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    You owe it to yourself to try a G26. I shot a G19 for years and once I'd tried a G26 it didn't take long for me to throw the G19 over for the G26. The Glock subcompacts just fit my hand better than any other pistol I have ever fired. If you want more power then check out the G33. Close to .357 magnum ballistics with the ability to shoot 9mm for practice (at the cost of a conversion barrel).

    I ended up trading the G19 for a shotgun. I did get a G17 for the range, but within 10 yards there is no measurable accuracy difference for me between the G26 and the G17. And the G17 has a Ghost 3.5# connector in it which results in a noticeably better trigger pull. At longer ranges the G17 group tighter than the G26.
     
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