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First 9mm ! What would you get ! Glock, XD, or Walther P99 A.S.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by GLD1980, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. GLD1980

    GLD1980

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    Man its a tuff choice and many of you fellas have always been pretty helpful!
    I dont like the feel of the glock as much has I like the P99 or XD but I do understand that they are great guns...
    Im looking for 4" barrels and Hi-Cap capability which it seems they all have!
    Ideas greatly appreciated ! Pricing matters!

    Thanks, GLD1980 OUT....
     
  2. CTfam

    CTfam DREAM BIG.

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    If there was such thing as perfect the G-19 would probably be it in my opinion. Good Luck.
     

  3. Soybomb

    Soybomb Optimistic Fool

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    I love my walther, if you want a da/sa trigger its the only choice of the three. Bad things about the walther however, the trigger pull isn't as nice feeling as a sig. Sometimes your favorite holster maker won't have one to make a holster with. Some people find the bore axis a little high and a bit flippy. I like it, and while the trigger isn't as good as sig's, the trigger reset is much shorter and I like that better.
     
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    Just for what its worth. I just finished my CCW course at our local police academy. One of the firearms instructor was discussing handguns with us and made the statement that they issue Glocks and that is what they have to train their new recruits and he said many of the practice Glocks have over 150,000 rounds through them without a single failure. Now I don't know about you but for me one of my main uses for a pistol is self defense and knowing that when I need to use it the gun will go boom is a great comfort for me.
    Mike
     
  5. Tommy Vercetti

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    You might want to take a look at the Beretta Px4 in 9mm. I've had mine for several weeks now and 1000rds. later not one failure of any kind and it points about as naturally for me(I use the small backstrap)as any pistol I've had the opportunity to fire, or own. It has the 4 inch barrel you specified and holds 17+1 standard with optional 20rd. mags that actually look like they belong there. In other words, they only add about 3/4 inch to the overall grip length. The only thing negative to say about it is it's still so new, tracking down a holster and spare mags can be a bit of a task, but I hear even this is getting easier. Here's to hoping I've made your decision even more difficult.;c ;)
     
  6. Kartar

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    Though the Glocks don't have the most comfortable grip you can add slip-on's or make more radical changes. I removed a little from the bottom of the trigger guard others have done grip reductions. The Glock trigger is short and easy to master. I treat it like a two stage trigger and practice using the minimum reset. It is always the same unlike DA/SA's. I polished mine and left in the standard 5.5lb pull. So even if Glocks don't feel that comfortable to hold, once you shoot them they feel great.
     
  7. RyanSBHF

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    When I was purchasing my first pistol in summer 2004 I ended up with the same 3 choices you're thinking about. I looked at the pros and cons of each and ended up with the P99. I actually made a list for each one.


    -WALTHER P99-

    Pros:
    - Tenifer finish (same as Glock, very durable)
    - Excellent ergonomics
    - 15/16 round mags
    - More stylish/handsome
    - Any repairs are handled by S&W's outstanding customer service

    Cons:
    - Lack of aftermarket parts
    - Lack of affordable accessories
    - Expensive spare mags (about $35 each)


    -GLOCK 19

    Pros:
    - Tenifer finish
    - 15/17/33 round mags
    - Inexpensive spare mags
    - Great customer service from Glock, Inc
    - Huge amount of aftermarket parts/accessories

    Cons:
    - Ergonomics are OK
    - Factory sights are not as good as P99/XD
    - A common gun, so if you sell it you won't get much for it

    -XD9-

    Pros:
    - Good ergonomics
    - Good factory sights (can also use SIG sights)
    - 15 round mags (17 with an extension)
    - Can use other companies high cap mags

    Cons:
    - Weakest finish of the 3
    - Spare mags are more expensive than the Glocks, less than the P99s.


    If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.
     
  8. lunde

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    I second the recommendation to consider the Beretta Px4. It's an absolutely great shooter. Here's mine, a 9mm version with slim controls:

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  9. Glockguy

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    The G-19 is one fine Glock and Glocks are Overall Great!
     
  10. Tommy Vercetti

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    Thanks for posting this Ken, your brand of gun porn is truly the standard by which all others efforts are judged.:bowdown: It was actually your photos of the Px4 w/ and w/o the slim-line controls that pushed me over the edge. Like you, I don't think I would have taken the plunge, had the slim-line controls not been an available option. :thumbsup: :beer:
     
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    My second Beretta Px4 got to my dealer on Friday. In my opinion, it is a sleeper pistol, meaning that it is not being hyped, but is a strong performer. I absolutely love it. Very well executed by Beretta.
     
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    If you choose a Beretta, make sure the slide mounted, up-to-fire safety feels natural to you. It will take some dedication to become instinctive.
     
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    HAMMERHEAD, you wrote:
    That's an issue only for the "F" version. The "G" (decock-only) version, like mine above, does not have a manual safety, and the lever you see is only for decocking, and never stays in the down position.
     
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    Good choice then Dr. Lunde.
    That safety was always a deal breaker for me.
     
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    Of all my "plastic" nines my SA XD SC9mm is the most accurate in my hands. I even shoot it better than my G34. It is my carry piece sometimes when I carry a nine.
     
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    meshmdz OBAMA 2012

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    G26. best 9mm in the world IMO.
     
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    Out of the three you mentioned - go with the Glock.

    I had an XD-40. It is a good gun. But, I still have my Glocks, and it is gone (traded it to buy a Glock 20).

    However, my favorite 9mm is the HK USP - expensive, but worth the money.
     
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    For an initial 9mm, I recommend the Ruger P95. It is as durable and reliable, if not more so, as the G17, HK USP 9 and Sig 2022, and less expensive.
     
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