When you purchase a Walther P99 A/S full-size or compact model in 9mm, you IQ goes up 20 points, and legions of Germans cheer your name as you walk down the street.
How would ya know unless you spit German?
No offense, but I saw your 1.5-1.7 second time for pairs from the ready in the other thread, so you'd better practice up in the next four months! Though, hmmm, I will be rather rusty when I return from Afghanistan. Not much pistol shooting here.I think Mike and I should go head-to-head... Glock vs XD when he gets home. Then after the smokeless smoke clears, we'll argue over a few ice cold beers, and still resolve nothing.
But seriously, if I shot the XD better and faster than the Glock, I would give serious thought to clearing out the Glocks and buying XDs. I have no ego invested in the Glock, and I am not ashamed to ditch one gun for another. Hell, I ditched the 1911 after a 20-year love affair.
It actually does sound like a good idea. With over 4000 members now, maybe it is time to start considering/planning an "HGF Nation" meet. What say you guys and gals?
Well, the PPS is so new - there has been no set track record yet. I think it is a good gun, though (it is a Walther). However, when compared side by side with the P99c - it IS the same size, except for thickness. And for me, that tiny bit of thickness ain't worth another $600. I also find the grip a bit TOO thin - as far as comfort is concerned. And, the trigger has the QA trigger, instead of the A/S that is found on the P99.
I'd love to try one, and maybe I'd buy one if I liked it. But, as an owner of a P99c - I can't justify it myself.
Now, if I WAS looking for a gun that size and didn't own anything like it - I probably would narrow it down to the P99c, the PPS and the HK P2000 SK.
Try to hold one if you can. From various posts on other forums, it seems that some people's grip puts a finger over the mag release button, and they accidentally drop the mag while firing.
If you're on a budget (like me) look at the Kel-Tec's. Either the P-11 or the PF-9. Both are 9mm and basically the same gun except the P-11 is double stack 10 rds and the PF-9 is single stack 7 rd. Both are reliable and accurate and the only bad thing I can say about them is that the trigger pull is rather heavy, although kits are available to lighten the pull. The P-11 was also available in .40 S&W and called the P-40. The Millineumn Pro series of Taurus pistols (available in .380, 9mm, .40, and .45) deserve mention too. I had a Mil-Pro PT140 .40 S&W and loved it, until I got stupid and sold it to buy a rifle. I know they're not Glock's, H-K's, Walther's, Khar's, or XD's, but money dosen't always talk the loudest. Just food for thought.
I'm a long standing Glock fan but recently made the mistake of shooting an XD 4" and G23 side by side at a local range that rents guns. The XD surprised me because I actually shot better with it than the Glock that I am acustomed to. Not exactly ready to part with my G19 in favor of an all XD line up but it sure gave me a new outlook on the XD along with a measure of respect. Regretably, I have not had the opportunity to try out the P99 or PX4 Storm that has also peaked my interest. Bottom line and as has already been mentioned try and rent and shoot as many offerings as you can find prior to purchase. Gun store fondling is a good start but nothing replaces actually putting rounds down range. Good luck to you as there are many fine offerings in the mid sized polymer class.
I think I am going to try to find a PPS, they are hard to come by right now, but I'll keep looking. Still very unsure, the glock26, XDsd9 are good guns for the money, and I like the grip safty on the XD. Oh well I guess I'll just have to keep looking and one day I'll figure it out. Thanks!