Should I Buy Another Handgun?
I think I have been a little haphazard in my handgun acquisitions since the bug bit hard about three years ago. I have at least one of every major brand (Glock excepted) and calibers from.22 to .45ACP. I thought I had settled on two guns for carry - a Kahr P9 and a H&K P2000 w/ LEM trigger in 9mm. I have told my wife I'm through buying, other than a high-end 1911 as a retirement gift to myself when that rolls around in the next 2 - 4 years.
My problem is that I recently shot my long-neglected Sig P229 DA/SA in .40 S&W and shot it very well. I remembered why I was so taken with it initially. I can't really recall why I decided to go with the polymer guns. Anyhow - the P229 is a little thick for IWB carry, so I'm thinking I need to get a P239 in .40 S&W. There will be a price to pay if I renege on my assurances to my bride - who shoots, by the way, but thinks I've gone off the deep end.
What say you, my esteemed fellow forum members? Get the P239 and risk that I'm really just feeding an addiction and will have to eat crow with the wife (and possibly come up with some later excuse for yet another gun), or exercise restraint and make do with my current armory? Money isn't a big issue, so don't suggest I sell any of my current family members to pay for the new one....
If you shoot the P239 markedly better than the P2000, make the trade. If the difference is marginal or non-existent, I personally wouldn't bother. I'd spend the money on ammo or a good upper-level shooting course.
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Wife: "What's this new gun?"
Originally Posted by falshman70
Dude: "SIG P239"
Wife: "Thought you said you weren't getting any more guns."
Dude: "Wasn't, but guy on the internet said I should."
As if anyone here would outright tell you no.
I really like the line from the Vince Flynn books:
"Its easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission"
Dude: just tell the wife that's it's an investment. It does not depreciate like the shoes/hand bags etc. that women buy. You will always get your money back + a little bit more when you sell it. See if that reasoning flys. Good luck and may the force be with you.
Let me be the one to say don't buy another gun. Take the same amount of money and buy ammo. If you have guns that sit in the closet un-shot, you have too many guns, or you don't go shooting enough. Go to the range and shoot, shoot, shoot.
That said, I lust for a 230 with the DAK trigger. If you like the LEM trigger, and if you don't take my advice about buying ammo instead of another gun (and nobody ever takes my advice), then look for a 239/DAK.
The answer to this question is always yes if you ask me.
I'm in a one in, one out phase right now... except for my missing piece... the 1911. I just can't seem to find anything better than what I have right now... I agree with Mike. If it's better that what you have, swap it, even if it costs you a hundred... Buying a SIG for carry is NEVER a bad decision.
You said money is not an issue so it must be the decision to be a shooter vs. being a collector.
Nothing wrong with being both .
Go get it.
If Madonna and Angelina can keep gathering kids, why shouldn't you be able to keep buying guns? I agree with TOF. You're a shooter who collects. Enjoy the hobbies since you can afford them.
Originally Posted by TOF
I don't have to ask the wife permission to do anything. I can do whatever I want. Of course, sometimes I have to check with the wife to see if I want to.
I actually bought a Galco Summer Comfort IWB holster for the P229 today and am experimenting with carrying it. I snuck off to the gun shop this morning to check out the P239 while the wife was at the gym. Not as slim as I remembered, but clearly thinner than the P229. (I bought her another mag for her Beretta 92fs just to even things out.) I can wait on the P239 until a gun show next month and see if I'm still hot for it.
I do shoot a lot - 150 - 200 rounds a week at the NRA HQ range. I also just finished a tactical pistol class last month and take training periodically. I'm not trying to be a 60 yr. old pistolero, but I figure if I'm carrying I want to be confident in my skill to bring it into action and be accurate with it.
Go out and get the 239 and then go out and get a Glock to complete the collection.
Originally Posted by milquetoast
Ya just really can't have too many guns, so long as you still have room for food and water!
The answer to "Should I buy another handgun?" is always YES.
Originally Posted by SemoShooter
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