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    • Glock 19

      25 41.67%
    • Smith & Wesson M&P9

      12 20.00%
    • Ruger SR9

      3 5.00%
    • Springfield XD9

      20 33.33%
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      Help me get off the pot. . .

      I have narrowed my search down to either a Glock 19, Springfield XD9, Smith & Wesson M&P9 or Ruger SR9. I have shot all of them and think they all have their pluses and minuses.

      The gun would be used for mostly range shooting and home defense. I would like to get involved in some USPSA shooting in the future.

      If you had to choose one and be done with it what would it be?

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      Why would you want a single stack SR9, if you're only going to use it for range use and home defense?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Alaskan_Viking View Post
      Why would you want a single stack SR9, if you're only going to use it for range use and home defense?
      Uhhhh, the SR9 holds 18 rounds. Just don't drop it, or you'll be holding one of them in your leg.

      I prefer the Glock for the low bore axis and short/firm trigger reset. Both make fast shooting easier. Also, accessories are much more widely available for Glocks than any of the other guns. The XD is gaining in this regard, though.
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      I got both the MP & Glock 19 and I like the the Glock better for carry as it is lighter and the MP for home defense & range. Both are very accurate with in 30ft. Weight makes a difference to an oldman as we are carrying enough already.

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      I vote G19, because if it fits you hand, there is no other gun on the market right now that fits the niche that the G19 fills (perfect for CCW, Range, HD).

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      Quote Originally Posted by Naterstein View Post
      I vote G19, because if it fits you hand, there is no other gun on the market right now that fits the niche that the G19 fills (perfect for CCW, Range, HD).

      Several others do a good job of filling those needs and the Glock 19 is among the better ones.


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      Glock 19

      Are you aware of the SR9 recall? You might want to consider that in your decision.

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      I prefer the XD. You'll probably find a cheap trigger job will vastly improve the trigger. I bought the Powder River Precision kit for $50, which pretty much eliminated the pre/overtravel, which in turn made the reset much better.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Joeywhat View Post
      You'll probably find a cheap trigger job will vastly improve the trigger.
      Cheap trigger jobs seldom do much good in terms of reliability, however.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
      Cheap trigger jobs seldom do much good in terms of reliability, however.
      I guess...haven't heard of anyone with problems on the XD forum, though.

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      Never been on the XD forum, so this is just a general observation, but very few shooters really run their guns hard and hot enough to get a good idea of reliability. Most any gun this side of a Charter Arms or Hi-Point will digest the 50-100 rounds a week most shooters fire in casual, sedate range settings. It's only when they get out and start shooting competition or taking upper-level courses that their guns start to break.

      Replacement trigger parts are well known for causing malfunctions in 1911s, Glocks, ARs, S&W revolvers and other guns. But perhaps for some reason it isn't true with the Croatian Sensation.
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      Well, since I'll (hopefully) start doing IDPA pretty soon, we'll find out. I also try to run 200 rounds/week through it...if it breaks, oh well. I don't carry it right now anyways.

      FWIW the "kit" is a different safety lever.

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      I voted XD for my own personal preferences.

      That said, for USPSA, the XD is Single Action Only, and I don't think legal in "Production" class, but can be used in "Limited" class...

      If yo're going to do a lot of USPSA, check your classes. If your going to USPSA for fun, who cares, take your personal favorite, and shoot as well as you can!

      JW

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      I would go G19 (well, I already did go G19) or XD9. I have an XD45 and it's a great gun. I went with the Glock simply because I was in a Glock mood at the time. No regrets, though.

      THe M&P never really fit me, but that's just me. I held an SR9 at a show once and it seemed/ felt really cheaply made. And, especially with the recall I wouldn't buy one.

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      i read the recal notice and emailed ruger
      they are going to be retrofitting the customers guns for a long long time
      it will be a while before they get back on the market according to what i was told

      speaking of trigger jobs - regarding the 3.5 lb glock trigger job for about $20 - isn't it reliable?

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      Glock recommends the 3.5 for competition only, not defense/service.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Spartan View Post
      I went with the Glock simply because I was in a Glock mood at the time.
      I like that, kind of like choosing bacon or sausage for breakfast.

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      1-Glock 19
      2-XD9
      3-MP9
      4-SR9

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      I really can't answer this poll, but I would choose anything over a Glock.

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      Why would anyone choose anything but Glock? G19

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