Of those 4, the USP, but I much prefer a Sig.
I would choose the XD. But I'd have to go with a .45 acp. I like the Berretta. But I'm a power over capacity guy.
I am not familiar with the HK or the DE.
I don't like any of the choices.
I think there are better choices out there than these
HK usp all the way for me!
Out of that list the only one I have shot is the baby desert eagle and the Beretta. I'd have to g with the baby desert eagle
To me it depends on caliber. in a 9mm I prefer a Glock 17/19/26. In a .40 a HK or Sig. The poll has different calibers so I'd have to go with the Beretta in 9mm and the USP in .40 but I prefer the P2000, P226 & p229
Of the 4 listed I would have to choose the XD40 because of the reliability and accuracy of my XD45. The 40, though not my favorite caliber, would put me closer to my beloved 45acp.
If I had to choose one of those it would be the H&K but none are my preferred choice.
H&K, if I could afford it.
Sorry, but my reaction is none of the above. Plenty of others that I would pick before any on the list above. Thank God we all have a choice in this country.
XD40. Because I have one. I'd don't have a problem with the 40cal. I have never had a bot, bounced off target. It punches paper real good.
None of the above. My carry tools are a Colt Officers, Para LTC. I recently bought a Browning Pro 40 that carries well but I've not shot it enough to want to put it in my rotation. I use a 40VE Sigma as my truck gun.
I voted for the HK, but I don't really know why. I haven't shot any of these specific guns, so preference for me is only guess work. Based on reputations of these guns, I'd probably trust the one that I was given opportunity to practice with.
Have shot the HK, 92 and XD. I think the XD is the best all around choice, especially is price is factored into the equation. I love my XD 40 tactical. It is my favorite pistol by far. The only thing that shoots better in my collection is my S&W model 19.
S&W Sigma 40
Sig 229 40
Ruger SP 101
Kel Tec 380
M9 for me..
I'd go with the XD but I don't care for 40 cal. I do however love all three of my XDs in 45. Never used a HK but I hear their awsome.
i did not vote because i would not trust my life on those guns
This is a hard question to answer as all are good guns. I am more familiar with Beretta, but S'field is a well known, well made gun also. I chose the XD, but for a gun that I would lay my life on it has to be my Tressitu TZ99, which is patterned after but improved upon, the Sig 228.
what's wrong with 40 cal?
More stopping power right? Or do you guys not like the droopier balistic profile?
I think this may be the start of another poll topic though...
Many of thousands of rounds later I've come to a couple of conclusions.
1. my Kimber Ultra Carry II is by far my most accurate pistol I own.
2. Should I need to use my pistol for self defense I plan to shoot the assailant not shoot at them. So I really don't need enough rounds to carry on a fire fight.
3. If you really need to resort to a pistol for self defense it's really unlikey you'll need a bullet hose to lay down suppresive fire with. Cops who chase criminal need larger capacity weapons. Those interested in self defense don't necessarily IMHO. To me accuracy, ease of carry (something I'll actually have if I need it) , ease of presentation, and confidence in function (not just will it go bang, but am I confident enough to carry in the ready).
Of those on your list I've only shot the XD. To me the slide and frame were a bit wide. I'd be hesitant to carry it concealed. I know the 1911 is not on your list but you will see it often because IMHO it meets the criteria in point 3.