I would have to agree!
Hey guys, just need some recommendations on my next purchase. I already own a beretta px4 storm (full size in the 9mm selection), im considering a glock 19 or glock 22?
Or should I get a shotgun, or AR?
I'm leaning towards the shotgun or glock 22? I have a 9mm, why get another (g19)?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I would have to agree!
Get a Glock 22. Great pistol! 40cal is likewise a great round.
To be quite honest with you, I truly don't know, but I do believe you are fairly new to firearms and the PX4 was your first purchase? Do you honestly believe you need another firearm for self defense/ home protection?
get yourself a double-barreled shotgun. Joe O'Biden says it's the best home defense choice.
Get a shotgun. The 12-gauge combat shotgun has been called the most effective anti-personnel firearm invented. The saturation effect of buckshot and, at close range, birdshot is simply devastating.
How well have you mastered your PX4?
I keep my Beretta 92 on my night table. Within easy reach. Trijicon factory installed night sights. Bought new in 1992.
Between the table and my bed is my Mossberg 500 "cheap self-defense" shotgun. All black and plastic. 20 in. barrel. 7+1 00 buck.
It stands vertically inside the original cardboard box. The box "flap" is partially open. Out of sight, but easily reached. I have no
children, so this is OK by me.
There are plenty of self-defense shotguns available. I selected my 12 gauge pump from Mossberg for two reasons. The 20 in.
barrel over the 18 in. gets me more rounds. The reason for the Mossberg over the much-loved Rem. 870 is simple. The
Mossberg has its safety mounted on the top of the comb, behind the the receiver. This is TOTALLY intiutive. Want to fire ?
Push the safety forward with your thumb. No fumbling with "cross-bolt" safeties by the trigger guard.
If you get a shotgun, buy a box (25) of cheap plain 'ol birdshot "target stuff". Get some cardbox boxes and some place to shoot.
Shoot boxes at 5 yards, 10 yards, 20 yards, and 40 yards, if you have the room. Now you will have learned two VERY
First, a twelve gauge shotgun kicks like hell (and you probably won't be considering a "pistol grip" instead of the full length stock).
A pump shotgun can pour out rounds like crazy. But if you can't control the recoil, it won't be doing anything but putting a lot
of holes in your drywall.
Second, a shotgun IS NOT a scattergun at inside your house distances. Not even with the "self-defense cylinder barrel" which
has no choke. If you are going to have to use it inside your house, you are going to HAVE to aim the thing. And yes, if you
hit anything, it is going down.
As always, YMMV.
XDm 9mm 5.25 on the nightstand. XDs .45 for carry and a Remmy 870 Tactical 6 + 1 by the bed.
You may consider an AR or AK for those ultimate lawless moments such as the LA Riots, LA Earth Quakes(which I believe you folks are due for some richter scale shakers) Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Andrew (I lived through that one) "I didn't see a cop, national guard, nothing for 2 weeks and some neighborhoods in Homestead, Florida City were on their own w/ no electricity for months guarding off looters.") tsunami's, mass electrical grid failures or whatever else nature has in store to allow the lawless opportunist, rapist, murderers, pillagers' and plunderers out and about, just sayin. Been there done that. No electricity is the real kicker, makes it real dark at night.
Yeah I agree that the AR's if stuff really hits the fan....
If for some reason, thinks go "cray cray".
I will say what Steve says. Beware of the man with one gun, for he knows how to use it.
Yes I only have a px4 and I'd say I've mastered it. Probably put about 1K rounds through it and I must say my shot is pretty darn good.
Shooting is a perishable skill... it's never truely mastered.
Even the best in the world train constantly to remain proficient.
I got my Italian 92 Centurion in Michigan, and I thought that "factory installed" Trijicons were pretty rare. Maybe not ?
My 92 knows it is an old and valued friend, and that I overlook its very evident holster wear on the sharp surfaces.
Sorta like my girlfriend knows she is a valued friend, and I overlook some of the very evident wear on some of her soft surfaces.
Check out the Hi-Point carbine, takes handguns cartridges in 9mm, .45, and .40.