View Poll Results: Which would be more reliable for a weekend shooter

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  • Glock 19 or 17 9mm

    91 65.94%
  • Ruger P95 pmm

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  • Beretta Px4 Storm 9mm

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    reliable shooter

    out of the following which would u consider the most reliable for a guy who wants something to shoot once a week and has good reliablity?

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    Never handled any of those, sorry.
    My vote would be a CZ or clone like the EAA witness.
    Multi calibers, one frame.

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    The Glock and Ruger have long track records of excellent reliability. The PX4 is much newer and has a shorter record. All are perfectly adequate for a weekend range shooter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham at Galco View Post
    The Glock and Ruger have long track records of excellent reliability. The PX4 is much newer and has a shorter record. All are perfectly adequate for a weekend range shooter.
    I agree 100% with what Mike says. I have shot the the PX-4 and it is a nice gun and its well balanced. I have never shot the Glocks and Ruger but there sure is a bunch of people that own them and from what I see, and they must be happy with them. Good luck.
    Last edited by Baldy; 07-23-2007 at 11:05 PM.

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    Looks like Glock is the choice. Regardless of all the bashing, Glock's reliability is awsome!

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    Since you'd just be shooting on the weekend I'd say get the Ruger. Its about $140 less than the Beretta and Glock. Since you say you are just gonna do weekend shooting why not get the cheaper one of the bunch. Thats just my opinion though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anxiety. View Post
    Since you'd just be shooting on the weekend I'd say get the Ruger. Its about $140 less than the Beretta and Glock. Since you say you are just gonna do weekend shooting why not get the cheaper one of the bunch. Thats just my opinion though.
    In my experience, new shooters master the Glock faster than most other guns, including crunchentickers like the Ruger. 'Course, if you're only doing casual shooting, the high bore axis and grungy Ruger trigger may not bother you.
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    Your list is very limited in selections. From those, I've only shot the Glock models. Fired a round everytime I pulled the trigger. Fairly accurate and praised by many shooters. If you can get past that funky grip angle on the Glocks, they should provide the reliability you are looking for.

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    Get a Glock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlockamaniaŽ View Post
    Cute test. I'm a Glock carrier myself, but the OP asked about a reliable gun for once-a-week shooting. I question whether those tests, while dramatic, are remotely relevant to any kind of real-world pistol use. I am in a combat zone and our weapons aren't subjected to anything like that kind of abuse.

    I guess we should all drive M1 Abrams tanks to work instead of Fords and Hondas.
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    That glock abuse is freakin great, I like mine even more now.( but only with my grip angle reduction)

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    I'm not a Glock lover but I voted for it because of it's reputation. I personnally don't like the grip angle otherwise I would'nt mine owning one.
    I carry what's in my sig, same price range as most Glocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anxiety. View Post
    Since you'd just be shooting on the weekend I'd say get the Ruger. Its about $140 less than the Beretta and Glock. Since you say you are just gonna do weekend shooting why not get the cheaper one of the bunch. Thats just my opinion though.
    +1 I've been and still am a big fan of the glock but I recently got a Rugar p95dc and was shocked to find it so accurate. You can find them a lot less expensive than the others.

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    I voted Beretta. I know a lot of people like the Glocks, but I can't stand them. I'd suggest renting all three for a test and making your own decision. Just because someone else likes a particular gun, doesn't mean you will. Why get stuck with something you may not like?

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    I still think you should widen the selection. Why not an XD or a SIG of some kind. Maybe check out the Stoeger Cougar, or 24/7 or the PT92 ,both Taurus. The list goes on and on. Like everyone else will say rent what ever you can. I wish I was fortunate enough to rent guns around here.

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    I voted for the Glock. I don't own one, but no matter where I inquire, Glock is aparently the hands-down favorite. One of the local ranges has several that they use for rentals. (plus one SIG and one 1911) I figure that any gun that can hold up to the mis-use of renting has got to be reliable. The range is in a gun store, and they want to sell guns. I just wish that the rental package wasn't so expensive ($35), or I would try them all.

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    I voted Glock. I like my 1911, but you cant argue that the Glock goes bang when you pull the trigger.
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    I seem to think Glock would outlast the Beretta.

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    I personally prefer the Ruger.

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