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    Glock or Taurus?

    Iam looking to buy a 9mm and I narrowed it down to Taurus PT92 and a Glock G17.Iam not sure which one to get any comments would be appreciated!

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    The best bet would be for you to try to rent or borrow and shoot both. Determine which you like best, and make that your first purchase. I chose the PT-92, but that surely doesn't mean that a Glock isn't in my future. The hardest thing about selecting a Glock is to figure out which model best suits your situation(s).
    I need a unit for C.C. Taurus doesn't make a model that interests me so I have to look elsewhere.

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    Both are good pistols, but very different in design.

    The Taurus is a big pistol, but also a very soft-shooting one. The trigger reach is very long in double-action mode, but it IS a DA gun, which many prefer to the Glock's hybrid trigger system. The Taurus has a conventional safety lever, which gives some people peace of mind. It fits in the vast majority of Beretta holsters, so holsters are easy to find. The grip is probably the largest of any full-size 9mm, which may matter if you have small hands.

    The Glock has a lower bore axis, which means it has less muzzle flip than the Taurus (though not less recoil, since it is lighter). The Glock also has a very short and firm trigger reset, which assists with fast and accurate shooting, but some people dislike the trigger action. Holsters are super common, as are magazines and other accessories. The Glock is a little smaller and a bit easier to conceal (and I have carried both Glocks and a Beretta 92). The Glock has no conventional safety lever, and relies solely on safe gunhandling.

    My preference is the Glock, and it is also the preference of many, many knowledgeable shooters, instructors, and competitors. The same cannot be said of the Taurus, but it is certainly an adequate pistol.
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    Thanks for responses guys!Great responses btw!I think I need to go shoot each one and see what feels good to me.I have a 357 Taurus and she's been great to me, but its getting sooooo expensive to buy ammo for her when I go to the range, so I was thinking 9mm,ammo being cheapier and still have some "POP" opposed to a 22.Thanks Again!

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    Of these two choices, Glock.

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    I certainly don't have anything against Taurus, but when you consider the track record of the Glock and how easy it is to get accessories, IMO the Glock would be my first choice.

    That being said, there's nothing wrong with buying a PT92 as a range gun and then a Glock of a different class, such as a smaller Glock for concealed carry. After all, it's not possible to have too many guns.

    Before you make a final decision, you might look at the Walther P99 as well, if you haven't done so already.

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    I would say to try as many different models as you can. Don't limit yourself to those two....unless you have already checked out a dozen or so models and have eliminated them from your possible choices. Taurus has gotten better over the years and I am sure they make an acceptable pistol.... but to answer your question... I would go with Glock.

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