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    New here, with a question.

    Hello everybody. I am working on selling my little AMT.380 and want to get a new gun to carry concealed. From personal experiance I would like either a Glock 33 or a Sig 239, both chambered in .357 SIG. My father carried a Sig 220 as a police officer for over 10 years and thinks I should go with the 239. I have a couple buddys who carry the Glock 33. I am confortable with both... What would your guys opinion be on the 2?

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    Sorry but am not familar with either one. I carry a G23.

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    I think that is a hot round to come out of a small Sig 239. In the higher up Glock model #'s, I can't remember the size of that particular Glock (full size, med or subcompact). But, I think that when U shoot that particular round, the larger the gun the better.

    I've seen some comments from people who get 357 sig barrels for their 40 cal, and many seem surprised at the recoil. I think if U jump from a 380 to that, it may be too much.
    Last edited by Shipwreck; 01-03-2007 at 04:21 PM.

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    IMHO, rent one, shoot it, and compare it to other guns you are interested in before buying.

    I wouldn't recommend buying a gun that I plan to carry or use with any frequency (for target practice) with only the opinion of others as the basis of my purchase.

    (did that sentence make any sense?)

    Anyway, the point is, you will want to test fire several guns before landing on your purchase.

    Test firing is half the fun of buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Man View Post
    IMHO, rent one, shoot it, and compare it to other guns you are interested in before buying.

    I wouldn't recommend buying a gun that I plan to carry or use with any frequency (for target practice) with only the opinion of others as the basis of my purchase.

    (did that sentence make any sense?)

    Anyway, the point is, you will want to test fire several guns before landing on your purchase.

    Test firing is half the fun of buying.

    WM
    Well said... +1

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    welcome .....

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    Yeah that would be a good idea. I think I kinda found what I was looking for. My dad brought it up to me, "Exploding Glocks," he was searching google and found a few links to pages talking about glocks blowing the bottom end completely out. Something that had to do with not enough support and to thin of a barrel. Looked like it was mainly only common with hand loads and cheaper rounds, my problem. If I were to get a .357 sig, I plan to reload my "target" rounds. I dont know the truth behind that, I just would hate for that to happen, especially something I couldnt tell by just renting and test firing. I have yet to shoot the sig, but I think I will run to Scottsdale Gun Club and see about doing that.

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    Heres a link my dad emailed to me.

    http://www.frontsight.com/SafetyRepo...howSingle&ID=5

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