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    This forum was very instumental in my research when I was deciding on a gun. I was thankful to find you guys and read about everyone's real world experiences. I'd say that it was the owner at the gun store that convinced me to go with 9mm, double action first shot and a decocker for my first gun. I think his primary concerns were me not shooting myself and being able to afford lots of practice.

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    Hey guys - adding my .02 - I recently got a Beretta 92FS from Buds Gun Shop online for less than $500. I frequently suffer from Buyers Remorse - everything from my donut for breakfast to my car, but not this time! I have not felt an ounce of regret and love that piece of iron now as much as the days I spent drooling over it online!

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    You may well find out, once you fire other handguns, that the SiGPro has one of THE best triggers out there. Shoot with friends and try theirs, rent guns at a range (if available where you are at) and try then as well. As much as I love my P228, my SP has a better trigger. It is as I've read elsewhere one of the most underrated triggers available in handguns these days and after finally putting live rounds through mine I can agree.

    Happy to read you had a pleasurable experience in all your seasoning After owning many and selling the ones that didn't work BEST for me, I'm down with SiG's (check my signature and pic threads). I do still try others as well as other calibers when the opportunity presents, but I am pretty picky on what I spend my money on. Fit and feel are foremost. Keep on keepin' on and give us another range report from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard1987 View Post
    The German Army took over half of Europe shooting 9mm so don't tell me that it's for wimps.
    The Germans conquered Europe with 88mm artillery, Panther tanks, and Stuka dive bombers. The main use of the 9mm, whether in pistols or machine pistols, was executing civilians.

    But I agree with your other points. Keep up the good work.

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    i love my 9mm (Glock 19), i started off like you only a lot smaller round, i started off buying a walther p22 (.22 cal) and learned on that, from basic upkeep to safe handling, and good shooting practices, then i made the mistake of buying a .45 cal and just wasnt ready for it so i went to the 9mm and i love it!!! but i think my next gun will be a 10mm

    have fun with ur new sig, they are great firearms, and the best thing to know about firearms is "take care of them and they will take care of you"

    knox

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    Quote Originally Posted by Growler67 View Post
    You may well find out, once you fire other handguns, that the SiGPro has one of THE best triggers out there. Shoot with friends and try theirs, rent guns at a range (if available where you are at) and try then as well. As much as I love my P228, my SP has a better trigger. It is as I've read elsewhere one of the most underrated triggers available in handguns these days and after finally putting live rounds through mine I can agree.

    Happy to read you had a pleasurable experience in all your seasoning After owning many and selling the ones that didn't work BEST for me, I'm down with SiG's (check my signature and pic threads). I do still try others as well as other calibers when the opportunity presents, but I am pretty picky on what I spend my money on. Fit and feel are foremost. Keep on keepin' on and give us another range report from time to time.

    +1 on the SP trigger. I was in a gun store yesterday looking at a used Walther P99 and saw an SP2009 sitting next to it for nearly $200 less in similar condition. Dry fired it a few times and was really impressed with its trigger.

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    the 1911 is becoming less and less popular. It seems things like Sig, walther, glock and HK being the new buzz on the block. 9mm is very popular for these high quality arms.

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    Now I have several 1911's and still carry them. There's a lot to be said for many of the modern designs but a good 1911 is just a thing of beauty and will perform great I got a Mark III Ruger for my boy mainly because it is like shooting a 22 cal 1911..heh

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    I've been waving back and forth on this topic.... I want to make a 9mm my first purchase but I have others telling me to go 40. caliber....

    You guys are all making great points.....

    But I think for all the reasons pointed out I will go with the 9mm .... I'm leaning towards a Sig226 as my first pistol but that is till up in the air...

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkypunk97 View Post
    But I think for all the reasons pointed out I will go with the 9mm .... I'm leaning towards a Sig226 as my first pistol but that is till up in the air...
    A good quality 9mm, like the Sig226, will handle +P 9mm just fine, and with quality self-defense ammo, that's a good 'stopper,' if you can hit where you aim.

    You can practice with lighter loaded FMJ's that are much cheaper and more pleasant to shoot, and you will practice more, enjoy it more, and likely become a better shooter, as a result.


    Just my opinion.

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