I have been looking at buying my first handgun for about a year now. I had pretty well made my mind up that I wanted a Ruger P345, and I had a seller in hand. A local law enforcement friend really tried to talk me out of it, Citing horrible customer support and reliability problems with this model. He referred me to the ever powerful glock, xd, and hk. To be honest, I agree that all of these arms are good, reliable pieces. None of these suggestions fealt as good in my hands as the ruger. Recently I have been looking at the Beretta PX4 in 9mm. It looks very similar as far as styling to the p345. I have not had the chance to hold one but I have done some research. If I do not go with the ruger, this looks like a good option. I have seen a few other posts on here talking about exactly what i was concerned about. There is not much dirt on this PX4. The few gripes that I have found are minute and nit picky. Do any of you have personal experience with these models? Any input would be greatly appreciated. !!! Thanks in advance
It sounds like ergonomics is a high priority for you, and to be perfectly honest I'm glad to hear it. If a glock/hk/xd just doesn't feel right in the hand and you've decided to avoid them, then you're doing better than most newcomers to this site.
Originally Posted by falchunt
Some of the more comfortable handguns I am aware of are:
-CZ 75 variants
-Beretta PX4 (as you've mentioned)
-Beretta/Stoeger Cougar (same gun really)
Typically, CZs are a far cry above the rest in ergonomics, but you may find some of the above comfortable as well.
Thanks for the reply, and I'm glad that you understand my important need for handling, if you will. I have been around firearms my whole life and have fired plenty of different makes and models, and that is one thing that I have found to be consistent with all of them. If you aren't comfortable, you probably won't be very accurate. I have not handled the PX4 as stated before, but ascetically, it appears to be the style of pistol that I have traditionally liked. If both of the pistols that I have stated above feel good to me, which one do you feel is the more reliable, better pistol?
Honestly I couldn't comment as I have never handled the P345. The PX4 sure felt nice though
I am hoping it does. I am kind of leaning towards the 9mm being that .45 ammo costs more than a car these days.
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