Sig 226 9mm
Springfield XD 9
Berreta PX 4 9mm
Only the experienced or professionals should carry glocks, they have no safeties in my opinion . It is not a beginner handgun
Anyone who points a gun at someone negligently, or puts their finger inside the trigger guard when not pointed in the direction they intend to shoot, will be just as dangerous with a flip safety. Those two rules, alone, will prevent injury to another person, or oneself, and anyone I teach to use a gun will have that down pat before I ever let them touch a live round.
I do not feel the same about the revovler I actually believe the revolver is one of the safer and more reliable of the two.
I have always carried a revolver, They are fired in the same manner I agree, but the physical mechanics are very different. Revolvers have exposed hammers, trigger pull is double action on the revolvers verses more of a single action type pull with a glock. I personally have always carried a revolver and a colt gov. cocked and locked ,now I carry a glock. I personally feel the glock is the least safest in regards to an accidental discharge. check out the youtube video of the instructor shhoting himself with a glock in front of a class room http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSbOMzzXamY
Bisley is 100% correct. There is a huge difference between an accidental discharge, and pulling the trigger and having the gun discharge like it should. Branding a gun in response to human error is kinda like blaming the gun itself when a person commits a crime. It makes no sense....
Off-topic, but holy crap! The dude shot himself and then tried to keep teaching the class? That's dedication.
Personally I have shot and loved both the sig 226 and the beretta px4, they feel great in your hand.
The glock 17 is reliable but I prefer the glock 19 over it for some reason. The springfield is a decent gun and although I shoot well with it I am not a fan of the trigger.
Personally I am a Sig fanboi but the 3 above guns I have experienced and liked. Its really up to user preference. You need to handle these guns even if you don't shoot them before making this decision. Get the one that feels right in your hand. All of these guns are reliable so thats not an issue, get the one you are comfortable with because no matter how good a gun is you will only shoot well with it if you are comfortable with it.
I like them all, it will be a hard decision for sure, you have DA/SA's and Striker fired, that in and of itself should be a determining factor as well.
Last edited by denner; 05-22-2012 at 04:20 AM.