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  • Sig 226 9mm

    18 29.03%
  • Springfield XD 9

    15 24.19%
  • Berreta PX 4 9mm

    11 17.74%
  • Glock 17

    18 29.03%
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    Only the experienced or professionals should carry glocks, they have no safeties in my opinion . It is not a beginner handgun

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    Xd9

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    Quote Originally Posted by pic View Post
    Only the experienced or professionals should carry glocks, they have no safeties in my opinion . It is not a beginner handgun
    Do you feel the same about revolvers? They are fired in exactly the same manner - just draw and pull the trigger.

    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.

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    double post. my bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    Do you feel the same about revolvers? They are fired in exactly the same manner - just draw and pull the trigger.

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by pic View Post
    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
    Actually, that was a negligent discharge.

    A person who holsters any gun with his finger on the trigger is probably going to have a ND, sooner or later. The guy may be a fine instructor on 99 days out of 100, but on that day, he was an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pic View Post
    . 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
    The Glock has safeties that prevent accidental discharges. A Glock will not go off, no matter what you do to it. It will only go off if you pull the trigger. Guess what -- that's what it is designed to do, just like the pistols you already carry.


    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....

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    Off-topic, but holy crap! The dude shot himself and then tried to keep teaching the class? That's dedication.

    Back on-topic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roman4405 View Post
    Off-topic, but holy crap! The dude shot himself and then tried to keep teaching the class? That's dedication.

    Back on-topic
    Or he was embarrassed.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falchunt View Post
    I have shot all of the models that you have listed above. They are all good pistols and would take care of your needs, I am sure. I was in your situation last year, took my ccw class, and purchased my first pistol. It just so happens to be on your list. The PX4 was my choice. I carry it daily, and I love it. It is far more accurate than I am, and it is not picky at all when it comes to ammo, spits out everything I feed it. Recoil is as low as it gets with a 9mm, capacity is great with 17 round stock, and it is very comforable. Good luck with your decision and be safe!
    Ditto on this one, and unlike a previous post the PX4 is less expensive than all the other pistol's you have mentioned, you can get them all day long under 500.00. I own the PX4 compact similiar in size to the G-19 and carry it every day, we ran across a copperhead not too long ago and I blasted it twice in both DA and SA w/ a drop of a dime. Most assured it's a true compact combat pistol, but you can't go wrong with any of them, and only you can decide.

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    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 03:20 AM.

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