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    Glock, Beretta and Ruger

    Hello all,

    New member posting for the first time from Orlando, FL. Just started getting into guns last year and recently obtained my CCP. I will be purchasing some new guns for various purposes (carry/defense/plinking). I've shot, and want to purchase these three guns:

    Glock 19 gen 4
    Beretta PX4 Storm full (9mm)
    Ruger SR22

    If scoured over a ton of information and visited just about all the LGS to pester them with questions. Whenever I bring up these 3 guns, many LGS staff want to offer the H&K VP9 as an alternative to the G19 and they almost all want to offer multiple alternatives to the PX4 although they don't really offer reasons why. In addition to shooting the 3 guns, I have friends who own some of these and I hear nothing but praise for them. I don't profess to being well versed at all, in fact....I'm on the forum to get advice from those that are willing to share.

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    All good choices, I would think some stores push certain brands to strengthen their relationship with that manufacturer. Either way they make a sale... so that would be my only reasoning for them to persuade you to other manufacturers. Maybe they need to reduce inventory... ya never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macor64 View Post

    Glock
    Beretta
    Ruger
    Wow !
    You got some damn fine schooling behind you that's for sure.

    My preference would be

    Ruger for my revolvers
    Beretta for my semi-automatic
    And Glock if I was more skilled.

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    All three of these are solid choices. One reason the LGS could be pushing the VP9 is that it's the latest and hottest new striker fire on the market, and it's an "HK". I can vouch for it as well as the G19. Either would be an excellent choice for EDC. Not sure why they'd offer multiple choices over the Storm. It's a good gun at a decent price, but maybe they don't like it as much as other choices. Like TAP said, who knows.

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    Would love a VP9....but that one may have to wait for a bit, but it's got a nice crisp trigger.

    Thanks for the feedback.

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    You can get a standard VP9 for around $599. Look on-line, but the G19 Gen 4 comes standard with three mags and MBS for $540. Not a bad way to go.

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    You might want to consider the Ruger mark III instead of the SR22.IMHO it is the best .22 pistol out there for the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldwing View Post
    You might want to consider the Ruger mark III instead of the SR22.IMHO it is the best .22 pistol out there for the money.
    GW
    Agreed. I have one also and it's a totally solid performer. That said, had I to do it again, I probably wouldn't spend money on a 22. Reason being, over the past year or so, ammo has been very difficult to get and getting quite expensive. Although I've spent a fair amount of range time shooting a 22, I tend to want to go more for the 9mm for general shooting. Just more fun for me. Honestly, I don't get much thrill out of shooting a 22 any more. They are fine guns, just not my top choice for recreation. If you don't have much experience though, they are probably the best to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldwing View Post
    You might want to consider the Ruger mark III instead of the SR22.IMHO it is the best .22 pistol out there for the money.
    GW
    I hae a 22/45 as well as the SR22, and the SR gets about twice the shooting the 22/45 does. Just a fabulous little gun. But I do love the 22/45 as well.

    <sigh>
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    Thank for clearing that up for the OP Sail, as always, you are very decisive.
    GW

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldwing View Post
    Thank for clearing that up for the OP Sail, as always, you are very decisive.
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    What I'm saying, so GW can understand, is that I like both, but WAY prefer the SR22. OP did a good job picking that one....

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    Thanks Sail. Next time could you include some illustrations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldwing View Post
    Thanks Sail. Next time could you include some illustrations?
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    I charge for illustrations....

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    Quote Originally Posted by macor64 View Post
    I'm on the forum to get advice from those that are willing to share.
    The only person that can tell you what handgun is best for you is YOU. How it fits the hand, how well you shoot it are both much more important factors than what some counter clerk thinks is the best handgun. Hold, point, handle as many as you can and then shoot as many as you have an opportunity to before you buy them. Then go with what feels best to you. Everyone else's opinion is just, well, opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion8 View Post
    The only person that can tell you what handgun is best for you is YOU. How it fits the hand, how well you shoot it are both much more important factors than what some counter clerk thinks is the best handgun. Hold, point, handle as many as you can and then shoot as many as you have an opportunity to before you buy them. Then go with what feels best to you. Everyone else's opinion is just, well, opinion.
    Agreed. It's still nice to get some of that "tribal knowledge" that's hard to come by sometimes.
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    Of the three you mentioned, and just considering them, I would go with the gen4 Glock 19. But then this also begs the question... To what use do you intend to put these firearms? That is going to have a major input in your decision, as well it should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    <SNIP!>
    To what use do you intend to put these firearms? That is going to have a major input in your decision, as well it should.
    Agreed 100%

    Which is rare for us.
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    SailDesign:
    Surprise! We agree on something the SR 22 is an excellent pistol. I suggest you go back to using that picture next to your name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desertman View Post
    SailDesign:
    Surprise! We agree on something the SR 22 is an excellent pistol. I suggest you go back to using that picture next to your name.
    You reckon? I got accused of trying to scare folks with that.... Maybe Froggy is the better bet after all.
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    macor64:
    Don't listen to the LGS staff it's not their money that will be spent. The G19 as with all Glocks are good reliable pistols, there is a reason why most of the nations law enforcement personnel are armed with them. There are also a ton of aftermarket parts and accessories for them.
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