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Old June 12, 2012, 08:43 PM   #26
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ScotchMan, you raised a thought to mind. Is a conversion kit a "compromise"? Like I said, I was thinking a kit was better than two guns, as I would be using the "same"gun all the time (although I find I'm paying a premium when I thought it would be less).

Yes, I am leaning away from the PX4 and more to the 92.

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That's a good point. If your purpose is inexpensive practice, I can see the reasoning. Personally, I think dry fire practice is probably about as useful as practice with a .22 kit installed. You can work on 90% of the skills with dry fire. The remaining things have to do with recoil management which you're not getting with .22 anyway. This is just my opinion and how I would approach it.

I also think that as long as the .22 has a similar manual of arms, skill with a separate gun with a similar feel would transfer nicely to whatever carry gun you decided on. But I certainly see both sides.
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Old June 12, 2012, 08:56 PM   #27
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ScotchMan, your points on practice are well received. Thank you.

Perhaps the attraction of a kit comes from my shotgun experience. While I have been away from rifle and pistol for MANY years, I have shot shotgun for that many years. With my old trusty Browning Light 12, I have multiple barrels and each has a purpose. One gun, multiple uses. That philosophy doesn't necessarily transfer to pistols.

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Old June 12, 2012, 09:07 PM   #28
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Beretta PX-4 vs. 92

I have both the PX-4 and the 92 and choosing between the two is like deciding which you like better your left or right eye, or left or right foot. It's not a pleasant choice.

Since you mentioned at the top of the posting that you want both a .22 and 9mm I think you should consider the Sig P250. I don't have one, but I know it is a highly modular gun that allows for easy caliber conversion and I think it's priced very competitively. May even be cheaper than a Beretta.

I know it can change from 9mm to .40 and .45. I don't know if it can go to .22 but you may want to look into it.

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Old June 12, 2012, 09:46 PM   #29
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Thank you Eppie. I'll look into it.

But just so I keep the post on track - I'm looking at .40 or .45 to .22. I personally have little interest in 9mm, except that it might be an option instead of .22. 9mm is cheap. Not as cheap as .22, but cheaper than .45.

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Old June 12, 2012, 09:55 PM   #30
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If you're willing to consider a 9mm instead of a .22 then I think the Sig P250 is your gun. They make them in full size frames as well as compact one.
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Old June 13, 2012, 04:57 AM   #31
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I have the Px4 sc 9mm and I would really like this gun, but out of the box he sights were off about four inches left at ten yards. For a Beretta I expected more. Eventually I'll get the sights adjusted and may carry it, but until then it doesn't even go to the range with me.
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Old June 15, 2012, 12:34 PM   #32
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I had a P250 with 40S&W and 357Sig bbls. It is a DAO handgun. I liked the way it felt in my hand but just couldn't get used to the loooong DAO pull. I just purchased a PX4 SC in 9mm, this is a very well made gun. I also like to practice with a S&W model 22A 22lr semi-auto pistol. I have learned that practicing with the 22A easily translates to my other handguns. I do dry fire with all of them including my long guns. Get the PX4 and you can't go wrong.
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