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View Poll Results: First gun, edc carry
Glock 17 4th gen 23 27.06%
Sig Sauer SP2022 9mm 14 16.47%
H&K P30 9mm 25 29.41%
H&K USP Tactical .45 Auto 23 27.06%
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Old October 17, 2010, 11:33 AM   #1
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Which gun will be the best choice?

Hey guys, i have a dilemma.
4 guns at the same price and still i can't decide which to get. Could you help me a bit? Which is the best choice for a first weapon as edc ? Much appreciated

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Old October 17, 2010, 11:41 AM   #2
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Those guns are all the same price? What gun store are you shopping at and what is that price?
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Old October 17, 2010, 11:58 AM   #3
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Try them on for size. If you can find a place that rents them, do so.
If this is your first handgun then perhaps you might want to take some basic classes before buying.

Of the four, my preference would be the Sig.
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Old October 17, 2010, 12:07 PM   #4
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changed my mind..
I think the OP should get a nickel-plated .25ACP Raven, Bryco, Jennings, Phoenix, OR a Taurus or Rossi .22 snubnose revolver for easy concealability, general awesomeness & cool-factor
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Old October 17, 2010, 12:14 PM   #5
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I think he's playing "Let's make believe ".


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Old October 17, 2010, 12:16 PM   #6
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Sefner , the USP TACTICAL is $930
Sigpro $720
HK P30 $860
Glock 17 4th gen $860

I live overseas
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Old October 17, 2010, 12:18 PM   #7
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for a first hand hand gun the biggest I would go is 9mm.
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Old October 17, 2010, 12:19 PM   #8
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Glock is the easiest piece to learn and shoot - for a first time buyer. 9x19mm is the most plentiful and least expensive for practice. Although I personally like the SIG - I'd advise a novice to buy the Glock - from the choices listed.
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Old October 17, 2010, 12:25 PM   #9
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Nowhere Man say what ?
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Old October 17, 2010, 12:28 PM   #10
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I shot the glock, the sigpro and the hk, theyr all nice

I just heard very disturbing things about the glock and the sigpro and now i will just keep reading this thread. Just want to see what everyone thinks
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Old October 17, 2010, 12:55 PM   #11
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Glocks just plain get the job done. The HK would be tempting. Here in the US the Glock would not only be much cheaper than HK, but so would mags, and ammo.
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Old October 17, 2010, 01:06 PM   #12
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Didn't I read that the Gen 4's were less than perfect?

Regardless of that... I would buy the HK or Sig over a Glock... in fact I will never buy another Glock... I tried it... sold it... and never regretted it.
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Old October 17, 2010, 01:17 PM   #13
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Eurotrade, don't know where you're located overseas, but I see 4th gen Glock 17's here in the US for $500 to $600. I haven't checked the others, but you might want to shop around.
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Old October 17, 2010, 02:12 PM   #14
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winkytink, i know i know, but i don't know if this could happen. It will be difficult. I asked a friend of mine about that
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Old October 17, 2010, 02:27 PM   #15
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HKFan9 Whats up about the glock?
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Old October 17, 2010, 02:29 PM   #16
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None of the above
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Old October 17, 2010, 02:35 PM   #17
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Glenn Dee And why is that?
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Old October 17, 2010, 03:52 PM   #18
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Glock is mostly hype IMO. I work in a gun store and I see them come back as much as any other reliable brand. They DO do what they are asked, and do it at an affordable price (hence the reason police DO use them, not because they are PERFECTION or magical).

Everyone because of my screen name is going to say I am brand loyal, but I can tell you at the moment the only HK I still have is a shotgun (Fabarms made) but am currently looking for a nice p7.

I feel if you were going to be spending the same I would go with HK because it has much better fit and finish usually, the grip is more comfortable, I think the made release located on the trigger guard is ideal.

The HK's fit feel and function great for me. I HAD a Glock 17 who had its fair share of FTE and FTF's with FMJ's and never fit my hand extremely well.

That all being said those are MY reasons for ME not ever buying another Glock....YOU need to find out which feels, functions, and fits best for YOU.

As to the Gen 4's I keep hearing buyer beware of problems.
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Old October 17, 2010, 04:25 PM   #19
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Hey Euro

Well The question was for E/D carry. I'm thinking for concieled carry.
Any of these guns would be great for open, or duty carry.

The Glock 17 is fine, but it's a duty sized gun. If I were to choose a glock it would be the Glock 19. The Glock 19 is IMO great for duty, and concieled work.

My buddy has the H&K tactical .45 It's HUGE! Carrying it would be a chore.

The Sig Pro 2022 might be a good choice... again not mine.

The P-30 is also a good choice... just not for me.

All of these firearms are service sized guns. If your working in the police. military, or security field... Great service guns.

Why dont you elaborate a little more on your needs, or why your carrying.
Have you considered any other guns like the S&W M&P? The Walther? Styer?


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Old October 17, 2010, 05:36 PM   #20
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I think the SigPro suits me best, i like the handle, i like the gun, its acurate, but i've read after a few k's of bullets, it starts to double feed and the barrel gets peeled. Dunno if thats true, you tell me? Never held a P30 tho

BTW the USP 9mm is the best gun from all these IMHO but it costs about $1250. Im sure you can get 2 pieces for that price over there...

I dont like the compact guns, there are some other nice models but theyr hard to find. As i said, i dont live in the us.

XD and S&W :barf: thanks but no thanks

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Old October 17, 2010, 05:58 PM   #21
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They are all too big for ccw IMHO. Deal a new hand. If your going Glock stick with the Gen 3 until they get the kinks worked out.

Why don't you look at the G26.
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Old October 17, 2010, 06:05 PM   #22
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Don't really like small guns, G26 is way too small, may be a G19 would fit my hand well

About the 3rd gen that makes sense. Its $100 cheaper btw, but the feel when holding it is more like holding a cactus. May be i will get use to it with the time?

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Old October 17, 2010, 06:25 PM   #23
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I can tell that, the scales are between the G17 (3rd/4th gen) or the SigPro. Cant decide yet
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Old October 17, 2010, 06:57 PM   #24
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ok price shouldnt be the biggest factor. how it fits your hand is the biggest factor to me. next is can you shoot them? i like to go out and find a gun i can shoot to see if it works for me(fit,recoil,etc) before i buy also.

just some things to think about. good luck w/ your purchase
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Old October 17, 2010, 07:14 PM   #25
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Whichever one is lightest and most comfortable for you to carry.

A .22 in the hand beats 2 .45s that you left at home because it was just too much of a PITA to carry around.

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