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Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Higgins909, Sep 8, 2017.
And post pictures so we can see it.
Handguns are a strictly personal thing, fit, grip angel,reliability, so head to a range with rentals, narrow your list then match with your budget. I like my Glocks but not everyone does, I own the 26 and 19
Never seen a Glock 17 ?
one thing about academy is they use trigger locks. A big part of handling a gun is to feel the trigger
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I sold my glocks after shooting the Beretta PX4 for the first time. I have three of them now. Fantastic pistols in my opinion when you are ready for another.
What triggers do you have/prefer?
I've got a 45 model with D trigger
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The most important thing is to find something that feels good to you. Each person is different, and each handgun fits a person differently. Secondly find a pistol that is reliable. You want to make sure it goes "boom" when you need it.
A nice trigger and fancy sights are an asset when you are at the range trying to make small holes in paper. At night, when some nutcase is walking around in your home; it is a much less important issue. If a pistol fits your hand correctly, you will find it will be everything you need it to be. At close range most of the self defense ammo available today is more that adequate. I love my 1911A1 45 ACPs, but I carry a 9mm Glock 19.
A friend of mine is a retired Fort Worth police detective. During his years at Fort Worth, he was involved in two active shooter instances. When I ask him what it was like, he tells me he really can't remember most of the details. He said he was fixated on the muzzle of the other guys pistol. He said it looked like a cannon pointed at him. He said he doesn't remember getting a sight picture or squeezing his trigger. Each time he fired multiple rounds, but he couldn't tell the investigators how many he had fired. He said when a person is put in that kind of situation, the body goes into automatic self defense mode. Training and being familiar with your pistol is critical to your well being. It also lessens the chance that some innocent bystander will be hit in the exchange of gun fire. You may be justified to use deadly force on a perp, but there is no protection under the law for shooting an innocent bystander. If I ever use my carry weapon, it will be as a last resort.
Agreed! Do I want to use my handgun? Yes, I hate targets without holes that much. Although I train for it, I hope I never have the opportunity to use my gun against another human.
I have a Wilson 12# on one of my compacts and the D in the fullsize and second compact.
Go to some ranges that rent and try them out.
Find what you like and shoot the heck out of it.
I’d recommend a .22 for that reason.