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  1. BuzzinSATX

    BuzzinSATX Active Member

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  2. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    I have an SR9c. They aren’t anything special but mine has always functioned fine. Nothing wrong with them and nothing stands out.


    As for .40 S&W: I’ve owned 2 and now I own none. It’s not that the caliber is bad, but .45 shoots smoother. .40 runs at nearly twice the pressure of .45 which gives it a much snappier feel when firing. 9mm runs similar pressures to .40 but with lighter bullets the snap isn’t noticed. Gun weight also plays a roll and the SR series aren’t lightweights in the polymer world.

    Ammo costs aren’t much different so you won’t be saving much if anything.

    Not hating on .40 at all. But after owning 2 different pistols in the caliber I ended up selling one and getting a 9mm conversion barrel for the other before eventually selling it and now only have 9mm and .45. Only have the .45 because it’s a 1911 though. And have another in 9mm.



    TL;DR Go with .45, it shoots smoother and costs the same. Unless a few more rounds in the mag will matter to you.


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  3. Randy Smith

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    I have shot a friends Glock but it didn't fit my hand comfortably
     
  4. 45tex

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    Have had a SD40VE for some years now. 100% reliable, great grip angle, not a bad aftermarket product availability. Causes smiles on my face when I shoot it.
     
  5. Bithabus

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    Used Glock 22.
     
  6. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Yeah, I suggested that, but he since then stated that they don't fit his hand.
     
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  7. Sam7sf

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    If the Glock 22 doesn’t fit his hand right, I wonder if it’s too thick? If that’s the case the sr9 could be something he likes, or a czp07/09. All three are thinner. On my sr9e I enjoy the frame and where it puts my trigger finger. Right in that goldy locks zone.
     
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  9. BuzzinSATX

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    I really don’t get that whole “fit your hand to the gun” bit....it is way over rated. I know I’m gonna get flamed for this post, but I am way more worried about buying a good, reliable firearm that I can work on, fix as needed, get parts easily, and run inexpensively. Glock fits those priorities in spades! Maybe those are not your priorities...that’s fine.

    I’m a stocky built 5’7” guy who wears a medium glove, and my wife is 5’0, 130, with tiny hands. She wasn’t a big fan of the Glock when I bought it for her, but she learned she can rock a G19 pretty well...good enough to get a good score on her final at a Gunsite 250 class. And she hadn’t shot more that 100 rounds before we went to the class. Her secret...good instruction and practice.

    Get what you want...that’s your choice, no doubt. Glock, Ruger, Springfield Armory, S&W, etc., Regardless what you buy, you are going to have to put in the time to become proficient in it.

    In the end, I’ve seen way too many folks blame the fit of a gun for poor shooting when they simply had poor training and shooting habits to start.
     
  10. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    Maybe so.

    But the other guns you mention run just as well as a Glock and parts are available as well. So the Glock doesn’t really have an advantage.

    You can claim aftermarket parts, but if you are lightening the trigger your own logic about fit applies. You probably need to practice fundamentals.

    So why not spend money on the gun that fits your hand given equal reliability and the odds being that you will never actually need any parts aside from mags and maybe a preferred set of sights, which are available for just about any gun you choose.


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