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PostSubject: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 19th 2012, 1:17 pm

Looking to buy a hand gun for home security. I have a 44mag but looking for something maybe smaller in a simi. I have thought about a Beretta 92. Any suggestion or thoughts?

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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 19th 2012, 1:28 pm

Glock 26.
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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 19th 2012, 1:37 pm

X2 on the Glock 26
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PostSubject: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN    July 19th 2012, 1:55 pm

Guys why the 26, Pros and cons. Is 9 mm what I want? Sure seems like a great choice but Im dumb on hand guns. I think the price on the Glock is better then the Beretta but what else?
Prob a one time buy and I want to be sure.

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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 19th 2012, 2:00 pm

I'd go with a 40cal IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 19th 2012, 2:06 pm

Small, light, standard magazine capcity is 10 but you can interchange mags with a Glock 19 and put exenteded ones in if you want. They are stupid proof as there is no safety to click on and off something you don't need in a home defense situation (this gets a lot of debate). I have done a lot of research and if I was to buy a defense gun that was small this would be it for me. If you have the chance to handle one at the store I would, also the Gen 4's have different backstraps you can switch to fit your hands giving you the grip you like.
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PostSubject: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN    July 19th 2012, 2:14 pm

@chaded wrote:
Small, light, standard magazine capcity is 10 but you can interchange mags with a Glock 19 and put exenteded ones in if you want. They are stupid proof as there is no safety to click on and off something you don't need in a home defense situation (this gets a lot of debate). I have done a lot of research and if I was to buy a defense gun that was small this would be it for me. If you have the chance to handle one at the store I would, also the Gen 4's have different backstraps you can switch to fit your hands giving you the grip you like.

chaded Thanks for the info. Your opinion is valued

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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 19th 2012, 2:26 pm

Get something that shoot the .45ACP. Slabsides and his offspring always was and always will a winner !
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PostSubject: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN    July 19th 2012, 2:41 pm

@Spitfire wrote:
Get something that shoot the .45ACP. Slabsides and his offspring always was and always will a winner !

1911 was indeed a great year for guns. This may be in the top 10 for me.
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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 19th 2012, 3:44 pm

Have you checked out the Springfield XD-S?? Small lightweight .45 cal single stack.
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PostSubject: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN    July 19th 2012, 4:55 pm

@chaded wrote:
Have you checked out the Springfield XD-S?? Small lightweight .45 cal single stack.

No but I will now

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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 19th 2012, 8:01 pm

I haven't got my hands on one yet but would like to. That's just another option if you are looking for a small semi in .45 cal. I can't imagine the 9mm not stopping a bad guy. The reason for me personally wanting a 9mm is the fact that ammo is cheaper which means I get out to the range more and getting more practice with my gun. Then I can buy some premium defense ammo that the gun likes and keep the gun loaded with that. Also, from talking with some people the .40 cal can be "snappier" which seems to bother some but not others.
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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 19th 2012, 8:11 pm

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Drummy,
At work I carry a GLOCK 23 which is a 40 cal with a 13 round mag. If I were to buy a weapon for the house I would buy a model 17 which is a 9mm with a 17 round mag. If you have a large hand you'll like this grip. I wish that this was my duty gun because of the 17 round mag and the larger grip. IMHO Exclamation

Ray........ Wink

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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 20th 2012, 9:48 am

I would go with 9mm or bigger, not a big fan of the smaller calibers. I have a Smith & Wesson M&P compact 40 S&W and I really like it. Glocks,Rugers, XD's,Beretta,Smith&Wesson, they are all good. Go with what fits/feels best in your hand.



























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PostSubject: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN    July 20th 2012, 9:52 am

Will all parts from earlier Glocks fit on the 17 Gen 4 ?

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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 20th 2012, 10:49 am

The wife has a .380 Sig that she has for at home when I'm goon, but there is nothing that compaires to the sound of an 870 chambering a round. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 20th 2012, 11:34 am

may have a s&w .40cal for you, i will have to check first and get a price.
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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 20th 2012, 1:09 pm

Them plastic guns were not made to last......And a 9mm won't stop someone unless you place your shots with surgical precision !
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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 20th 2012, 4:08 pm

Dont go smaller SW500 mag. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 20th 2012, 5:31 pm

The 9MM sure will if it's loaded with CORBON AMMO. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 21st 2012, 1:58 am

Muznut i was thinking along the lines of a .577 Howda pistol !
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PostSubject: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   July 21st 2012, 2:25 pm

Thanks all

The Glock 17 is looking good. I will let you who the winner is.

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PostSubject: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN    August 17th 2012, 3:15 pm

cheers Ordered the G19 Gen4. Pick it up Tue

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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   August 17th 2012, 5:01 pm

For ONLY home defense, I would go with a .45. I have a Springfield XD-40 for multipurpose use. I personally do not like Glocks for many reasons, but they are not a bad gun. The law enforcement around this use the Glock .40 as standard issue. I would also put my polymer frame gun against any other material guns are made of.

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PostSubject: Re: HOME DEFENSE HANDGUN   August 17th 2012, 7:54 pm

I just bought a Springfield XD-M 40 and LOVE it cheers

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