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Quality 9mm/.40 Pistols

Postby swiftb1983 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:02 am

I am looking for a good pistol primarily as a home defense gun. Whatever I end up with it will see a good bit of range time as well since I just plain out like to shoot as well. I have a preference for a gun that is available in either 9mm/.40 so that I can shoot it in both and see which I prefer. The one hang up I seem to be having is finding a good pistol that has manual release safety. I have to have this because I am going to start teaching my 4 year old about guns and want her to have an easy visual for a safety. No I am not going to have her be shooting it anytime soon, but want to educate her about guns long before she actually fires one. Right now my leading choice is a USP 9mm. The other catch is I need it to be 50 state legal as I am in the US Navy and could end up anywhere. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Postby JustBen » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:40 am

Glock is out. S&W M&P or Springfield XD are good quality guns you might want to check out. I personally shoot the .40 but would highly recommend staying with the 9mm. Todays defensive ammo is fine in 9mm. I also own a FNP-40 which is a large gun but has a DA/SA hammer and manual safety. It is a good range and home defense gun but will not work for concealed carry. The other two I mentioned will work for concealed carry and home/car defense.

Best of luck.
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Postby Will_Carry » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:15 pm

CZ makes some really good pistols that might fit the bill. I'm thinking about trading my Glock 36 for a CZ-75B. FN is also a good pistol. My XD-45 has a manual safety and a grip safety. You'll have to get the California version with ten round mags.

Good luck. The state California has determined that 11 rounds is too dangerous but ten is OK.
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Postby swiftb1983 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:38 am

Thanks for the tips. I'm not worried about conceled carry and actually prefer a full frame. I had forgotten about CZ so I will make sure I look at them.
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Postby razr » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:58 pm

Glock! Theres plenty of time to educate her on the safety issue unless you want her to start shooting at age 5.
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Postby robalan » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:19 pm

They are all safe when unloaded.
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Postby Gloc9mm » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:54 pm

Will, Are you seriously thinking of dumping a Glock for CZ???

Not that it isn't a good Gun, But a Glock you can always depend on!
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Postby tigwelder56 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:41 pm

Don't buy anything until you can get one in your hand. I was interested in a CZ 9 awhile back because they are a decent pistol. What stopped me was the trigger reach. I don't know what they were thinking when they designed that, but it's quite a reach, even for my mid size paws.
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Postby razr » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:51 pm

Czs are good guns but if it doesn't fit you try something else.
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Postby agonist » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:29 pm

Smith M&P. It's available w/ a safety. Awesome pistol.
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