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Vin496
08-11-2009, 3:46 PM
I was never a big 9mm fan, but do to so much ranting on the net about them I have bought few in the last year plus. Well it hits me the other day that for me the G19 is the perfect hi cap 9mm. I have some Sigs and a HKP30, but to be honest I find the G19 just right for what I want a 9mm for. I have tried the P250/XDM stuff and have no desire for them.

Would it be wrong to get rid of my other 9mm guns? I think I could be happy with the G19 and my P7M8.

civilsnake
08-11-2009, 4:08 PM
I was never a big 9mm fan, but do to so much ranting on the net about them I have bought few in the last year plus. Well it hits me the other day that for me the G19 is the perfect hi cap 9mm. I have some Sigs and a HKP30, but to be honest I find the G19 just right for what I want a 9mm for. I have tried the P250/XDM stuff and have no desire for them.

Would it be wrong to get rid of my other 9mm guns? I think I could be happy with the G19 and my P7M8.

Yes, it would be bad, and you should feel bad. :p

If you don't want to have the others any more, may as well sell them to someone who does, right? It seems a shame to let them sit there unused and underappreciated.

You have subcompact and compact covered, so maybe keep around a full sized pistol just to complete the set :D

SwissFluCase
08-11-2009, 4:20 PM
I have spent quite a bit of time reducing the amount of calibers in my collection. .38/.357 and 9mm seem to be the two calibers in my world.

That said, I think the G19 and the P7M8 are two of the best 9mm pistols in existence today. I would only add the Browing Hi-Power, the Sig P210, and the West German Sig P22x series.

I don't worry about caliber. They all work given premium ammo.

Rgeards,


SwissFluCase

Ducman
08-11-2009, 4:46 PM
own one and no regrets. great gun and cheap on ammo too.

locosway
08-11-2009, 5:03 PM
G19 is an awesome gun, it's next on my list!

Oldnoob
08-11-2009, 6:43 PM
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/My%20gun/Twinglock.jpg


I love my Glocks but they will not be my only 9s. 9mm just too much fun for me to stay in one platform (or in your case two).

Captian Morgan
08-11-2009, 6:51 PM
If it feels good, do it!! That's life baby! Grab it & go!! The XD fits my little baby hands, I couldn't grab the Glocks.:rolleyes:

leitung
08-11-2009, 6:52 PM
I love my G19.. It's the one gun I will never part with..

lunde
08-11-2009, 7:54 PM
No more words are needed...

http://lundestudio.com/photos/Glock19ToMankind.jpg

Vin496
08-11-2009, 7:57 PM
That a great pic.

I know the HK stuff get a lot of "the mercedes" talk, but I really prefer my G19 to my 9mm polymer HKs.

yeah the HK may be sexier, but looks are just skin deep.

lunde
08-11-2009, 7:59 PM
All things considered, I feel that the Glock 19 is the best combat pistol on the planet. My wife's only pistol is the Glock 19. If it fits your hand, you'd be hard-pressed to find anything better.

PRKArms
08-11-2009, 7:59 PM
You know... there are other types of 9mm's which can be interesting for other reasons right?

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lunde
08-11-2009, 8:00 PM
Best of all, I have a Del Fatti ISP-SS IWB holster for mine. I consider this to be one of the best IWB holsters available.

lunde
08-11-2009, 8:02 PM
PRKArms, you wrote:You know... there are other types of 9mm's which can be interesting for other reasons right?Uh, like my M11/9mm SMG, which is kept out-of-state:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/swd-m11-9mm-left-flat.jpg

PRKArms
08-11-2009, 8:03 PM
PRKArms, you wrote:Uh, like my M11/9mm SMG, which is kept out-of-state:



Yep... (very nice little sub gun you got there, cherry condition)

(although the MPA30 in that vid was a 100% CA legal semi auto ;))

Greg-Dawg
08-11-2009, 8:14 PM
All Glocks are good.

Grumpyoldretiredcop
08-11-2009, 8:16 PM
Greg-Dawg is right, all Glocks are good :D but you'd be wise to fire one before buying it.

Pryde
08-11-2009, 9:16 PM
The 19 is the perfect balance of shootability and concealability.

Sheepdog1968
08-11-2009, 9:23 PM
Everyone I know who has sold their guns seems to regret it down the road. Your tastes my change. One may be stolen. One may be confiscated. I'd be inclined to keep them myself.

glockman19
08-11-2009, 9:24 PM
I was never a big 9mm fan, but do to so much ranting on the net about them I have bought few in the last year plus. Well it hits me the other day that for me the G19 is the perfect hi cap 9mm. I have some Sigs and a HKP30, but to be honest I find the G19 just right for what I want a 9mm for. I have tried the P250/XDM stuff and have no desire for them.

Would it be wrong to get rid of my other 9mm guns? I think I could be happy with the G19 and my P7M8.

Good Choice.

classical_buff
08-11-2009, 9:32 PM
Great gun!

For me, probably the most natural pointing gun that I owned.
Just grip the gun naturally & bring up the gun to fire & front and rear sights lines up perfectly for me.

That is why it is on all of my CCW permits.

bsg
08-20-2009, 8:00 PM
yea, get rid of the sigs, especially the w german sigs.... you putting the sigs up for sale?

Vander
08-20-2009, 8:04 PM
It's my favorite 9mm, why shouldn't it be yours as well...enjoy it in good health...

CalNRA
08-20-2009, 8:04 PM
I like the G19, but for the size of the G19 I would rather have a 45 ACP gun(i.e., 30 or 36).

Given that we are in CA, for me 9mm means the ability to be compact and still hold 10 rounds, so I like the G26 better. If I lived in a different state and can get more standard cap mags, sure, G19 with 15 rounds would be ideal.

Tho_Sun
08-20-2009, 8:07 PM
All those you listed are either da/sa or striker. Ever played around with a SA? Just food for though. I use to love my sig out of all the guns I shoot (HK Glock Sig CZ in Da/Sa, sigmas, walthers). But now that I got a taste of a SA, I am on a quest for a SA 9mm.

sammy
08-20-2009, 8:22 PM
It is the perfect size for carry and has enough firepower. Too bad mine is at Glock for repair after only one range session. The 10 day wait sucked and according to Glock it is going to be another 4-6 weeks. :puke:

HUTCH 7.62
08-20-2009, 8:53 PM
I was never a big 9mm fan, but do to so much ranting on the net about them I have bought few in the last year plus. Well it hits me the other day that for me the G19 is the perfect hi cap 9mm. I have some Sigs and a HKP30, but to be honest I find the G19 just right for what I want a 9mm for. I have tried the P250/XDM stuff and have no desire for them.

Would it be wrong to get rid of my other 9mm guns? I think I could be happy with the G19 and my P7M8.

Same here but I think I would go for a beretta 92 only to round out my collection

I would keep em. You can never have too many guns you know.

CalNRA
08-20-2009, 10:11 PM
you guys gotta tone it down. I need another 9mm pistol like I need another nipple....

My wife is not happy about this thread.

MikeR
08-20-2009, 10:29 PM
I had my G19 since the mid 90s, i recently traded it for a W german 220, I started looking for another one G19 (but in OD) before the trade even happened, my standard caps are getting lonely and no matter how hard i try they wont fit the 220 :D

I never had a problem with my 19, even with crappy gun show reloads. You should get a G17 too. :p

I liked having a Glock for my wife, Not a bunch of levers and buttons for her to mess with. Point and pull. Done.

locosway
08-20-2009, 11:39 PM
6 more days until I take possession of my G19.. :D

smittty
08-21-2009, 12:35 AM
The G19 is my favorite semi-auto handgun.

Vin496
08-21-2009, 7:33 AM
All those you listed are either da/sa or striker. Ever played around with a SA? Just food for though. I use to love my sig out of all the guns I shoot (HK Glock Sig CZ in Da/Sa, sigmas, walthers). But now that I got a taste of a SA, I am on a quest for a SA 9mm.

What would I want a SA 9mm for? I have all those bases covered with .45.

I have a feeling some people read my post as meaning I only have 9mm guns, that's not the case. I was just talking about 9mm.

lunde
08-21-2009, 7:40 AM
Vin496, you wrote:What would I want a SA 9mm for?Oh, I dunno. The Browning Hi-Power is quite nice. One of mine is a Renaissance (fully hand-engraved with "coin" finish) version that was made in 1972, and is classified by the ATF as a C&R:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/bhp-renaissance-left-full.jpg

http://lundestudio.com/photos/bhp-renaissance-right-full.jpg

Another excellent SA 9mm pistol is the HK P7. Here is one of my HK P7M8s, with hard-chrome finish and Nil grips:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/p7m8-hc-nill-left-full.jpg

http://lundestudio.com/photos/p7m8-hc-nill-right-full.jpg

Vin496
08-21-2009, 8:04 AM
Vin496, you wrote:Oh, I dunno. The Browning Hi-Power is quite nice. One of mine is a Renaissance (fully hand-engraved with "coin" finish) version that was made in 1972, and is classified by the ATF as a C&R:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/bhp-renaissance-left-full.jpg

http://lundestudio.com/photos/bhp-renaissance-right-full.jpg

Another excellent SA 9mm pistol is the HK P7. Here is one of my HK P7M8s, with hard-chrome finish and Nil grips:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/p7m8-hc-nill-left-full.jpg

http://lundestudio.com/photos/p7m8-hc-nill-right-full.jpg

LOL,

I have a P7M8, I was thinking more of 1911 style 9mm.

lunde
08-21-2009, 8:08 AM
The Hi-Power is very much like a 1911 in 9mm, especially given that John Moses Browning had a hand in its design. The first centerfire pistol that I used, when I was a teenager living in Wisconsin, was my dad's Hi-Power. Back in those days, it was a 9mm-only pistol. Ah, the fond memories...

It's good to have my own Hi-Powers now. The Renaissance version is mainly for looking at, though. It's artwork.

kamagong
08-21-2009, 8:15 AM
Interesting. I don't really factor in ammo capacity anymore as it seems every 9mm has 10+1 magazines. The deciding factor for me is feel and shootability. Using that criteria my 9mm of choice is the BHP. I wouldn't walk away from a P210 or a P7M8 at a good price though.

Timberland
08-21-2009, 8:16 AM
It's good to have my own Hi-Powers now. The Renaissance version is mainly for looking at, though. It's artwork.

It is art, have you ever fired it? I would but, but would baby the crap out of it. And a SA 1911 in 9mm is a great gamer gun.

lunde
08-21-2009, 8:19 AM
How could I forget about the Sig P210? Shame on me...

Sig P210-2 with Novak's sights, hard-chrome finish, Nill beavertail, and Nill grips:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/p210-2-hc-left-full.jpg

http://lundestudio.com/photos/p210-2-hc-right-full.jpg

Sig P210-5LS with Nill grips:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/p210-5ls-left-full.jpg

http://lundestudio.com/photos/p210-5ls-right-full.jpg

tiger222
08-21-2009, 3:25 PM
Mr Lunde

Those are some seriously nice pistols!! I tried to get Nills to make me a grip with the Swiss cross and they declined :(

Personally the G17 and I have been friends since the mid 80's. The G19 and I do not have a working relationship, had one briefly and it was awful. G17 is brilliant however. Can't miss.

lunde
08-21-2009, 3:29 PM
Nill now offers some of their Sig P210 grips with a Swiss Cross, like the grips on my P210-2. The product code is SI0158SW. They were a limited production grip when I bought mine, but they are now standard.

tiger222
08-21-2009, 3:34 PM
Nill now offers some of their Sig P210 grips with a Swiss Cross, like the grips on my P210-2. The product code is SI0158SW. They were a limited production grip when I bought mine, but they are now standard.


Thanks for the parts numbers, but my bad, wanted them on their new SIG550 precision grip for my SIG556.
Sadly no P210 at this time.

smittty
08-21-2009, 8:07 PM
http://lundestudio.com/photos/p210-2-hc-left-full.jpg



This is probably inapropiat but how much do you sell this gun for? I have a friend who has been looking for something special such as this.

Thanks,
Smitty

lunde
08-21-2009, 8:09 PM
My Sig P210-2 is not for sale.

APNF128
08-21-2009, 9:17 PM
I think, and so as does few expert say the G-19 is considered as the best all around defense gun bar-none.

MarioS
08-22-2009, 1:04 AM
I don't think you would be wrong at all to get rid of your other 9mm's...keep what you want and what you enjoy. I am finally seeing the genius that is Glock and I'm planning on owning many more now. It all started with my G26, and my G23 (same size as G19) works perfectly for me. I love them. I used to be very happy with my XD but now I just want another Glock so the XD may be on the way out. They really are good for any purpose, any time. Being lightweight and affordable doesn't hurt either.

maxicon
08-22-2009, 10:27 AM
I think, and so as does few expert say the G-19 is considered as the best all around defense gun bar-none.

I'd say it depends on how well it works for you.

I had a G17, and while reliable and reasonably accurate from the bench, it didn't point well for me. That's very important to me in a defense gun, so I sold it. I also traded a Sig P239 for the same reason - great gun, but not for me.

My CZ75Bs cost less, point far more accurately, and are better guns overall - for me. I appreciate the design and reliability of the Glocks, but they just don't fit me well.

YMMV, as always.

dchang0
08-22-2009, 11:40 AM
I am finally seeing the genius that is Glock and I'm planning on owning many more now.

You too, huh? I used to own a Glock, bought mainly because they were all I could afford. But I always lusted after metal frame guns like the 1911 and Sigs. Now that I've owned a few Sigs and run them through a few pistol courses, I'm definitely starting to see the genius of Glock too.

It's kind of like upgrading from your sorta plain college girlfriend to a megahottie, only to find out that the megahottie is just too high maintenance, and your college sweetheart was cool as beans.

So I've ordered a G19C, which is arriving off of backorder this week. Gonna run it through a night competition too, just to put to bed all the keyboard-jockey's claims that ported barrels blind/impair one's night vision.