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PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 12:49 PM
I have been warned before... I should have listened... NOT
I love this hobby, and life style in a way because I am supporting the Second Amendment and have a firearm for HD.

So I have to attend stupid traffic court in June(I made a full a stop and made sure the road was clear , but the CHP said that I didn't yield before making a right turn. And he wrote the wrong VC) I am pretty confident that I am going to win, so if I win instead of paying the county I would like to buy a new handgun :D

My love for 1911 and .45ACP is going to have to wait :( Instead, I would like to get a 9mm Full Size Pistol Under $550 in brand new or mint condition.

Why 9mm? Cause it's cheaper to practice with and it's a good caliber. I am thinking about Gen3 Glock17, awesome gun. Any advice on what I should consider?

J.D.Allen
04-26-2011, 1:18 PM
Listen to me. CZ is your friend. Just got a 75B SA. Trigger is a dream, the ergos of the grip are fantastic, and it is accurate as hell. You will love it.:thumbsup:

CZ custom shop has them for like $480. By the time you pay shipping and transfer you're right around your 550 number. This is the booger right here:

http://czcustom.com/CZ-75B-SA-PolyCoat-9mm.aspx

McTerry
04-26-2011, 1:19 PM
M&P is a great full size pistol if you are thinking of a Polymer frame. Glock is a great choice as well, just not for me.
I'm currently looking to pick up a Beretta 92FS for my next pistol. Also want the 9mm for target practice and a aluminum frame for a little more heft and stability. Although I'm not sure how easy it would be to find one for $550 unless it was used.
Have you looked at the Beretta PX4 Storm?

I know, not very helpful post as the only one of the three I own is a M&P (love it though). Cousin has a Glock 22 which granted is a .40 S&W and not a 9mm but it just feels all kinds of strange in my hand as well as to shoot. Personal opinion and all that but yea.

plankowner
04-26-2011, 1:20 PM
Glock has to be mentioned

Oceanbob
04-26-2011, 1:24 PM
G

17 or 19 will do.

jeffrice6
04-26-2011, 1:25 PM
Beretta 92fs

JayCo
04-26-2011, 1:26 PM
I just picked up a M&P 9....its great...out the door NIB about 650.

nbkvig2
04-26-2011, 1:26 PM
MM maybe a SA XD9 or Ruger SR9, and ofcourse there's the Sig Sauer Sp2022.

Ripon83
04-26-2011, 1:30 PM
Let your love of the 45 and 1911 happen. I just got an RIA Tactical for $522 total. I bought 3 boxes of 45 federal 230 grain fmjs at walmart for 18.50 per 50 rnd box and fired off my first 100 rnds with zero issues.....yeah I need mags, holster, and more ammo. But still....great first 1911 and great pricing for the features.

Lumpia is sarap!
04-26-2011, 1:38 PM
Yeah I got a ticket too last weekend and have to wait 21 days to deal with it since my paperwork hasn't processed yet. :(

Anyways, get a Glock 17.

Fadedline
04-26-2011, 1:39 PM
Rent some at the range and see which one you like best. Personally I prefer the 19.

Colt-45
04-26-2011, 1:45 PM
Get a G17RTF2.

I've got one for sale for a great price but I suspect you're far away.

Z.1
04-26-2011, 1:47 PM
Love my XD9!
Also, I don't have personal experience with them, but have heard good things about the FNP 9

SIGman Freud
04-26-2011, 1:58 PM
Glock 17 or 19, easily.

I don't know where they sell new Beretta 92s for less than $600 in CA!

JanG
04-26-2011, 1:59 PM
ria 1911 in 9mm :D

Ripon83
04-26-2011, 2:32 PM
While a terrific choice, its not on our beloved CA roster :(


ria 1911 in 9mm :D

ninjawho?
04-26-2011, 2:34 PM
ria 1911 in 9mm :D

this or a cz75,cz spo1,9mm hi power, full size steel???

Womenbeshoppin
04-26-2011, 2:35 PM
glock 19

InGrAM
04-26-2011, 2:48 PM
ria 1911 in 9mm :D

Convert a .38super to 9mm it would be just under $550. (if you could find the RIA for cheap)


To OP: Get a taurus pt92. Basically a beretta but for about $150 to $200 cheaper and it has a frame mounted safety/decocker.

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 3:16 PM
Listen to me. CZ is your friend. Just got a 75B SA. Trigger is a dream, the ergos of the grip are fantastic, and it is accurate as hell. You will love it.:thumbsup:

CZ custom shop has them for like $480. By the time you pay shipping and transfer you're right around your 550 number. This is the booger right here:

http://czcustom.com/CZ-75B-SA-PolyCoat-9mm.aspx

manual safety :(
edit: just noticed its SA only as well....
The only SA pistol attracts me is 1911. I know I am weird like that

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 3:19 PM
Get a G17RTF2.

I've got one for sale for a great price but I suspect you're far away.

can you PM me more info?

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 3:22 PM
M&P is a great full size pistol if you are thinking of a Polymer frame. Glock is a great choice as well, just not for me.
I'm currently looking to pick up a Beretta 92FS for my next pistol. Also want the 9mm for target practice and a aluminum frame for a little more heft and stability. Although I'm not sure how easy it would be to find one for $550 unless it was used.
Have you looked at the Beretta PX4 Storm?

I know, not very helpful post as the only one of the three I own is a M&P (love it though). Cousin has a Glock 22 which granted is a .40 S&W and not a 9mm but it just feels all kinds of strange in my hand as well as to shoot. Personal opinion and all that but yea.

Berreta Storm looks like a blowdrier and ergonomics dont really look that impressive.
How much was your m&p9?

DaveFJ80
04-26-2011, 3:22 PM
The concensus on Calguns is that you should get a 1911 or a Glock 19.

FUBAR
04-26-2011, 3:24 PM
Can't go wrong with a G17. CZ SP-01 is another good choice. Got a RIA 1911A1 9mm and it's very nice.

tacticalcity
04-26-2011, 3:25 PM
I have been warned before... I should have listened... NOT
I love this hobby, and life style in a while because I am supporting the Second Amendment and have a firearm for HD.

So I have to attend stupid traffic court in June(I made a full a stop and made sure the road was clear , but the CHP said that I didn't yield before making a right turn. And he wrote the wrong VC) I am pretty confident that I am going to win, so if I win instead of paying the county I would like to buy a new handgun :D

My love for 1911 and .45ACP is going to have to wait :( Instead, I would like to get a 9mm Full Size Pistol Under $550 in brand new or mint condition.

Why 9mm? Cause it's cheaper to practice with and it's a good caliber. I am thinking about Gen3 Glock17, awesome gun. Any advice on what I should consider?

Definately get the Gen 3 Glock 17 9mm.

golfrj
04-26-2011, 3:29 PM
Research the guns, you Know which ones You like the looks of.. Once you determine which ones you like, shoot as many as you can (if you can't shoot them, go to a gun store and fondle them all).. Above all ALWAYS Buy what YOU like, (One will always feel Good to You) what WE like does not matter other than generalities and suggestions.. Have Fun the Search IS a Big part of the trip...

CarlozRossi
04-26-2011, 3:30 PM
XD9, SR9, or Beretta 92fs.

XD9 has A lot of aftermarket accessories readily available, reliable, and has great ergonomics.

SR9 is slim, relatively inexpensive, and has a relatively low bore axis for faster follow up shots.

92FS is the adopted sidearm for our military so it has been proven reliability under extreme conditions, it is a bit heavier so it tames recoil more than polymer pistols, and also has a lot of accessories widely available.

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 3:31 PM
Research the guns, you Know which ones You like the looks of.. Once you determine which ones you like, shoot as many as you can (if you can't shoot them, go to a gun store and fondle them all).. Above all ALWAYS Buy what YOU like, (One will always feel Great to You) what WE like does not matter other than generalities and suggestions.. Have Fun the Search IS a Big part of the trip...

Thanks. Buying my sig p226 was a lot of work and I was happy with my purchase.
I was asking the community what I could get under $550

cali_armz
04-26-2011, 3:32 PM
if you're looking for 9mm, then 3rd gen glock 17 would be a great pistol to get. that or a g19. or maybe if you want more options, you could get a g21 and a 9mm conversion for it.

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 3:34 PM
XD9, SR9, or Beretta 92fs.

XD9 has A lot of aftermarket accessories readily available, reliable, and has great ergonomics.

SR9 is slim, relatively inexpensive, and has a relatively low bore axis for faster follow up shots.

92FS is the adopted sidearm for our military so it has been proven reliability under extreme conditions, it is a bit heavier so it tames recoil more than polymer pistols, and also has a lot of accessories widely available.

I never liked Ruger or Berreta, it's just looks and ergonomics.
I need to check out XD9, Springfield armory is an excellent company

cali_armz
04-26-2011, 3:37 PM
il be honest, im certainly no expert on conversions, but im finding threads where people claim that you can convert a g21 to 9mm only needing a new barrel and magazine.

if that is the case, then you could get big bang for your buck (so to speak) by getting a used g21 and the conversion barrel and mag to 9mm

Iknownot
04-26-2011, 3:38 PM
There are so many 9mm choices with in your price range, both new and used. Visit a bunch of ranges, make some friends, rent, borrow, try out as many different 9mms as you can.

Pick the one you like the best.

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 3:39 PM
if you're looking for 9mm, then 3rd gen glock 17 would be a great pistol to get. that or a g19. or maybe if you want more options, you could get a g21 and a 9mm conversion for it.

G17 seems like the perfect fit for me, I actually wanted to have it as my first handgun, but sig came and stole my heart.
I just hate the stock sights on g17, yuk. But I can always get after market

gun505
04-26-2011, 3:43 PM
g19 15yrs later and still going.......

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 3:44 PM
il be honest, im certainly no expert on conversions, but im finding threads where people claim that you can convert a g21 to 9mm only needing a new barrel and magazine.

if that is the case, then you could get big bang for your buck (so to speak) by getting a used g21 and the conversion barrel and mag to 9mm

I shot g21 in .45 ACP before, it was great. But, I want my first .45 acp to be a 1911.
So could you tell me about the conversion and why 21 is better than 17?

cali_armz
04-26-2011, 3:45 PM
G17 seems like the perfect fit for me, I actually wanted to have it as my first handgun, but sig came and stole my heart.
I just hate the stock sights on g17, yuk. But I can always get after market

yea thats understandable, g17 is a very nice firearm. ive heard some people say they really dont like the stock sights on them though. personally, my only complaint about them is that they are plastic. but its an easy fix to get custom sights.

CarlozRossi
04-26-2011, 3:45 PM
I never liked Ruger or Berreta, it's just looks and ergonomics.
I need to check out XD9, Springfield armory is an excellent company

Yeah, before i bought my SR9c, I was dead set on the XD9. I really loved the way I shot it.

Like you, I researched and asked for opinions everywhere and took a chance on the Ruger without even shooting it. I am very happy with my choice and I am actually looking at getting the 40. cal version when it drops.

Good luck with your case. I tried fighting my ticket a couple years ago when i turned 18 and LOST :mad:

cali_armz
04-26-2011, 3:49 PM
I shot g21 in .45 ACP before, it was great. But, I want my first .45 acp to be a 1911.
So could you tell me about the conversion and why 21 is better than 17?

i think that it would be more difficult to convert a g17 to other calibers because the g17 has a thinner frame and slide on it. the 21 is wider, and would be able to fit smaller rounds, but fitting a larger round into a g17 would be tough.

cali_armz
04-26-2011, 3:55 PM
something just occurred to me though, they do make the slimline g36 in .45 acp, so it should be possible to fit the larger 45 round into a slimmer frame glock like the g17. i just havent seen it advertised

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 3:58 PM
well, I dont really care about .45 in Glock so never mind.
I am going shooting with Nicoroshi this Friday. He's got a glock17 with bunch of upgrades on it($.25 trigger job, butt plugg, sights, extended slide release, etc). I shot his gun before, I liked it a lot, matter of fact, his glock 17 was the first gun I have ever fired

tuliakby
04-26-2011, 3:58 PM
M&P or Glock 17. I own both, and even though my Smith has run flawlessly I prefer the G17. Endless options and aftermarket for both. CZ75 is another I would highly reccomend

DannyZRC
04-26-2011, 4:01 PM
PandaLuv, My advice : get 9mm conversion hardware for your P226 in .40

http://www.barsto.com/category_main.cfm?ID=226&cco=66 -- $215 from Barsto for a 40-9mm conversion barrel, and you would need some 9mm P226 magazines.

after that, get a double action revolver that shoots .22 LR

What do you think?

gorenut
04-26-2011, 4:02 PM
If you really like the DA/SA format, you should try out CZs or FNP.

Otherwise, M&P or Glock.

I know you already have a P226, so if you want to have a consistent manual of arms, you should stick to DA/SA and always train that DA first pull transition.

cali_armz
04-26-2011, 4:03 PM
so, the g30 is approximately 28.61 mm across. judging by a picture i found of the g36, that pistol is approximately 24.61 mm across, while the g19 is approximately 25.5 mm across. assuming the g17 and g21 are the same size across as the g19 and g30, then it should be possible to do a conversion on a g17 to 45 acp.

sorry i cant give you the exact dimensions of the g17 and g21 though. i only have a g19 and g30

cali_armz
04-26-2011, 4:05 PM
well, I dont really care about .45 in Glock so never mind.
I am going shooting with Nicoroshi this Friday. He's got a glock17 with bunch of upgrades on it($.25 trigger job, butt plugg, sights, extended slide release, etc). I shot his gun before, I liked it a lot, matter of fact, his glock 17 was the first gun I have ever fired

heh, sounds like fun. trying out a firearm you're interested in buying is the best way to determine if you really want to get it or not.

cali_armz
04-26-2011, 4:09 PM
i absolutely love glock pistols. i already own two of them, and its almost certain that the next conventional semi auto pistol i buy will be a g21 or g20. most likely the g20.

glocks are incredibly reliable, accurate, and just plain... sexy. i wish they made them in .44 mag though

leelaw
04-26-2011, 4:09 PM
CZ75 or SP-01. I have the latter and am in the area if you want to try it.

Mike D 86
04-26-2011, 4:14 PM
I picked up a gen3 g17 for my first pistol great gun learned how to shoot with it got the hang of the trigger pretty good a fun gun and fairly cheap. I recently picked up an SA mc operator and I must say after learning on the glock you can fully appreciate how much nicer a 1911 is not to dis the glock cuz I still love it and the accuracy is close between the two but frankly the glock is kinda boring after having shot the 1911. To put it simple if you want a 1911 I would wait and just get that if you want to add a 9mm to your collection the g17 is a good choice in that price range but it's never gonna fill your 1911 void.

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 5:00 PM
PandaLuv, My advice : get 9mm conversion hardware for your P226 in .40

http://www.barsto.com/category_main.cfm?ID=226&cco=66 -- $215 from Barsto for a 40-9mm conversion barrel, and you would need some 9mm P226 magazines.

after that, get a double action revolver that shoots .22 LR

What do you think?
I kept hearing that getting a conversion kit is a not a good idea. I am not sure why but I heard it from multiple people. Thanks for the advice

If you really like the DA/SA format, you should try out CZs or FNP.

Otherwise, M&P or Glock.

I know you already have a P226, so if you want to have a consistent manual of arms, you should stick to DA/SA and always train that DA first pull transition.

I really do prefer SA/DA but I wanna progress to other guns as well, that's why I am opened to guns like Glock. Btw, arent FNP9s kind of expensive?

CZ75 or SP-01. I have the latter and am in the area if you want to try it.

I would really appreciate it :D Thanks Leelaw, I always wanted to try out the SP-01. The gun is pretty awesome

Captain Jack
04-26-2011, 5:18 PM
Glock 17. I've been on a 9mm rampage myself the past few months. I almost got a Glock 17, but I found a deal on a Glock 34 that I couldn't pass up on. :D

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 5:22 PM
Glock 17. I've been on a 9mm rampage myself the past few months. I almost got a Glock 17, but I found a deal on a Glock 34 that I couldn't pass up on. :D

it's huge though!
Better range and accuracy for sure, but not for me.

jonzer77
04-26-2011, 5:50 PM
Cz75b with a sa/da trigger will make you forget about a glock.

Cokebottle
04-26-2011, 5:56 PM
Rock Island .38 Super, then do the conversion to 9mm.


That'll give you a 9mm and a 1911! :D


It lists for $500 on Gungenie. Bud's lists the blued for $412, and stainless for $458.
Both are on the roster ;)

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 5:58 PM
^^^
I am being a brat, when I buy my first 1911 it's going to be in .45 acp , and it's going to be Colt or Springfield :P

LazyDog
04-26-2011, 6:03 PM
I feel you on the full size 9mm for practice. That's why I went with the 226 9mm. The rounds are a little cheaper and you can practice good form/habits for your higher caliber.

I know you said you're looking for another handgun, but your collection/addiction wouldn't be complete without a basic Mossberg 500 or Remington 870. There's tons of aftermarket accessories, crazy "stopping power" for HD, and fun to shoot. I shoot at least 25-50 rounds each time at the range to break up all that pistol shooting. You can get that and not have to wait the 30 days to pick up your handgun. ;)

If you're settled on a pistol, I'd try and pick up a used Sig in the CalGuns marketplace. Every once in awhile I'll see 229's and 226's on there in decent condition. This way you'll practice on Sigs that have the same exact controls as your main HD pistol. $550 might be a stretch, but I'll keep my eyes out for you.

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 6:09 PM
I feel you on the full size 9mm for practice. That's why I went with the 226 9mm. The rounds are a little cheaper and you can practice good form/habits for your higher caliber.

I know you said you're looking for another handgun, but your collection/addiction wouldn't be complete without a basic Mossberg 500 or Remington 870. There's tons of aftermarket accessories, crazy "stopping power" for HD, and fun to shoot. I shoot at least 25-50 rounds each time at the range to break up all that pistol shooting. You can get that and not have to wait the 30 days to pick up your handgun. ;)

If you're settled on a pistol, I'd try and pick up a used Sig in the CalGuns marketplace. Every once in awhile I'll see 229's and 226's on there in decent condition. This way you'll practice on Sigs that have the same exact controls as your main HD pistol. $550 might be a stretch, but I'll keep my eyes out for you.

Thanks buddy, I appreciate it. I already have a p226 in .40s&w though. I love the gun, love the caliber, great for HD. I would get another p226, but they're expensive even used. Plus I wanna experiment with other weapons.

And I don't like shotguns :( Maybe cause I never shot them.

LazyDog
04-26-2011, 6:12 PM
Shot my friend's Springfield full-size 9mm a few weeks ago and I liked it. Not like my Sig, but I still liked the overall feel of the SA.

cali_armz
04-26-2011, 6:14 PM
I feel you on the full size 9mm for practice. That's why I went with the 226 9mm. The rounds are a little cheaper and you can practice good form/habits for your higher caliber.

I know you said you're looking for another handgun, but your collection/addiction wouldn't be complete without a basic Mossberg 500 or Remington 870. There's tons of aftermarket accessories, crazy "stopping power" for HD, and fun to shoot. I shoot at least 25-50 rounds each time at the range to break up all that pistol shooting. You can get that and not have to wait the 30 days to pick up your handgun. ;)

If you're settled on a pistol, I'd try and pick up a used Sig in the CalGuns marketplace. Every once in awhile I'll see 229's and 226's on there in decent condition. This way you'll practice on Sigs that have the same exact controls as your main HD pistol. $550 might be a stretch, but I'll keep my eyes out for you.

i agree, mossberg 500 and remington 870 are both great guns. ive had a 500 for about 10 years and the thing has worked perfectly. not quite as cool as my saiga 12 though. lol

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 6:16 PM
i agree, mossberg 500 and remington 870 are both great guns. ive had a 500 for about 10 years and the thing has worked perfectly. not quite as cool as my saiga 12 though. lol

saiga is pretty sick. I still think that AA12 copied the design.
Are they still legal in CA btw?

cali_armz
04-26-2011, 6:22 PM
saiga is pretty sick. I still think that AA12 copied the design.
Are they still legal in CA btw?

yea, saigas are really cool. i kinda get giddy looking at it, especially with the 10 round AGP mags in it. as for legality, they are legal in california as long as you have a bullet button. i think that even applies to the non converted IZ109's, but im not positive about it. as it is though, the ATF is working on some study about sporting configuration of shotguns for import. some people are worried they might start classifying certain shotguns as destructive devices, but as far as i know, the study only applies to importability.

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 6:23 PM
WOW! it's a effing shotgun, not a rifle :(

cali_armz
04-26-2011, 6:26 PM
WOW! it's a effing shotgun, not a rifle :(

the saiga 12 is, although you can get them in various other calibers, like 7.62X39, .308 and .223. they also come in 20 gauge and 410

cali_armz
04-26-2011, 6:29 PM
theres something awe inspiring about unloading 10 rounds of 12 ga magnum BBB rounds on a target in rapid succession.

the saiga 12 is a beast. i absolutely love it

McTerry
04-26-2011, 6:44 PM
Back in January I paid $539 for my M&P plus DROS and Tax. Would put you a little over the mark.
The trigger is stock, no APEX upgrades and I like the trigger pull just fine, the reset however is absolute garbage.
If you like Glock then I say go for it. Cheap, rugged, and you can pour as much money into it as you want later on down the road.

XDRoX
04-26-2011, 6:50 PM
Sounds like you already know exactly what you want.

santamonica9
04-26-2011, 6:52 PM
come to a calguns shoot and you will see and shoot so many different types of 9mm then you can make a better decision. holding it in the store is not the same at all.

you can also do the same thing at many ranges. I know the LAX range as well as the Los Angeles Gun Club lets you swap guns as long as their in the same caliber

really depends on personal preference.... full metal vs. polymer, hand angle on grip, safety location, easy to grip slide and cock it, really just too many variables and it comes to personal preference. Remember whatever you choose, go practice with it so your comfortable :D just my 2 cents

cali_armz
04-26-2011, 6:56 PM
if you want something really exotic, you could get a masterpiece arms mac clone.

http://www.norsearmory.net/images/mpa%2030t-a.JPG

Cokebottle
04-26-2011, 6:59 PM
^^^
I am being a brat, when I buy my first 1911 it's going to be in .45 acp , and it's going to be Colt or Springfield :P
In that case....

Glock 17 or XD9-Service

Both are excellent guns. The XD grip angle is closer to the 1911, Glock looks a bit sexier.

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 7:13 PM
the saiga 12 is, although you can get them in various other calibers, like 7.62X39, .308 and .223. they also come in 20 gauge and 410
you learn something everyday....
In that case....

Glock 17 or XD9-Service

Both are excellent guns. The XD grip angle is closer to the 1911, Glock looks a bit sexier.

Thanks. XD and glocks are bother ugly, but that grip safety makes XDs even uglier lol. Glocks looks sharp rather than sexy, IMO. Anyways, I need to shoot an XD because everyone got their on opinion

Cokebottle
04-26-2011, 7:19 PM
you learn something everyday....


Thanks. XD and glocks are bother ugly, but that grip safety makes XDs even uglier lol. Glocks looks sharp rather than sexy, IMO. Anyways, I need to shoot an XD because everyone got their on opinion
I have mixed feelings on the XD's grip safety.

It is a good backup to the trigger safety in that the gun "can't" (never seriously use that term) by design fire from ONLY a trigger press. If the gun is dropped on it's butt, the force may drive the trigger back, but it will also drive the safety back.

It's a PITA when you want to lock the slide back though.

Do you live anywhere near OC? I'd be happy to let you try my 4" XD9.

XDRoX
04-26-2011, 7:24 PM
I have mixed feelings on the XD's grip safety.
...
It's a PITA when you want to lock the slide back though.

This is what I hate about it as well. They should have designed it like a 1911. The slide should come back without the grip safety pressed.

I have an old 1st gen XD with a lot of rounds through it. Nice pistol, but I shoot my Glocks better.

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 7:28 PM
I have mixed feelings on the XD's grip safety.

It is a good backup to the trigger safety in that the gun "can't" (never seriously use that term) by design fire from ONLY a trigger press. If the gun is dropped on it's butt, the force may drive the trigger back, but it will also drive the safety back.

It's a PITA when you want to lock the slide back though.

Do you live anywhere near OC? I'd be happy to let you try my 4" XD9.

I live in NorCal, in the most gun hating county on top of that, Contra Costa...
I kind made up my mind on what I should try.
GLOCK17, XD9, M&P9,FNP9, SP01 AND CZ75B.

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 7:29 PM
This is what I hate about it as well. They should have designed it like a 1911. The slide should come back without the grip safety pressed.

I have an old 1st gen XD with a lot of rounds through it. Nice pistol, but I shoot my Glocks better.

interesting

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 7:30 PM
Thanks, everyone. I really appreciate the help. I just need to figure where to borrow them from.

zod
04-26-2011, 7:35 PM
Listen to me. CZ is your friend. Just got a 75B SA. Trigger is a dream, the ergos of the grip are fantastic, and it is accurate as hell. You will love it.:thumbsup:

CZ custom shop has them for like $480. By the time you pay shipping and transfer you're right around your 550 number. This is the booger right here:

http://czcustom.com/CZ-75B-SA-PolyCoat-9mm.aspx

This has my vote. At that price, how can you go wrong? Single action 9mm and that's a quality piece. If you like the single action on your Sig right now, then you should feel right at home with the single action on that CZ.

gorenut
04-26-2011, 8:08 PM
FNP9s aren't really that expensive. They fall in the $500 range and usually come with 3-4 mags.

Cokebottle
04-26-2011, 8:13 PM
FNP9s aren't really that expensive. They fall in the $500 range and usually come with 3-4 mags.
+1

That would be another of my choices for a new gun, but I can't personally recommend one as I've done nothing more than dry-fire one.

I've owned or fired the XD, Glock, RIA 1911(45), 92FS, SP101, Double Eagle, GP100 and a half dozen others.

Newshooter
04-26-2011, 8:31 PM
I shoot the M&P9, full size and love it. You can get one in 9mm for $439 + fees right now.

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 9:00 PM
I actually shot an FNP, but it was the .40 . I liked the sig way better, but fnp9 is probably different.

Newshooter
04-26-2011, 9:04 PM
FNP9 is a great gun as well!

gorenut
04-26-2011, 9:10 PM
Well, if it really comes down to it.. if you're looking for a gun that has a "luxury-like" feel like metal Sigs, then go for CZ. FNPs being polymer won't give you the feeling of an expensive all-metal gun. It feels more like a combat gun (not to say Sigs and CZs aren't).

fuenstock
04-26-2011, 9:12 PM
I live in NorCal, in the most gun hating county on top of that, Contra Costa...
I kind made up my mind on what I should try.
GLOCK17, XD9, M&P9,FNP9, SP01 AND CZ75B.

Its a drive, but Guns Fishing and more in Vacaville has Glocks, MP's and XD's for rentals and a bunch others at their indoor range. Not sure about the other brands your looking at.

My vote is for Glock 17! I get mine out of jail this friday!

PandaLuv
04-26-2011, 10:06 PM
Well, if it really comes down to it.. if you're looking for a gun that has a "luxury-like" feel like metal Sigs, then go for CZ. FNPs being polymer won't give you the feeling of an expensive all-metal gun. It feels more like a combat gun (not to say Sigs and CZs aren't).
There is nothing wrong with polymer, I think some of them are pretty cool. I didnt get the sig because its "luxury like", I just love the gun :D With the 9mm, I just want a brand new/slightly used gun that will work for ages.

Its a drive, but Guns Fishing and more in Vacaville has Glocks, MP's and XD's for rentals and a bunch others at their indoor range. Not sure about the other brands your looking at.

My vote is for Glock 17! I get mine out of jail this friday!
Thanks !

wang949
04-26-2011, 10:23 PM
Pandaluv, I'm in the exact same situation you are, but want a compact instead of full size. Since you like DA/SA and your budget is <$550, The CZs, SigSP2022, and FNP9 are all very popular in that realm. You should go shoot them and find out what you like.
Personally, I really like the way the CZ-75B feels. Never shot one, but sure did fondle its curves.
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PandaLuv
04-28-2011, 7:40 PM
Before I say anything, I still love my sig. Of all of the guns I've shot in the past, she came and stole my heart with her looks, her action, accuracy, durability and ergonomics. By all means I am an open minded shooter and not a fan boy.

To some of you it's not a surprise, but I am going with the Glock17 :43:
I decided that I wanted a striker fired polymer frame pistol in 9mm Ruger , since I have a p226 already. That way CZ and SP were not an option anymore. I went to my favorite gun store to check out M&P and XD.
They are both great guns but they are just Glock clones. Yes I said it lol. The M&P has a great trigger but mag safety and mag release didn't impress me. the XD fit great but the grip safety was bugging me and the indicators(the pin and the chamber) make the gun look uglier. Plus it was way too long for me.
The Glock seemed ideal to me. Lightest, best trigger, best ergonomics, best fit(even the slide release felt great since I have big hands), cheap mags and accessories, and endless upgrades. It might be dumb that I made this desicion without firing M&P or XD, but I shot Glock 17 before and it worked just fine. The only thing that bothers me is the ugly stock sights and the spring rod. But I can always invest in aftermarket.
I am joining the Glock team :D