Skip to comments.Help Needed
Posted on 01/22/2011 5:20:17 PM PST by skimask
My son has asked me for input/advice as to which compact or sub compact semi auto hand gun to buy in either a 9mm or 40 SW. I am partial to the H & K in a 40 SW configuration with a laser sight. I also like the Sig 226 in a 9mm. What do yall think?
PING to some guys that might be able to help.
I just bought a Beretta PX4 Storm Sub-Compact in 9mm and it’s the best “small” handgun I’ve ever had. 13 round magazine (don’t ask me how they do that...black hole technology??), very pleasant to shoot, and as accurate as my big Beretta.
The SP101 is good for 9mm. Glock or Sig for 40 cal.
Glock 27 in .40, it works.
Superb, coming from a .45 fan.
Try message boards, of course opinions will vary
An indoor range near here rents handguns by the hour. $40 to use their firearm plus a box of 50 rounds and one hour range time. Not a bad deal
Find a range where you can rent either or, and have your son try them both.
This is not personal, so please don’t take it that way, but...I am not a fan of laser sights. I believe that, for the most part, laser sights are a great feature to show a customer when someone is selling them a gun. The reality is that all the laser sights, red dots, tritium, gps homing bullets, or other fancy gizmos won’t do you any good if you can’t control the trigger. If you master the trigger, the rest of that stuff will lose it’s value to you. Control that trigger and you will win that gunfight. No gizomos needed.
Having larger hands, I never liked sub-compacts.
During the past year, I was in the market for the exact same thing, and I got a Springfield Armory XD .40 compact(their next to smallest size). The mags will hold 12 flush fit, it’s as accurate as you’d want it to be, and they are rock solid. Like you, the HK handguns have always been my favorite, but you can’t beat the XD for a solid semiauto carry gun.
Makes good sense...Thank you
I like to use a laser when I’m doing dry-fire practice. It really shows you where you make the gun move. But, when the bullets go in, the laser comes off.
My son tried to reply but I guess his account is still in the verification process or something.
Anyway, his questions are:
What will it be used for? Home/self defense? Range? Concealed carry? Does the person have prior firearm experience? And what is his stature?
I’m partial to Glocks (hard to beat a G19 or G23), but think the new Springfield XD[M] is real nice too.
Sig has sort of a unique thing going with their P250 2SUM. You get a 9mm and .40 cal together for a lot less than the price of 2 guns.
1911 and Milt Sparks leather.
He might have to learn I'm right the hard way, but he will have fun doing it and he will then think he discovered 1911 singlehandedly . Most pistoleers do. Good luck
I have an XD 40 and am very pleased. I called the company with some questions and the person I delt with was very knowledgeable and helpful.
He looked at the Beretta PX4 and liked it.
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