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John Green

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I'm looking to buy a 9mm and would like some input.
Which one would you prefer and why? 

Beretta 92FS $599.99 - $869.99

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Glock 17 Gen 4 $579.99 - $649.99

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1st you should see which one feels more comfortable. Then rent and fire them from your local range. I am not a big fan of Glock, they feel blocky and cheap to me, but many other swear by them. I prefer Sig over the two listed. Try the 226 in 9mm.
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I would take the Glock over the beretta. I just like the feel better. But personal choice. If it's for concealed carry look at smith and Wesson MP shield
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The Glock 17 is the full-size 9 mm. Home defense - too large for EDC (Every Day Carry)

The Glock 19 is the compact 9 mm. Home defense - EDC

The Glock 26 is the sub compact 9 mm. EDC only

The Glock 43 is the 9 mm single stack. EDC only
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Smith & Wesson MP Shield
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Rick... Nice review on the Shield. Thanks for sharing. I'm now going to check out the Shield for CC.
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I have both the S&W M&P 9c and the Shield. Both are great weapons in my most humble opinion. The greatest two additions to the Shield are the very noticeable loaded indicator (a red bar that lifts up from the top of the receiver) and the thumb safety.

Both make great carry guns.

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I would go with what Keith, David, Steve, and Charlie say. Without a doubt, they are experts.
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The new Guns & Ammo has a review of 10 small 9mm's including some mentioned above and the Ruger LC9s, which is my favorite of the bunch.

Its a small gun, great for CC and the trigger pull is very nice.  I bought one for my wife, but I like it a lot.

Also, this month there is an article about Plastic Bullets.  Very interesting.
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AZ1 Leo Shults, AIMD 1983

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Guns in the article:

Glock 43
Beretta bbu9 nano
Walther pps
Taurus 709 slim
Springfield xds 3.3
S&W mp9 shield (I have the mp40 shield)
Sig p290rs
Ruger lc9s pro (wife's is not the pro - pro has no safety)
Kel-tec pf9
Kahr cm9

The article is extensive with over 8,000 rounds fired, but the bottom line is, how does it feel in your hands.
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As Leo said the best one for you is the one that feels the best for you.
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Rick Holly

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Leo is an expert, too. I was thinking about the LC9, too. I think my problem is I may be getting too many EDC guns. I think a person should only have two or three EDC guns and practice with them quite often. Maybe I should get another BBQ gun. I would love to have a Smith & Wesson Python or I forget the name of the other gun, but it is a name of a snake. They are both revolvers. Sorry Keith. I know you are a semi-automatic kind of guy.

BTW, I am quite alright with banding the IPs of lurkers and having only 10 or 15 members here. I think it will be a cool thing. Less is More.
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Shoulder holster, 4 in bar., nickle in color 686 S&W 357 for the winter and a M&P for summer. Just saying. Lived in Vegas and always had the 357 with me at all times. I might be a little old school but. I would sit back, hide while you go through your 7 before I fire my 6. If conditions were right. 
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Shoulder holster, 4 in bar., nickle in color 686 S&W 357 for the winter and a M&P for summer. Just saying. Lived in Vegas and always had the 357 with me at all times. I might be a little old school but. I would sit back, hide while you go through your 7 before I fire my 6. If conditions were right. 

Ray, I bet you were a bad xxx police officer. Did you give anyone a break?
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Okay....thanks, but none of these actually answered my question. It's not for EDC and I'm aware of the feel for both..... which are very similar to each other for me.

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I have never shot a Beretta. I bet David has. If not David, between Charlie, Steve, Keith, Leo, and Danny, I bet they have.
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I have never shot a Beretta. I bet David has. If not David, between Charlie, Steve, Keith, Leo, and Danny, I bet they have.


Thanks for the info. What hasn't David shot............? Lol!
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My daughter bought a Beretta PX4 Storm in 9mm.  Gun feels nice in the hand, but watch the trigger.

Even though this is a semi-auto, if the hammer is not cocked, pulling the trigger will cock it and fire.  Trigger pull feels around 8 lbs. But once the hammer is cocked (ie. after a round is fired) the trigger pull drops to around 2 lbs.  First time I shot it, I thought something was wrong with it because the trigger was so light.  If I wasn't practicing safe handling, I might have shot myself or someone else when it went off (scared the bejezus out of me - and I ain't scared of nothin).  
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I have never shot a Beretta. I bet David has. If not David, between Charlie, Steve, Keith, Leo, and Danny, I bet they have.


I have a Taurus PT99AF.  If you read the link, you will see how Taurus and Beretta are related.  If you put a Beretta and a Taurus side by side, they are damned near identical.

http://www.taurususa.com/history.cfm


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I would say I gave a lot of breaks. If you wanted to gripe after I told you to hush. Tha'ts where the pen is mightyer than the sword.
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