Boss said "You might want to Start packin'!"

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  1. Vaultman

    Vaultman
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    Talking to the boss the other day and he tells me I might want to start packin' heat. He knows I have a CCP, and I do carry quite a bit. He basically was asking me to carry. But I have been thinking, in the recent months, since I kind of have my own little space I have been considering getting a handgun safe for my office and just having it there for me every day. I digress.

    I have been a springfield XD guy for years. In fact that is pretty much the only Semi-auto handgun I have ever owned. Though, I am becoming less of a striker fired fan. So I want some help picking my new handgun. My critera are as follows:

    1. Full size (Not tactical or compact). Looking for a near 4" barrel. (No 5" and no 3")
    2. Decocker (so I can carry one in the pipe)
    3. Double action, single action.
    4. Double stack mag.
    5. Reliable. (Should go without saying)
    6. In the $500 - 700 range.

    BONUS: threaded barrel.

    Don't necessarily care about ambidextrous. I may have some other things that I think of, after I get a few suggestions.

    FIRE AWAY!!!
     
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  2. The B

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    You boinking his wife or something? There's gotta be more to this story.
     
  3. BDA.45

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    SIG....1911....
     
  4. albin25

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    Stoeger Cougar ?(Beretta moved the production of the Cougar to Stoeger).
    It's said that the rotating barrel reduces muzzle rise and are an excellent pistol for the money..l've only inspected one but the quality seemed excellent.
     
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  5. The B

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    What do you have against striker fire?

    USP fits your criteria, if just barely, on the price piece. Chose your flavor, chose your size... everything fits.
     
  6. Pops1911

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    Ruger Light Weight Commander .45
    You're lucky. My Boss said, "Eeekkk a gun" and hid under a table. LOL
     
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  7. Lars

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    Keith's had a bunch of sig 229s in 40s&w used for a good price.
     
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  8. Reno911

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    CZ SP-01

    Or not meeting your criteria.

    Springfield XDM 9mm

    Glock 17 or 34
     
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  9. notazombie

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    CZ83
     
  10. Oathkeeper1775

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    P89 if you can find one, I think the P95 replaced it.
     
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  11. JO JO

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    FN FNX as would many others and as said before there are some great striker fired one too
     
  12. v0lcom13sn0w

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    CZ75 sp01 or cz75 p07
     
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    i have an early p95dc it is an absolute tank. only complaint is the loose side of the decocker lever. my cz75 p07 reminds me of it. the p07 is more ergonomic ,nicer to look at and shoots better IMO.
     
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    I second the CZ75 P07. Super reliable, I have maybe 800-900 rds through it without any cleaning - I clean all my other guns, this is a test project for me. Not a single hick-up. Very soft shooting due to a low riding slide. It projects recoil mostly horizontally with little muzzle flip. Relatively light due to polymer construction. Easy to conceal carry. A natural pointer in my almost large hands. Nice sight radius and excellent night sights. Recoil spring is stiff - teaches you a push(main) pull(assist) to rack the slide. Maybe not ideal for the elderly with limited strength. Oh, yes, accurate too ...
     
  15. captqc

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    One word, HK (not really one word but you get the idea).
     
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    the ONLY and i mean ONLY thing i would have to say about MY p07 is that my badman 115gr LRN reloads with a COL of 1.110 will not allow the gun to go into battery. its a tight chamber. all my other 9mm accept the same round with no hitches. i know its a combination of a tight chamber AND the shape of the badman lead round nose projectile. a plated bullet of the same length does not prevent the gun from going into battery. my fix for this was to start loading plated bullets. also,i tumbled all of my lead round nose reloads (about 4000) in some agressive media And now they go into battery just fine.
     
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  17. B5Ben

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    If the decococker is necessary, I would start looking at some police trade in Sig P226's, P229's, or a used HK USPc (it's really not that compact). Both are dead reliable and would not worry about them being used. High quality all the way around.
     
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  18. John Gault

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    + 1 on Sig 226, 228, 229
     
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  19. Vaultman

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    I have some pistols to research now. Thanks guys.

    Keep 'em coming if there are others folks want to suggest.
     
  20. Diamondback

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    This is the nice thing about being freelance: I AM "the boss," and in my shop all CPL-holder weps are authorized starting with Numero Uno. :D

    (Granted, the extent of the business is just me and my laptop and maybe once in a while a subcontractor or two, but... LOL)
     
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