Good gun for loomis job?

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  1. unknowncoast

    unknowncoast
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    I just got hired for a job at Loomis here in Portland. What do you think would be good gun to carry? I was thinking a glock 23 or 19. My budget is up to 600.
     
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    You qualify for the Glock Blue Label program as an armed guard. You'll be just fine on your budget if you go with Glock. Id recommend looking a the 9mm family though, More rounds in your mag and mor elikely those youre working with, ar e also carrying the same magazines
     
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    Whew! I misunderstood your post, thought you were wanting info on a good gun to pull off a Loomis job.:s0001::s0114:. But serously, congrats on the new job.
     
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    Ask they guys youll be working with what they have... think mag compatability.
     
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    In Portland?

     
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    Yep.
     
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    Because you’ll be open carrying I recommend a Glock 17. Will this be a personally-owned gun that Loomis reimburses you for, or a Loomis-owned gun that you can only carry on the job? If the former I would get a 19 or 23 so that you can more easily carry it off duty.
     
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    G17 Gen 5 along with 147gr defensive loads .
     
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    I did armed security for years and carried a Glock 19, FN FNS9 and a Sig p226. Any full sized 9mm pistol thats reliable and you shoot well should work
     
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    If we're suggesting options that you haven't had a chance to try, you might hit a range with rentals. Burn up a few dollars trying some out, finding something that you click with immediately can make dialing it in much faster.
     
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    If you choose a Glock 17/22 and need duty gear like holsters or magazine carriers, PM me. I have a Safariland level 3 light bearing (x300U) holster and a Safariland 3-magazine carrier Id let go.
     
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    Sphinx , cz p10 , m9a3

    i'd go glock 20, if they robbing an armored car, I bet they got plates. 10mm loves a good plate
     
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    I know an officer that took a 10mm to the vest. He says it sucked, but the soft body armor still caught it.
     
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    Working for Loomis, once upon a time, I carried a Sig P226 in .40, in a Serpa holster. I wouldn’t think there is a “best gun” just the gun that you know are are comfortable with.
     
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    I'm a huge M&P fan vs Glock but they're both great guns...with plenty of aftermarket support for holsters, lights, etc. Go the range and rent everything you can get your hands on. See which one you like best.
     
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    I thought this was an offer for a gun if you did something fancy to your G.Loomis fishing rod.

    I'll support the notion that you should carry whatever everyone else is carrying, which is probably a Glock 19.

    Given the choice, I'd go with a P229... but only because I have a bias towards metal and no experience with Glock.
     
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    Go with a sig, they also have a special pricing program.
     
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    As already mentioned, if you won't be concealed carrying this gun, I'd go with the G17/G22 myself (depending on your caliber preference). I'd like the extra barrel length, personally, over the G19. If concealed carry off hours is a possibility, then the G19/G23 would be a great way to go. And do take advantage of that blue label program.
     
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    I agree with those that say go to the range and try out a few. The gun that works for YOU trumps anyone else's preferred carry.

    I'd also invest some money in self-defense classes. A few hours a month learning some martial-arts is worth at least a few thousand rounds at the range. IMO, you're a lot more likely to need to punch someone than shoot them.
     
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    Depends on the ammo used.
     

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