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need help deciding on a new handgun

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by x1hunter89, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. x1hunter89

    x1hunter89 gresham oregon Active Member

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    so i cant pick between sig p250, S&W SD9 or some others im looking for a handgun 9mm. i prefer all metal but polymer is ok, trying to stay around the 400 range. any ideas would be great thanks
  2. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Stoeger Cougar in 9mm. Originally designed by Beretta to be a more compact alternative to the 92. Solid all metal gun holding 15 rounds. Smooth shooter.
  3. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    in that price range I really like the sig pro 2022
  4. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    $400, you prefer metal frame to polymer...

    used Smith & Wesson 5906, 3906, CZ-75

    You can get a NIB Bersa Thunder 9 (in 4" or 3") for about that price - alloy frame, decent DA trigger w/ decock lever, and good ergos.

    Polymer guns - Used Glock 17 3rd Gen would be tops on my list, followed by Springfield's XD or a SW M&P, then the SP2022 Sig... the P250's are decent enough guns (I had the .45 for a short time and liked it) - but the 2022 is a better gun IMO.

    I'd also consider a used Walther P99 9mm.
  5. Nosferatu

    Nosferatu Monroe, WA New Member

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    What are you looking to do with the gun? I'm assuming you're looking at 9mm pistols only?

    The P250 is a pretty good platform, as well as the Sig Pro series. Glocks can be found used in your price range as well.

    Uses S&W 59xx series are great guns. For an all steel 9mm, the CZ 75 is an excellent and undervalued gun.
  6. rolandson

    rolandson Oregon Active Member

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    Depends on what you want to do with it. Is it to carry or sit at home and take to the range? Those you mention are vastly different weapons. One is striker fired (I think) and the other hammer fired.

    Of the two, I think I would opt for the Sig...which for slightly more than the $400 you mention, is available in what they call their "two-sum"....a full size frame and a sub compact frame. It's a decent handgun that is easily adjusted to fit...
  7. Dnaltrop

    Dnaltrop Portland, Oregon Member

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    Bersa also has a .45ACP Ultra compact that comes in under $400. That one has had my eye for a while.

    I've had great function out of my old man's .380, and I have a .22 on order for the sprout. The two guns have nearly identical construction, we'll see how the smaller one does.

    Bersa's don't have the most finely finished exterior, but the ones I've held have been well fit, and after the break in period, very reliable.

    Lifetime warranty too, but unlike the Taurus 22, we haven't had to use it on the Bersa yet. Also only follows first purchaser, not the gun itself like Taurus.
  8. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    Ruger SR9C. I love mine. It is easily concealed, accurate and I dare you to make it stop working. Great gun. Kip.