Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Mill Creek, Apr 19, 2014.
Any thoughts, preferences or recommendations for a .40 with a 5" barrel? Not interested in a 1911.
Glock 35, simplest and Gen 3's can be found very reasonable.
others I see a lot,
I second the glock 35 recommendation. The glock 22 is nice and does not have the exposed barrel cut out like the 35, but does not meet your 5" barrel requirement.
The M&P pro's are nice as well.
Disregard the FNX 40 has a 4.5" barrel. In love mine FWIW.
I sure like my Glock 35. I carried it for a couple of years. It has become my "headboard" gun though.
Sounds like the new 5" version of the Walther PPQ M2 is worth a hard look.
S&W M&P40 Pro.
Taurus 101..........a knock-off of the Beretta 96. Very nice for the money.
Does it "have" to be a 5" barrel or are you just looking for a full sized service pistol? Although the barrel is only 4.6", my recommendation would be a CZ75/85 in the full sized service pistol catergory.
Love my Glock 35.
Even tuppaware haters enjoy shooting it.
The FNS is available in 5" version though.
I wasn't aware the 40 version had come out yet.
I wasn't sure either. I just checked on gunbroker and they have a few.
Since there wasn't a price ceiling, should also mention some other options such as the 4.9" H&K USP Tactical and several 4.9" and 5" Sig Sauer P226 models (check their website).
Glock 35 one of my favorite pistols that I carry in cold weather. The FNS-40L is also worth your consideration, too.
I've had a Glock for 23 years works great
I compete with a Glock 35. It is difficult to explain why, but the recoil impulse is completely different between my G22 (4.5") and my G35 (5.2"). Everyone complains about the 40 recoil being snappy or difficult in some way. That is true depending on platform, but the Glock 35 has no more recoil than my carry 9's.
Since I've got it festooned for competition, though, I don't carry it or even keep it around for home defense duty. I use my Glock 21, 22, and 19 for that duty.
CZ Tactical Sport has a five inch barrel, steel frame, full length dust shutter. Nice trigger, easy to shoot fast. But for the price, and availability, the Glock is going be tough to beat. Para used to make the P16, they're pretty reasonable. Witness Limited would also fit the bill.
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