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Recommendations for a .40 with 5" barrel?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Mill Creek, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. Mill Creek

    Mill Creek Oregon New Member

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    Any thoughts, preferences or recommendations for a .40 with a 5" barrel? Not interested in a 1911.
     
  2. Pepe-lepew

    Pepe-lepew Mid Valley Active Member

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    Glock 35, simplest and Gen 3's can be found very reasonable.

    others I see a lot,
    XDM 5.25
    M&P
     
  3. PNWHunter

    PNWHunter Covington, WA Member

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    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.
     
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  4. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Disregard the FNX 40 has a 4.5" barrel. In love mine FWIW.
     
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  5. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I sure like my Glock 35. I carried it for a couple of years. It has become my "headboard" gun though.
     
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  6. pdxjazz

    pdxjazz Portland Active Member

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    Sounds like the new 5" version of the Walther PPQ M2 is worth a hard look.
     
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  7. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    S&W M&P40 Pro.
     
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  8. roknHS

    roknHS Idaho Member

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    Taurus 101..........a knock-off of the Beretta 96. Very nice for the money.
     
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  9. JSJPDX

    JSJPDX East Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    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.
     
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  10. WashCoDad

    WashCoDad Beanerton Active Member

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    Love my Glock 35.
    Even tuppaware haters enjoy shooting it.
     
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    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    pdxjazz Portland Active Member

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    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).
     
  15. mark9fogger

    mark9fogger Kali, unfortunately Member

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    Glock 35 one of my favorite pistols that I carry in cold weather. The FNS-40L is also worth your consideration, too.
     
  16. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I've had a Glock for 23 years works great
     
  17. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    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.
     
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    HansC Portland Member

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    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.
     
  19. balline36m3

    balline36m3 Yakima WA Active Member

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    Beretta 96