danny e. wrote:
This might not be the thread for it but looking for some recommendations / thoughts on the guns below. Preferrably thoughts with experience to back up the thoughts.
FNH - No experience.
Glock - Glocks are like opera. You usually love 'em or hate 'em. Cheap, reliable, indestructible, ubiquitous. The 19 is a better carry weapon unless you're a big guy. With a little practice, you will learn to love the trigger.
XD - I've owned two of these. The first one was before Springfield bought the import rights and it was known as the HS2000. It's like a Glock, but with features. The trigger is essentially a heavy single-action all the time, which is always fun. It's about like a Glock trigger but... not.
Beretta - As a polymer pistol fan, the 92 always seems heavy to me. It functions well, but the barrel seems to be higher in my grip than I'm used to. Accuracy is kind of meh for the first round due to the long pull on the double/single trigger. I prefer consistent pulls across the entire string, but if that's not important for you then rock on. The safety doubles as a decocking lever, IIRC. Of course, you can always carry it cocked, but that makes for a really light trigger pull.
Sig - Sig's are great weapons, but heavy. I'm not really a fan of the separate decocking lever, preferring the Beretta's system. Honestly, I prefer the system on the Walther P99, but that's not on your list (but it should be!). Sig's don't recoil much due to the weight. They're also kind of expensive. They do have a great reputation for reliability. Like the Beretta, the trigger is a double/single design. It has been many years since I have shot a Sig, but my memory puts them as "like the Beretta, but more so". More weight, more height on the slide, more accuracy out the loud end, more money out of the wallet.
Honestly, you have some great choices up there. It's hard to go wrong these days. As others have posted, I would look at the Smith & Wesson M&P series as well. I haven't shot one yet but several people I know love 'em to death.
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