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  1. #11
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    another option

    I don't know if you've looked at the Springfield XD, but I bought one for my wife (5'2") after a few weeks of having her look at different guns and gun shops. It fits her smallish hands very well, and mine (6'00", and ****lbs. [classified]). It is a great shooter and within your price range. It also comes with a holster, a double mag pouch, a magazine loader, and two clips. This is a great bang for the buck (no pun intended) pistol.

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  3. I have been carrying a Sig for the last 15 years as a Law Enforcement Officer and have NEVER had a problem! I would go with the Sig....

    Good Luck!

  4. #13

    Springfield XD

    Gotta throw my vote out for that one as well. I carry the XD sub in a .40 I also have to say that I would never recommend a 9mm for anything but plinking.

    There was a LEO where I live (Bozeman, Montana) that had to use deadly force on a DUI he pulled over. When the driver stopped LEO started for his driver side window and the redneck got out with a .357 revolver. The guy shot the officer in the leg. The officer returned fire. After the officer emptied his gun once and knocked the guy down, the man FIRED AGAIN from the pavement. The officer reloaded his gun and emptied again, hitting the man a total of 12 times, out of 18 shots. The police officer was using a 9mm.

    Just my personal reason for not carrying a 9mm. Though if I were to, it would only be with REALLY expansive hollow points.

    If you're dead set on 9mm and not shopping on-line I would definitely get the Sig. Probably the only one of the 3 you have as options I'd trust with my life.
    "Someday someone may kill me with my own gun, but they'll have to beat me to death with it because it'll be empty." - Unknown

  5. #14

    Ruger SR9

    Quote Originally Posted by fishtripn View Post
    I need some help. I am trying to decide on which handgun to buy. The caliber is 9mm, and it’s down to, I guess, 3 weapons. The s&w mp9, the sig p250 and the ruger sr9. Family members carry the glock 26 at work, so I have had a lot of opportunity to shoot it, and I didn’t enjoyed it, so I knocked off the glocks (sorry to the glock fans). Also I was adamantly told that the s&w automatics were really really bad (trigger pull, jamming etc..) now I am just wondering around in a quagmire of indecision going from shop to shop.
    One more thing, this will be the home defense handgun for the wife (little, 5"2") as well as an occasional carry weapon for me. thanks for looking.
    I got the Ruger SR9 & I love it. It is easy to shoot , clean, and to carry. Holds 17 plus 1. It's been dead accurate right out of the box. I had a S&W 9mm and it kept shooting 8-12 feet high at 20 feet. It went back to the factory and they put new sights on it but did not help, got rid of that one. Good luck. Also think about Ruger LCP 380 for your wife.
    But I also carry a Springfield XD 40 subcompact thats my baby.

  6. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by RioJG View Post
    Gotta throw my vote out for that one as well. I carry the XD sub in a .40 I also have to say that I would never recommend a 9mm for anything but plinking.

    There was a LEO where I live (Bozeman, Montana) that had to use deadly force on a DUI he pulled over. When the driver stopped LEO started for his driver side window and the redneck got out with a .357 revolver. The guy shot the officer in the leg. The officer returned fire. After the officer emptied his gun once and knocked the guy down, the man FIRED AGAIN from the pavement. The officer reloaded his gun and emptied again, hitting the man a total of 12 times, out of 18 shots. The police officer was using a 9mm.

    Just my personal reason for not carrying a 9mm. Though if I were to, it would only be with REALLY expansive hollow points.

    If you're dead set on 9mm and not shopping on-line I would definitely get the Sig. Probably the only one of the 3 you have as options I'd trust with my life.
    [I]There was a recent encounter where an officer shot a BG 17 times with a 40 before the fight was over. Then there are times when one round from a 22 does the trick. There is no perfect round and no such thing as an absolute one shot man stopper unless perhaps a 50 cal. I carry a high capacity 9mm, extra magazines and a back up gun. I feel more than size of the round having plenty of ammo is the main thing.]
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

  7. Well back from the gun store (again). Played with the sig p226&250 (over $700 & 650) , xd ($543) & xdm($743), s&w mp9 ($599), fnj($543), glock19($599), ruger p-89($410) & p-95
    I have to say, I have given the glock a new chance (g19). I didnt know that it was like a lego set and you could change parts, and calibers so easily(everything accept the grips?!?!). Although the ruger, i thought, has a good trigger, the grip is to thick for the little woman.
    now I guess its between p250, spring. xd, s&w mp9 and the glock19. great all I did was knock one out and add two....
    and rio, i agree the 9mm would not be ideal to knock down a crack head, but its the largest cal. i think my wife can accurately shoot repeatedly...

  8. re: I need some help

    I carry the Springfield XD-45, which I agree might be too large for smallish hands, but I ud\nderstand the XDM-9 is quite a good gun.

    I have a question for clarification. what is this 'expended casing rule?' I have never heard that term and have no idea what it could be referring to. Good luck on your search.
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  9. wuzfuz,
    well, in maryland all handguns sold have to have a spent casing in file. some law to help track of legally purchased handguns in crimes.... because there are so many of them... I am not too familiar with it all, since the handguns i do own were all purchased prior to this requirement, (and the wife, thus all with calibers to large for the wife, we have tried). but i am sure someone out there would know more about it then me.

  10. #19
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    Just got back from a local gun shop. Checked out the following manufacturers and they all had the little envelope with the expended casing in it:

    Glock
    Sig Sauer
    Springfield Armory
    FN
    Ruger
    Taurus
    Smith & Wesson
    HK
    Kimber

    With that said, basically all of the "major manufacturers" have what's necessary for you to legally own the firearm in PRMD. As I stated earlier, check out the various online auction sites and find what's best for you.



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    "A few well placed shots with a .22LR is a lot better than a bunch of solid misses with a .44 mag!" Glock Armorer, NRA Chief RSO, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloading Rifle, Muzzleloading Shotgun, and Home Firearm Safety Training Counselor

  11. i will, thanks. question, what is prmd?
    and here is another tid bit about md that i didnt know. there is an approved list. not on the list, cant be sold in md. but i am sure that, like you said, the major manufactures have representatives on the list. the more i learn the more i want to move to alaska... didnt know they were chipping away at my rights..

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