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duty weapon options/opinions.

i have toi pick a duty weapon and heres my list.

glock23 .40
xd .40
xdm 3.8 .40
or springield champion operator



i know glocks are very reliable,but uncomortable
the xd is good,cap. 12rds
xdm 3.8 a new bread,not to sure about the 3.8 barrells accuracy
and the operator.it 7+1 and im good with 1911's but i have had 1911's fail moreso than any other sidearm.

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i would go with a glock simply because it holds more ammo, hopefully you never have to use it but when u do you will have it.

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go shoot all of them, and pick the one that feels best
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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-03-2010, 10:38 AM
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No Sig option?

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post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-03-2010, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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never shot a sig.didn't think to much of them by ffeel.

i shoot the xd40 good,its very comfy
i also do pretty good with a 1911.

the glock handle and recoil are a bit of for me.

i've also never shot a m&p so idk about those.

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im going through the academy starting on 8-2-10

most likely will get on with bastrop county

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I'd pick the XD40 then
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post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-03-2010, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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its the all around best but only holds 12rds. still more than the 1911.

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If you are comfortable with 1911's then I would go with the XD, the ergo will be the most similar compared to the glock...

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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-03-2010, 12:49 PM
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I like the 1911 but if im correct the XDm holds more rounds. You also have to think the 1911 only holds 8 but you will always have another mag.
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I'm not allowed to carry any of those, but my personal choice would be one of the XDs.
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I'm not allowed to carry any of those, but my personal choice would be one of the XDs.
Isn't this your duty weapon?

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Isn't this your duty weapon?
LOL! He wishes.

fast83, have a look at the XDm40, 16+1 capacity and lots of other nice improvements.
I have nothing but good things to say about mine.
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I returned the g23 for a xd40 with trijicon sights!it feels like home!

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Hahahaha! Get a good laugh fukkers, cuz this was my original issue duty weapon:



And if any of you think it (after all these years) still won't get the job done, I've got a bullet proof vest you can wear while I send a .357 Magnum down range!
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We had SIG 226 357's for 10 years or so and just recently switched to 40 S&W. The SIG is big and heavy but I liked it. Not for anyone with a smaller hand though. Also I do not miss the 7lb trigger pull of the first shot. I will say the new 40 is lighter, holds more rounds, and has some neat features. Love the fact you can see the round in the top of the slide when chambered. Also has three sizes of grip that can be swapped in a sec.

On a side note I have a level two holster and detective belt style holder if anyone needs them for a SIG.

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if sigs are an option, I would shoot one before discounting it.

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Glock or Sig. I cant believe you wont consider one. If I didnt own a Glock, I would own a Sig.

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I own all of the guns on your list and would be happy to let you try them out at the range. My range is in Carrollton and I have access to it 7 days a week during daylight hours. Do you live in the DFW area?

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i settled out with the xd40 all things considered its the best for me.

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I'm going to chime in like its already been said above. Shoot as many of them as you can, then make your decision. I'm a big fan of the XDs. I have carried both the XD .45 and 1911 on Duty. My current duty weapon in a Springfield TRP Operator. Do you not get a choice of a full size 1911? Just my .2cents more rounds does not make a better weapon.
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fast83, have a look at the XDm40, 16+1 capacity and lots of other nice improvements.
I have nothing but good things to say about mine.
X2!

I really want a M, but I dont want to trade/sell what I have to get one, already have a XD in almost every caliber...

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My duty weapon is a Sig 226. My off duty weapon is a Glock 32. I would rather carry the Glock any day.

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i would go with a glock simply because it holds more ammo, hopefully you never have to use it but when u do you will have it.
Not nearly as important as the way the gun feels. Besides, if you're going to get a Glock, don't get it for the higher capacity - get it because it's a perfect weapon.
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never shot a sig.didn't think to much of them by ffeel.

i shoot the xd40 good,its very comfy
i also do pretty good with a 1911.

the glock handle and recoil are a bit of for me.

i've also never shot a m&p so idk about those.
I had a P228 (9mm). Was an awesome little gun. I would recommend it to anybody.


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post #25 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-03-2010, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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i definetly did not want a 9mm as a duty gun.i prefer the .45 but most dept. i've talked to have chosen the .40 as their caliber.

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12 rd. .40 xd? I have a 13+1 .45xd I will be carrying soon.

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post #27 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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yeh i like the xd.45 but most dept. want you to carry a .40 around here.

as a reserve you can use a .45 but im not going after a reserve position.

xd40 12rd and 3 mags on my belt.im all good.

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My vote is the XD

I've got the XD .45 Tactical model and it is my favorite pistol to shoot after my .357, the new XDm is pretty sweet too, I've been thinking about getting one in a 9mm.

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I'd also look into the SW M&P 40 if you have the option.

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XDm40 holds 16rds

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post #31 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-07-2010, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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i miss my 1911 already.think i'll have to get me another one.

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