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9mm or .40 S&W?

I've got the itch to buy a new handgun. Held a buddies XDM-9 and loved the feel. My question is what is the concensus between 9mm or .40.

Purpose is target fun - not CCW or home protection. For home protection my Remington 870 does fine - should I ever need it. I have no need for CCW thus far.

A bunch of buddies want to go shooting - I have a P38 in 9mm, but I want to buy something newer. I also have a good 1000 rounds 9mm already - but I know when I start shooting that will go quick.

I was looking at:
  • Sig 229 or 226 in 9mm
  • Beretta 92FS in either
  • Glock 19 in either
  • Ruger P98 in 9mm
  • Beretta Storm PX4 in either
  • SA XDM in either 9mm or .40

So - 9mm or .40 for target?
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:07 AM
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If you got the ammo, I'd just go for a new 9mm. I like my Glocks, but some don't
















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i luv Glocks also, the best handgun in my eye !!!
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Since you already have the ammo and you don't need it for CCW then I would say go with the 9. I love glocks also
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What about the list of pistols I mentioned? Most so far are chalking it up for the Glocks.

There is a gunshow coming to my area in the next week I think - I was going to go to that and check them all out.
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I have the G19. I like it. And if you already have the ammo might as well get the 9mm.
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I love my G23 which is a .40 and the sam size as the G19. I would go with the 9mm since it is going to be a range gun.
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I've got a Beretta 90two in 9mm that I love, so that's my recommendation.

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What about the list of pistols I mentioned? Most so far are chalking it up for the Glocks.

There is a gunshow coming to my area in the next week I think - I was going to go to that and check them all out.
They are all good guns IMO. Whatever feels good in your hands is what you should get. I like the point and shoot simplicity of the glocks
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Get a Browning High Power in 9mm... a better pistol that any listed. And for a target pistol, you need one that will handle alot of rounds and not wear out. I used to have one (got stolen) and it was my favorite gun. I ran probably 2k rounds through it and never had one issue. I'm sure alot of guns will do that as well but some would be worn out after that.



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