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post #1 of 23 Old 04-27-2009, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Purchasing a new gun...

So I am in the market for a new gun and I have come down to two guns... Barretta 92FS and a Springfield XD40.

Anyone have any insite on either of these guns, good or bad?

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I would have to say the 92FS, I have used them for years in the service. I personally own a 92 and the Berretta PX4, I prefer the PX4 over the 92, just cause I can change the backstrap and make it fit my hand better.

Springfield does make nice products, never shot the XD's, but my M1A is very nice.

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i have a xd45 and i had a 92fs and 96fs but just sold the beretta's and kept the xd .....the xd to me shoots better and is more balanced than the beretta.....im looking into getting another xd prob the xd9 so my wife can shoot it .....she dont like the 45 .....but all in all its up to you .....good luck

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i have a springfield xd 45. best gun I have ever owned. out shot officers at the range with it. I own and have shot 100's of guns. Springfield is the best to me!! Since my life depends on it, go with the best.

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Thanks for the input guys... one side note on this whole thing.... I HATE CALIFORNIA LAWS!!! Damn having to wait 10 days before I get to have my new gun!!

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Thanks for the input guys... one side note on this whole thing.... I HATE CALIFORNIA LAWS!!! Damn having to wait 10 days before I get to have my new gun!!
i know how you feel ....ive had to wait 10 days on all of mine and it sucks

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If you are in Kalifornia, go with a 1911. Get a Kimber with an internal extractor. Learn to be surgical with it. Besides, magazine capacity does not make up fo accuracy. Sure nice to carry the Glock 17 with 17 in the mag + 1 in the pipe.

Alternative - move to a free state...

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I think in california you can only have 10 in the mag, legally... not 100% about that though.

and Kimbers are way too expensive for me right now. =)

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I've owned a 92FS for a very long time and to be honest I dont think I have ever owned a more pleasant-to-shoot, and accurate gun. Recoil is mild, accuracy is good, and it has required very little in the way of maintenance. Just run a patch through the barrel once in a while and spray a little lube in the action. I thihk it's biggest drawback is the fact it's too bulky for a concealed carry gun.

On the other hand, you wont go wrong with an XD either. I have never shot one, but the reviews are great, and a couple of folks I work with use them for carry pistols. I think you would do fine with either one of them.

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Being that you are only "allowe" ten roungs you need to stay .40 or bigger. For .40 I would go with a compact model such as these.

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