Life after 1911

Discussion in 'Autoloaders' started by Don Locke, Jan 23, 2019.

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  1. Don Locke

    Don Locke Active Member

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    Aug 24, 2018
    Sold my 1911,looking for a 9mm 5”barrel, double stack, use would be home defense and target,in the $5-600 5range, only pistol I’ve had besides the 1911 is a Glock and don’t want to go down that road again,thanks for the help.
     
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  2. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade resident crank

    Mar 13, 2017
    M&P 2.0 either compact or full sized. It is not 5" like most full sized striker fire pistols. 4.25 I believe

    Smith and Wesson finally figured out striker fire triggers.
     
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  3. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Not sure what your dollar range is but a CZ of some type sounds like what you're after.
     
  4. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    This or a Beretta.
     
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  5. DMiller

    DMiller Well-Known Member

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    Apr 29, 2012
    This would be my first choice. Sig P226/229 would be a close second.
     
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  6. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    Go to a range that rents guns ...and shoot as many as you can / Sigs, M&P's, XD's....whatever..../ and a couple of revovlers..in .357 Mag ( K frame or L frame S&W's like the model 66 or 686 ...in probably 4" barrels -- shoot .38 spl in them too ).

    Exhaust all your options...before you buy again.

    Buying & Selling...and going back and forth / without shooting them is not very productive in my view....you need to asess the trigger systems, grip angle, width of grip, barrel length -- what fits your hands the best...
     
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  7. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    SAO, DA/SA, or DAO?
     
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  8. Dallas Knight

    Dallas Knight Max Otto von Stierlitz

    Jun 22, 2015
    By ‘no Glocks’, do you mean no ‘Striker fired’ in general? IOW, you want a hammer fired pistol?
    If so, I’d take a good look at Beretta 92 series or Px4 Storm (full size for the longer barrel you want). De-cocker or no de-cocker for home defense use and in that price range.
     
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  9. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    In addition to the examples already given, you might also consider a Walther PPQ. Last I checked they offered a couple versions with 5" barrel. I think the MSRP is a little outside your budget, but you might be able to find a deal online.
     
  10. Don Locke

    Don Locke Active Member

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    Aug 24, 2018
    Good idea
     
  11. Don Locke

    Don Locke Active Member

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    Aug 24, 2018
    Yeah, I like the Walther ppq
     
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  12. Don Locke

    Don Locke Active Member

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    Aug 24, 2018
    No,striker fired are definitely in the mix
     
  13. Don Locke

    Don Locke Active Member

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    Aug 24, 2018
    I always get confused on actions of triggers
     
  14. Don Locke

    Don Locke Active Member

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    Aug 24, 2018
    Am considering the Beretta 92fs
     
  15. Au Jus in Bello

    Au Jus in Bello Well-Known Member

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    May 19, 2017
    OP, to better make suggestions, two things:

    1) What specifically didn't work for you about the 1911 and the Glock?

    2) What features beyond an inexpensive 5" double-stack 9mm are you looking for? What type of trigger? Safety features? Steel, aluminum, plastic? Etc., etc...
     
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  16. Don Locke

    Don Locke Active Member

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    Aug 24, 2018
    I am 74 and the 1911 45 was to rough on my wrist,wasn’t anything specific about the glock,like to find a pistol with a better trigger,safety not necessary, can be steel or combo steel and plastic prefer a full size since i’m Not going to be carrying.Not sure about trigger,always get confused on the actions of different triggers.
     
  17. SLAM37

    SLAM37 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2016
    ^^^ I agree with this. I have been invested in Glocks since the very late 80's, but if I was starting over with striker-fired pistols I would recommend the M&P 2.0 line. For me their ergonomics are very good and their triggers are also quite nice for striker-fired.
     
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