I went to a local dealer to check out a few rigs.
The first I looked at was the Glock 17 9mm. This firearm was brand new with warranty. It felt nice in my hands as I have long fingers that easily gripped the full frame weapon. I didn't care much for it's boxy like feel. The price for this firearm was $719 + tax.
The second weapon, and my personal favorite from my recent trip to the dealer was the S&W M&P 9mm. This weapon is in used condition, but was previously owned from a staff member of the gun store. It had an estimated 200 rounds through it, and looked and felt like new. The asking price for this firearm was $549 plus tax.
Now I have done some research on both models, and read the pro's and con's of each of them. My question to blueline is, which firearm of the above two would you choose if this was your pick, and why? I hope Dave Brown will pop in with his endless amounts of knowledge and hopefully first hand experience with the two handguns in question.
This is a used SIG P226. It comes with 2 mags and case. It is classified in 'very good condition' which he classifies as " In perfect working order, no appreciable wear on working surfaces, no corrosion or pitting, only minor surface dents or scratches." He is asking $719 for this one.
Too many choices and the fact that I cannot shoot any of the models before I try them leaves me a bit confused as to what I should be purchasing.
Depending on the sight, it might be an alright deal...
Here's the SIG price list.
They're all nice guns, ideally you should handle them all before you pick.
Try Ellwood Epps or Target Sports, depending on how far north you are...
You can new G17's for $550 and mags for $26 through MD Charlton in BC.
And Nat, I've heard both good and bad about the SA/DA. Funny enough the sig guys seem to love it where the glock guys seem to hate it.
The only reason why I am leaning away from the Glock, is they use some kind of a different barrel system or something that they claim it to be hazardous to shoot remanufactured ammunition.
I am actually going up to Epps this week as it's not too far away and they seem to have a nice selection.
Thanks for the PM btw bitterman. I'll keep that in mind.
Anyone else have any input?
And I would love to go rent a few of these models, but I have no idea where to do that around the GTA.
I may have to take a trip into new york state and find a range down there that I can rent a few handguns to test.
I do agree, it's a hard choice when your standing in the vault of a store trying to get a feel for each chunk.
Keep us updated on your decision. Once I'm ready and upon arrival of my PAL, I'll be in the same boat with my eyes on the P226, Glock 17 and H&K USP Tactical.
I am going to go to another dealer this week and check out their selection.
And tinman, what is chunk not what all the cool kids say these days?
I'll keep this updated for anyone interested.
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