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    Best Duty Weapon?

    Of all the different weapons out there...keeping the price under $1000, what would you say would be the best, most accurate out of the box, duty weapon?

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    The one tha you are most comfortable shooting. Try a bunch out and make that call for yourelf.

    I have a Sig. I absolutely love it. I shoot it great. However, I prefer my Glock. I like the grip better (I have big hands). Many people hate the grip and trigger on Glocks. I also like the fact that lights (i.e., the M6 light) can slide on and off the weapon easily. With lights on the sig, usually you need an allen wrench. Then there is the simplicity of the Glock, no decock, etc. It comes down to personal preference. Both are very accurate (though I may give the edge to the Sig from a benchrest) and both are very reliable (giving the edge to a dirty Glock over a dirty Sig anyday!).

    Most guns from reputable manufacturers should out shoot you. So, go for the ones that feel comfortable in your hand and the ones with which you shoot most accurately.
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    Kowboy--I can only add to my agreement with Switchback's comments on this issue.

    I would say that there are several quality, well-made weapons which are produced by reputable companies out there that a lot of LE personnel carry on and off duty. Most are fairly accurate right out-of-the-box too. BUT, it all boils down to personal preference and which ones someone can competently shoot with. People can tell you that brand "X" is the best or whatever but it really amounts to training, practice and what works best for you.

    Incidently, you should also be cautious about modifications to your weapons as well. Some people, for example, modify a weapon's action or add some other accessory or detail to the weapon not originally performed at the factory. NOT all modifications are a bad thing per sey but there are some that MAY be problematic. Therefore, I would recommend that anyone should seriously limit any modifications to a weapon, (unless you are someone schooled in gunsmithing, or something similar to that, and KNOW what you are doing), beyond the original manufacturing process.;) Usually, changing the weaon's grip to something else from the original is OK.

    Point is, modifying a weapon can create potential legal problems if the weapon is ever used in, for example, a critical incident.

    I probably went slightly beyond the original question but thought it important to comment about this.

    Just food for thought.....
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    My vote goes to the GLock. Great gun, takes abuse and missed cleanings and still works great.
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    The one I sell you! ;)

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    All kidding aside, Switchback hit the nail on the head. I prefer the Glock, however, you might not. Just stay with the big LE market companies and you will be fine i.e.

    Glock

    Sig Sauer

    Heckler and Koch

    Beretta

    Smith and Wesson (although I have not been impressed with thier semi-autos. I would take a S&W revolver as a backup in a hearbeat)

    There are more, but my mind fails me, it is Sunday after all.

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    anyone know anything about the walther p99? how does its accuracy compare up? Havent shot it yet, this week I will. 9mm? 40cal? what do u think?

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    GLOCK

    To answer your question, GLOCK, officer simple to operate, ( this is important as most officers have trouble with complicated instructions, and lots of moving parts to reassemble).

    GLOCK has very few moving parts ...... GLOCK is easy to disassemble and the GLOCK is easy to clean and assemble.

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    nothing says "i mean business" like a cocked and locked .colt 45.

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    Originally posted by P01IC3M4N
    nothing says "i mean business" like a cocked and locked .colt 45.
    How about a Colt H-Bar in a sling? Or an M60?

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    anyone know anything about the walther p99? how does its accuracy compare up? Havent shot it yet, this week I will. 9mm? 40cal? what do u think?

    I purchased a P99 .40 S&W about 6 months ago. Personally I love it, it's very comfortable. It also give different back straps to change the size of the grip. The magazine release is a bit different but with a little practice it actually gives me a quicker re-load time than the traditional (I use to have the 1911 style). I have put over 1000 rounds through it, I had 1 stove pipe and the old style magazines (orange follower) can accidentally push up the slide lock, but there are re-designed mags (dark blue follower) which eliminate the problem. It seems to hold it's own against the sigs, HK's and Glock as far as accuracy goes.
    You are limited to holsters available for it, Safariland has a few and Bianchi as well but the selection isn't as great as it would be for a more main stream gun.

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    I agree with the others, GLOCK is the way to go.

    My department issued me a Glock 22 40cal. I love it.

    I am also thinking about getting me a Glock 23 for a back-up weapon.

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    Originally posted by deputy8723
    I agree with the others, GLOCK is the way to go.

    My department issued me a Glock 22 40cal. I love it.

    I am also thinking about getting me a Glock 23 for a back-up weapon.
    Late chimmer...Why do you want the 23 for back-up. Out of curiosity?

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    I'd venture a guess that he does not like his finger hanging off the G26!
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    Originally posted by Switchback
    I'd venture a guess that he does not like his finger hanging off the G26!
    yeah...the subs have that problem. I had a dealer show me a mag extension but then he said why not just get the compact version...Only difference at that point would be a half inch of barrel.

    Hey...I mentioned you in the SWAT oral board thread. Maybe you could help me out a little if you have the time. Its in the Gen Top I

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