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#1 RightHook

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Posted January 28 2010 - 04:52 PM

I am in the market for centerfire handgun, one that my wife could comfortable shoot if need be but also fun for me. Apart from a couple of revolvers, I'm considering a 9mm.

I've shot the Glock 17 and liked the ergonomics, etc. I've handle the Browning Hi Power and liked the lines. Aesthetics count with me, however I don't want to give way the Glock's reputation for reliability.

Anybody fired both? Own both? Have an opinion? Who'm I kidding. Opinions are like

#2 fishweewee

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Posted January 28 2010 - 04:54 PM

Glock 17 hands down.

the BHP is a nice pistol, but it is an obsolete design.

John Moses Browning died before completing the gun.

Somebody else came along and finished the pistol design, but it's not anywhere near the elegance of the venerable 1911.

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Posted January 28 2010 - 04:57 PM


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the elegance of the venerable 1911.





I own one. It's the High Power resemblance to the 1911 that attracts me to it.

BTW, I expected your vote for the Glock 17

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Posted January 28 2010 - 05:01 PM

As a Police Officer of 15 years with the with theGlock 22 and 23. I am also a Glock certified armorist. The Glock is one solid gun. I would recommend one to anyone. Hold out for a short time if your buying new. Glock will be comming out with a new style frame with a changeable back strap great for different size hands. Get the night sight upgrade from Glock well worth the money
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Posted January 28 2010 - 05:09 PM

Well you cant get 33 round mags for the hi power so I say G-17!!

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Posted January 28 2010 - 05:28 PM

I hear lottsa good feedback from people who own them, but something inside me just wouldn't let me bet my life on a hunk of plastic. I know what's coming from all the "experts" , but it's just one mans opinion.
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Posted January 28 2010 - 05:33 PM


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I am in the market for centerfire handgun, one that my wife could comfortable shoot if need be but also fun for me. Apart from a couple of revolvers, I'm considering a 9mm.

I've shot the Glock 17 and liked the ergonomics, etc. I've handle the Browning Hi Power and liked the lines. Aesthetics count with me, however I don't want to give way the Glock's reputation for reliability.

Anybody fired both? Own both? Have an opinion? Who'm I kidding. Opinions are like





I've a G17.
If I didn't and had to choose it or a BHP I'd choose the G17.
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Posted January 28 2010 - 05:40 PM


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I hear lottsa good feedback from people who own them, but something inside me just wouldn't let me bet my life on a hunk of plastic. I know what's coming from all the "experts" , but it's just one mans opinion.





Apart from the "aesthetics", the tupperware aspect of owning a polymer gun carries weight. I'm also considering revolvers, maybe a used S&W model 10.

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Posted January 28 2010 - 06:03 PM


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I'm also considering revolvers, maybe a used S&W model 10.





I got my grandfathers model 10 M&P and it shoots today just like it did the day it was built....A HUNDRED AND ONE YEARS AGO!!

Lemme know how the Glock's working in 2111.
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Posted January 28 2010 - 06:17 PM

I own and have shot both extensively. It's a toss up really they're both great guns. For the simplicity aspect for the wife I'd go with the Glock.

Did you happen to look at Sig Sauer?
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Posted January 28 2010 - 06:37 PM

The Glock 19 will better suit your lady.

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Posted January 28 2010 - 06:40 PM

Im not a big 9mm person but man what a nice pistol the practical shooter
was. The older hi powers that i have handled were fitted very nicely
with very tight tolerances. I havent handled one for a while so i cant speak
for the new ones.

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Posted January 28 2010 - 06:41 PM

Take a look at the Sig 239.

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Posted January 28 2010 - 07:29 PM

I would think that your wife would be best suited to shoot the Glock reliably, so I say get the Glock. When buying pistols I ALWAYS take into account that it may be my wife that has to defend herself with it as well, and it looks like you did the same. Kudos.

I took my wife and one of her friends to Pistol People, over in Bristol, Pa. and had them sit through the class, familiarized themselves with the Glock 17 and then went and shot it. They both had a GREAT time. Steve is a great guy over there. Highly recommend having the wife do something like that if it's possible.
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Posted January 28 2010 - 07:35 PM

High power is Europes standard pistol, much like the 1911 here. Guns that stand the test of time are great in my book.
The high power is also DA/semi auto, incase your not a fan of cocked and locked carry.
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