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    I just bought a Glock 30 SF. I was really looking for a good revolver for a long time. I then took the Glock Amourer's Course and saw a video of Glock guys conducting torture test on Glock 19s. I was sold! That's why I wanted a revolver and NOT an automatic. For the durability. The Glock 30 SF (Slim Frame, has a smaller grip) is great. It's 45 ACP, holds 10 (more if you use the Glock 21 magazine), and doesn't beat up your hand like you would think. It conceals very nice. Better so than a Glock 19. Just thought I'd share if you were fighting with the idea to get a Glock like I was.
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    ando - glad you found a pistol that fits your hand and works well for you.

    Top - I hope you are able to find a pistol worth staking your life on at a price you can afford.

    I plan to get my CHL in the next 6 months or so. My target firearms are not at all suited to concealed carry, so I am evaluating opions - my short list includes the Beretta Nano, Para LDA, and a couple of others.
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    The new sub-compacts are really some great weapons. If you're looking at them, also take a look at the S&W Bodyguard, M&P Shield, and Kahr CM40.
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    I like Smith's M&P pistols. Our local PD switched from Glock to M&P a few years ago & all of the POs I talked to like them but were hesitant to change after all those years with Glocks starting with the Glock 17 9mm & then to the 22 .40 cal. I've seen a few good deals on firearms lately but they we all either .22, .25 or .32 caliber & I'd like something bigger than that. I've decided that 9 mm is the smallest I'd go, hollow tip with FMJ at the range. .40 is my ideal, I'm rally pleased with that caliber in the Glock I gave to my son but so far all of the ones I've researched are too pricey for me. The compact Glocks really, really look good. Ando's Glock 30 seems perfect, or its .40 cal counterpart.

    Anybody shoot any rounds downrange with a 10 mm? In an emergency ammo might be hard to get. Even Walmart sells 9 mm. I feel .45 GAP might be hard to get, too. I'd say that 9mm, .40 cal & .45 ACP in that order would be the easiest to find. Of those 9 mm would be the cheapest & I love to use ammo. The more I can shoot, the happier I am.
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    Interesting, now I have another pistol to fret over. I've been looking for a new carry gun to replace my loved but boat-anchor HK, and I've been leaning toward the new S&W Shield.....but now this! I'll have to take a look.

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    Interesting... If I lived someplace that allowed guns, I probably would go teh 9mm route cos of ammo availability and cost, but if I had the cash, I would definitely look at the .40 or .45 range as the .45 is a handful of thumpin power especially with the ACP round.. my preference in a 9 is still the P226.. there are a few S&W closed hammer snub nosed revolvers that rock also in the .38 range..
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    I finally purchased a handgun. It's a Smith & Wesson Sigma .40 cal & on sale it was a hair less than $300. Altogether with the tax & background check it comes to $330. It's about $100 more than I was hoping to spend but as Doc mentioned - it's meant to protect my family's & my life. I'll be picking it up Monday as it takes 48 hours for the background check to come through. I thought I was signing my life away with all the paperwork I had to fill in at the store - Federal, State & for the store itself (probably for liability purposes). There was also an identical pistol available for the same price in 9 MM but I opted for the heavier caliber.

    It has a 4" barrel, 14+1 rounds in the magazine, 2 magazines & trigger lock supplied. A Glock 23 clone but an ounce & a half heavier. S&W was sued by Glock which was settled out of court & a few minor changes were made to satisfy the Austrian company. Field strips identical to the Glock 23. About the same overall specs but much cheaper. It has a polymer frame & a stainless steel slide which accounts for the additional weight. I like the three white dot sights but I of course will have to reserve judgement until I actually shoot it. It won't be the most concealable pistol available, that's for sure but that's the least important to me. I'll either conceal it or practice open carry if I can't. About any pistol can be hard to hide completely in the summer with short sleeve T shirts but I'll find a way. Probably too big for an ankle holster but I don't like those anyway except for a second firearm while carrying a main one.

    I can't wait to shoot it & plan on doing so Tuesday. I'd like to put at least 100 rounds through it initially. My son will probably meet me at the range with his Glock 23 & it'll be nice to make a side-to-side comparison.

    Does anybody have any recommendations as to what kind of ammo to buy? For range fire I'll get the FMG & I'm thinking of hollow points for actually carrying but what brand is economical & effective? The range has frangible rounds available & if the price is right I'll use them there. I'd still like to put some rounds through it that I'll actually be using everyday while carrying it.
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    Thanks, Eltee. I never heard of that brand & I expect it's not too available in your average local gun store. I'll certainly check it out. Initially I'll probably buy Walmart cheap ammo for the range. I noticed that the Cor-Bon was tested in a 4" barrel which coincidentaly what I'll have although that's about the standard length for most semi-autos of that size give or take as fraction.

    After picking up the Sigma this evening I'll spend the rest of the week researching & shopping for accessories, especially holsters. Streicher's has a reasonable inside the pants holster but I'm not sure whether that's the route I want to take yet. I know quite a few Police Officers & I'll ask them what they use. Out of the 6 I'll bet I'll get 6 different answers, lol. One of them I know for sure just shoves it in his pants waist to the left of his navel.

    A lot will depend on how much I'll get for a bunch of silver coins I'm going to sell this morning, hopefully. In silver weight alone my estimation is at least $800 but many of the coins are dated in the 1800s so who knows? Some of the money will have to go for the price of the Sigma, some will have to go to household expenses & some will have to go in the bank. That doesn't leave much left over.
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    Streicher's makes good stuff. Most of our guys bought all their duty gear at their store in Minneapolis.

    Cor-Bon should be available at sporting goods stores - and I know Milwaukee has no shortage of those. Dicks, Scheel's, Gander Mountain, whatever.

    Personally, I buy a box or two of what I'm going to use for SD to make sure my weapon gets along with it, than buy whatever cheap stuff functions well (usually Federal bulk) for regular shooting.
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