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the title says it all... i had to cancell my order because a 1200 dollar gun and needing a new car soon isnt good no matter how abd i want the EMP its not a good time... so my new limit is about 700 dollars. any suggestions on a good .40 handgun? i was thinking about getting a DA/SA one but i dont know what one? open to any and all suggestions. i have a glock atm though so iwannt try a new brand.

also.. gonna go test drive a new Jetta this weekend. hopefully i like it enought to get it. the starting price is hard to beat.
 

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DA/SA EMP-sized .40: H&K P2000sk. My review: H&K P2000sk Review | Everyday Loadout

Next best choice would be Sig P224. Maybe better choice as the trigger will be a little nicer. Sig P239 is another possibility, little bigger but single stack.

Walther PPS would be another great choice if you are after a single stack. It is not DA/SA though.

I used to have a Jetta VR6. Fun little car.
 

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how about a certified pre owned Sig P226? They often have them on gunbroker for about 600 bucks, and they are typically all refinished to look new, and have all internals replaced that are worn out at all.

Sig Sauer P226 .357 SIG 12rd Sig Certified Red Box : Semi Auto Pistols at GunBroker.com

the gunbroker one is a 12 rounder, but perhaps you can work something out to get it minus the mag... or just keep your eyes peeled for one with 10 round mag
CPO Sig Sauer 226 9mm LCI NS $569.00 SHIPS FREE

Sig Sauer P226 - 40S&W - CPO : Semi Auto Pistols at GunBroker.com
 

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wow fast replies! im looking for a full size or compact freferred... i was thinking about the following:

CZ75 .40 compact
FNX40
p239
m&p 40 FS
m&p shield 40
bareta px4 .40
HKp30 .40
HK USP40c

i know its a big list but i love all of them! haha ive handled a p226 before and its too big for my hands sadly:(

i wish HK made the vp40...

i will own anLCP at somepoint but it can wait :D
 

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Alright. Since you wanted an EMP I figured you were after a small carry gun. PX4 Compact is probably about the right size, and you don't gain capacity with the full size. We have one and it is a great shooter, super nice trigger, one of the most underrated guns out there. I don't like the safety, but it can be had in a decocker-only version which I would recommend.

The P2000sk I recommended is the little brother of the P2000. You mentioned the USPc, those are great, the P2000 is slightly more comfortable for some people, but in general is the same gun. P30s are of course great, only slightly larger than the USPc. The USPc has a nicer double action trigger in my opinion. And with the USPc or P30, you have the option of running it like a 1911 as your EMP would have.
 

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thats what i was thinking.. my only trouble is finding a gun shop that will sell them around me... theyre rare in UNY.. and idc the size as long as it feels good in my hand.. i CC a g23 with no issues in summer so i wanna get a FS gun for range, and winter carry. mainly i just have an ich for another gun.. idc the size as long as its 40 :p does anybody know a good gunshop around saratoga besides Zachs sports that has ALOT of handguns on hand at a time.. im on vacation next week and wanna check some out.
 

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Since you're looking for a fs pistol, I would definitely recommend the M&P fs .40. It shoots as soft as a 9mm and will go easy on your checkbook.

Target Sports on Rt. 50 in Scotia has a large selection of pistols (not HK though). American Trade and Goods on Rt. 9 in Cohoes is also in the area, but I'm not sure what their selection is like.
 

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ill have to check target sports out! deffinately.. and ill deffinatly have to hold the m*p agian!
 

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thats what i was thinking.. my only trouble is finding a gun shop that will sell them around me... theyre rare in UNY.. and idc the size as long as it feels good in my hand.. i CC a g23 with no issues in summer so i wanna get a FS gun for range, and winter carry. mainly i just have an ich for another gun.. idc the size as long as its 40 :p does anybody know a good gunshop around saratoga besides Zachs sports that has ALOT of handguns on hand at a time.. im on vacation next week and wanna check some out.
Last i checked Bob @ Firefly had a Shield 40...

Very reasonable cost...

Give him a call, he can work with you and is great to work with.
 

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Since you're looking for a fs pistol, I would definitely recommend the M&P fs .40. It shoots as soft as a 9mm and will go easy on your checkbook.

Target Sports on Rt. 50 in Scotia has a large selection of pistols (not HK though). American Trade and Goods on Rt. 9 in Cohoes is also in the area, but I'm not sure what their selection is like.
Is Target Sports open again? I had read they were closed for a while?
 

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Not sure about your area but there are a ****-ton of used 40's all over the place here. You could get a decent used gun, the new car, and still have a few $$ left for ammo!
 

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The M&P40 is a great .40 pistol; like the H&Ks, it was built around the .40-cal cartridge, and then 'scaled' for the 9mm. Very easy-shooting with the .40. Unlike the Glocks; I got quite spoiled on my M&P, as it was the first .40 I ever got, and could never understand why everyone complained about the 'snappiness' of the .40, lol.

I also own a USP40c, and will say go for the H&K over the M&P. Love the Smitty to death, but...yeah...H&K :p I like the decock on it, I like the aestethics a bit more, and it's insanely accurate out of the box. Some people like less bells and whistles, and the M&P is great for being a very simple pistol; passive safeties, no manual safety, and all the switches are out of the grip area.

Avoid the PX4. That's just my .02, but there it is. Terrible ergonomics, heavy trigger, very bulky, and bad texturing on the grip. Especially if this is possibly a CCW, avoid the PX4.

The P239 may be a tad out of your price range; they start around $950-1K for the 'basic' models.

If you're considering an FNX, just get the M&P :cool: Once again, just my opinion, but they're very similar, and I think Smith did it better. I also didn't care for the placement of the manual safety on the FNX; it really does get in the way of a standard combat grip, and I've seen reviews of it being easily actutated while shooting.

For a gun that may wear many hats, so to speak, check out the XDs 4.0 as well. It's got a 4-inch barrel, but very light and slim, easy to dump in an IWB holster for carry, but the 4" barrel is still in the 'accurate range gun' territory. I'm thinking the XDs will be next up on my own list to buy.
 

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Is Target Sports open again? I had read they were closed for a while?
I'm not sure what all the hub-bub was about, but they did not close and are very much open for business. I purchased my Shield from them recently and some other things. Great shop with a big selection of firearms. I've been a customer there for years.
 

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Alright. Since you wanted an EMP I figured you were after a small carry gun. PX4 Compact is probably about the right size, and you don't gain capacity with the full size. We have one and it is a great shooter, super nice trigger, one of the most underrated guns out there. I don't like the safety, but it can be had in a decocker-only version which I would recommend.

The P2000sk I recommended is the little brother of the P2000. You mentioned the USPc, those are great, the P2000 is slightly more comfortable for some people, but in general is the same gun. P30s are of course great, only slightly larger than the USPc. The USPc has a nicer double action trigger in my opinion. And with the USPc or P30, you have the option of running it like a 1911 as your EMP would have.
Do you have a source for 10 round mags for the p30?
 

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If you are interested in a shield .40 I have them for $425, I had a sig 229 .40 but sold it the other night to a nyf guy.
 

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The Jetta is pretty easy on the wallet, get the pistol you want! Get the no-frills one, they may not have many in stock but the base model is super cheap. My wife's was around $15k.
 

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