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vl5150

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I had a few extra bucks over the summer and I had the expensive Sig M17 commemorative in my hands at the gun shop several times to buy and I couldn't do it. The trigger was mush and the bore axis was high for a striker fired pistol.
I bought the excellent Glock 19x and a Beretta M9A3(g) instead with the money I saved. I guess I like the losers better, lol.

My brother went back to the shop and picked up that M17 and likes it, but not as much as the G19x.
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entropy

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Ironically, in the pic of the soldier firing, he's firing an M9. I think they should have went back to the .45 also, ball ammo sucks in every handgun caliber, but the .45 sucks less. I shot plenty of both while in; I oversaw the changeover from .45 to 9mm for my BN. Though I prefer the .45, I would have been OK with taking a 9mm into combat with me, but I didn't like the M9's safety. At least the M17 addresses that issue. 
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vl5150

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I was excited to see the USMC contract with Colt for that M45 pistol. I guess it was short lived and time marched on. I like 1911's, but the Glock 21 does it lighter and with higher capacity so as a traditionalist, it's hard for me to give Glock props, but I'll concede.  If I have to take a pistol into combat running FMJ it would be the G21 over a 9mm.

As for Beretta, they had little pieces of greatness scattered around through the years on various Model 92 platforms with the decocker, "D" spring, better locking blocks, ergonomic grips, rails, checkering, dovetailed front sights.  Of which none made it to the regular M9.  It appears the books were locked on the M9 like in 1985 or 1986 so the old drawings needed to be adhered to in order to meet milspec. Too bad because I enjoyed my Elite II with it's improvements and the new M9A3 even topped that. The M9A3 that I have was built in Italy and is absolutely flawless in fit and finish. It's built tight like a Nighthawk Custom or a Wilson 1911. I'm not a TDA guy, but I will be a hypocrite for that one.



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RetDetDave

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Your info sounds right Dave. A couple local agents were advised that the new round will be the Hornady Critical Duty, 135gr+P. They’ve been around long enough to know that “We’ll know for sure when they hand it to us”.
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