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    I have a desert eagle .45 that I got from my dad with the agreement that I would get him a new 9mm or .40. He is ok with either caliber but doesn't want the weight of the .45 anymore. He is not LEO, but spent 16 yrs serving in the army. This would be a home defense gun and for when he hit the range about three times a month. He left the decision up to me but his STRONG preference would be...

    1. Taurus 24/7 pro 9mm
    2. Cz85 9mm
    3. Baby eagle 9mm
    4. Sig p250 .40

    so out of those four, are there any standout excelent guns or absolute crap pieces? I have researched each extensively and personally am impressed with the sig, but it is a little more than some others.
    Last edited by JoshCushing; 10-30-2009, 09:26 PM.

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    If he likes .45ACP, there are lighter weight .45 caliber pistols out there as opposed to the DE.
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    • #3
      He would def love that. The .45 I got from him is the older all steel frame, so the newer poly frame 9mm would feel like a featherweight to him.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JoshCushing View Post
        I have a desert eagle .45 that I got from my dad with the agreement that I would get him a new 9mm or .40. He is ok with either caliber but doesn't want the weight of the .45 anymore. He is not LEO, but spent 16 yrs serving in the army. This would be a home defense gun and for when he hit the range about three times a month. He left the decision up to me but his STRONG preference would be...

        1. Taurus 24/7 pro 9mm
        2. Cz85 9mm
        3. Baby eagle 9mm
        4. Sig p250 .40

        so out of those four, are there any standout excelent guns or absolute crap pieces? I have researched each extensively and personally am impressed with the sig, but it is a little more than some others.
        No way on the Taurus, but you can't go wrong with the SIG. JMO as an NRA instructor with 23 yers of LE, and 35 years of shooting.

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        • #5
          Out of those choices....get the SIG
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          • #6
            +1 on Sig, I'd say CZ would be a good second choice.
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            • #7
              I was originally going to mention the CZ-85, as it is an excellent handgun.

              However, the Sig really is a great handgun. I think the new 250 really has some promise.

              CZ or Sig, your choice!
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              • #8
                I've got a SIG P250 in .40 S&W/9mm and really like it for it's simplicity and the options that are and will become over time available. If he likes the DAO feature on this pistol, get it for him. He can always change the caliber or size of it's dimensions later if it suits him.
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                • #9
                  I'm going to jump on the .45 bandwagon here. For home defense this is a good round. It has low velocity so won't over penetrate walls, has a greater visual deterence (big hole on end lets you see the bullet your about to get shot with), and is a smooth shooting accurate gun.

                  The DE is a bad example of how heavy a gun is. I think those things are made of lead...lol

                  For home defense the Sig is a good gun. They tend to get finicky in combat environments when they start getting dirty but for the home it's smooth and accurate. I would also recomend an XD.
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                  • #10
                    I had my hands on a Sig P226 "Dark Elite" or something like that.. Felt just fantastic in my hand, looks pretty nice too..
                    Seriously, the only reason I wanted to be a cop was so I could post anywhere on this forum.

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                    • #11
                      Why not just take dear 'ol Dad gun shopping with you and let him find what he likes?

                      Maybe he will find a nice 1911 to fill the job.
                      ROLL TIDE!!!

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                      • #12
                        The Baby Eagle is nothing more than a CZ75 clone that has sharper angles and is considerably more expensive.
                        Check out the CZ line and also the Witness line, they are CZ clones and they admit it, they are very good firearms.
                        I have and carry a taurus 24/7 pro, it is an excellent choice.

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                        • #13
                          he and I have talked about the 1911. He competed with them in the army, but finds the grip is too vertical for his preference. He would like something with a slightly more swept back grip.

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                          • #14
                            sig P239 DAK
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by leesrt View Post
                              I'm going to jump on the .45 bandwagon here. For home defense this is a good round. It has low velocity so won't over penetrate walls....
                              This is not the best thing to preach. Don't get me wrong as I am a big fan of the .45ACP, but it will still rip through several walls in modern construction. IMO, this is not a good definition of not over-penetrating walls.
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