Range gun..

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    Unclebob

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    I plan on putting my S&W model 59 into semi-retirement, nothing wrong , but it is 40 years old.
    I just bought a MOD-2 9mm sub compact, haven't fired it yet.
    I am looking for a full size for range only, caliber is not an issue question is what kind??
    I have been tossing the idea of a MOD-2 Tactical to keep the same platform, or a Walther PPQ 5 in.
    I even thought about a 1911 just because I have never owned one.
    Any thoughts from the experts??
     
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    Tpop727

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    I wonder if you could put the tactical slide on the sub compact grip that would be interesting. If it was me I would prefer matching platforms and uniform caliber to keep somewhat consistency for practice and self defence.
     
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    Acheron2010

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    For just value, reliability and fun, my range pistol is the 9mm Ruger P89DC. Discontinued, you can find them used in most shops and online stores for about $250 at most. Built like a tank, takes any ammo without complaint, at 38 ounces gives you a nice stable platform.
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    I do see some logic in keeping the same firearm/grip pattern, so if price is not an issue, then the Springfield 5" tactical Mod 2 fits the bill.
     
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    ZanderMan

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    "Range gun" to me means something that is fun to shoot but somewhat impractical to carry but also can work well as a home defense pistol.

    • XD Tactical 5.25" is a good one due to the long sight radius.
    • A Rock Island Armory 1911 in 10mm is a hoot to shoot. Ammo's a little more $$ but the gun is $500-ish for a full size
    • If you want to plink on the cheap, maybe a Buckmark 22LR
     
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    Cuda66

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    1911.

    Browning High Power.

    HK USP.

    S&W 617.
     
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    Amish_ninjas

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    CZ Scorpion
     
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    marksteward

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    Used Glock? I think if I was going range queen I would get that 1911 if price was no object. But that's just because it's on my wish list. Still can be found for reasonable prices
     
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    Hollow Point

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    Get a 1911, everyone should have 1 in their collection. The PPQ is a really nice gun also. It has a nice trigger and great ergonomics.
     
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    Bamaxd9

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    I think Beretta makes a great range gun. I enjoy shooting them.
     
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    Sabomnimbehr

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    My XDM 5.25 has proven to be a great platform for range build. PRP trigger is a great start. What do you guys think?
     
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