Recently I got into two pistols that are not very highly regarded by the general population of shooters. The SCCY CPX-2 and the Kel-Tec PF9 have both been personal purchases and for the same reasons. I needed a pistol that could offer me a reliable pistol that I could be effective with. Due to the fact that I am not limited or scared of different trigger systems, I chose pistols that had qualities I was looking for. Those qualities are low height, good capacity relative to size, good price, and natural point of aim. Many pistols did not fit this list and therefore I was left with the two pistols listed.
Budget gun has an interesting sound to it that sends mixed emotions. Some people feel that guns priced below a certain amount can not be reliable or good in any way, shape, or form. That price range can vary from being over $400 to over $600. But no matter what this dedicated price range judgement is, I think people need to realize the fact that you don't always get what you pay for. Also, just because something is really inexpensive, it doesn't mean it is junk.
There are times that I go for a week without even looking at my guns. This is not a common occurrence at my house, but it has been something that has been happening recently. When this happens, I have to find out how good my skills are and what firearm I can work with while I get back into the grind of focusing on remaining proficient with a variety of firearms and trigger systems.
I took out three pistols in order to see how well I work with these pistols and which one I will have to work with in order to get back into constant practice. All of these firearms were 9mm DA/SA and are about the size of the Glock 19. This size pistol is seen as a fine option for those looking for a good pistol that offers the best size/capacity ratio. The pistols used were the Beretta PX4 Compact, the CZ P-07, and the H&K P2000.
There is a huge trend in the training community that says that you need to start out at the pace of a Turtle in order to build up accuracy. For whatever reason, accuracy comes before shooting fast. I have found that training to shoot fast can be taken slow.
I have used many pistols in the time I have had the freedom to own them. I have used pretty much every type of trigger and have settled on the double action/single action trigger. Of the double action triggers out there, I have successfully used both heavy and light weight triggers. What I found is that I work well with the trigger that you find on the PX4 pistols. The triggers are a smooth polymer that come in at a smooth ten pounds. That said, I also found that I work well with HK USP pistols as well. There is just something about a smooth faced polymer trigger that I work so well with. Since HK USP pistols are on par with the PX4 as far as triggers, I had to select between the two pistols based off other features. I found that the PX4 had a better grip for gloved shooting, more isolated controls, and about the same recoil. For this reason and the price difference, I decided that the PX4 pistols were the way to go for me.
My love for bullpups started before I even had experience using a firearm. I liked the looks of the British L85 rifles. The green furniture of the rifle and the compact, aggressive look made it oh so appealing. After I joined the military and had experience with using an M16/M4 to clear urban environments, I realized that having a rifle dangling out in front of me did not fill me with alot of confidence. This brings me to why I opted for a bullpup when I got out.
Walther has been one of the most significant leaders of innovation in the terms of ergonomics, and overall versatility. The prime example would be the most common Walther pistol of the late 20th and early 21st century. What you are seeing is that the P99 pistol system as a whole has successfully served many law enforcement agencies. The P99 has seen a significant amount of change through the years to keep up with the demands of not only the LE market, but also the civilian market.
Ever since the VP9 was released to the American gun market, people have been enamored by it. The name Heckler&Koch have always been synonymous with quality and durability. In fact, we as shooters have come to expect nothing BUT quality from all products released by this company. But is the Volks Pistola 9mm really the cream of the crop for the civilian market?
Do It Rite
Alaska-Based Youtube Vlogger, Retired Marine, gun enthusiast, and his wife