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DrTyger
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Lake Charles
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands

If your budget is $600, Glock.

If your an OB baller, HK USP.


Helo
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Orlando
Member since Nov 2004
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
The FNs (FNS and FNX) fit very well with someone with larger hands and are in the middle price range.

Biased answer HK P30


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BayouFann
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CenLa
Member since Jun 2012
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
Sig p2022. Check out a couple reviews from experts and mature persons on youtube.


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ClydeFrog
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LA
Member since Jul 2012
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
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How much are you looking to spend?


Sorry, forgot to put that in the post. I don't really want to go over $650 if I can help it.


thedice20
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Member since Aug 2008
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
FYI i just paid 32.79 for a 50 RD box of luger 9mm FMJ...

FML


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bapple
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Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
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Ace Midnight is (IMO) one of the very few people on this board (in addition to Josey W.) who posts informed opinions.


Ouch. My Glock hatred makes you dislike me that much?

I respect your opinion as well since you train people and have tons of experience under your belt.

I have a Beretta 90 two and I can honestly say it's one hell of a weapon. You may have two different trigger pulls per say but if a manual safety is important to you, it has one.

You won't know for sure what you want until you hold some. Go to your local gun store and talk to the salesmen to see what they suggest. Feel is very important for comfort.


Ace Midnight
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Currently asymptomatic
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
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Ouch. My Glock hatred makes you dislike me that much?


I don't think he excluded you Bap - I think you're "one of the very few", if that means anything to you....at all.



ClydeFrog
New Orleans Saints Fan
LA
Member since Jul 2012
3108 posts

re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
So what is the best way to go about getting a handgun with the current supply shortage? Should I just go to a local shop or is it better to order from a site like gunbroker?


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bapple
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Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
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I don't think he excluded you Bap - I think you're "one of the very few", if that means anything to you....at all.


Maybe I shouldn't get my panties in a wad.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
42572 posts

re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
For under $650 the first one that comes to mind is a full size glock gen 4 with the interchangeable backstraps.

ORRRRR a full size revolver in .357 mag if you don't want to use commie plastic guns.


TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill
Member since Sep 2008
3002 posts

re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
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ORRRRR a full size revolver in .357 mag if you don't want to use commie plastic guns.
Been waiting for that! Surprised I had to wait far into pg 2.


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ClydeFrog
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LA
Member since Jul 2012
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
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For under $650 the first one that comes to mind is a full size glock gen 4 with the interchangeable backstraps.

ORRRRR a full size revolver in .357 mag if you don't want to use commie plastic guns.


I did want the .357 initially but I figure I'll buy the semi auto now and save the less banable revolver for later.

From what I've been reading the Glock 17, Ruger SR9 and an XD are within my price range. I hear the SR9 is slim but I might be ok with that; my main issue was length of the grip. I'm hoping a local shop will have all three in stock for me to get a feel for.


ETA: The .357 was going to be for a sidearm for a hog hunting trip I got invited on. Other than that I realize the Glock/Ruger is much more practical.
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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
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ETA: The .357 was going to be for a sidearm for a hog hunting trip I got invited on. Other than that I realize the Glock/Ruger is much more practical.




Ohhhhhhhhhhhh you done did it now you SOB!!!!!!!!!!







J/k

Out of those choices I like the block best for a self defense or SHTF gun, but for fun shooting I like the SR9 or XDs better. I can't shoot glocks very well.


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Ace Midnight
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
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ETA: The .357 was going to be for a sidearm for a hog hunting trip I got invited on. Other than that I realize the Glock/Ruger is much more practical.


IF you're realistically considering shooting a hog with an ACP caliber, I would strongly, strongly consider 10mm or .45 ACP - even .357 Sig would be worth considering (or possibly, even .40 S&W). Good news is: Glock makes ALL of these in a full sized handgun - although I don't know if all are available in Gen 4 configuration (but if you are already cool with Glock, Gen 3 might work).



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bapple
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Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
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re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
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From what I've been reading the Glock 17, Ruger SR9 and an XD are within my price range. I hear the SR9 is slim but I might be ok with that; my main issue was length of the grip. I'm hoping a local shop will have all three in stock for me to get a feel for.


That's your best chance. Go to a local shop and see which one feels best to you. All are great choices.


trumpedup
LSU Fan
pville
Member since Nov 2012
122 posts

re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
Check out the baby eagle in a full size or semicompact frame. They have a nice feel. I shoot a 45 and love it. It weighs a lot, though and accessories aren't on every shelf.


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Cadello
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Eunice
Member since Dec 2007
30826 posts

re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
I got a Baretta PX4 Storm and tons of ammo for it....that I will probably lose in a boating accident next week...
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Hammertime
UNO Fan
apples
Member since Jan 2012
19504 posts

re: Looking for a 9mm for someone with larger hands
My dad used to have an XD. I have pretty wide hands and they hang down on a good bit of guns. The XD was one of those where it did. For Glocks, my hands don't hang down on the G20. They hang off on every other one.

I have held bigger HKs and FNs and they work well. But $$$.

The Walther PPQ fit my hands almost perfectly and felt really nice in them. It is cheap too

Full-size 1911s also fit well. PX4s feel weighted all wrong to me.


Just put a tape on my hand and it is between 4.5 and 4.75" wide when it is flat on a table. It is like 5" squeezing something


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