What type of pistol buyer are you?

Just out of curiosity, are you the type of person who finds a type of pistol and maybe purchases multiples of that particular model?( Maybe as a back up, or to customize? )Ie. A Glock 19 for example
Or…
Are you the type that sees a new model out there and wants to check it out? Not being loyal to any particular manufacturers.

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I try to always purchase two at a time and as close as possible to identical with each other. One in the caliber I want, then the other in .22LR for less expensive practice, although I ALWAYS shoot the chosen caliber also, to make sure I don’t get caught off-guard.

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I am kinda loyal to the S&W M&P series but I like all firearms. I have a Glock 43 which I like a lot and 2 380 Rugers LCP and LCP 2 which I also like a lot.

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I buy what I want, when I want. I have too many but I have no brand loyalty. They all have their advantages and purpose.

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Options and quality vary over time. I’m not brand or model loyal. I do try to find things that feel right for me, get solid reviews, and feel like a bargain. I do not buy two of anything. I occasionally get a 22 of a larger caliber, but not usually at the same time (in case I don’t like one of them). My 92FS .22 is spectacular. My PPQ 22 is…not.

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@James322 - I purchase multiple models from the same manufacturer. When I finally settled on a carry gun (Glock 43), I wanted to keep the manual of arms as similar as possible for all carry and home defense hand weapons. I added a G17 and G43X to the mix. The next will be a G44.

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I will buy any pistol, as long as it is a Sig. Lol, kidding…a little.

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I’m this guy:

  • the type that sees a new model out there and wants to check it out? Not being loyal to any particular manufacturers.

I’m checking every trustful and reliable fully ambidextrous handgun

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I look at the utility aspect of the piece. What function does it serve, in my world? Yes, just because I wanted it, is a valid function. As long as it’s a reliable, quality piece, I’ll look at it.

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Me? kidding? Not so much.
I have no need for a 10mm, other than it’s a SIG… only time will tell - that and temptation.

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I like to buy different brands and models, because never hurts to have a little variety. Everyone has a list of firearms they would like to have…how do you do that being loyal to a brand… unless your list is all from one manufacturer. Granted, if there’s one I like more than the others, or pistol “A” is better for a specific task than pistol “B”, or if I’m more efficient with one over the other, I’m more apt to carry pistol “A”.

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No such thing.

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Loyal but keep my options open.

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In my early years of buying firearms, I tried about everything. Now that I have some time under my belt, I pretty much stick to the same manufacturers for my pistols which are Sig and Glock. No matter what I have bought in the past, I just find myself going back to these two companies so I just stick with them now. I do have a soft spot though for STI 1911’s and 2011’s though. Their build quality is amazing in my humble opinion.

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I thought we weren’t allowed to use Sig and Glock in the same sentence…

LOL
I’m looking for a double stack 9 (15+ rds)… don’t want an optic unless holsters are super easy to find.
One choice is a Glock 45. The other is a Sig 226. (Kept them in separate sentences)…

Open to other suggestions.

Leaning towards p226 as my personal situation prefers thumb safety, and lately I like the look of an external hammer.
But I can get a new glock 45 for almost half what the sig costs brand new.

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Those two, like the weeds in my yard, can just duke it out on their own! i’d be Sig all the way. Love my 229 diamond plate. Looks like this:

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I also mentioned 1911 and Glock in the same paragraph. LOL!

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I check out what’s available regardless of brand.
I ask two questions:
Is it within my budget?
Does it look and feel good in the hand?

Brand loyalty? I would buy more Ruger semiauto pistols if they’re on the CA roster of handguns available to oppressed Americans.

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I’m really just a GUN buyer lol if it shoots I’m liable to buy it if I got the cash lol!!!

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I used to be brand loyal. I think I developed that playing sports early on. I would only use an Easton baseball bat, a Wilson glove, or Newman gloves playing football (that really dated my age if you’re a football guy). That carried on into pistols when I was younger. Now I’m good with what works for me. What I carry is a different story. I don’t like to change that up. I’m gonna train hard with it and the others are for sport.

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