|QUOTE (Sumanjit @ Feb 3 2006, 22:53)|
|It was a Glock 20 and chambered for the 10mm Auto round. I know they're a good gun, but the whole...'gangbanger' stigma that's attatched to it has always been unnerving to me.|
I'm not aware of that stigma. "Gangbangers" use the word just as they would gat, strap, piece, heater, etc. If you're going to let stigmas steer you away, then you should know that 2/3 of law enforcement in the US use Glocks. That's actually pretty scary to me.
You should never purchase a gun you haven't handled. And if all possible, shot. Gun rentals aren't too hard to find usually. Any gun shop I've been to will let you handle the firearm. I was in love with PPK/S's for the longest time. Once I handled one though, I knew it wasn't for me. Then I found the Bersa Thunder 380 which was essentially the same thing, but half the price and none of the cons of the PPK/S. Then when I handled it, I said "wrap it up". Then when I shot it... I knew I had found MY gun. Obviously, since I have 2