As I wait for my permit and continue to keep looking into different pistols I'm wondering if some of the members with experience could give your opinion. I have around a 1K budget for a new pistol. Not looking for a EDC. Just plan on targeting so I guess accuracy is what I'm looking for. Two of them I'm looking at are Springfield 9mm 1911 Ronin and the Sig P320 X5 legion 9mm.
I will definitely handle them first but I don't know anywhere I can "rent" different handguns to try them first. So having zero experience its not really ideal. I'll just continue to try and educate myself during the wait time.
Something with a nice long sight radius, a little mass good price, 9mm. Beretta 92FS, good for medium large hands. Mass sucks up recoil so it's a powder puff to shoot. Not a EDC handgun, good house and range gun. You can get them with and without Trijicon night sights.
I played with one at my gun shop. The trigger was unbelievable. Smoothest thing I've ever felt. We passed it around to some other guys that were there, and everyone that pulled the trigger just smiled and laughed it felt so good.
The Sig 320 X5 Legion has really grown in popularity with competitive pistol shooters. I switched over to this platform last season after shooting Glock for years. The price tag will fit in your budget, and being 9mm ammo will be plentiful and reasonable.
It's sounds like you're looking for a relatively high-end production gun for target shooting in 9mm, and the three guns that I'd currently recommend most for that have already been mentioned here..,.well, maybe I'd add an STI into that mix.
Out of those three though, my personal preference would be the CZ Shadow 2. (Actually it would be a CZ TS or TS Czechmate for top target pistol , but you're talking about double and triple the budget there and the Shadow 2 is for production division competition). I'd recommend handling all three (X5, Q5, S2), testing out the triggers, and seeing what feels best for you.
The Shadow 2 is pretty amazing from the factory, but it is also probably the highest price of the three. You're looking at around .. Q5 $800 , P320 X5 $900 , Shadow 2 $1150
Thanks for all the suggestions. I really appreciate the feedback. Think I focus my research on the Q5 and 320 x5. Reading tons of reviews and watching you tube videos I'm really leaning towards the Q5 .
Taurus G2C with a land 10rd mag you get concealment go's bang not expensive feels great shoots excellent you could mount light or laser capable of accepting larger capacity mag's once you leave land has endless mods available let's you save up for the next dozen in you're future