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TopekanSurvivalist 07-12-2011 03:42 PM

Decent semi- automatic handgun.
Hello everyone! I have recently found a want to purchase a firearm for home protection. I would like a beginners type semi- auto pistol. I am 13 however, I want to keep my mother and brother safe for obvious reasons. Could anyone help me find a budget worthy sidearm?

knfxda 07-12-2011 04:35 PM

Assuming you're legit, you've got 5-8-years to figure it out. Minimum age is 18 to own, 21 to buy from a dealer.

Firearms4ever 07-12-2011 04:44 PM

I suggest you talk with your parents about this, because given your age it's something your parents must decide.

JonM 07-12-2011 04:45 PM

during the next 8 years you got penty of time to get your parents to take ya to a youth hunter safety course. take your time you got a ways to go yet

dunerunner 07-12-2011 04:47 PM

First, what knfxda stated above is right on the money. Second, budget and self defense weapon generally do not go well together. You will look to spend at least $800 to $900 or more on a good defensive pistol, so you have 8 years to save your money; too.

TopekanSurvivalist 07-12-2011 05:06 PM

In Kansas there is no age limit to own, However, your " legal guardian" must be present to the purchase. As long as I don't have it on my person, I am legally allowed to own a firearm. It may be different in other states, but Kansas is rather, "laid back " with firearm laws. I have already spoke to my mother about it. As far as she's concerned, if I can afford it, she will help me to the process of buying it.

TopekanSurvivalist 07-12-2011 05:08 PM

Also my " budget" is not exactly low. I was saying so as to find a weapon that doesn't " break the bank". I do have $1000 to use.

dunerunner 07-12-2011 05:09 PM

Colt, Sprinfield Armory, Nighthawk, or Kimber 1911, .45APC.

Firearms4ever 07-12-2011 05:29 PM

Since it's ok with you mother and it's legal in Kansas I'll make some suggestion, but I need to know have you ever fired a handgun before and if so what caliber?

TopekanSurvivalist 07-12-2011 05:32 PM

@ Firearms4ever, yes I have. Snub- nose .357(not sure of the manufacturer), a Sig 9mm and a .22 ruger.

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