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LSUtigers07champs 02-11-2009 02:17 PM

First Gun
 
I'm in the market for a a handgun, this would be my first purchase, i really just want a good reliable gun that i can use for protection as well as leisure shooting. looking for some advice......thanks

Dillinger 02-11-2009 03:15 PM

Welcome to the Forum -

How about giving the guys some information about you and your firearms experience?

It's easy to say "Buy X Brand, Shoot it all the time" but it might not be right for you if you have small hands, no experience with handguns or are completely new to the sport altogther.

JD

LSUtigers07champs 02-11-2009 03:21 PM

I hunt alot so most of my experience is with rifles/shotguns, but i've been shooting handguns with friends alot recently, so I guess you could say that I am pretty new to the sport, and ive got pretty big hands

canebrake 02-11-2009 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by LSUtigers07champs (Post 70230)
I hunt alot so most of my experience is with rifles/shotguns, but i've been shooting handguns with friends alot recently, so I guess you could say that I am pretty new to the sport, and ive got pretty big hands

1911 LW Commander chambered in 45 ACP.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...er_new_450.jpg


Of course a http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...coltlogo50.gifhttp://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...s/1911anim.gif

LSUtigers07champs 02-11-2009 04:38 PM

I hunt alot so most of my experience is with rifles/shotguns, but i've been shooting handguns with friends alot recently, so I guess you could say that I am pretty new to the sport, and ive got pretty big hands

hunter Joe 02-11-2009 05:12 PM

Dang, canebrake I think you just made up my mind for me. I think that Colt 1911 might just be my next firearm purchase, although, I want adjustable rear sights.

I almost bought a XD because of the price, twice. Talked myself out of the purchase and now I'm glad I did. I shot a Gold Cup once and it was incredible.

kdog 02-11-2009 05:20 PM

Aas mentioned in other threads, I`d go for a CZ75 either in 9mm Luger/Para (cheaper ammo) or .40 S&W

http://www.czusa.com/data/productimg/main029.png

Also very popular here in germany whith hunters.

canebrake 02-11-2009 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by hunter Joe (Post 70256)
Dang, canebrake I think you just made up my mind for me. I think that Colt 1911 might just be my next firearm purchase, although, I want adjustable rear sights.

I almost bought a XD because of the price, twice. Talked myself out of the purchase and now I'm glad I did. I shot a Gold Cup once and it was incredible.

Problem with the Au cup is it only comes in Government 5" steel.

Colt's Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Get the LW Commander and ask JD for the sights he's taking off his NH. He, like me, have no use for adjustable sights on the 1911. (for what we use them for)

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...icons/oops.gif JD's 460 Rowland donor gun is a Kimber, I throw myself to the mercy of the Night Hawk Gods!!

Quis custodiet 02-12-2009 12:55 AM

There is no handgun more reliable than a .38/.357 revolver.

Smith & Wesson or Ruger. Pick your barrel length; 4" barrel for all-around use, 6" for targets or hunting.

Revolvers aren't just more reliable. They are also easier to fit your hand, due to the many styles of replacement grips.

Comfort, reliability, and usually cheaper than semi-automatics. You should definitely consider a revolver before making your choice. - Q.C.

Dillinger 02-12-2009 01:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 70260)
Problem with the Au cup is it only comes in Government 5" steel.

Colt's Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Get the LW Commander and ask JD for the sights he's taking off his NH. He, like me, have no use for adjustable sights on the 1911. (for what we use them for)

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...icons/oops.gif JD's 460 Rowland donor gun is a Kimber, I throw myself to the mercy of the Night Hawk Gods!!

I am SOOOOO kicking your ass in this build. Your jealousy is dripping into a puddle and might short out that computer you are using. :p

My beautiful Nighthawks all have fixed sights, the way a 1911 was meant to be built....

JD


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