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Old 02-28-2012, 05:20 PM   #41
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It's not too late I'm going Friday. I think Ive got my choices down to a s&w m&p 9c or glock 19. Then after my 30 day waiting period I will hopefully have saved up enough additional cash to purchase a Springfield 1911 GI model... Preferably in stainless. Or if they have what I want I might get the 1911 first if I can't help myself
Great choices. Were like a bunch of children in a candy store. So much to choose from but so lil money. Lol
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Don't forget about Para Otdnance

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$800.00..........sad it is I remember when you could get a Ruger Bearcat (new) and a mil surplus Luger and have $700.00 left over.

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Great choices. Were like a bunch of children in a candy store. So much to choose from but so lil money. Lol
Lol so true!
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I would be looking at an RIA or similar priced 1911 and a nice 22 pistol. Ruger makes great 22s. I have the 22/45. Great gun. Ammo is so cheap its almost free. Almost. But everyone should own a .45...preferably a 1911.

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I'd get the Springer GI first to give you time to play with CCW handguns. I have a PX4 subcompact and think it's too big for EDC. Between the Glock 19 and the m&p9c, the Smith is a MUCH better gun than the Glock. I've shot them both and like the S&W much better....but like other guns much more. EDC needs to be a longer decision process to make sure you get it right. The smaller the gun, the more likely you will be to carry it!

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Easy question to Answer..

1.) S&W M&P in either 9mm or .40 cal as your CCW

2.) S&W M&P in .22 cal as a cheap way to stay in practice and stay 100% familiar with your everyday carry gun.

$429 for the 9mm, and $379 for the .22 version

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Easy question to Answer..

1.) S&W M&P in either 9mm or .40 cal as your CCW

2.) S&W M&P in .22 cal as a cheap way to stay in practice and stay 100% familiar with your everyday carry gun.

$429 for the 9mm, and $379 for the .22 version
1.) .40 as my carry

2.) If they had m&p .22 b4 I bought my other m&p .40 I would've bought the .22 for range.

3.) @ $429.00 for the 9mm that's a deal. That's what id pay, if I were to buy the .22 m&p
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This may seem a bit unorthodox but how about a decent police trade in HK p7m8 ($450-550) and a phoenix arms HP-22 ($125-140).

I have owned at least 6 of each over the course of time since I became a gunsmith. The hp22 was my first gun at 21, followed soon thereafter by a 1911 that I built for about 3k...sure different ends of the spectrum but I still have both and both still are well used and well loved...before I get knocked on the phoenix arms...check my review.. then go ahead and nitpick it...

http://www.netgunsmith.com/2012/02/phoenix-arms-hp-22-saturday-night-special-or-a-great-value/

both for under 700... leaves some room for a ton of ammo, you get your ccw gun which is one of the finest carry guns ever and you get a plinker, which may convince the wife she made a good decision to let you have the $800 in the first place.

here is a review on the HK p7m8 also...i can vouch for both of these guns.

http://www.netgunsmith.com/2012/02/the-hk-p7-m8-m13-and-m10-finest-carry-weapon-ever/

let us know what you decide please. I love hearing how things go in situations like these.

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As everyone pointed out, when using $800 to purchase 2 handguns, neither will be the best quality.

I would buy 1 of good quality and use it for all. Any leftover cash could be used for ammo to become proficient with it.

And as you stated that you have a limit of $800, then trying to find cash for ammo may be a little tight, also.
(and without ammo, your new firearms are no more than paperweights)
+1. I would buy one good quality gun, than two not so good quality guns.
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