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Old 03-17-2013, 05:29 PM   #11
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This is from Guns and Ammo, 8 quality carry guns for under $400. They may have gone up a bit since the panic.


Might give you some ideas though.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:37 PM   #12
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Get a friend who shoots that has revolvers and autos or call a gun club or range and tell them ur situation. A friend of mine spent about 3 hours with a young neighbor and gave him safety instruction and let him shoot about 10 handguns. He decided to get a small frame 357 revolver. You need to see what you like and what is comfortable to shoot. Just handling in the shop without experience might not give u good results. Thats from my own experience. Grip size matters alot.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:20 AM   #13
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Ruger SR series makes a compact version that should work well on your budget. I know some people will also bad mouth Taurus, but my brother-in-law about a Taurus snubbie for his wife and she loves it. Shoots it all the time to, I think it was well under $400. There are options out there.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:53 AM   #14
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For Semi-Autos...

Kahr CM9

For Revolvers... Go fish. Lol
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:29 AM   #15
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Its fairly easily done if you know where to look. Check pawn shops
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