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WormDirt 06-30-2010 11:10 PM

Looking to get my first handgun
 
Hey guys I am looking to get my first handgun and I am wondering what you all consider to be a good gun for somebody with minimal experience with handguns?
I was thinking probably a 9mm? as practice ammo for those are relatively cheap so I could afford to practice more but still have enough knock down power for home defense situations which I would not have with say a .22 hand gun...

What are your guys thoughts?

canebrake 06-30-2010 11:40 PM

Browning HP knock-off at a great price.

This would be a perfect first handgun.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v.../Arcus98DA.jpg

ARCUS 98DA 9MM SEMI AUTO 13RD $278.05

Arcus 98DA 9mm semi auto 13rd

danf_fl 06-30-2010 11:42 PM

A first handgun to consider is the G..., Gl...., Gloc...., That plastic pistol, model 17. Read the manual that comes with it, cover to cover. Get some training on safety, and how to apply the principles of shooting.
Good Luck!

WormDirt 06-30-2010 11:50 PM

wow that is very inexpencive! Have you ever owned a gun from century arms? Are they well made? I like the low price just as long as its not a get what you pay for type of deal

WormDirt 06-30-2010 11:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danf_fl (Post 308467)
A first handgun to consider is the G..., Gl...., Gloc...., That plastic pistol, model 17. Read the manual that comes with it, cover to cover. Get some training on safety, and how to apply the principles of shooting.
Good Luck!

I have already taken a firearm safety course =) I have been shooting guns for a long time just not many hand guns (shot a .38 spcl revolver a couple times)

danf_fl 06-30-2010 11:58 PM

I did not know your experience, so I try to keep the post generic. Also, we get a lot of new shooters and I want to stress safety.
Which Century Arms handguns are you talking about? I ordered a competition model of the 1911a1 for a friend. For the price, it is okay. We had to change some parts out after he shot it a couple of thousand times, but he still likes it.

WormDirt 07-01-2010 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danf_fl (Post 308475)
I did not know your experience, so I try to keep the post generic. Also, we get a lot of new shooters and I want to stress safety.
Which Century Arms handguns are you talking about? I ordered a competition model of the 1911a1 for a friend. For the price, it is okay. We had to change some parts out after he shot it a couple of thousand times, but he still likes it.


No worries I had a feeling that was what it was ;)

but the century arms gun I am talking about is the one posted above.. I also see in the package deal I could get the Mosin Nagant reproduction with it for under 100 dollars more.. so if its a good company that is something I would def be interested in

danf_fl 07-01-2010 12:16 AM

I've had no problems with them. I've been dealing with them for years.

WormDirt 07-01-2010 12:30 AM

awesome.. anybody have any experience with that site canebrake linked to? it looks kind of sketchy

canebrake 07-01-2010 12:53 AM

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Originally Posted by WormDirt (Post 308496)
awesome.. anybody have any experience with that site canebrake linked to? it looks kind of sketchy

I have purchased two guns from them. They are solid.

I can recommend them without a second thought.

The Mosin caught my eye and I may jump on that deal!

I also got my Remington 1911R1 from them, another great deal!

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