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medic6882 06-15-2012 10:33 PM

In need of opinions
 
Hello everyone yes I am new here. I was looking for suggestions on which least expensive full size 9 mm I should purchase. I plan on personal protection and range shooting. Thanks for any and all responses.

Garadex 06-15-2012 10:40 PM

S&W sigma would work

SSGN_Doc 06-15-2012 10:53 PM

When you put personal protection in the equation I put the budget up a bit. I stick with guns that have proven track records by having been around for a while and have good reputations for reliability and accuracy.

For a bargain you can look at some of the fantastic police trade in guns that usually look pretty rough from holster wear but prove to be very good shooters. Sig, Beretta, Glock, Smith & Wesson all can be had cheaper as used guns, and all have good reputations. Summit Gun Broker, Wideners, J&G sales get police trade in guns. Sarco had some surplus Israeli Browning Hi Powers also.

oli700 06-15-2012 11:07 PM

I am going to have to go with the Sigma again. It is as reliable as it gets, customer service is outstanding. The trigger is tough for the very reason you want…..no accidental discharges for touchy situations. Good for first time users with twitchy trigger fingers.

When you buy a used gun you always stand the chance of inheriting someone’s headache and or backyard gunsmithing….no thanks when it comes to a SD gun, I’ll take the new “lesser” gun every time.

danf_fl 06-15-2012 11:08 PM

+1 on SSGN_DOC's input.
Consider a firearm as part of your life insurance. You go cheap, and take chances. Get a quality product with a good track record.

Police turn-ins are available inexpensively compared to new. If it worked for the police, chances are it would work for you.

HOSSFLY 06-15-2012 11:19 PM

My opinion ----Naw, you don't want that :p
But, Handle & shoot every 9mm you can & buy the best you can afford-
Look into the ruger P series if you're on a budget - Keep in mind you WILL be wanting to trade up so stay away from hi-points & such- You'll take a beating trading or selling them 2nd hand ;)

oli700 06-15-2012 11:24 PM

love the Rugers too!


So why is going to a used gun better than going with a new gun ?

HOSSFLY 06-15-2012 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by oli700 (Post 837681)
love the Rugers too!


Quote:

So why is going to a used gun better than going with a new gun
?

OP seems to be on a budget :o
Cud be wrong- 1st time for everthing :p

MrWray 06-15-2012 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HOSSFLY
My opinion ----Naw, you don't want that :p
But, Handle & shoot every 9mm you can & buy the best you can afford-
Look into the ruger P series if you're on a budget - Keep in mind you WILL be wanting to trade up so stay away from hi-points & such- You'll take a beating trading or selling them 2nd hand ;)

Ruger P89 or P95

therewolf 06-16-2012 12:33 AM

CZ75 or Beretta 92FS can still be had for @425$ used,

if you shop around...


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