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Old 06-18-2011, 06:50 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the input everybody.

I went with a used Beretta 92F compact 9mm for myself.

I'm going to change the spring and clean the gun well. I've also priced out .22 conversion kits. Are they really a couple hundred dollars?

The wife is still unsure what she would like; so we are still shopping around.
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:13 PM   #12
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If it is not going to be a carry weapon then size is not a major factor, go to the range with the wife and look at several different guns. Have her hold them and see what she likes, then rent them and see what she is willing to shoot. Everyone has a preference in caliber and brand or style of weapon. What she can shoot well is most important here, as a gun she will not shoot well or at all is useless.
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Welcome to FTF.

I really like both the M9A1 and the 1911A1. But that's just me.

Most of the rifles I fire are relics.
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