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Old 04-29-2013, 01:41 AM   #1
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first off... ive never done a blog so forgive my typing.
ill be 21 soon im stationed in SC and ill be buying my first hand gun soon. ive look at a bunch of options and im unsure of wat to get...it will be my first handgun but i have been shootin all my life... im set on a .40 cal. between a 1911, xd-40, glock...each has nice attributes but im not sure...if anyone has some suggestions it would really help me. thanks

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Old 04-29-2013, 01:48 AM   #2
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Pick a 9mm.......they're cheaper to shoot.

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I prefer .45's, but get what your comfortable with.

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I prefer .45's, but get what your comfortable with.
Oh, I do too, but if I want to shoot a bunch, I'll go with my 9's.
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Consider the features you like. Big difference in a GLOCK and a 1911.

Check out CZ's.

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I go with the 9mm also. It is a good round and will do anything you want it to do.
I am in Charleston, sc. If I can help, just let me know.

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i qualified with the nine and i know its capabilities but ammo was another concern and here lately .40 was easier to find and was cheaper than .45...what is a CZ and how does it compare... also i am really interested in the xd-40 package but i feel it has too many safeties...do they make a similar package without the beever tail safety?

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My first handgun was a 40, so I'm not going to say must be a 9. 9's are typically less expensive to shoot, but 40 is all I can find on the shelves right now.

I'm not familiar with any 40 1911's, but 1911's in general are fantastic. XDM I used to own. It is a great gun.

Glock, don't care for it.

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i qualified with the nine and i know its capabilities but ammo was another concern and here lately .40 was easier to find and was cheaper than .45...what is a CZ and how does it compare... also i am really interested in the xd-40 package but i feel it has too many safeties...do they make a similar package without the beever tail safety?
CZ stands for Ceska Zbrojovka, http://www.cz-usa.com/. They make excellent pistols. As others have said, try out several or as many as you can before you buy. What's right fro me or the other shooter may not be right for you. Welcome to FTF.
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