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Old 08-28-2013, 02:55 AM   #1
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So I'm gonna make another handgun purchase here in the next few weeks and I'm trying to really still decide which one i want. I'm kind of trying to stay on a budget.
Im thinking about a Taurus PT740 or the like in that price range. I also was looking at a Walther PPS or a XD but don't really wanna spend over $500.
Any other suggestions? All my previous handguns have all been 9mms (glock 19, 26, PF9, ruger P95) and want to get into a different caliber.
Thanks!

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Spend more taurus less

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Not sure what other if any guns ya have, but I would get a nice bolt action rifle, or a revolver for something different instead of the same ol, same ol.

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What caliber are you looking to get that should be the question .
Second does the gun you are looking at fit your hands and do you like it enough to spend your money on, that you will not have buyers remorse.

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So I'm gonna make another handgun purchase here in the next few weeks and I'm trying to really still decide which one i want. I'm kind of trying to stay on a budget.
Im thinking about a Taurus PT740 or the like in that price range. I also was looking at a Walther PPS or a XDM but don't really wanna spend over $500.
Any other suggestions? All my previous handguns have all been 9mms (glock 19, 26, PF9, ruger P95) and want to get into a different caliber.
Thanks!
Go to a gunstore and hold many different guns until you find a couple that really fit your hand well, in the caliber you like.

Then rent those couple guns and see which you shoot the best.

Buy said gun.

Now that the cookie-cutter post is out of the way, I say go for a .357 Magnum Revolver. If money is your concern Taurus makes decently priced wheel guns and they offer a lifetime warranty.

Alternatively, if you want slightly better quality, there are usually nice Ruger and/or S&W wheel guns showing up on the used market. S&W also offers a lifetime warranty. I'm less familiar with Ruger, but I've read they stand by their guns.
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Not sure what other if any guns ya have, but I would get a nice bolt action rifle, or a revolver for something different instead of the same ol, same ol.
I listed them in my original post.


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Go to a gunstore and hold many different guns until you find a couple that really fit your hand well, in the caliber you like.

Then rent those couple guns and see which you shoot the best.

Buy said gun.

Now that the cookie-cutter post is out of the way, I say go for a .357 Magnum Revolver. If money is your concern Taurus makes decently priced wheel guns and they offer a lifetime warranty.

Alternatively, if you want slightly better quality, there are usually nice Ruger and/or S&W wheel guns showing up on the used market. S&W also offers a lifetime warranty. I'm less familiar with Ruger, but I've read they stand by their guns.
Not really looking for a revolver. I've owned a couple already and sold them pretty soon after.
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I listed them in my original post.

Not really looking for a revolver. I've owned a couple already and sold them pretty soon after.
Well the rest of my post still stands.

For what its worth, I like the M&P line a lot. They fit my hand better than any other handgun.
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There is something to be said about keeping with the same caliber.

When the next ammo shortage comes along, I would like to keep ammo for all my guns. And not be limited to the few that I can scrounge ammo for.

What do you intend to do with this future purchase? Sport, self-defense, plinking? How about aftermarket accessories? How about warranty repairs? Isn't the Walther PPS almost the same as the S&W M&P?

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Why not look at a cz75 variant or a 1911

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There is something to be said about keeping with the same caliber.

When the next ammo shortage comes along, I would like to keep ammo for all my guns. And not be limited to the few that I can scrounge ammo for.
There's also something to be said for diversifying calibers. When the next ammo crisis happens, and all someone can find is .40 S&W, I bet he'd be happy he has that gun chambered in .40 S&W.
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