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Old 03-14-2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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Hey guys (and the occasional gal Hehe) I was wondering what handgun would suit me the best an m1911 variation or an m9 variation? I'm 6' 2", and fairly thin (about 125-130 lbs). I don't have my license yet but i want a few opinions before I get a licence and buy a pistol

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Old 03-14-2012, 05:53 AM   #2
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Hey guys (and the occasional gal Hehe) I was wondering what handgun would suit me the best an m1911 variation or an m9 variation? I'm 6' 2", and fairly thin (about 125-130 lbs). I don't have my license yet but i want a few opinions before I get a licence and buy a pistol
Whats your use? CC? Range only? Both?
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Home and property defence/range shooting

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A 9mm is cheaper to feed. A Beretta is one of my least favorite platforms. Too big for the caliber. A 1911 is more of a "thinking man's gun". Far better suited to gun fighting than the M-9 regardless of caliber.

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You're the only one who can answer that question, I've got a Beretta 40 and I love it, it's all about what fits you well and the features you want, some guys, like robocop here don't like Beretta, many do like them, I for one cannot stand Glocks, or really any striker fired pistol, I like a hammer and a safety and a decent trigger, research the calibers and features and try some out and get what feels good, an opinion is like an *******, everyone has one.

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The world's your oyester -- other than new Taurus revolvers there're so many great choices available! Don't limit yourself.

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If you have not received any training, I would highly recommend getting that first.

Go to a range and watch how people do with different handguns. Those who seem accurate or proficient would be the ones to observe most. Watch their style and ask questions.

Remember, even as a bystander, hearing and eye protection are required.

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a 9mm is cheaper to feed. A beretta is one of my least favorite platforms. Too big for the caliber. A 1911 is more of a "thinking man's gun". Far better suited to gun fighting than the m-9 regardless of caliber.
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If you are not a regular shooter you may want to go shoot some to find out if a 45 is too much recoil for you. Which ever firearm you purchase you have to practice with it. Get to a range and go often. As others have said 9mm is considerably cheaper to shoot and in my opinion is a far better caliber choose for a new shooter.

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How a handgun feels in your hand is a huge factor. You can read all about guns, do as much research as you want, even have your heart set on a certain brand....BUT until you actually hold that weapon and fire it you will not know. I will use myself as an example. I did 10 months of handgun research over in Aghanistan and had decided that I wanted an XDM40. Until I got home and shot a buddies and realized I didnt like the way it felt in my hand and I hated the trigger. I ended up with a Ruger instead. So all that being said go hold the gun you think you want and if you can shoot it. Then make your desicion.

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