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Old 11-30-2011, 03:00 AM   #1
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So I've got my nine, a conceal carry, and a plinker, the only things i'm missing to complete my desired collection is a .45 and a short range rifle (3030). Next on the hit list, after shooting little brother's Glock 30, is the .45, but which one.

I was dead sure, after a lot of research into a couple cheap pieces (under $400), that I had decided on the Taurus MilPro, but now I've realized that I should put a little more thought into this decision before I make it.

So here I am, requesting some suggestions. I still want to keep it within a similar price range (upping to under $500), so don't waste your time trying to convince me I should spent twice as much just to get a Springfield 1911. My brother said the Glock was just $525, but I'd like something else. It was great, but not great enough for the extra $150 i've the Taurus.

Any other ideas or recommendations?

Thanks fellas...

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You could get into a 1911 Rock Island Armory for under $500. I did over the weekend.

Could look at the Springfield xd or the Smith & Wesson M&P.

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Is used out of the question? You could pick up a 30 used for about $425-$450 range. You'd be better off than the Taurus. Not knocking Taurus b/c I owned a 24/7 pro c in 9mm than ran flawlessly after 1,000 rounds. No gripes there. However, I did trade it in to get my glock and 10 months and 3000+ rounds later....no probs. What's another $150? Save more $ you'll be happier in the long run if you want a polymer frame semi auto.

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Is used out of the question? You could pick up a 30 used for about $425-$450 range. You'd be better off than the Taurus. Not knocking Taurus b/c I owned a 24/7 pro c in 9mm than ran flawlessly after 1,000 rounds. No gripes there. However, I did trade it in to get my glock and 10 months and 3000+ rounds later....no probs. What's another $150? Save more $ you'll be happier in the long run if you want a polymer frame semi auto.
Used is very "out of the question", I won't buy anything used, especially something like a handgun.

Another $150 means nothing, monetarily speaking, but it would mean another paycheck to wait it out and, unfortunately, i'm far too impetuous to save the initial $500 for that long. If I don't do it now I, quite simply, won't, for a while. Which isn't a big deal, but I'd like to... Now, while I still have the drive, desire, and ability.
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Used is very "out of the question", I won't buy anything used, especially something like a handgun.

Another $150 means nothing, monetarily speaking, but it would mean another paycheck to wait it out and, unfortunately, i'm far too impetuous to save the initial $500 for that long. If I don't do it now I, quite simply, won't, for a while. Which isn't a big deal, but I'd like to... Now, while I still have the drive, desire, and ability.
I understand the impatience, Im exactly the same way. Just fight the urge to spend it!
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I understand the impatience, Im exactly the same way. Just fight the urge to spend it!
Argggggh... I... Can't.... Stop... Must.... Have..... Now....!
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You could get into a 1911 Rock Island Armory for under $500. I did over the weekend.

Could look at the Springfield xd or the Smith & Wesson M&P.
Definite no on the S&W, but that Rock Island looks amazing. I'm very interested. Tired of compacts, have two, a well priced, good old fashioned 1911 is just what the doctor ordered. Great suggestion man, thanks.
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A lot of people seem to really like Hi-points, don't have any experience with them personally but they keep the prices reasonable. Try to muster up a little more patience, a handgun shouldn't be an impulse buy but I can definitely sympathize with you there!! G21 is a good choice too. I have negative opinions on Taurus, it seems to be a 50/50 company, half the people get them and hate 'em, the other half love 'em.

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A lot of people seem to really like Hi-points, don't have any experience with them personally but they keep the prices reasonable. Try to muster up a little more patience, a handgun shouldn't be an impulse buy but I can definitely sympathize with you there!! G21 is a good choice too. I have negative opinions on Taurus, it seems to be a 50/50 company, half the people get them and hate 'em, the other half love 'em.
Hi-point is far below my price range, surprised you'd even bother with the recommendation. Trying to make a "point"? Poor one... The Taurus is far above it in every way.

The mere fact that i'm here posing this question means that i'm not impulse buying.

If you've got something worthwhile to offer great, otherwise you're just adding purposeless post count.
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Hi-point is far below my price range, surprised you'd even bother with the recommendation. Trying to make a "point"? Poor one... The Taurus is far above it in every way.

The mere fact that i'm here posing this question means that i'm not impulse buying.

If you've got something worthwhile to offer great, otherwise you're just adding purposeless post count.
You asked for recommendations, I answered. If you don't like it, just say no thanks and move on, or say nothing, no need to get critical.
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