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Old 11-13-2009, 07:12 PM   #21
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From what I read NJ is one of the strict states when it comes to gun laws. I have all the paper work for my license and while that is being processed I have to to research the best possible gun I can afford. Is there any good sites online I can look through a lot of guns?
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If you want a new semi-auto, it's just about impossible to find a better value than a Ruger p95. It's an outstanding high capacity 9mm that's easy enough to find right around $300. A full sized pistol that's also reasonably lightweight and compact.

You also may be able to find a deal on a quality used revolver. But for auto-loaders, the p95 can't be beat for your price range. S&W Sigmas ($250-300) and Hi Points ($120-180 depending on caliber) are also great values...not great guns mind you; but sound, reliable values.

If you're simply looking to hold down home base, it's hard to beat the value of a bare bones 12 gauge Mossburg 500 pump shotgun. Big 5 Sporting Goods frequently has them on sale for under $300, and often in a package that includes 2 barrells. Ideal home defense gun, and ammo is always plentiful and affordable.
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my advice pick the gun you want. once you have done that save the money you need till you can afford it. you may have 300$ now wait a bit more if you need more money to buy the one you really want.
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If you want a new semi-auto, it's just about impossible to find a better value than a Ruger p95. It's an outstanding high capacity 9mm that's easy enough to find right around $300. A full sized pistol that's also reasonably lightweight and compact.
Yeah I forgot about that gun. Seems like a really good gun for the price. I only noticed it for $300 after I had ordered my Sigma. Otherwise I would have ordered the Ruger most likely (not that I don't like my sigma)

Ruger P95 9mm Blue, w Rail 15 round for Sale at Buds Gun Shop $300.00
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For all-around home defense, a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun would be the perfect choice.

If you are intent on a handgun, and an auto at that, the KelTec P11 or PF9 might be right up your alley. At about $270, you could buy a box or two of self defense ammo, too and still be under $300.

Shotty is my vote, though.
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I'm not overly familiar with the regs in the Garden State; are they easier on the shotguns, paperwork-wise?
Long gun and in-state ammo purchase still require FID but no permits. Bas*&^ds just passed a 1 gun in 30 day limit that was effective 11/1. List of prohibited "assault weapons", BB gun with bayonet lug qualifies, no hollow points and 15 rnd mag limit. Other than that no other restrictions
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The line of reasoning that says hollow points are a bad thing is just muddle-headed and stupid. Those anti-gun nuts are taking the survival of the perpetrator and trading it for the safety of the bystanders standing behind the bad guy.

Hollow points can SAVE lives. Yes, at the expense of the one getting himself shot, but everyone else in or near the situation is spared because of the effective and appropriate penetration of a hollow point.

I hate the attack on hollow points.
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