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Old 10-27-2012, 09:02 PM   #11
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I have a Taurus pt-92 and absolutely love it. I used to have a sigma chambered in .40 and it was alright. I like the single/double action way better then the dao. The new sigmas supposedly have a lighter trigger pull but I haven't shot one yet
I've heard that about the new Sigmas. I bought one of the originals for my father. I don't like DAO, either. Grew up shooting revolvers. Once I tried a DA/SA semi-auto I feel like I'm downgrading with a striker. They have their benefits but I'm pampered by the SA pulls.
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For $3-$400 I couldn't recommend ANY better than either a Witness Poly or, even better, a Ruger SR9/40. The Witness line is nice, but I ADORE my SR40. Great pistol, conceals nicely, very accurate. I didn't read much above, but ignore the people who say "just save up and get a used Glock/Sig/M&P/etc.", and get a Ruger and a couple hundred rounds

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For $3-$400 I couldn't recommend ANY better than either a Witness Poly or, even better, a Ruger SR9/40. The Witness line is nice, but I ADORE my SR40. Great pistol, conceals nicely, very accurate. I didn't read much above, but ignore the people who say "just save up and get a used Glock/Sig/M&P/etc.", and get a Ruger and a couple hundred rounds
I almost forgot about the Witness. I almost bought one of these after trying it out at the local range. They remind me much of a desert eagle. Very beefy. I have big hands and it was comfortable. Shot well from what I experienced.
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I'm not a fan of polymer call me old fashioned but I like the feel of metal. Kind of feel like polymers won't hold up as long. I like having something that I know I can pass down to my children when they're old enough

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My first handgun was a rossi m877, snub nose 357. I think I paid 300 for it and it was pretty easy to conceal

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I'm not a fan of polymer call me old fashioned but I like the feel of metal. Kind of feel like polymers won't hold up as long. I like having something that I know I can pass down to my children when they're old enough
I wonder the same thing myself. I wonder how well my polymer frame guns will hold up over time. I plan on passing all my guns down to my kids, and if the composites are going to get brittle after 30 or more years I don't want it flying to pieces when they need to fire it. I try to stay away from composites usually, but I've given into temptation a few times. I bought 4 of the composite AR lowers, which I am still scared of using.
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You might even try to find an American tactical import there not too pricey if you can find one. They make an awesome compensated 45

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You might even try to find an American tactical import there not too pricey if you can find one. They make an awesome compensated 45
I would really like to try one of those. They sure look cool!
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You get what you pay for when it comes to weapons(for the most part) ruger revolvers aren't soo bad but I haven't seen the pistols to e all that great, again it's a matter of opinion. The best thing to do if possible is go out & shoot them(most ranges will rent weapons) & see for your self what you like

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Which gun is worth the money besides a glock
Glock ain't that great from a value standpoint when you compare them comparable models from other makers. (Unless of course, you qualify for one of the LEO) discounts. M&Ps & the XD series are noticeably easier on the wallet for the discount challenged .

$400ish or less? Aside from Ruger?
Stoeger Cougar
EAA (Tanfoglio) Witness

Taurus will fall into that range as well. I won't recommend them, due to the Taurus "Quality Control Roulette."
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