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Old 03-02-2012, 01:13 AM   #1
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Hi all...Looking to finally purchase my first gun, looking at it as an investment. $800-$1000 budget. Pretty sure I want a 45... don't wanna get bored with it too fast... open to all suggestions/ input I can get.... thanks!

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Old 03-02-2012, 01:14 AM   #2
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Well I'm in nj, so I'm not too concerned with carrying ( permit is damn near impossible to get...) the gun will be for home security first, but definitely want to take it target shooting.

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My first gun was an XD45 for knock down power and gun safety. Very pleased with this gun and am now planning my next purchase which will be an XD45 compact or subcompact. My wife also enjoys using this gun also. Good luck

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I would second a vote for the XD. I have it in 9MM but its a great platform regardless of caliber and I think you will really enjoy it. I have about 500 rounds through mine and it keeps getting better and better.

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With your budget, the 1911 is a no-brainer. Especially since you say you dont want to get bored with it. There only so many things you modify on a polymer pistol. But the choices are almost limitless with a 1911. You can make your gun look like a completely new gun with just a few modifications. You can change the grips out as often as you want to give it a "fresh" look. For your budget, you can get some very good guns!

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45's I like under $1000:

  • Various 1911s (SA, Colt, Ruger, Sig)
  • Sig Sauer P220
  • Springfield XDm45
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I do love my XD45 geezer barrel, but the 1911 might hold your interest longer with its tinkering needs & customizationability.

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Thanks guys, yeah I was checking out ( haven't shot it... yet) a buddy's Kimber 1911, seemed like a nice gun. I like all the modification options mentioned by Olympus, and will probably try a few different brands before deciding on my 1911. Wanna get a nice one... cuz my second gun will definitely be a revolver.

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I do love my XD45 geezer barrel, but the 1911 might hold your interest longer with its tinkering needs & customizationability.
Kind of my thoughts-
Thats why i have both
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