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Old 12-01-2011, 11:02 PM   #11
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I also just got into handguns. My first hand gun was a Ruger Gp100 4'' .357 and for me it was the best choice for me. I love to look and feel of my revolver. But a week later i bought a Glock 17 9mm for something else to shoot and that's what my oldlady wanted. I like the glock for its reputation and very user friendly. And that's what felt right in my oldladys hand. Me and my oldlady go to the range usually together and have a great time shooting sh*t. Its all preference when it comes to handguns. But watch out after you get your first hand gun because you will be spending alot of money on ammo. I have like 7000 rounds total at my house and we have only been into handguns for about three months.



Also my Ruger was $599 brand new.
The Glock was $499 brand new.

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Start with a used 9mm. Either a CZ75 or Beretta 92FS. Gunbroker.com.

Unless you want a real accurate range shooter. Then get a

22LR with a 7 inch bull barrel.

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Since your a firearms newb, I would strongly recommend a basic handgun class before committing to anything. Also, find a range that will rent guns and take some for a test drive. I could say "Go buy a ______, it's great," but you might end up hating it. You may find you like revolvers or something else I've not considered. We can all throw out ideas, but at the end of the day,
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BIG ditto on that-
I understand why many ask that same question here but will never understand why they exspect a "right" answer -
A choice in handguns is as personal as brand, style or color of underwear - You have to try on as many as you can before you find the right one for YOU! I've gone thru literaly hundreds of hanguns & still have'nt found the perfect one
Well, except for my 9mm & 45acp 1911's
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Hi. I'm looking to get my first pistol. I really don't know where to start. I know I want to use it for target shooting and for personal protection as well. Any suggestions? I've shot the beretta m9 before and loved it.
Imho you should get a revolver for your first gun ... very reliable . no tactical clearing during a misfire ... and S&W model 26 or airweight .38 would be good for a first gun +P .38's wil stop somebody with the right shot placement ... again just my opinion
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Heard of Glock19? Its 9mm caliber, compact, reliable and durable. Try and research it. Its under 600 including tax n background check.

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Heard of Glock19? Its 9mm caliber, compact, reliable and durable. Try and research it. Its under 600 in
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Your dealer charges for the "phone call"
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My first gun is a Smith & Wesson 45. Still love it!
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I bought my Glock19 Gen4 for $549 plus tax. And $25 background check. Searched online, some sites are cheaper, no tax and free shipping. But to get transferred to my local dealer i have to pay $25. At the end its only $10-15 diferrence.

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I bought my Glock19 Gen4 for $549 plus tax. And $25 background check. Searched online, some sites are cheaper, no tax and free shipping. But to get transferred to my local dealer i have to pay $25. At the end its only $10-15 diferrence.
WHERE are you at OR what local dealer do you use that charges $25 or ANYTHING for a "background check"
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Las vegas, Nevada. How much in other places or its supposed anyway?

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