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Old 09-07-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a protection pistol in 45 I'm looking at spending around 500. AnY suggestions... I need something that's reliable and accurate. Was going to buy a Kimber but I can't see spending 950 on a pistol right now.

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Old 09-07-2011, 04:56 PM   #2
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You mentioned a Kimber, are you looking for a 1911 or are you open to alternatives? $500 will buy a decent entry level 1911 but will go a bit further with a Glock, SA XD or S&W M&P.

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Save up your penny's until you have ~$1K for a quality 1911.

For now you'd be hard pressed to beat the SA XD45:

Springfield XD9661HCSP 45acp With External Thumb Safety $459.00 SHIPS FREE

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Save up tour penny's until you have ~$1K for a quality 1911.

For now you'd be hard pressed to beat the SA XD45:

Springfield XD9661HCSP 45acp With External Thumb Safety $459.00 SHIPS FREE
I must respectfully disagree with Cane. If the pistol is for defense, waiting to save and extra 5 bills may not be an option. While a quality 1911 is IMHO the finest shooting implement ever devised, it's would not be my choice given your price range.

Check out Springfield Armory's XD and XD-m line of pistols. For the money, I don't think you'll find a more accurate or reliable handgun.

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Oops, guess I didn't really disagree with Cane after all...

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Are you looking for something to carry, something for the truck, nightstand? This could be a factor on what some people will recommend, but so far all the pistols recommended are solid firearms.

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For your price range I'd recommend a Glock, Springfield XD, Springfield XDm, or if you're willing to save a hundred or two more you could get a Springfield 1911A1 Mil Spec or GI. You need to go to some local gunshops and look at the various options available, and choose what feels the best to you.

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Take a look at the Smith & Wesson M&P series pistols as well.

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i would really like a 1911 now my sisters bf told me he would sell one of his kimbers to me in my price range. A kimber stainless custom 2 for 650 and not alot of rounds out of it yet. Which i think is a pretty good deal considering he paid 880 for it. Its going to be a gun where it will be by my side everywhere i go. I was going to save and buy a kimber crimson but i would like to get a green laser and not red but i dont think they make a grip laser in green just yet not to mention there around $950. would you buy a kimber stainless custom 2 for 650 for a protection pistol. i know its not the smallest pistol but its not to big either.

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I was going to recommend a used one. You can find out the history (if there were any problems), and if there were upgrades done that the previous owner may have made.

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