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Old 11-02-2012, 10:34 AM   #21
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If your gun shop doesn't have a Bersa, Bud's can send them one for cheaper than they'd sell you one for. I've been finding that most locals have a $50 markup. Am FFL transfer fee is only $20.

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Old 11-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #22
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I'm going to advocate Taurus for the less than $400 range. Their quality always surpasses my expectations, and have found mine to be good working guns. I carry one often, always goes bang

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I've currently got the Ruger SR9C. I've probably put 500+ rounds through it, and have had 0 issues with it. Accurate as can be. Got mine for $379.

Still looking for a S&W Shield 9mm, though. On a few waiting lists with a 6 month minimum wait as it stands. But from what I've read, it's worth the wait.

Best thing to do for feel of a gun..just go into some shops and get a feel for em. Everyone's got their own opinion of how a gun feels in their hand.

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just picked up a kahr cm9 for 350.00 it is the smallest 9mm that i could find and still be easy to shoot.

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I've currently got the Ruger SR9C. I've probably put 500+ rounds through it, and have had 0 issues with it. Accurate as can be.
Got mine for $379.

Still looking for a S&W Shield 9mm, though. On a few waiting lists with a 6 month minimum wait as it stands. But from what I've read, it's worth the wait.

Best thing to do for feel of a gun..just go into some shops and get a feel for em. Everyone's got their own opinion of how a gun feels in their hand.
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i have given it much thought. and i stumbled across a shop that sells the makarov for 124.99 that would give me enough left for another mosin. i already have the russian winter reds. i think it would make a good set. my buddy has a makarov and he was telling me unless you want to fire extremely fast its a really good carry gun and it handles quick double taps very well. with that being said i already know the mosin can reach out to a mile accurately if you have the right optics. i like iron sights as it is. plus two guns for the price of one. cant pass it up

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wow wow we wow... i think im in love! the ruger p95 is freaking awesome looking. 9mm shooting is what 90% of my pistol experience is on. i already have 100 or so 9mm rounds put away from before i sold all my other guns. how well does she function? whats the range on it? anyone who can tell me anything about the ruger p95 will be greatly appreciated! ill be doing research as well
I have a Ruger P95 in 9mm and luv it! It is a full size gun and rather chunky for a concealed carry.
I have a BERSA ThunderNine UltraCompact Pro in 9mm and luv it and the Bersa is my CCW! 1,000 rounds thru it so far with flawless functioning! Both are under 400$ too! Awesome quality, dependability at affordable price!
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Considering the you're a small individual, the p95 may be too large and heavy for you to carry. Bersas are great and perfect for conceal carry. The only reason I carry a full sized s&w is because I'm 6'4 275

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I carry a P95 but I am a large man and I have carried a big gun all my life. A woman might be able to carry a P95 in a belly band but I can tell you my wife doesn't like carrying the P95. She carries my P11 most of the time. She also has a 357 mag SP 101 with a 2.25" barrel she carried for several years. She uses a belly band holster over 90% of the time.

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My father in Louisiana just picked me up a Smith & Wesson SD40VE, chambered in .40S&W for $362 out the door. I'm heading down there later this week and he's gonna give it to me. He's already shot it and says it's a fine gun.

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