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Old 05-14-2009, 10:17 PM   #1
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im looking to upgrade from my current pos to a good reliable gun but my price range is limited. Ive shopped aronud and i found a smith & wesson 9mm at a pawn shop it looks it looks to be in good cond. i talked him down to 300 bucks is that a good buy? my other options rao a kel-tec 9mm 250 or a cobra 9mm for 220. is the s&w really worth the extra money? i want it for home protection and occasional range use mostly.

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Old 05-14-2009, 10:33 PM   #2
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First off, stay away from pawn shops when looking for your very first sidearm. If you aren't very familiar with the current average prices in your area, and the MSRPs of the pistols you are looking at, you may get taken for a ride.

Stick with getting something brand new from a regular dealer if you can.

What kind of Smith and Wesson were you looking at?

Have you looked at the Ruger lineup of pistols )specifically the P series)?

What "POS" do you currently own?

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Old 05-14-2009, 10:38 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, take some time and introduce yourself on the new member/introduction thread.

What model is the S&W? There are many S&W 9mm semi auto's. S&W is a better manufacturer than the other two you posted but it's hard to give any more information with out knowing more about the pistols in question. As much as manufacturer is a good question, the model and condition are as important.

With more information you will get some truly good advice from members.

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my current pos is a lorcin l380 i cant even fire off a whole clip without it jamming up. i was looking at a s&w sigma 9mm sw9ve i paid 300 after tax it looks like new i'm super happy with my purchase. i love my "wondernine" what are some good accessories for it? are there any online gun shops that accept pay pal? thanks for any help you guys and thanks for answering my post.

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Welcome! Listen to these guys on gun issues; collectively, they really seem to know their stuff & are very helpful.

Re: buying stuff, there is a "marketplace" on here with some vendors & individuals.

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I need to inform you that proper etiquette around here is posting a picture up of every new firearm purchase you make. We wanna see that new 9mm of yours.

With that said, we are all expecting a nice picture of your new pride and joy with a quickness.

Otherwise, we will have to send Canebrake after you, and he'll invade all of your future posts with pictures of Colts and Colt related things......




P.S. I own a Sigma .40 caliber, and I consider myself pretty familiar with the model (the 9mm and .40 are the same design). If you have any questions about the Sigma, feel free to ask anytime.

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The S&W is definitely the better pistol of the three.

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thank you guys for your help. as requested heres the pic of my new pride and joy. i hope i did it right.

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are there any good light / laser attachments for the rail? or do i need to get the picatinny tail adapter piece they make? i was thinking of putting a laser maybe even laser light combo on it.

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