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Old 07-26-2011, 02:39 PM   #11
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I recommend you go to some local gunshops and get a feel for the various firearms that are out there and see which feels the best to you, and if there are some gun ranges that have rental programs I would try out some firearms too.

Some of the firearms I would recommend are; The Glock 19, Glock 23, Ruger SR9, Ruger SR40, Springfield XDm's, Springfield 1911's (if you can manage the recoil), Ruger GP100 .357 magnum, or Smith and Wesson .357 magnum.
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I recommend you go to some local gunshops and get a feel for the various firearms that are out there and see which feels the best to you, and if there are some gun ranges that have rental programs I would try out some firearms too.

Some of the firearms I would recommend are; The Glock 19, Glock 23, Ruger SR9, Ruger SR40, Springfield XDm's, Springfield 1911's (if you can manage the recoil), Ruger GP100 .357 magnum, or Smith and Wesson .357 magnum.
We have a ruger gp 100 in our house, its not mine, but i love it when i shoot it. But im looking for a semi-auto handgun. From what most people are saying i should look at some of the springfield XDm's
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We have a ruger gp 100 in our house, its not mine, but i love it when i shoot it. But im looking for a semi-auto handgun. From what most people are saying i should look at some of the springfield XDm's
I own an XDm and it is an excellent pistol...but not my favorite/best.
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I have a bersa thunder 9 17+1. Its very accurate, simple to clean, built to last forever and +p rated. I bought mine new for $450 and I've fired 1200 rds though it (500 +p) and its never missed a beat. For $700 you could even get a duo tone 9 or 40 bersa. it was my first handgun and it's still my favorite.
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Do yourself a favor before you decide on a purchase and find someone willing to share their Browning Hi-Power. You will discover why it is called the "King of Nines".





With 15+1 capability and a John M. Browning design you will be hard-pressed to find a current design that comes close!

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From what I hear the XDm's are excellent firearms. I would look at all the available options at some of your local gunshops. What are some of the features your looking for in a pistol?
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well right now it I'll look at Sig p229, beretta fs 92, springfield XDm, or a browning hi-power. But its going to take a day or two for me to get the time to get to the nears gun store to take a look at these. If anyone has more suggestions feel free to add. I am still no where close to makign up my mind.
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Take a look at the CZ75b's too.
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If you have any friends with guns ask them if you can go along and shoot one or two. You will have many suggestions as to what to buy.

Remember the gun has to fit your hand first like a comfortable shoe to your foot.

Next will be from a reliability stand point. Here on this forum is where you'll get educated.

Caliber for fun and SD would be a nice 9mm in my world. The 40 would be nice but to much recoil for a follow up shot for a newbie.

Glock. As much as I hated it when it first came out, I still prefer a simple easy gun that goes Bang when the trigger is pulled.

It has very low maintenance and maybe one of these days I'll clean my CCW 10mm Glock.
Excellent advice here and in other posts. Definitely handle and shoot a lot of pistols before choosing. 9mm and 40S&W are excellent choices, I have both but carry 40S&W for SD. Definitely try the compact Glock 19/23 or the larger 17/22 if you really want something bigger.

And you do owe it to yourself to try a Hi Power like Cane said. A real classic that showed the world how to build a 9mm. It fits my hand better than any other pistol. Day in and day out I'd hate to beat one up though. Which is where Glock excels, beat the tar out of it and it still works.
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