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Old 08-17-2011, 12:10 PM   #31
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Very good!

Enjoy that new rifle.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:22 PM   #32
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Since you mentioned the range, competition, and home defense, here are my picks in your price range:

Glock 34
CZ75 SP-01 or SP-01 Phantom
Springfield XDM
Springfield XD Tactical
Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm PRO Series 5-inch

The Browning Hi-Power, Sig P229 or P226, and the Beretta 92 would also serve you well if you find them more to your liking.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:01 PM   #33
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Well I thought I might as well just bring this thread to a bit of closure and tell you guys what gun I bought. I decided to buy a 9mm Sig P226. I absolutely love the gun.

Here it is, just got done cleaning it after I brought it to the range. I changed the grips because the ones it had on it were horrible.

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Old 03-14-2012, 06:09 PM   #34
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Nice gun. Enjoy.
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Great choice
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Great gun, you'll enjoy it I'm sure.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:17 PM   #37
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It's a great time to be a gun buyer because there are so many awesome options.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:11 AM   #38
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A P226 was my first gun too! Though mine was in .40 (and had the swappable barrel for .357 Sig). The gun is a little big for my hands though, so I'm thinking about selling it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:24 AM   #39
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Find one that fits your needs. Go to a gun range,rent several guns.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:51 AM   #40
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The OP already posted his purchase, so I think we're done here.

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