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Old 03-06-2012, 05:12 AM   #1
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What's a good pistol thats bigger than the .22 but still somewhat cheap to shoot? Caliber, brand? Also semi auto.. This will be my first handgun.

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Old 03-06-2012, 05:42 AM   #2
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9mm of course. many, many different pistols chambered in this round. best suggestion. go to a gunstore or local range that has rentals and start trying some out. figure out what you can afford to spend and then narrow it down to what fits your hand the best and is the easiest to operate. if what fits the best is out of range of your budget, then either wait and save up until you can afford it, or look around for one like it used. then buy it and shoot the snot out of it.

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I agree with Axxe. 9mm is currently one of, if not THE least expensive rounds you can get.

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yep, if all you are concerned with is price of ammo, 9mm is gonna be your most common, not a bad starter pistol, I don't know what you want to pay, just don't make the mistake of jumping on the cheapest thing that comes along as there are soooo many good guns available and you will find it is worth waiting to save up for something decent as opposed to buying the bargain basement and wishing you had something nicer.

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I completely agree with everyone, I just bought my first pistol in January and I went with a 9mm Smith & Wesson. They are very fun and cheap to put fmj's through. I just took mine out this weekend and put 300 rounds through it for about 75 dollars. And if you ever want to carry it, they will do just fine with a nice heavy hollow point. May not have the kinetic energy of the bigger rounds like 45 acp or .40 cal but mine still sinks hydra-shok 147 grains about 4 inches into a solid log. Hope the info helps buddy.

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Thanks everyone! Im for sure goin to get the 9mm. Im thinkin about the ruger P95?? Or somethin in the 500$ range

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Thanks everyone! Im for sure goin to get the 9mm. Im thinkin about the ruger P95?? Or somethin in the 500$ range
Now that you have the caliber decided, which gun is personal preference, what fits my hand and feels right might be the gun you hate. Fondle, I mean handle a lot of different guns and ask lots of questions about reliability, warranty, cleaning, parts availability. Let us know what you get, pics are nice too
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I for sure will!! Im goin to a gun show on the 24th here in kansas city Mo. I gotta bring somethin home!

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If you enjoy the 9mm I would recommend the a Glock. If you are planning on reloading and you want stopping power get a .45. 9mm isn't very expensive but it's pointless to reload. .45 isn't much more but it can be worthwhile to reload.

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For the price the Ruger P95 is a fine gun. It is accurate and reliable it will serve you well. My 2 cents would be to master the first pull on the trigger as it will be double action. Dry fire it in that mode till you can pull all the way through the action smoothly. Then your first shot will truly count for something.

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