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Old 11-14-2008, 10:58 PM   #1
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Hello, I am looking to buy an American semi-auto pistol, either a .40 or a .45, that is about as out-of-the-box accurate as a Beretta 92fs. I want to spend under $650. Full size or compact, medium-large grip. What should I be looking for, thanks for any help.

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Old 11-14-2008, 11:19 PM   #2
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I'm quite satisfied with my M&P 45.

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Kimmmmmm-berrrrrr! You can find in your price range if you shop around a bit and stick with the "base" models. If you don't prefer the 1911 (but it is the best option IMO) you might want to check out Springfield XD in .45.

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RUGER, Made in USA. Very affordable. Very dependable.
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Kimber, hands down.

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Im happy with my M&P 40.

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rob, 11/18/08

There are a lot of pistols which will meet your requests. One way to narrow down your options is to look at a sight which lists picture, prices and specs of the pistols. Take a look at www.budsgunshop.com. They carry all the major manufacturers and are a good site to start with. Once you narrow down your list the next step is to try and find a range that rents pistols- some may look great on the web but may not fit your hands, or you may not like the action type (ie- double action only, single action, or a combination of both-SA/DA.) If you find a certain pistol that looks like it might work for you then ask again and maybe we can provide more input. Good Luck.

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