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njedwardz 09-22-2008 02:37 AM

new gun
Anyway, I'm looking to get a new gun. In particular, an FN Five-seveN or a Beretta Cx4 Storm. Which would you recommend? Any other recommendations are welcome. (PS: Sorry this thread isn't totally about handguns, but I didn't see a general firearm section.)


Jay 09-22-2008 10:19 AM

Just like shopping for shoes, ya got to try 'em on. Get pistols in your hands and see which ones "feel right". If it doesn't feel right, you'll never shoot it enough to become proficient with it........ doesn't matter whose name is on it.

robocop10mm 09-22-2008 02:49 PM

+1 to what Jay said. Find the one that fits both your hand and your budget.

njedwardz 09-23-2008 04:30 AM

thanks for the great advice. the only problem is the only range in my area doesn't rent out those particular guns. But, like you said, the most important thing is gonna be which feels right

Jay 09-23-2008 10:20 AM

Go to gun shops, or gun shows and find 'em. Call a range near you and ask if they know anyone who has this, and that. Go to a range and ask some shooters. You'll find 'em.

SGT-MILLER 09-23-2008 09:20 PM

You may run into problem of getting reasonably cheap ammo if you go with the FN Five-seveN.

At least, here in my town, not many places stock that ammunition. If they do, it's very expensive.

JPBeck 09-24-2008 12:56 AM

Which one do you want a pistol or a carbine?

Me I'd go with a Carbine-- but I go by the philosophy that one should never bring a pistol to a gun fight if you have a carbine or rifle available. ;)

janikphoto 09-24-2008 03:07 AM

You can also start talking to the guys next to you at the range. I've noticed how friendly everyone is at my range. During a cease-fire to change out targets, I noticed a Kimber 1911 with a Crimson Trace on it. I asked the guy about it, and he started talking away.

When live fire was called after everyone put up new targets, he asked me if I wanted to shoot a few rounds through it. It was nice and shot better than my Rock Island 1911 (which you'd expect a gun at three times the price would).

So, go to some shops, and go to the range, and don't buy until you find one that feels "right". As long as all the guns you look at are considered reliable, they will ALL do what they are meant to do (fire a small piece of metal at a high velocity towards your target). At that point, it just comes down to what feels right in your hands (cocking, loading, aiming, etc).

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