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Junior966 01-19-2012 01:52 PM

What to get...
Sitting out front of my gun shop waiting for them to open and still undecided what to get

canebrake 01-19-2012 02:05 PM

Any 1911.

And my choice would be a Colt.

DustyDawg48 01-19-2012 02:06 PM

What do you want to do with it? Sport shoot? Self defense? Target? Any caliber strike your fancy?

MrWray 01-19-2012 04:31 PM

My advice is to just start handling guns. Caliber will need to be what you choose first.when handling,feel the grip and see how it feels to you,see if you like the design, pay attention to the weight and balance. If the shop has a large variety of handguns,it shouldnt take you very long to decide.

orangello 01-19-2012 04:35 PM

It's a gun shop man; you aren't there to buy pancakes. Buy a firearm!

Knowing nothing other than you want a firearm and that you posted in the semi-auto handgun section, i would recommend one of the Springfield XD's. They are relatively simple to use and mine has been very reliable. 9mm is cheaper to shoot, but there is something comforting about the weight & size of a .45ACP projectile.

If you need something on the less expensive side, try one of the Ruger Pseries pistols.

Alternatively, you could find a better match for your needs and hand fit by trying some at a range.

Junior966 01-19-2012 05:11 PM

I have 23 already and 3 are Colts...Gov. issue 1911 , Combat Comander and Delta Elite...Have everything from .22 's to .44 mags...Ohhh and 6 Sigs , 3 Berretta's , 2 Rugers , 1 Smith , 2 Glocks ...The rest are revolvers

trip286 01-19-2012 05:48 PM

Walk in with your eyes closed, spin around three times, buy the first gun you see when you open your eyes.

orangello 01-19-2012 06:53 PM

What about some black powder? I have a single-shot sidelock 50 caliber pistol that i LOVE to plink with.

Junior966 01-19-2012 07:03 PM

I think I could get into black powder ...I know this is semi auto hand guns so I don't want a slap on the wrist from Dan the forum police :-) but I've never had and always wanted a over n under for sporting clays...

orangello 01-19-2012 07:08 PM

The over/unders always seem too rich for my blood, but that is probably due to a lack of bird hunting down here.

The black powder thing can be fun and relatively inexpensive. The lil sidelock pistol was under $200; so was the Remington revolver replica i bought. I have yet to go shoot that somebody didn't want to try it out, and i usually shoot at friends land or relatively isolated spots. There is something cool about a single-action revolver with a barrel over seven inches long. Also, no FFL hassles to deal with, though shipping caps is not cheap.

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