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oneida92 02-14-2013 11:18 PM

good beginner handgun
 
what is a good beginner handgun brand that is reasonably priced? I'm looking for something to buy but I want something good.I'm still kinda new.can anybody help me out?

seibert1903 02-14-2013 11:22 PM

If you can find a good deal on a used one, I'd go with the Beretta m9 or 92fs. They are very reliable, durable and comfortable.

seibert1903 02-14-2013 11:25 PM

I also recommend going to a range and renting a few handguns to find one that fits you well.

danf_fl 02-15-2013 12:18 AM

Welcome to the FTF. If I may suggest that the next time you log in, stop by the "Introductions" area and say "Hi".

I will always try to steer the beginner to a revolver. Inexpensive, easier to identify shooting and handling problems with, easier to clean, and easier to maintain.

Sometimes, the ammo is cheaper. I've seen .380 ammo go for over $20 a box, but 2 days ago, I picked up .38Spl for $14.96 at Wally World.

ALfiremedic1 02-15-2013 12:46 AM

I would recommend a couple different guns, but it always depends on what caliber your looking for. A good beginner .380 that I would recommend is a Bersa. They are small and inexpensive and reliable. If your looking for a 9mm there are alot more options. Smith and Wesson makes some good inexpensive guns as well.

If your on a budget, start small. Don't spend a ton of money until you know what you like and what your looking for. But go to the range and shoot some different guns and you will get a feel for what you like.

oneida92 02-15-2013 12:46 AM

I tried to find the introductions but I have no idea where to find it

oneida92 02-15-2013 01:08 AM

I found it.sorry for not introducing myself earler

shouldazagged 02-15-2013 01:21 AM

I'd recommend a good revolver to start with. A Smith & Wesson K-frame like a Model 19 (.357 Magnum/.38 Special, better to start with .38 ammo; discontinued, but a fine piece) or Model 10 (.38 Special and still manufactured). A good used example of either gun is an excellent buy. You can work up from there, unless you just fall in love with the Smiths. Lots of people do.:)

gunlinn 02-15-2013 03:16 AM

Yup, revolver.....

USMC-Hat 02-15-2013 03:25 AM

I also recommend a M9. It was the first pistol I ever shot in the military then the first handgun I bought. Diss and ass is very easy, mags are easy to find, it forces you to have good fundamentals which will transfer to other pistols you may buy, and tons of holsters and other goodies to go with it.


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