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Old 02-14-2013, 11:18 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:22 PM   #2
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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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I found it.sorry for not introducing myself earler

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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.

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Yup, revolver.....

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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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