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Old 06-11-2013, 12:06 AM   #21
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Just out of curiousity, too small for what?

If you find a gun that can shoot 2000 rounds without a jam, let me know what it is.

But it is important to buy one that feels "right" in your hand.
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Jamming tends to be a Cheap/Crappy Ammo Issue or a Lack of Cleaning Issue more often than a pistol issue.

That being said....for a pistol to abuse the living daylights out of...nothing takes more abuse than a Glock or a Hi-Point.
Or 'limp wristing'; or flinching; or improper shooting technique...

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Jamming tends to be a Cheap/Crappy Ammo Issue or a Lack of Cleaning Issue more often than a pistol issue.

That being said....for a pistol to abuse the living daylights out of...nothing takes more abuse than a Glock or a Hi-Point.
I'd hate to see how much abuse those military 1911's took over the decades of their service.
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I'd hate to see how much abuse those military 1911's took over the decades of their service.
In many cases, those 1911's received much TLC from the various Armorer's in those various services!

I know several Navy Gunner Mates who rebuilt, by hand, parts to replace worn pieces on the 1911's left in their very capable hands.

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Hi i'm very new to guns and would like to know which one is the best? Can anyone help me please
The one that's in your hand... or on you hip... when evil comes calling.

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That depends on who you ask.

My vote is the Glock 27. Concealable and accurate. And like any Glock it has a h*** of a reputation for durability, simplicity, and reliability.
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Get a revolver for a first time gun. Like a 38/357. They don't jam, and are much safer to use for a beginner than any brand of auto. Once you are comfortable with how they operate, safety etc, you can graduate to the autos without the inherent risks that come with them.
Listen to Anna she is spot on, its not like you are going to have to repel the Red Chinese army this week! If you are having a really bad day perhaps two home invaders at once? Get something that is easy to learn and shoot! The revolver fits the bill.
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Joe Biden has a much different opinion on defense weapons.

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A pistol is what you use to fight your way to a rifle or shotgun.

A pistol is a huge compromise. It is too small to be effective, too light to be comfortable to fire and inaccurate.

I always keep these two things in mind when someone asks about the "best" pistol. Many think that one gun is superior to another. While certain manufacturers use higher quality materials, all handguns are mechanical devices and they will eventually fail. Ammo is dirty and will foul the gun, affecting its reliability. If the gun is exposed to rain, snow, sand or mud, it will affect its reliability. What makes the difference in any of these situations is training.

Training will put a fouled, jammed firearm back into the fight. Training will put rounds accurately on target to stop a fight when you are wet, freezing, it's dark and someone is trying to kill you. Training will save your life, not a firearm.

So get the most comfortable handgun in the caliber you are naturally most accurate with (.380 ACP and up, preferably) and practice and train. No, they are not the same. Practice is what you do by yourself, training is what you do with an instructor and pay for. By your weapon choices, it would seem that cost is an important determinant. Therefore, you should give Txpossum's advice some thought, as a used Ruger Mk II will pay for itself in ammo savings over the years and allow much more practice for a new shooter than any other center fire caliber. Note that the Ruger is not your defense weapon, just your cheapie practice gun to get breathing, site picture and trigger control perfected. No, you are not good enough yet. I know this because I am not good enough yet. Practice, train, practice.

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How 'bout a Magnum Research "BFR" (Big, Fine Revolver), 10" barrel, .500 Magnum caliber?
Might need a pretty big pocket, though.

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