How to spend 900 dollars

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by eric1985al, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. eric1985al

    eric1985al New Member

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    I am looking to buy two new pistols. One in 9mm and one in 45 to round out my collection. I want one full size and one compact/sub compact. Right now the leading combo is looking like a kahr cw45 and a full sized m&p 9. Anyone have a combo I should look at instead? I would like to buy american and still get the beat bang for my buck. Thanks and best regards
     
  2. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Save up and buy a custom 1911 in 45 acp
     

  3. eric1985al

    eric1985al New Member

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    That's a bit later down the road... Right now I am trying to have reliable weapons for home/self defense and a range gun.
     
  4. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    I think you'll be happy w/ the S&W M&P 9mm

    as for the .45 ... typically you'd go for a 1911, but as for finding it made in America, and on a ~$450 budget, I don't think you're going to find one other than the Kahr. I could be wrong of course, but nothing is coming to mind
     
  5. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Shoot, if you can make those two fit inside $900 then go for it.
     
  6. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    My first. 45 was a Remington r1 for $650. Is say go one pistol at a time and really enjoy them. And my vote is still for the custom 1911. You'll love it more than any other pistol probably
     
  7. eric1985al

    eric1985al New Member

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    At my lgs kahr is 379 m&p is 500. I know after tax and background checks I am over but I can justify that to the wife pretty easy I just can be over 900 before hand.
     
  8. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    You can find an M&P for cheaper than $500
     
  9. eric1985al

    eric1985al New Member

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    And where would that be at? Just finding one is had enough in northeast florida right now.
     
  10. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    Hell I can't find one even for 500

    I want to shop wherever you shop
     
  11. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Taurus makes a decent 1911 , I picked up a remington and the taurus the other day and the remmy had a little more play in the slide , same with the barrel bushing , and the remmy was $175 more and was just blued the Taurus was stainless .
    Ruger makes the SR45 that gun felt best in my hands of every gun I picked up and got a feel for the other day
     
  12. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Gunshows before November lol
     
  13. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Try some online stores. Budsgunshop.com often has free shipping
     
  14. eric1985al

    eric1985al New Member

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    Yea but after a ffl fee it is still around 500 and I would rather spend my money local if I can.