i need help picking my first gun.

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by savjuda, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. savjuda

    savjuda New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I am new to the forum. I just received my permit for my first gun and i'm unsure of what gun to go with. I know i want a .40 caliber gun, because i have shot a 9mm and feel I would out grown it. The guns that i have looked at were the Beretta Storm, M9 and Sig p220. Yes I am aware that the M9 is a 9mm. Well if anyone has any suggestions or questions let me know.

    Thanks
    Sav
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I am nearly 52 years old, 6'4" and north of 275 lbs, I have not outgrown my 9mm's yet.

    The only pistols I choose to feed are: 22lr, 9mm, .38 spl, .357m and .45 ACP.

    Lots of choices out there today. How do you plan to use your first handgun? Range, CCW?
     

  3. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    A bad dude like you should skip the puney little .40, and just get a DE.50 AUTOMAG.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    just curious, but how does a person outgrow a 9mm?:confused:
     
  5. readygirl

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    I dont know, the U.S. ARMY hasn't yet..
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i wonder if i have outgrown my 22 rimfire pistol?:eek:
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I just pray you mean a permit To BUY your first gun & not a CARRY permit :(
    Sick to fukin death of guys saying they just got a permit to carry & have no idea of what gun to buy :confused:FYI- I've been shooting & carryring (not sayin i've had a permit that long) for over 40 yrs & i STILL ain't outgrown my 9mm's!
     
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  8. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    This guy outgrew his .40
     

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  9. savjuda

    savjuda New Member

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    i apologize for the "outgrowing a 9mm" comment. lol I forgot to also factor in the price. I don't want to spend over $600. I will basically use my gun for the range. I plan to be at the range, 4-6 times a year. I have two uncles that were police officers and enjoy shooting. They each come up to Jersey just about 3 a year. So I am planning on shooting with them when they come up. I used the analogy about buying a car. I don't want a Hyundai and can't afford a Bentley. So i want something in between that i can afford.
     
  10. readygirl

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    SR40......I have only had time to put 1bx thru it. But if it runs like my SR9, it will be a keeper. In that price range you will have alot to choose from. Do you prefer hammer, or striker fired , do you like a mag safety....?
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    first of all, welcome to the forum and stop by the Introductions Section and say hello and tell us a little about yourself.

    second, we like yanking the chain a little on a new guy! personally i shoot a lot of different handgun calibers, from small to large. i like anyone else do have my preferences and there is nothing wrong with having a preference. but i enjoy shooting just about anything.

    third, if you really like the Beretta M9, they do make it in a 40, it's called a Model 96. best suggestion, go hit the gun stores and see what fits your hand the best. try out a lot of different ones until you find what suits you.
     
  12. fordracing

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    M&P . Comfortable. Good trigger. Made in USA
     
  13. fordracing

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    Axxe gives good advice. You have many choices.
     
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  14. ctshooter

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    Is this going to be a carry piece?? Personally I say get a a g19 ( I can hear the boo hiss and feel the death looks ) but its hard to beat a g19 for reliability, parts availability, 9 is cheaper to shoot.

    You won't out grow a 9. It's going to take you a good many years to actually be able to shoot. I mean really shoot.

    Maybe look for a used sig. Deals are out there just have to look a little harder.
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i like the M&P pistols. the ergos are similiar to the SA XDm series to me.
     
  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    CT, but what if the G19 doesn't fit his hand? not saying anything against Glock by anymeans, but i have found others that fit my hand better than a Glock. as that i have been shooting for many years, it's easy for me to adapt to a different pistol. might be a little hard for someone new to pistols though.

    this is why, i usually never recommend a particular brand of any pistol unless asked about it and i have experiance with it. what fits one person might not fit another. a person needs to find what fits them well, because the better it fits that person's hand, usually the more accurate they will be.
     
  17. savjuda

    savjuda New Member

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    as of right now i don't care if it is a hammer or strike fired. I would like this purchase to have all the safety features.
     
  18. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    Good point.
     
  19. savjuda

    savjuda New Member

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    not to carry. Thanks guys are all are great help. i will fill out info.
     
  20. ctshooter

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    I think you need to cool your jets a little. It is starting to sound a lot like you are jumping into this blind.

    Go to a range that rents and try a few out.

    Now take a breath and relax a little. The people here have tons of experience and are more than happy to help, but you need to be willing to listen and accept the advice as well.