Just got my permit!! Now, what to get??

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Vertiviper, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Vertiviper

    Vertiviper New Member

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    I just got my pistol permit here in NY!


    I've fired quite a few different types with a friend of mine and I really like .40 as a cal. I don't like revolvers so much...:)

    What do you guys recommend? My budget is ~$500.

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  2. tom777

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    you could check out the Springfield XD-40. $500 would go quite a ways towards one of those.
     

  3. RL357Mag

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    First off - congratulations! Is it "full carry" or did the assclowns stamp it with "For Hunting, Fishing, and Target Shooting"?
    Second - asking what you should get will get you the same number of responses as asking "who wants a million dollars?" What are you comfortable shooting? Will you carry it on a daily basis? Will it imprint with summer clothing? It's all personal preferrence...my first gun just had to be a .357 Magnum because that was a bad-ass round in the late 80's. If I had used my head instead of my ego I would have bought a .22 so I could shoot tons of cheap ammo and learn the basics. Eventually I did learn, but boy was it expensive! Actually, it was the ammo cost that got me into reloading - if you shoot as much as you should to become proficient, you will go broke! Ammo cost is a consideration. You already said you don't like revolvers, so you won't have to worry about spending $30 /box for .44 Mags....9mm is still the cheapest for an automatic that has good stopping power. I can get WWB 165gr. .40 FMJ's at Wally World for about $28/100.
     
  4. Vertiviper

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    Thanks man!

    The only permit I could apply for is "f1" which is carry to and from the range without stopping in between. To get full carry I need "repeated evidence my life is in immediate danger" as proper cause. :rolleyes:....yea in other words I need someone to hold a gun to my head before I can defend myself...anyways.

    I have fired a few here and there and I would ultimately like to get two:
    1) 1 for plinking, basic training and range target shooting; something I can spend the day using and not drain my wallet. I've been leaning towards the Walther P22; it shoots .22lr, it's something I can use all day..LEARN on and not worry about spending a lot on ammo.

    2) The other one is something a little beefier. I see the second one as something I would take to the range and only fire maybe 30-50 rounds, treat it like a fine champaigne...only a few sips as it is expensive, lol. I was leaning towards a .40.

    Double action/single action...i dont know the pro's and con's to really make a clear judgement..which is why i'm on this fine board. :D
     
  5. AsmelEduardo

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    Remember, the guns is only one part of the cost of ownership, you have to buy a case/safe (as you can't carry, just will be to home defense and range shooting), cleaning kit, ear and eye protection and a lot of ammo... I would recomend that spend a little bit less of your budget in the firearm...
    9mm is the cheapest ammo to practice but with decent (to me) stoping power for self defense, 9mm it's not only cheaper, it's also easier to find (more popular) than .40S&W.
    I think that a Taurus 24/7 or a Ruger P95 (or maybe the new SR9) would be the smarter choice in your case.
    Here is some links of Bud's Gun Shop to see...
    Taurus 24/7 9mm: $364 (S&H included)
    Ruger SR9: $398 (S&H included)

    Sorry but Bud's says that...
    Shipping to New York State:
    We ship all NY legal firearms to select counties in upper New York state, We do NOT ship to these counties. In fact, your billing address must not be in any of these counties:
    Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester.
     
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  6. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    It's very affordable, very dependable, very accurate, and .40 CAL.

    This one has had over 10,000 rounds and never a FTF, or FTE. You can trust your life on it!

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  7. RL357Mag

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    A good .22 is a good choice, particularly if you can only go to the range. A friend of mine has a Walther P22 and while it is a nice gun and he claims it is accurate, his broke when he mistakenly squeezed the trigger when it was disassembled and being cleaned. They are delicate guns internally, with many small delicate parts in the hammer/trigger group. A Ruger MKIII or 22/45 would be a good choice and is more accurate and cheaper than the Walther. I have a stainless bull barreled 22/45 which is a great gun for target shooting or small game hunting. As far as single/double action, I am not aware of any guns other than the 1911 that are single action auto's. Most auto's today are DA or DA only. I have a Beretta Cougar in .40 which is a nice accurate gun - I paid $550 back in 1999, but since Stoeger bought the Patent rights, the same gun today lists for $379.
     
  8. AsmelEduardo

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    For a .22lr you should try the Sig Mosquito, S&W 22A, the Browning Buckmark... For the .40S&W the Taurus PT100 or 24/7, the Stöeger Cougar...

    Other SA semiauto is the Browning HP, and Stöeger don't buy the patent, Beretta bought Stöeger, so Stöeger make Beretta & Benelli "clones" under supervision of Beretta... the Stöeger Cougar is exactly the same Beretta Cougar with same QA as Beretta (maybe needs improve some finish), is like buy a Turkish Beretta...
     
  9. Vertiviper

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    That Sig Mosquito looks nice, I don't know how well it's built or how durable it is?

    The more I read about the P22 the more I realize people either hate it or love it. The issue with loading apparantly had to do with a magazine design flaw which has been fixed in newer models, they say to look for an "A" at the end of the serial code on the newer magazines.



    In terms of ammo cost for a larger round, again i'm all ears to suggestions, what would be the best bang for the buck in terms of defense/accuracy/price?
     
  10. kcolg

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    Maybe you should look up the Bersa pistols ,they go around 300 $ I think, they come in .380,9 mm,.40 and .45,and are pretty decent guns..
     
  11. AsmelEduardo

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    I heard that the mosquito has a problem, that is peaky with cheap ammo, to obtain reliability feed them with the best ammo, otherwise is prone to FTE and FTF... I had shot the S&W 22A, the Ruger MKIII and the Browning Buckmark... all 3 are good choices but as personal taste I do preffer the Buckmark, the Ruger is good too, but is some pain to disarm and clean.
    About your second caliber, I still suggest that buy the 9mm.... because 9mm is cheap to practice but with decent stoping power for self defense, 9mm it's not only cheaper, it's also easier to find (more popular) than .40S&W... If budget is in your mind, stay with the 9mm.
     
  12. Bighead

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    I have become a big fan of the Browning Buckmark for a .22 pistol, and I would recommend either the Glock or Springfield.

    The Stoeger Cougar is also interesting, considering you're basically getting Beretta quality at discount price.
     
  13. J33Nelson

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    Sig

    Get the Sig Mosquito in 22LR and the Sig Pro in 9mm, 40 SW, or .357sig.

    I had the Sig Pro in .357 sig and never had a jam. The rounds are spendy but some times it is nice not to have the same thing as everyone else. I shot it well and I always wanted to buy the Sig Pro laser attachment but never got around to it. I sold my Sig Pro a couple years back and some times I miss that gun when I am at the range.
     
  14. Yunus

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    I agree that the MKIII is a great choice for a .22 I fire a friends all the time and it is very accurate and reliable for a .22 but to me it has 1 drawback. I absolutely must wear safety glasses when firing it. I have been hit multiple times with powder blowback and that stings your eyes. I also fire a Walther a lot and have never been hit with blowback, but it jams a bit more often.
     
  15. dnthmn2004

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    You should go with the exact same set up that I have. A S&W M&P 40 and a Walther P22. Just my .02¢

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  16. WDB

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    +1 on the M&P