need handgun advice.

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by silenceisgolden, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. silenceisgolden

    silenceisgolden New Member

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    Hey all, im new to the pistol world and am looking to purchase my own.im not entirely worried about price more reliabilty, accuracy,capacity along with a 45 caliber id like something that will put an opponent down.any advise would be appreciated.thx folks.
     
  2. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Please search your topic on this site, it has been discussed before. More suggestions that way. Here are my suggestions.

    1HK USP, USP tactical or HK 45
    2Sig Sauer 1911
    3Colt 1911, any model

    In that order in my opinion. Of course you will get a million answers on this thread. You did not say if it is for carry or home or both, so I went with a full size pistol. Best thing is to try all models you are interested in before purchase. See which feels more comfortable and which is more accurate for you (if possible). Also take a course since you are new to pistols.

    Many will say Glock 21, and I read minds, so please try it before purchase. Glocks are not for everyone. :D I have explained why in the past, but that is a whole other post.:eek:
     

  3. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    Sounds like you are looking for a double stack .45. I would look at the following

    - FNP45
    - HK USP45 - SINCE YOU SAID MONEY IS NO OBJECT...LOL
    -XD45
    -BLOCK 21
    -PARA-ORD 14-IF YOU LIKE 1911s
    Do you prefer striker, or hammer fired...?
     
  4. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Block 21! Damn you auto correct! :D
     
  5. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Any cabiler will put a opponent down. I would try different handguns and calibers before deciding. .45 isn't necessarily a good caliber to learn to shoot a handgun with.
     
  6. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Hey Manta, he wants a 45, can't you see it. :D:p No changing minds here. ;) -nah, just kidding. Manta has a point. Still, HK and Sig Sauer products, since money is not a problem. Enjoy the search for your first handgun!!
     
  7. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    Yea..what he said, im sure this has been covered a billion times on here. But with the 9mm+p defense loads that are available now, and 17rounds, you should be able to "put an opponent down" ,. Not to mention target retention, cheaper = more practice, bla,bla, bla. But hey...if you want a .45, get a .45, once the addiction fully sets in, you will end up with 10 guns of each caliber anyhow....:D
     
  8. orangello

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    I have been VERY happy with my XD45 with the 5" geezer barrel; it has yet to fail to fire or misfeed. In free states, it is sold with 13 round magazines, but 10 round mags are available for those other states.

    I do advise you to try some different styles of handgun before you decide which to buy. Some ranges will rent you a firearm to try, but sometimes there are restrictions.

    The XD and glock are simple to operate, but they don't have manual safety mechanisms (except one of the XD45 models). A SA/DA firearm might seem more complicated to operate, but the trigger feel is usually thought to be better/lighter. They are a bit short on capacity, but revolvers are very simple and reliable and might be of interest to you.

    If you want a .45acp handgun, don't be complaining about the cost of ammunition; it isn't a .22LR.
     
  9. TX45

    TX45 New Member

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    If you want a .45, get a .45 but IMO 9mm is better for a 1st gun because it's easier and cheaper to shoot. I have mostly .45 ACP pistols but I also love my Ruger SR9 & SR9c. I carry the SR9c most of the time during the summer.
     
  10. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    If 17rnds of 9mm Hydra-shok dosnt bring your opponents down, then you probably better just skip the .45, and go with 12ga magnum deer slugs...:D , or move some place where the opponents are smaller..
     
  11. fordracing

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    I agree 100%
     
  12. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Agreed...

    Bersa Thunder 45pro (something like that, ultra carry or Cc pro, or... who knows, too many words in the name.)
     
  13. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

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  14. fordracing

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    Gotta love the M&P 9mm. Comfort, good trigger, easy to strip and clean, American made.
     
  15. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    Fnx or fnp 45 great quality affordable and made in good ole America!
     
  16. hardluk1

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    Go wrap your fingers around a few and pick the one that feels best to you. Today you can buy a great pistol or a turd from any company and you have to figure out how good yours is shooting a few hundred rounds threw it. Accuracy in a defence pistol is going to be about the same with any of them too. It going to be much more about how well you shoot the pistol you buy not the accuracy its capible of. About anything out there can shoot 3" 25 yard groups but not many shooters can just standing up and shooting away and match what the firearm is capible of.
     
  17. Jagermeister

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    I bet you wrote Heckler and Koch , and your auto correct replaced it with Sturm Ruger. No worries, My friend once wrote that he was stopping to pick up pencils at the store for his daughter. His auto correct replaced pencils with penises. I still tease him about it. :D
     
  18. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

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    What .... ???

    To quote Agent Lana Kane from the TV show "Archer".... 'Nooooopppppeee!!!"
    ...I mean every word I post here!!
     
  19. new_girsan_1911

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    Well in .45 ACP gotta go with a 1911 or an FNP45 or a Baby Eagle in .45...............I own a 1911 but really thinking about the latter 2 since i have seen and held some. :)
     
  20. bigjim

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    It's called a "Bersa Thurnder 45 Ulta Compact Pro" and yes I would recommend it or a XDs both are "Sweet".

    Jim