New to the world of semi auto pistols

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Gunner2000, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Gunner2000

    Gunner2000 New Member

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    Hello All,
    I am currently looking to purchase my first pistol. I would like something that I could target shoot with mostly. Eventually I would like to get competitive with it. So I would like a pistol that I could eventually accessorize with either a laser grip sight or red dot scope. My question is what would be a good caliber and brand pistol that is fairly inexspensive to purchase and shoot.
    Gunner out
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    How many competitions allow lasers or scopes? 1911s are a good choice either way. I paid about $700 for my Kimber, this is how it shoots at 50 yards:

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    For quite a bit more, you can pick up a Les Baer that is guaranteed to shoot 2.5" at 50 yards.
     

  3. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    Damn Matt, that thing looks like an old Ford Maverick I used to have!
     
  4. Defender

    Defender New Member

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    What's your idea of "fairly inexpensive"?

    Tell us how much you have to spend.

    Good competition pistols generally aren't what a lot of people would classify as "fairly inexpensive".