Pistol under $800

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by bth96, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. bth96

    bth96 New Member

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    Been looking around on armslist and been in a few stores looking at pistols. Mainly just want it for around the house and for some target shooting. Was specifically looking at H&K USP models, sig P226, and sig 1911. Would like to hear from owners and see what they have to say about reliability and accuracy. But I'm open to suggestions regarding the specific pistol because I will end up going and looking at one in the stores. I'd just like to know the reliability and the accuracy of the gun and if you're suggesting a pistol if you could please post a picture. Thanks a lot everyone.
     
  2. bth96

    bth96 New Member

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    anyone have any ideas?
     

  3. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    It's still early. I'm sure you will get plenty of suggestions.

    I love my cz75 sp101 tactical. All steel, hi cap, been very reliable.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    An old Springfield I have still will put 5 rounds touching together at 15 yards if I do my part and the ammo is good.

    I would look at the 1911 series platform. I like the trigger better for target practice than your other two choices.
     
  5. Stillersfan

    Stillersfan New Member

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    Buy'm all... Cant have to many guns... :D
     
  6. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Your talking about 3 guns with stellar reputations. It really comes down to which one feels right to you. As for other recommendations, where do we start?

    As long as you stick with manufacturers with solid reputations, then so much of selecting a handgun is about how it feels to you. How much experience do you have with firearms?
     
  7. gr8oldguy

    gr8oldguy New Member

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    You said you were 17 You're too young to being buying handguns.
     
  8. jjones45

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    If going with hk you might want to look at the p30 and hk45 models since they are basically a newer version of the usp line with better ergonomics, but if not the usp would serve you well. Sig p226 is an awesome gun as well and I hear nothing but good things about their 1911's. It's a toss up there jr, gonna come down to personal preference and what feels/shoots best in your hands
     
  9. Jagermeister

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    Anna_Purna New Member

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    I have a fetish for CZ-75b's but what you should really do is go to a large store with a ton of selection on handguns, look at them all, ask them what is striker and hammer, and decocker, decide which method you prefer, and then find a comfortable one that fits your hand. There is at least 20 answers to which is the best gun.
     
  11. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    +100 x 2sq
     
  12. Mouser

    Mouser Active Member

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    I have some 1911's, one HK USP 9mm and a Sig 226 Mk25. My pick for a fun gun would be the Sig. It is very accurate and has a great reputation for reliability. I love my 1911's but they are more expensive to shoot in .45 and a little more labor intensive in terms of care/cleaning. The Hk is a fine gun and I shoot it pretty well...it is just not a SIG and not a 1911 that is all...can't really say more. I like them all but that is how I would rank them.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2013
  13. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    All three you mention are excellent. Truth be told...90% of the $400+ pistols out there are going to be rock solid, provided they suit your specific demands.

    I favor CZ 75, BHP, 1911, and Springfield XDm. But there are countless other options that may fit your needs and tastes better.

    Handle as many as possible. And if carrying it isn't in the cards, avoid shorter barrels. Set your sights on a pistol with a 4.5" barrel, minimum. It'll almost certainly benefit you.