What kind of pistol should i get?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by freighttrain64, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. freighttrain64

    freighttrain64 New Member

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    I have been looking for a reliable pistol, and still haven't found one that I could say that I want for sure. Could you give me some suggestions?
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That is like asking what motor vehicle you should get. We need MUCH more information to give you an honest suggestion. Range plinking, Home defense, Concealed carry (What climate?), Competition (what genre?), Duty carry? We need to know a bit more about you? Size, especially hand size? Experience level? Strength? Northern climate necessitates a larger caliber for winter use. Defense from people is different than defense from bears.

    Truck, car, two door, four door, 2WD, 4WD, AWD, Minivan, SUV, motorcycle, moped, riding lawnmower? You see. A little broad.
     

  3. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Robo is right. We need more info. What are you wanting to do with it? I see ARs in your avatar. Are those yours? Are you into military stuff? Tactical? Self Defense? Hunting?
     
  4. thatonespot

    thatonespot New Member

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    I'm new here but if i had a nickle....

    anywho, I'm gonna be more playful :p and throw out some suggestions without any info, im a rebel.

    Any semi auto from ruger, smith, bersa, Springfield (xd's and 1911), and last but not least the original colt 1911. Or if you prefer something...else... (lost my train of thought), you could go with a Kahr, CZ, or just about anything from Beretta.
     
  5. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    I like CZ's, so thats my recommendation for an auto loader.
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    how about the one that fits your hand well?

    you need to decide what usage this pistol will be for as well. target shooting, Carry pistol, hunting pistol, ??????

    how new to pistols are you? if really new to pistols, then a 22 rimfire pistol of some sort might be the place to start.

    your question is just too vague to be able to recommend anything. specifics and details help a lot.
     
  7. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    [ame]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr_YVQctXVg[/ame]
     
  8. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    Post count at 1, we should say welcome. Once the post count shows some familiarity, then it is time for serious dialogue.
     
  9. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    Why don't you start by telling us what you have already looked at. Then tell us why you didn't like it. We might have a better idea of what you want after that.
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Any firearm has the potential to be reliable.

    If you shoot only 50 rounds a year, the market is yours.

    If you shoot 6,000 rounds a year, we could narrow down the options.
     
  11. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Welcome. Swing by the introductions thread and say hi.

    Oh geeze. That makes me self-conscience about my post count. Is my newb showing again?
     
  12. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I never tire of this stuff ;)
     
  13. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    A hi-point or a tec 9.
     
  14. KG7IL

    KG7IL Active Member

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    There is little doubt that you should start with a Smith and Wesson Model 19, blue 2 1/2" barrel.

    This is the one for you.
     
  15. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    I like the way you think, KG.

    I second the revolver idea.
     
  16. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    Was not trying to be grumpy or old codger ish, but let's face facts, I am.

    In the last two weeks, pretty sure I have gotten three weeks older.

    To the OP, how about a mini Uzi in .22lR. Would add something to any budding gun collection.