Which handgun

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by mrwrench, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. mrwrench

    mrwrench New Member

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    I am in the market for my first hand gun would go with clip or revolver I am former military so I can handle either one
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What did you use in the military?
     

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  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    exactly what did you handle in the military? what are your plans for the pistol? range use? self defence? carry?



    BTW, welcome to the forum and stop over in the Introductions Section and say hello to everyone and tell us a little about yourself.
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    He made an introduction a few months back. We must have missed it.
    Anyway, a belated welcome is due. WELCOME.
     
  5. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Welcome to the FTF.

    Out of hand, I'll recommend the 1911A1. IME,

    @ 6 out of 10 folks who try new guns take to

    them right off.
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Yo, McCool, what kinda gun is that?
     
  7. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Steyr 1912
     
  8. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I like. I want.
     
  9. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There are a few on gunbroker.
     
  10. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I have very limited browsing ability in my new place out in the boonies.

    What's the going price average?
     
  11. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    $600 - $800
     

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  12. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Basically, this. ^^^

    We need more info. How much did you shoot in the military? On what platform? Do you have any experience with other handguns? What calibers? Intended use (home defense, self defense, car gun, boat gun, safe gun, range gun, competition, hunting, under-the-pillow gun, colon carry, etc)? Safety preference? Weight preference?

    More info please.

    (The generic answer - go to several local gun stores; hold many guns; find which ones feel the best in your hands; find a store you can rent guns; rent the ones that feel nice; find a store that is selling the gun you shoot the best; buy gun).

    Or just get a .357 Magnum revolver.
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    very good points JW. pretty much the same advice i would offer as well.
     
  14. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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  15. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    [ame]http://youtu.be/z3RDk9l4uTw[/ame]
     
  16. jjones45

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    Man you gotta give way more information on what you want or need this gun to be. Otherwise people can recommend a .22 all the way up to a .500 s&w.
     
  17. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    For a fast and effective enema! :eek:
     
  18. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    What ammo does it use, it almost looks like 30 Carbine?

    Jim
     
  19. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Most were 9mm Steyr but many were converted to 9mm parabellum.
     
  20. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    JW357, you are BAD, I am still laughing but great commercial.

    Jim