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#3173117 - 02/22/13 01:31 PM Need y'all's advice on handgun
southernhunter
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Registered: 09/08/10
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I have never owned a semi auto pistol , I have leaned to the revolvers side, with that said I am in the market for a good semi auto , I have no one type or cal in mind so I am pretty much open to all makes , I would like it to be either a 9 ,40 or 45 cal , it will mostly be for plinking and just to say I have one , but would like to be able to carry it if need be , I don't want no jam o matic so I want to stay will a good name brand , I have a budget of 600 or so , I don't much like the looks of a glock but would still be happy with one if its the right fit , the one that's kinda caught my eye is a beretta 92fs , my local shop has a used one for 389 or new for 600 plus tax , just kinda wanted to hear y'all's suggestions before i buy, I one thing I would love to have on it is a laser site or the ability to add one later . Of course ammo selection and price is a big factory as well , thanks for your advice .
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#3173147 - 02/22/13 02:03 PM Re: Need y'all's advice on handgun [Re: southernhunter]
paradis1142
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Registered: 11/25/04
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Glock or kahr or S&W mp
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#3173157 - 02/22/13 02:12 PM Re: Need y'all's advice on handgun [Re: southernhunter]
woodchuckc
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Registered: 02/09/05
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Loc: Hickman County, TN

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With a budget of $600, pretty much everything (except custom shop pieces or some of the pricier 45's) is available to you. If you can find a shop that has one and are interested in a compact, check out a Walther PPS. It comes in either 9mm or 40S&W and you can mount a laser on the rail under the barrel.
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#3173222 - 02/22/13 03:42 PM Re: Need y'all's advice on handgun [Re: woodchuckc]
7mminatree
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Registered: 01/12/12
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Opinions are like rear-ends, everybody has one. I tend to be a .45 cal fan. But if you say it's just for plinking and some carry, I would go with a 9mm of some sort. They are cheaper to shoot. You really should shop around and handle a few. See what fits your hand the best. Most of the leading brands will give you good service.
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#3173225 - 02/22/13 03:43 PM Re: Need y'all's advice on handgun [Re: woodchuckc]
rdl65
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Registered: 03/08/08
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Loc: Washington County

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I carry a Kahr P9. It is the most comfortable and concealable pistol I have ever carried.
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#3173229 - 02/22/13 03:50 PM Re: Need y'all's advice on handgun [Re: rdl65]
1 good shot
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Registered: 09/05/09
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Loc: memphis

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i gave my berretta 92 away never did like it
i've shot several never had any consistancy with any of them

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#3173247 - 02/22/13 04:33 PM Re: Need y'all's advice on handgun [Re: 1 good shot]
Nhill
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Registered: 09/30/01
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Loc: Maryville, TN

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1911
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#3173446 - 02/22/13 08:20 PM Re: Need y'all's advice on handgun [Re: Nhill]
TNRifleman
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For a standard semi-auto, you would be hard pressed to beat a Glock or Springfield Armory XD. I really like the .40 cal but that is just my opinion. I carry a Glock 23 which is a good compromise on size for carry. It is still big enough to be fun shooting but conceals well. A 1911 will be a step up but also has some advantages. I also carry a KImber Pro CDP II and really like the way it fits my hand. I would hold as many as you can and most likely you will find one that "just fits."
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#3173536 - 02/22/13 09:14 PM Re: Need y'all's advice on handgun [Re: TNRifleman]
Kimberman
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Registered: 10/30/05
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Loc: Knoxville

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Sig
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#3173627 - 02/22/13 11:09 PM Re: Need y'all's advice on handgun [Re: Kimberman]
W.Seay
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Glock or sig no doubt

Edited by W.Seay (02/22/13 11:10 PM)
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