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Old 02-26-2009, 10:44 AM   #1
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Choosing Handgun for my birthday

I'm thinking of asking for at least a fraction of the cost of a handgun for my birthday. I'll be turning 20 and only one more year til I can get my Concealed Carry permit so I'm looking for something practical to carry, maybe a .45. So far my favorite and my dad carried it for years with his agency is the Sig P220 but they are pretty expensive. Any advice or suggestions?
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first things first...ignore EVERYTHING that is listed here and go somewhere and HOLD any gun that you fancy in the display case etc...then SHOOT the ones you like the feel/weight/etc of...make your decision from the ones you still like
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Yes I'm well aware that I need to shoot them on my own to find what I like but I am looking to go with in with a few models in mind
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Yes I'm well aware that I need to shoot them on my own to find what I like but I am looking to go with in with a few models in mind
everyone is going to give you something different and youre going to end up with a wide enough array of things to try that you havent narrowed down the list at all

i personally like glock...nothing smaller than a .40...packerfan will tell you to get an xd...so on and so forth...everyone here has their favs and each one is different
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Yeah....You can get as many idea by going to a gun show and picking some pieces up...Holding them, feeling the action and the grip...as you can get here.

I carried a SIG P229DAK at work...Loved it- Never had to use it. I'm thinking about getting an XDm from Springfield Armory now...they are nice and a bit cheaper.


Good luck figuring it out!!
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If you are really going to CC a good bit of the time, at least check out some of the Smith J frames.
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If you want to conceal you might want to look at something more compact.

Like a Sig P229 like Brunes mentioned. I'd go with at least a .40
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