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Considerations for my first handgun

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by scout27217, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. 1911

    1911 Well-Known Member

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    Fine looking CQB you have there, WC is right now about 6300 deep in back orders for them!

    I think the 1911 can be a fine first handgun with training, I just do not think it is the best choice for an inexperienced shooter for a first carry gun.
     
  2. jandrews

    jandrews Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

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    Watching these threads is always fun. They go from zero to trainwreck in record time because no one ever considers the possibility that what is good for them is not good for someone else.

    The methodology for selecting a good firearm for whatever your purpose is is generally well known and easy to find from reputable sources, especially in the age of the international webs. Similarly, information is readily available on which brands harbor what characteristics...especially reliability and ease of maintenance.

    OP, of all the places you could get information on this subject, this one is probably the least useful. Here a few to get you started:

    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/

    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/

    http://www.mrcolionnoir.com/


    Go see what they have to say, and put this place on mute.
     
  3. TailDrag

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    Should I buy 4x4 or 4x2? Do any of you know if I want 4x4?
     
  4. TailDrag

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    But I don't know what I want that's why I asked.
     
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    Glock 19 is always the correct answer.
     
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    Btw nice Wilson.. :thumbsup:
     
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    I agree!!! Like I said In my earlier post
     
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    Lets just sum the this thread up with the answers

    #1 always buy 4x4 given the option

    #2 BFG's for all terrains

    #3 To choose a first gun just draw straws, or name in a hat, or flip a coin :rolleyes:
     
  9. JCruiser

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    I agree! I have two M&P 9compacts. One with and the other without the thumb safety. I got my second one from a guy on The Outdoors Trader in the black box total 3 magazines (LE version)... $400. cash.

    I liked the M&P line so much I bought a new M&P 45compact with night sights (Clyde Armory, Athens, GA)... $509+tax. All fit the same Blackhawk Serpa Holster, too! They fit nicely in the console vault if you had to leave them in your vehicle....but they shoot so nice! S&W has come a long way and they back their guns for life!

    Good luck with your purchase but be sure to stock up on ammo, practice often and remember is is better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.
     
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    Thanks for clearing everything up. Now it makes sense.

    That has been suggested multiple times in the previous 6 pages, but it must be different when you say it.
     
  11. BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Know what else has been pointed out in the last 6 pages?

    OP hasn't chimed in since post ten on page one. Haha.

    Thanks for the almighty and entirely original/genius 3 rules of first gun purchasing . . .
     
  12. BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Right actually. It has been pointed out previously. that's what the post said hahah

    And it was good advice, but the post under it pointed out that it had been said a few times before. There is no "THE WAY" man.
     
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    Totally agree.. The funny thing is I conceal h&k p30 and sig p238 "which is similar being single action", but never my 1911's which is heavy as a freaking brick. 1911's range toys.
     
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    Any good CZ 9x18, Ammo's cheep and you can still find 30 round clips ,, just for the fun days.
     
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    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    You can still find 30 round clips huh?
     
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    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Easy to find em for Glocks. LGS has plenty on the shelf.

    I don't personally have a need for them. I don't get it.
     
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    :anonymous:ITS ,The USA $$ finds anything......:oldglory: ..:rolleyes:
     
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    ======[​IMG]ITS ,The USA $$ finds anything......:oldglory: ..[​IMG]
     
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    Yes I love the p238 especially during the spring and summer. Winter c.c. I'll use my FN five seven with the ss198 rounds.
     
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