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Good First Pistol?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by MRCapps, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:01 PM
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    MRCapps

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    I plan on buying my very first pistol pretty soon and have little idea of what i want. I kinda want something easy to shoot, accurate yet requiring minimal ammo to stop something/someone. Reliable is a must! I was looking at a few but really haven't even seen a pistol in about 3 years (stationed overseas) nor have I kept up with whats out there so, i dont know whats good or not. thanks!

    Seems like I read something about a year ago on a pistol that was so ergonomic that as soon as you pointed it it was always straight... i am not a bad shot but would like something that i wouldnt have to fumble around with too much i time of need! Make any sense?
     
  2. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    i have been looking at smith and wesson M&P .40 cal its a good size and the clip holds a ton
     
  3. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    i have the M&P 9 and love it. i've only put about 600 rnds through it, but haven't had any malfunctions yet. it comes with 3 interchangeable grips so you should find one that fits your hand.

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  4. Oct 15, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    Bump!
     
  5. Oct 15, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    i used to be BP in TX and they first gave us sig's to carry and they where alright, but my new fav is the S&W MP .40 not really a full size but not compact either
     
  6. Oct 15, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    are you wanting a pistol for a conceal carry or just to keep around the house?
     
  7. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    Both???
     
  8. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    hmm. im looking for both as well but the way i look at it is its hard to have both. i mean you can but for me its not. im looking at gettin the keltec pf-9 9mm, its a very small conceal carry 9mm. im looking to get the springfield xd .40 as my bedside weapon. the .40 is definitely a little bit bigger and bulkier than the keltec though thats why i wouldnt consider it as a conceal carry
     
  9. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    I have and love my Springfield 1911 A-1 MIL-SPEC .45 I also love the Springfield XDM.40, just wish it was in a .45 too.
     
  10. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    Thats funny, i could have sworn that i saw an XDM .45 on their site this morning??? Cant get on the site righ know from work but i thought there was one on there.....

    meteoraman What about a sub compact? I mean size wise. Main reason i want a concealed weapons permit is so that i dont have to lock my gun up in my truck.... what good would that do if i needed it in a hurry? :confused:
     
  11. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    I have the Glock 27 subcompact .40. It's an awesome carry gun.
     
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    i have a Springfield armory XD-40. very nice gun. comes with a whole set-up. mine came with gun 2 12 round clips a dual clip holder, fitted holster, and a cleaning kit. very nice
     
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    Glock 19 9mm or Glock 27 .40cal
     
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    Also, are revolvers more reliable?
     
  15. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    Yes, revolvers are more reliable. You want a weapon that's fun to shoot, you can carry concealed, and keep in your nightstand and won't break the bank?....I would go with Glock 23, and pick up a 9mm Lone Wolf conversion barrel for cheaper target shooting.
     
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    Find a gun you are comfortable with... .40 cals are good for the size versus stopping power.

    I'm a sig fan from work....and a SA XD/XDm fan from my own trips to shoot...and Glocks aren't horrible either...not my favority egos- but you might like them alot.
     
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    theyre very reliable just been perfected over the years. im not saying they are out-dated but the semi is more set and ready to rock
     
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    Nope, not yet they don't. The XD's have the .45 in the line up, but not the XDM's. I can wait though. You cant rush love. :D
     
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