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what was your first handgun?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by yota4Whelz, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Jul 7, 2014 at 5:55 PM
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    yota4Whelz

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    looking to buy a pistol for home/personal defense so ill start by saying i searched around and found good info on the web and the stickies here about models calibers etc. i am currently looking at glock, colt, smith & wesson and sig sauer and am looking for something at least .40 or .45 acp. what was your first gun and how did you like it? did you find something better? pics if ya got em...help a tacoma brother out!
     
  2. Jul 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM
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    medic2230

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    Heckler & Koch USP9

    [​IMG]

    I've loved it since the day I bought it. I have put thousands of rounds through it without one hiccup.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2014 at 6:03 PM
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    tbturner47

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    no pics but my first handgun was a Springfield XDM .40 cal. Bi-Tone with the stainless slide. Great pistol and fit my hand perfectly.

    I recommend going to a local pawn shop or something and picking up a few. Find the one that feels the most comfortable to you. The top brands all make great pistols!
     
  4. Jul 7, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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    carcharias

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    Glock 17

    My home defense gun is about to be an S&W Shield 40, and that's a switch from the previous Glock 27.
     
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  5. Jul 7, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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    Boone

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    jmaack

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    Mine was a Taurus 24/7 pro c DS .45.
    Still have it. Too much gun though.

    I now have ruger sr9c and carry a glock 23
     
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  7. Jul 7, 2014 at 6:07 PM
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    The109

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    Sig 239 purchased in '96. I have a CZ SP01 and a Ruger SP101 that I shoot more often.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2014 at 6:11 PM
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    AWorthyOpponent

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    Glock 22 RTF2 on my 21st birthday. Sold it because I didn't like the RTF texture. It just wasn't fun to shoot more than 50 rounds at a time...
     
  9. Jul 7, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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    Polymerhead

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    My first handgun (purchased by me) was a $100 Rough Ryder 22 LR revolver. Around $100. My second gun was a Springfield XD, back when they had terrible finishes and were just as well known by its HS2000 Croatian name. I still have it, but I never shoot it.

    Today I carry a S&W j-frame or a S&W M&P9c. Both great carry options, but neither meet your caliber options.
     
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    9mm Mab at the time it was one of very few high capacity handguns. Standard issue to the French police.
     
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    Springfield 1911 chambered in 9mm. It was nice having a full sized frame for my first handgun. I bought an AMT .45 after that and did not enjoy it as much.
     
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    Springfield XDm 3.8 bi-tone 9mm , Still have it, even got the XDs.

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    Glock 22
     
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    glock 23 .40sw, multiple target 12 gauge shotgun, if they decided to run .270 rifle
     
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    Baby Glock (G26-9mm) with std 10rd mag for out and about, 17rd mag for home defense.
     
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    My first pistol was a Glock 22 (.40 cal). It was fun and fairly accurate but I couldnt stand the trigger. The trigger would always pinch the hell out of my finger so I sold it.

    RJM
     
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    medic2230

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    ^^^Great gun for concealing. Same thing I use myself when I can't carry the HK. Can't stand my G17
     
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    HAHA thats what im workin with as well lookin to step it up :quickdraw:
     
  20. Jul 7, 2014 at 6:53 PM
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