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Potentially buying my first hand gun

Discussion in 'Guns & Shooting' started by UVA_Guy81, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. RobBase

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    Buy a high point. That way if you don't like it or don't use it, you only are out 175$
     
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    I second this. The CZ75 is the second most cloned handgun in the world for a reason. Accurate, reliable, ergonomic and it only costs about $550.

    If you really have your heart set on a concealed carry, I’d suggest the CZ 2075 rami. It’s very similar to its big brother and in the same price range. I love both of mine.
     
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    I have the Beretta PX4 storm compact in 9mm


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    I used to have a Hi-Point 45 I paid like $150 for, shot the shit out of it one day then sold it for $125 to a buddy lol. Damn thing was ugly as all hell but shot pretty damn good. I currently have a Hi-Point carbine in 9mm and love it. Probably one of the more fun guns to just go out and fuck around with that I own.
     
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    I have to agree. This is my everyday carry firearm and it's reliable as hell. You can pick one pretty cheap now a days.
     
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    S&W Shield in 9mm
    Great gun.
    I have the Performance Center model myself.

    I have also shot the Glock 43. Decent gun.
    As well as the Springfield Armory XDm subcompact 9mm. I like the grip safety on the SA, but I shoot the S&W a touch better.
     
  8. SJ76

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    Speaking of 9mm I'm looking to get one. Was looking at the Springfield 1911 Range Officer 4" 9mm


    I don't want a long barrel or a shorty. Looking for something with less kick is why I'm looking at the 1911
     
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    Did u end up getting one?
     
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    This is about $120 more for stainless. Can't pick which one I want



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    Unfortunately not yet, I haven't made up my mind between four different guns. I guess I'm just a bit hesitant since it'll be my first gun purchase and want to get it right. I am also now considering a Glock 19 but not sure if I would go with the Gen 4 or Gen 5.
     
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    A buddy of mine just grabbed a Ruger EC9s for $233 locally. Nice little gun. Looks like an LC9s. Not sure what the differences are to be honest.
     
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    I grew up on the 1911. Easiest gun to shoot well with that trigger. Even a "bad 1911 trigger" is better than most. Springers are good guns. Stainless is easier to clean and more resistant to corrosion. Black looks cooler.
     
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    Trigger has issues? What should I look for?
     
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    That's not what I meant. I was more talking about the old mil-spec 1911's having a heavy trigger but still being good because of the straight pull (the 1911 trigger has a bar directly behind it that tips the sear and releases the hammer instead of a pivot like a conventional trigger).

    When playing with a 1911 trigger there should be a little take-up. Some mush at first. This is good. Then it should hit a wall and stop. A little more pressure and it "cracks" and the hammer drops. When the hammer drops the trigger doesn't keep pulling back too far but rather stops (over-travel).
     
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    Actually shot the 1911 EMP but this thing is supposed to be right up there with it



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    The CZ P-07 Duty is something that can be used for conceal carry. I have one and love it but I don't conceal carry though.