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tatown | 3/22/10 | tatown

Posted on 03/22/2010 8:36:33 PM PDT by tatown

If someone were looking to purchase a revolver (.357 or .41 Mag) or a semi (9mm or 45) what would you recommend? Budget < $700.00.


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1 posted on 03/22/2010 8:36:33 PM PDT by tatown
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To: tatown

Revolver/Semi: that needs to be settled first.


2 posted on 03/22/2010 8:38:00 PM PDT by elpinta (DC, TSA: things that make me puke.)
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To: tatown

And feel free to post gun porn pics!


3 posted on 03/22/2010 8:38:08 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: tatown

More information is needed. Is it strictly for target practice or are you looking for a carry weapon? Do you have small hands or large?


4 posted on 03/22/2010 8:38:10 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: tatown

Please be more specific about the intended use.


5 posted on 03/22/2010 8:39:16 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: tatown

Also, unless you’re made of cash and/or an expert reloader, avoid the .41. It’s an actual cartridge, but rather obscure. (I’m still not sure it wasn’t a typo.)


6 posted on 03/22/2010 8:39:44 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: tatown

Check out the Ruger GP-100 .357 mag. revolver.


7 posted on 03/22/2010 8:39:49 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: tatown
The 1911 45 acp gets my vote


8 posted on 03/22/2010 8:40:31 PM PDT by GregoTX (I am the resistance)
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To: tatown; Eaker; humblegunner; Squantos; blam

There is no right answer for everyone. It depends on the individuals physical capability, actual needs and experience.

I always recommend a revolver for those with little or no weapons experience. If you are comfortable, then an automatic might be good for you. If you have a lot of experience you might choose a weapon without an external safety.

Find a gunsmith with a range willing to let you try various weapons. You might also check the multitude FR threads on the same subject.


9 posted on 03/22/2010 8:41:00 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: tatown

Depends on your needs. I have a nice S&W .357 N-frame, it’s kinda huge, but if I bought another one right now I would go for the Ruger LCR. It’s only a .38 but very small and easy to hide.

There’s some nice ammo around for that revolver.

In 9mm or thereabouts I’d prolly go for a KelTec, or a Sig if I could afford it. ‘Course I have no experience with either of those, just what I’ve read.


10 posted on 03/22/2010 8:41:43 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: GregoTX

Might be a little out of the $700 price range he mentioned.


11 posted on 03/22/2010 8:41:59 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: elpinta
Revlover? The post penitent Smith and Wesson is a fine piece for keeping the peace...
12 posted on 03/22/2010 8:42:54 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: tatown

I have lots of experience with firearms. The gun will be for self protection but it won’t be concealed. I have always liked semi’s but am a bit leery of their reliability... Is this even a valid concern?

Thanks for the replies everyone!


13 posted on 03/22/2010 8:44:10 PM PDT by tatown (Obama is Kenyan for "turd")
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To: tatown

Hi-Point Model C9 9mm, about $140

14 posted on 03/22/2010 8:44:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (If we're an Empire, why are Cuba, Iraq, the Philippines, Japan & Germany independent?)
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To: tatown

I had a Smith & Wesson Model 686 Revolver (8 3/8” barrel) that was accurate enough to shoot the nuts off a gnat at 50 yards.


15 posted on 03/22/2010 8:44:48 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: tatown

Dan Wesson (Pistol Pack) or S&W for the revolver. Springfield for a 1911 45 ACP in that price range.


16 posted on 03/22/2010 8:45:03 PM PDT by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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To: April Lexington

Any of the S&W revolver models in .38 special will do. You can always take anything else from the UN troops...


17 posted on 03/22/2010 8:45:10 PM PDT by chadwimc (Proud to be an infidel ! Allah fubar !!!)
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To: tatown

Go to a gun store that lets you try different models. Find what works for you as far as feel, firepower and price. Then practice like hell. I chose a Berreta mini cougar in .40 because it is a 3/4 version of the cougar and I like the .40 calibur. I have small hands and it works well for me and I like the feel and handling of the firearm. I also have a Ruger .357 Blackhawk for real fun. Take your time and discover what works for you. Then practice.
Bang.


18 posted on 03/22/2010 8:45:36 PM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: tatown

At that price range, for a 9mm auto(or .40) you can’t go wrong with Beretta, HK, Glock, or Sig. All are great. I own a Beretta 9mm & HK USP .45 Tactical(out of your price range), and both have been super handguns, years without a jam or malfunction from both. I’ve never owned a revolver, so I can’t say much about them.


19 posted on 03/22/2010 8:46:26 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: tatown

You might be able to get a revolver and an auto with that budget, especially if you go used. In revolver, go with the 357. It is more versatile in that it also fires 38. Auto, personally I like Glocks, they are very tough and simple and are available in either caliber. Forty fives have the record for stopping power, 9mm is a little cheaper to shoot. I would go for the 45. A colt 1911 or clone is awesome and can be accessorised like nothing else, but is out of your budget as you cant find them under a grand any more.


20 posted on 03/22/2010 8:46:28 PM PDT by Boiling point (Beck / Palin 2012)
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To: Texas resident

Oh wait, I forgot to mention that all my firearms were stolen last night in a late night raid by maurading jackalopes. Poop happens.


21 posted on 03/22/2010 8:46:35 PM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: chadwimc
heh, heh, heh... be sure to test it out on the carrier first to make sure it works (unless a US citizen)...
22 posted on 03/22/2010 8:46:53 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: tatown; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; Sarah-bot; JoeProBono; GSP.FAN
Here's a great starter pistol for concealed carry -


23 posted on 03/22/2010 8:47:01 PM PDT by shibumi ("..... then we will fight in the shade." (Cool Star - *))
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To: tatown

My advice is to go to a local shooting range that rents handguns and try out a variety of them.

There are a lot of variables. What is the use of the gun, how much time are you willing to spend practicing, etc.

Heck, you might even be able to find a gun that suits your needs and tickles your fancy and have enough left over for a bunch of ammo.

I wish I had an extra 700 bucks to buy another gun.


24 posted on 03/22/2010 8:47:23 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (:: Carp. ::)
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To: tatown

I dont leave home without my trusty .357mag S&W


25 posted on 03/22/2010 8:48:09 PM PDT by Crim
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To: GregoTX
The 1911 45 acp gets my vote

I must concur. My Kimber .45 is my favorite by FAR.

MM (in TX)

26 posted on 03/22/2010 8:48:11 PM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: SoldierDad

Maybe he can find one that’s beat up a little? I may be wrong, but I thought $700 should buy a fairly decent 1911.


27 posted on 03/22/2010 8:48:14 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: shibumi

You’d have to be Andre’ the Giant to ‘conceal’ that one!


28 posted on 03/22/2010 8:49:53 PM PDT by tatown (Obama is Kenyan for "turd")
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To: tatown

There are a few of mine on my FR home page.


29 posted on 03/22/2010 8:50:42 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Slump Tester

Not a new one. The least expensive I’ve seen was between $900 to $1100, and with current events in this country, that may be old news.


30 posted on 03/22/2010 8:51:12 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: tatown

for personal carry, I recommend the Bersa Thunder 9mm. It’s smooth and efficient. I bought mine used (1 yr old) from a local gun store last year for $350. Kickback is minimal and easy to use. I have another one from Kahr, it’s also a 9mm and a nice carry weapon. The Kahr is lighter than my Bersa, but has more kick to it.


31 posted on 03/22/2010 8:51:49 PM PDT by deoduce
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To: tatown
Wheel guns (revolvers) are the easiest to use, hardest to discharge accidentally.

I have a Taurus .357 magnum 7-shot revolver that I dearly love and my wife shoots very well, too. Also, you can practice with .38 special rounds, which will save you money at the range.

33 posted on 03/22/2010 8:53:46 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: GSP.FAN

Damn nice piece.


34 posted on 03/22/2010 8:54:30 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: GSP.FAN

Was that concealed?


35 posted on 03/22/2010 8:55:44 PM PDT by tatown (Obama is Kenyan for "turd")
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To: PackerBoy

Isn’t a Taurus similar to a S&W?


36 posted on 03/22/2010 8:56:19 PM PDT by tatown (Obama is Kenyan for "turd")
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To: tatown

If it is for defense/carry, something which you can manage recoil-wise is the most important. If it makes you flinch, and you can’t hit your target, it won’t do you much good.

For defense, I prefer double-action revolvers. If a round doesn’t fire, you go onto the next. With a semi-auto, you have to manually re-chamber the round.

Keep an eye out for used guns too. People find incredible deals on them from time to time, especially with people being hard for $$ these days.

Hope this helps.


37 posted on 03/22/2010 8:56:45 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: Cobra64

Nice


38 posted on 03/22/2010 8:56:54 PM PDT by tatown (Obama is Kenyan for "turd")
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To: tatown

check out the Sig Sauer P239 in 9MM or .40S&W

Single stack, very concealable and Sig makes weapons of the highest quality.

U.S. Navy Seals carry the Sig 226. but that’s a little bulky for carry purposes.

Just my 2 cents.


39 posted on 03/22/2010 8:57:15 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You know that you’re baiting the Hi Point Haters right?

I still think it’s funny that Glocks stovepipe and Hi Points don’t. LOL

BTW - I have the same gun, but when I wanted to add the .40 to my collection I couldn’t get one because they’re not “approved” for sale in Kaliforny. I called Hi Point and they told me Kaliforny is crazy and it wasn’t worth their trouble trying to get it approved. You can only get the 9mm and .380 here.

40 posted on 03/22/2010 8:57:39 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obamunism, the fatal cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome.)
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Oh wait, I forgot to mention that all my firearms were stolen last night in a late night raid by maurading jackalopes.

You too?  What are the odds?

41 posted on 03/22/2010 8:57:40 PM PDT by softwarecreator (No more excuses ... we need to take our country back. Now.)
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To: proud_yank

Thanks


42 posted on 03/22/2010 8:57:45 PM PDT by tatown (Obama is Kenyan for "turd")
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To: tatown

Yes. Very Similar to S&W.


43 posted on 03/22/2010 8:57:51 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: tatown

I’m no expert. I only own one. I like the Springfield XDm 9mm semiauto.


44 posted on 03/22/2010 8:58:15 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (If we will not be governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants. -- William Penn)
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To: tatown
If revolver, Ruger SP 100 .357 magnum [4”]. Or consider a Taurus.

If automatic, and you want a 1911 A-1 type .45ACP, go with the Taurus. If you want a double action semi auto, a Springfield XD, or XD(M)[depending on state] in either .45 ACP, 9mm, or 40 S&W should do ‘er.

The above comes with two provisos. If the handgun is to be used by a woman, consider a .38 special on the revolver, and go with the 9mm on the semi. If the shooter[s] lacks experience in shooting, you're better off with a revolver.

45 posted on 03/22/2010 8:58:20 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: tatown
For a nice "pain jane" .45 acp give Rock Island Armory a try.

Reasonable price
Around $400.00 - $450.00 last info I have.

46 posted on 03/22/2010 8:58:36 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Texas resident

You too? Man, I thought I was the only one!


47 posted on 03/22/2010 8:58:58 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

About $600

48 posted on 03/22/2010 9:01:31 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (If we will not be governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants. -- William Penn)
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To: tatown
There are too many good handguns out there to specify with your specs. I have a S&W 64 (.38), S&W 65 (.357), Ruger Security-Six (.357), Springfield XD (.9mm) and S&W M&P (.40). All are great guns and suit similar needs.

You looking for a CCW handgun? Target? Hunting?

For semi-auto CCW...Glocks, XDs, M&Ps, Rugers, Sigs, H&K, Berettas, etc, etc. A lot of good guns out there. Glocks, XDs and Rugers are likely best on the price.

49 posted on 03/22/2010 9:01:56 PM PDT by Ghengis
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To: Kickass Conservative

I carried the C9 for several years as security and personal protection officer (aka bodyguard) and never had problem #1. Made in the USA, inexpensive, reliable, albeit a bit bulky. I hear the carbines are nice, too.


50 posted on 03/22/2010 9:02:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (If we're an Empire, why are Cuba, Iraq, the Philippines, Japan & Germany independent?)
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