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Looking for my first hand gun

Postby Sodapop » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:16 pm

I have own a bunch of rifles and shotguns but I dont have a hand gun. My sister loves her Glock 9 and my fiancée swears her Desert Eagle is awesome. I am thinking I want a 45 but what is the most accurate and light gun to handle. I was thinking of the S&W 45 but would like to se others opinion.
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Re: Looking for my first hand gun

Postby TomKat » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:24 pm

You might want to start off with a .22 pistol, they are cheap to shoot and accurate.
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Re: Looking for my first hand gun

Postby Preacher1011 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:29 pm

If you want a .45 look into a 1911. They aren't light, but they're accurate. Remember, you get what you pay for. If you pay 300 for a handgun, you're going to get junk. If you spend above about 500 on a pistol, you'll be in good shape. If you're wanting a polymer gun, look into the S&W M&P, Glocks, and Springfield XD's. You won't go wrong with any of those 3. I've owned every gun I've mentioned other than the M&P and they're all great guns. Go to a shop and handle a few or even better, rent them and shoot them to see what fits you the best.

Some will tell you Taurus is great, don't get one. They old ones are, the new ones aren't. They just put in new machines and they're quality has gone downhill bad. I see more of them come back to get worked on than anything else combined. I'd stay away from the S&W Sigmas as well if you want accuracy and plan on shooting a lot. The ONLY case of a cheap gun being good that I've seen is the Bersa Thunder .380's. Other than that, spend some money on a pistol and you'll be happy with it. Good luck. :thumbsup:
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Re: Looking for my first hand gun

Postby farmerbythelake » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:16 pm

I have a Ruger Blackhawk New Model .45 Bisley single six, they came in .45 colt and .45 ACP. Gun shoots great,if you reload, it shoots cheap. Its the funnest gun I have. Love to reload it also. Bought it for bears it shoots the heavy loads, but I load it for target also. SS makes it look great too. :grooving:
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Re: Looking for my first hand gun

Postby Brydog » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:17 am

I went to buy a Sig Sauer P220 in .45 last month. When I got the the gun gettin' place I found the Sig Sauer 1911 3c (Compact). I didn't even want to look at the P220. I bought the 1911 without hesitation, and I've had no regrets. I've already put 520 rounds through it with no FTE's, FTF's,Stovepipes, or hiccups. What an awesome gun. They're right around $1000, but like Preacher said,,, you get what you pay for.

If this is going to be your first pistol, you'd do good to take Tomkats advise and start out with a .22, then work your way up to a .45.

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Re: Looking for my first hand gun

Postby Preacher1011 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:31 pm

Brydog wrote:I went to buy a Sig Sauer P220 in .45 last month. When I got the the gun gettin' place I found the Sig Sauer 1911 3c (Compact). I didn't even want to look at the P220. I bought the 1911 without hesitation, and I've had no regrets. I've already put 520 rounds through it with no FTE's, FTF's,Stovepipes, or hiccups. What an awesome gun. They're right around $1000, but like Preacher said,,, you get what you pay for.

If this is going to be your first pistol, you'd do good to take Tomkats advise and start out with a .22, then work your way up to a .45.

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Re: Looking for my first hand gun

Postby Brydog » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:48 pm

Preacher1011 wrote:
Brydog wrote:I went to buy a Sig Sauer P220 in .45 last month. When I got the the gun gettin' place I found the Sig Sauer 1911 3c (Compact). I didn't even want to look at the P220. I bought the 1911 without hesitation, and I've had no regrets. I've already put 520 rounds through it with no FTE's, FTF's,Stovepipes, or hiccups. What an awesome gun. They're right around $1000, but like Preacher said,,, you get what you pay for.

If this is going to be your first pistol, you'd do good to take Tomkats advise and start out with a .22, then work your way up to a .45.

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I'm sure you've handled and possibly shot the Sig 1911. Hellova gun huh ?

I even made a gun cleaning mat and drew a picture of the gun on it.
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Re: Looking for my first hand gun

Postby Preacher1011 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:11 am

No, I haven't shot it. I've handled them quite a bit though. I'm a poor college student and even though I can get a pretty good discount through work, I can't afford it. :lol3: I'm sure it shoots great though. Hopefully when we get the range put in I'll get to shoot it a little bit. :thumbsup: As of now, I want a Kimber Tactical though.
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Looking for my first hand gun

Postby Redbeard » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:14 am

Sodapop wrote:I have own a bunch of rifles and shotguns but I dont have a hand gun. My sister loves her Glock 9 and my fiancée swears her Desert Eagle is awesome. I am thinking I want a 45 but what is the most accurate and light gun to handle. I was thinking of the S&W 45 but would like to se others opinion.

The 45's a great round but when you chamber a polymer gun in it, you have to deal with it's recoil, at times. I'm with Preach, if ya want the 45, find a 1911 you can afford
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Re: Looking for my first hand gun

Postby apexhunter » Tue May 10, 2011 2:54 pm

I'm another that agrees w/ Preach in that a .45 needs to be shot through a 1911. After all, the cartridge was pretty much created for the gun. Another pont is that the OP mentioned an accurate and light gun...the 2 aren't typically mentioned together when it comes to pistols.

A heavier piece (like a 1911 or full size polymer frame) is easier to hold more steady to target, the weight reduced recoil tremendously and the longer sight plane is inherently more accurate.
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