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Up in the air.......

Postby 2500hdon37s » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:37 am

I recently started looking in to buying my first handgun and I dont have one set caliber, brand, or type im looking at. I have been looking hard into a 9mm or 380 or some other midsized gun. Any ideas on what I should look like? I know im looking for a fairly cheap to shoot and fun shooting gun, as well as a concel and carry gun when i get my concel and carry permit.
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Re: Up in the air.......

Postby Sagebrush » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:58 pm

380,38,9mm,357 are the main small light weight,carry guns......... 40 and 45 are heavier.
5-7 shot revolvers to 10 to 15 plus in the autos................depending on short or long Mag's.

two to one well placed bullet will stop most straight on targets but the body at an angle needs more penetration
than the smaller loads with minimum penetration and energys.

38 +P with speer 135gr Gold Dot or the 9MM with 124gr +P Gold Dot or Cor-Bon are two great loads that many
trust their life on.

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Re: Up in the air.......

Postby shoot-n-goose » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:12 pm

Check out the Springfield XD sub-compact in 9mm. My sister just got one and I have the same gun in .40 S&W. Easy and cheap to shoot, has mags with different grip lengths so its enjoyable to shoot at the range yet easy to conceal.
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Re: Up in the air.......

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:28 am

was in the gun shop yesterday and also saw some 357s that i liked and also saw a revlover that cought my eye, any pros and cons of a revlover vs. a semi auto?
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Re: Up in the air.......

Postby shoot-n-goose » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:31 am

2500hdon37s wrote:was in the gun shop yesterday and also saw some 357s that i liked and also saw a revlover that cought my eye, any pros and cons of a revlover vs. a semi auto?


Revolvers have a very limited capacity compared to a semi auto, and no matter what anyone says, they can still fail/jam. Not to mention longer reloading time. Unless you get a snub nose (belly gun) they aren't easy to conceal.

Semi autos have come a long way, just look at what the police use now
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