Starter Gun

Starter Gun

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    Starter Gun

    I had earlier started a thread about a truck gun but realized that maybe getting something specialized for my truck is kinda a waste of money for me when I don't have any handgun whatsoever. So the question I am posing now is: What would you say is a great "starter" pistol for someone at around 400 to 600 dollars? (Preferably not DA/SA)

    I have used all sorts of handguns and therefore know how to operate all sorts of actions, deal with recoil, etc.


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    Glock G19 compact 9mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungGun93 View Post
    I had earlier started a thread about a truck gun but realized that maybe getting something specialized for my truck is kinda a waste of money for me when I don't have any handgun whatsoever. So the question I am posing now is: What would you say is a great "starter" pistol for someone at around 400 to 600 dollars? (Preferably not DA/SA)

    I have used all sorts of handguns and therefore know how to operate all sorts of actions, deal with recoil, etc.
    Smith & Wesson J-Frame 442...it's a .38 Special +P, 5 shot revolver. Simple to operate, goes band when you pull the trigger, easy to clean, conceals well, no misfires that cause a problem(if a dead cartridge, pull trigger again).

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    +1 on a J Frame snubbie. A Centennial variant, like the 642/442, is an outstanding platform
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Do you want a SA or a DAO pistol? If I wanted a SA I should go for the RIA 1911 (Government or Commander sized) ; I a wanted a DAO I should go for the Glock 19.
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    How reliable are the RIA 1911's?

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    I would recommend a Ruger p-95. It's a 9mm holds 15 rounds, it's built like a tank and has a rep for reliability. These can go for as little as $300 new. Or, if you wish to carry, a Ruger SR9 compact. These go around $400.
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    Glock 19. Hands down.
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    I would go with one of the striker fired pistols.........Glock 19 or the Springfield XDm ....................both great guns, both reliable as hell..I have both!!

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    Glock 19.
    I havenít heard any of the journalists who volunteered to be waterboarded asking to have their fingernails wrenched out with pliers, or electrodes attached to their genitals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savior Sound View Post
    Glock G19 compact 9mm
    Or the G23. Right in the middle of your price range. May be the starter you keep for good.

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    The Glock 19 sounds like a good well-tested gun. Should I go for a Gen 4?

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    Your asking a wide open question. All the sizes and shapes are relevant to what you need it for, carry, house, hunt...truck too, etc.

    The 4" service revolvers and semi autos always seem to me to be a real nice and effective middle ground. Curious to see what responses you get. Do your research, you'll find what fits you and then buy many more that fit you again and again.

    Good luck.

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    j frame for sure i have a 442 i love and honestly im amkel tec fan ive had several that are flawless they arent a first class gun but with proper maintnence and practice they can be spot on

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    I am gonna take these suggestions, do some research, and then post a poll.

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