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This is a discussion on First Gun within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Used, P95 or Snubby, you can't go wrong there. You will get some good advice here. The thing is to not spend alot for a ...

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    Senior Member Array BlueLion's Avatar
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    Used, P95 or Snubby, you can't go wrong there. You will get some good advice here. The
    thing is to not spend alot for a first gun because you will buy another and to get something
    that is reliable and powerful enough to meet your needs now. Good, show just seen your
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    Listen, Think and React.....Nuff Said.....

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    Take notes on user reviews of different handguns, sort out the pros and cons of what YOU need/want in a handgun. Then go to your gun store and see how the better ones feel in your hand or if possible go shoot one at a range or find a friend that may let you shoot his. I agree not to go buy something just because Johnny Blow says he likes his only to find out its too uncomfortable for you to shoot/carry.

    Don't think anyone has mentioned the Walthar P99. Relatively cheap and very reliable. Don't overlook the G19 for unsurpassed reliability and accuracy though.

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    My first handgun is a 40VE the 40 version of the gun. I have 3000+ rounds through it with no failures at all. It has very good ergonomics, easy to keep clean, S&W has great service and I have used it as an IDPA gun.

    Do I used it as a carry gun 365 days a year? No but I do use it during winter. If the SHTF, I would strap it on.

    If you looking for a gun to learn on it can either be very positive or negative. It has a long hard trigger pull that does lighten up with dry firing and 500 rounds through it. It will make you a very good shot because it will force you have good trigger control and site alignment. This is where the dry firing comes in.

    I would say go for it and practice dry firing it before going to the range. Hope this helps.

    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking" - George S. Patton.

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    I've shot the Sigma before. The trigger felt like I was dragging through gravel. Not smooth at all. The mag kept falling out after each shot also. Not sure what that was about. I would stay away from those, but that's just my opinion. Others have suggested the CZ's and I will add my +1 to that. I have a CZ-75B and love it. The trigger is almost as nice as my SIG P229 and way better than my Glock 23. If you go with the compact, I think you may just be happy.

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