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September 1st, 2006 04:52 PM
Ok well i have bought my XD 4" in 40 and then i got my HK USPC 40 now i want another pistol... what would you all suggest for another plinking, possible carry gun... I dont like glock, just doesnt flow well with me, never had experience with any other pistol.. inform me please
September 1st, 2006 05:01 PM
Hard to go wrong with a 9mm as the ammo costs are low. Next best thing to .22 unless you reload.
September 1st, 2006 05:02 PM
Thats a pretty broad range to pick from. Hows about something from Sig. They are my favorite. And you can keep the 40 thing goin.
September 1st, 2006 05:06 PM
Don't forget wheel guns. Revolvers can be great fun at the range.
A .357/.38 special. You can get the feel for the gun with .38's and then make loud noises accompanied with flames with the .357. I think everyone needs a good wheel gun.
September 1st, 2006 05:07 PM
Mine's 9mm, but you can hardly go wrong with Sig as long as you stay away from the Mosquito.
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September 1st, 2006 05:11 PM
If you are talking center fire then 9mm is the cheapest ammo around and the Sig 226 is a very user friendly platform.
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September 1st, 2006 06:11 PM
I'd say SIG too - but maybe 226 too large for you. Just because I have recently aquired this gun - Bersa UC9 - it has to be worthy of consideration in several ways and is excellent value. It's a double stacker so fairly fat grip (which I like a lot) and can be 10+1 or 13+1 depending on mag choice.
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September 1st, 2006 07:56 PM
from your current inventory, I'd say you definitely *need*
1. a .45 auto - I'd like to get a para warthog next.
2. a 9mm - I like P95carry's Bersa as my next look-to-buy - or perhaps the Kel-Tec PF9 - should be out soon.
3. a wheel gun in .38/.357 - .357 is fun to shoot just to shake up the other guys at the range. Personally, I like the S&W J-frames for carry, but someday I'd like to get a bigger wheel gun for the range - maybe a S&W 29 with a 6inch barrel.
4. of course, you should also get a .22 auto for plinking
5. and a .380 for pocket carry.
that should do it for now.
September 1st, 2006 08:02 PM
Don't do it!
Don't do it! This is a very serious addition. Sounds like you're in the early stages of it. Now is the time to fight it!!!! Take it from a confessed gun-a-holic. This is not a good sign! Wanting another gun without any real purpose. At least you're not trying to justify why you have a true pressing need. That's a sign of being in the most advanced stages of this addiction. Now there are a lot of fellow addicts on this forum so be careful which advise you follow. Some will suggest you get duplicates of everything you have so you have backups. Some will suggest you get one of every caliber with at least two holsters apiece.
I'm just trying to encourage you friend to flee temptation before it's too late!! Next thing you know, you'll be performing creative accounting to mask that money that's just not there. Go too far and you'll start fantasizing about weapons...
Oh my it can get so bad, spare yourself while you can, but do check out the revolvers...no collection is really complete without at least one,...or two, of assorted calibers.....
September 2nd, 2006 02:03 AM
Originally Posted by Gideon
hahah ya im at the covering up and trying to find the funds i dont have... see im only 21 so for me money is hard to come by with me being in college going for my Criminal Justice degree, so im just trying to get through and buy some nice things now, so when i get on a force i can get better things hehe
September 2nd, 2006 04:14 AM
You need a .45
You are a big boy now it is time to get a big boy gun.
Kimber has some really nice ones and the Ultras make great carry guns.
You can still plink with a .45 but it sounds more like PLUNK and the hole is bigger!
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September 2nd, 2006 08:27 AM
I'll second the Kimber Ultra. I've got the Commander size .45 & the
.22 conversion for it. You mentioned a "plinking" pistol...that ought to do it. The only downside is that the conversion is not inexpensive.
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September 2nd, 2006 08:40 AM
Need more for your criteria. Do you want combat tupperware? As far as that I would stick with the XD. Although Wilson Combat has a new polly gun I would think about But that's about $1500
A 1911 or Berretta model model 92 fit into what you want? I am absolutely in love with both of my Colt Gold Cup and Springfield. I've never fired Berretta but there are those that swear by it.
If your thinking plinker/slash carry I would stick with a 9MM just for cost. Even though I would rather trust my life with a .45
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September 2nd, 2006 08:58 AM
Two holsters! But,,,,but my drawer, you know THAT drawer, all that beautiful leather and kydex! I mean I would have thought it was more like 5 holsters, or 8,,, maybe, even 9 aaauuuugggghhhhhhh! More guns, more holsters, yes, yes, I'm an addict, I admit it! I need help!!! Where's a gun show, a gun store, anything, I gotta get a fix!
Originally Posted by Gideon
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September 2nd, 2006 09:24 AM
So you need another fix?
You have the old gunaholic problem of what to buy next? I sympathize, and I've been there. But after you have a couple of dozen of them and a full safe, the problem becomes more difficult. You are just starting, and there are many directions for you to go.
Right now you seem to have 2 semiautos in .40 caliber, both polymer framed. So you have that base pretty well covered and should probably move off in a different direction for the third gun. If I were you, I'd try one of these:
1. 1911 in .45 caliber, such as a Colt, Kimber, or S&W. If carry is a possibility, I'd get the 4 inch barrel length and maybe aluminum frame.
2. A revolver of some sort - the best general purpose caliber is .357 magnum. I'd get a lightly used S&W with no internal lock and a barrel in the 2.5 to 4.0 inch range, probably a K or L frame like the models 19, 66, or 686. These are highly accurate and great fun to shoot - and can be carried.
3. A 9mm semiauto with aluminum frame, such as a P series Sig - either the P226 (biggest), P228/P229/P225 (medium) or P239 (smallest). These are classic guns which will hold their value and shoot the cheap 9mm ammo. But they are also good carry guns with +P hollowpoints.
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