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    You'll find that in the gun world, with a few exceptions, you get what you pay for.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KoriBustard View Post
    I was wondering the same thing! Or maybe the wife gave him the "green light" because the GF wasn't going to use it.
    You guys read my mind, I figured he had bigger problems than trying to figure out what gun to use…… Figuring out what woman he was.

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    LOL! Sorry Guys! My Girlfriend, 1 and only. No Wife, WOW im getting ahead of myself. Ill fix that ASAP

    I figured you do get what you pay for, thats why im leery of the Kahrs because they are dirt cheap but probably dirt in general Lol

    When I was in the gun shop I held a Ruger LC9 and my entire pinky was dangling off, like not even a chance of it going on whatsoever... Then I held a Ruger SR40c and that was / seemed to be the perfect size, it was a nice grip with all my fingers attached

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    The first thing I do when im researching new guns is go on youtube and try to see if that Hickok45 guy has reviewed it - that guy is a wizard when it comes to guns!

    Also Yes, New Hampshires motto... Live Free or Die!... No Class needed, as long as your 18 years old, dont have a history and have a 10 dollar bill on you, you can go get a Concealed Weapons Permit - No Class Needed.

    Im doing the classes purely voluntarily for my own benefit

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    I carry a 1911G everyday, but sad to say none cost below $500. A friend that I shoot with has a Kahr or should I say had. He shot it a couple of months and sold it to purchase a FNH. I personally carry full size models because my size allows it. Just a little above your price range, but for $699 you can purchase the Ruger SR1911. I have shot this firearm and it seems like it will be a very durable and reliable gun. Only issue, this is the first year of production and the actual durability and reliability aren't really known yet.

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    $10? Nice!

    MI requires a $105 filing fee and a training course that usually costs about $120 in my area...

    Renewal is the same cost as applying, so $105 there too...

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    Get a Hi Point JHP. Welcome to the forum! :)

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    Something to consider is the safety. What type of safety would you be most comfortable with? I would think that would be way up on the list along with the general feel and "shootability" of any particular pistol.

    Make a list of the general variations of firearms in general and check the "must-haves" and "nice to haves" and let that guide you to a small group of pistols, then choose from those based on "shootability" (rent them at a range and try them out), then price, etc.

    Keep in mind also, that you can buy pinky extensions for magazines for several different pistols.

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    Either the springfield XDs or the Glock G30 will be excellent choices.
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    PX4 Storm Compact..
    Crazy reliable and accurate,and for a .40 or .45 recoil is extremely managable compared to any other gun in those calibers.
    Not gonn get into it..But just check out the PX4 series.
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    You've already gotten some good replies so I'll just say Welcome to the forum and to the world of CC.

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    So sounds like the XDS is a good choice? Not one person has mentions the Kahrs lol..

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    You are really going to have to head to a range, try some contenders, and see what works best for YOU.

    My only comment is about the safe. I do NOT trust the thumb print readers. If your finger is wet, dirty, sweaty, bloody - will it get read properly? I highly doubt it.

    I would suggest a GunVault or similar safe with the 4-button combination keypad on top, AND a backup key. Make sure you get the ones that plug in to an outlet, with battery backup (so you have both battery and a key backup).

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    If the .45ACP is grabbing you, check out the CZ 97. Have had a few CZ's and shot many others. Well worth the look, if you're open to any make/model of handgun.

    If you're patient, you might also find a pre-owned H&K USP or USP Compact .45ACP for $600 or less.
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    Welcome. Springfield XDS or Glock 36, G30 if you'd prefer a few more rounds.

    It's nice to see that you're already asking your GF's permission for everything. It's good practice for when you get married.
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