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    Help me decide which gun to buy.

    Help me decide on a new gun. Something in the five hundred dollar range would be ideal, but I'll go a little higher if I have to.

    I'm interested in maybe a .45, something handy for self-defense with good power. I dunno, though. Field's pretty wide open.

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    Cant go wrong with a 1911 not sure what else in the 500 range Hk lot higher than 500 so is a sig ...

    Maybe a Smith autoloader if you can stand the looks and feel of it

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    Glocks will run you a little under $500, with tax.
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    Springfield 1911 Milspec is in that range if you don't already have a 1911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    Maybe a Smith autoloader if you can stand the looks and feel of it
    OUCH!!

    A 4506 would serve you very well as would the Ruger P97. There are plenty of nice "used" Sigs around here in that price range.
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    Phil? you looking for a single action or DA weapon? 3-4-5 inch? blued? stainless? hi cap? or 1911 style? what do you currently carry? you can but a lot of good quality used guns for 500.00........

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    I don't want used. I have plenty of guns already; I am getting the "gun itch" but can't decide. I figured I'd let people espouse their personal preferences and biases and perhaps I'd feel inspired accordingly. :)

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    If looking for a DA and and a polymer frame semi-auto, Springfield XD in 45gap, 40, 9, or 357sig will all run less than $500.00 brand spanking new. The bi-tone stainless/black is a little more than the others, but is still <500. One of the best things about this gun is the service Springfield brings to the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Elmore
    I don't want used. I have plenty of guns already; I am getting the "gun itch" but can't decide.
    I hate it when that happens! Well, CDNN has (had?) BHP's in .40 for about $400, NIB..... I'm very happy with mine, in 9

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    That new Kahr KP4543 .45 out yet? I wouldn't mind having one as a second gun....
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    What about a CZ pistol in 9mm or .40. Always wanted a CZ but have never pulled the trigger on that

    Maybe the P-01?

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    S&W 457 is a great gun for carrying. I've been carrying for over 30 years and have 35 handguns. The 457 is my favorite out of all of them for carrying.

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    Just bought a P-01 at the begining of June. Great little pistol.
    If you like a de-cocker in 9mm pick one up and handle it. The balance
    and general feel of the pistol sold me the instant I picked it up in my hand.
    This pistol has an alloy frame and is in a DA/SA format.
    The CZ compacts are similar in size and available with the ability to carry cocked and locked if you like however, they have a steel frame and are slightly heavier with a different IMO feel.

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    i would tell you glock 23

    glock 23 .40
    if you want to know why just ask any cop walking down the Street. ask them what they carry and they trust there lifes with it every singal day.

    that is the best carry gun for the money I think and ammo is cheap as hell also. :1saufen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtuff
    glock 23 .40
    if you want to know why just ask any cop walking down the Street. ask them what they carry and they trust there lifes with it every singal day.

    that is the best carry gun for the money I think and ammo is cheap as hell also. :1saufen:

    Just cause the carry it dont mean they like it nor trust it many departments you are stuck with what they issue like my local one here most of the guys used to carry 1911's and the ladys wheelies now std issue is the glock and most dont like it

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