This is a discussion on New Gun within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; All, I would like to have some advice on a new gun. Cash is at premium so please keep that in mind. At present, I ...
All, I would like to have some advice on a new gun. Cash is at premium so please keep that in mind. At present, I own the following weapons:
Springfield XD 40 sc
What do you think would be an excellant addition to my limited collection?
Wow, nice start!
Define "cash is at a premium".......
Seems to me that you need a 1911 type .45.
Looking in the 4 to 5 hundred dollar range. Although it depends.
Is this for carry, or just range time?
Be Observant and Be Safe.
Current: DW V-Bob 1911, S&W 442, Springfield XD9sc, XDm9,
and Glock G26, G19, G23C, and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII
I vote for a Kahr.
"Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington
Are you wanting something small, or medium? I noticed you've been sticking with the compacts. You don't have a SIG yet. I've been wanting a G19. I've been wanting alot of stuff here lately. I think it's because of this site. LOL
Seems like you got service calibers covered so no additions would be needed (i.e. buying ammo in a new caliber). With that said, how about a Springfield Armory 1911 GI? May also want to look at the Smith & Wesson M&P series or Ruger's new SR9. These can definitely be had in the $400-500 price range.
You need both a 1911 full size and a good .357 Revolver...
If "cash is at premium", I'd save my loot and wait. You never know what might be around the corner!
Otherwise, try a 1911.
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
"A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
I am looking for a functional carry gun. Any size is ok.
What, you don't have a revolver? Ah, you've GOT to get a good .357 magnum. No collection, no matter how small, is complete without at least 1 revolver.
You've already got some good CCW weapons. Treat yourself to a good old classic wheelgun. A good used S&W or Ruger would be less than $500, with plenty of money left over for a supply of .38 and .357 ammo.
A finely tuned revolver is a joy to shoot, and nothing is more reliable for home defense or as a "truck gun." You've already got good tactical tupperware in the major calibers, you really don't need another 9mm, 40 or 45, if you will be maintaining a small collection.
As an alternative, a good .22 wheelgun is a lot of fun at the range, for very little cost in ammo. Everyone should have a .22 in their collection.
Slow is smooth.....smooth is fast.
MetroI have to agree with you. I think that wheelgun would be a great idea. Years ago I had a Ruger Security six with a four inch barrel. I stupidly let it go. Wish I had it now. Thanks.
Get yourself a .22, my vote is for a Ruger MK II, used. You can go to the range and shoot for hours without breaking the bank, it's tough to beat.
“Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.” ~Pericles of Athens
Primary Carry - Colt Commander .45 in a Brommeland Max-Con V
1911, .45 ACP or .357 Wheel Gun
"Praise the Lord & pass the ammunition"