What to buy???

What to buy???

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    What to buy???

    Well I know this is very early to ask and feel things out, but I want to take my time and do it right. My wonderful Girlfriend (who I have gotten interested in shooting WOOHOO) told me that since I am turning the big 30 this year I get $500 for my Birthday and Christmas to help to buy myself a new handgun since she pretty much took my xd 9mm subcompact from me. haha Well that starts my entire problem believe it or not. You see I'm not sure exactly what I want. A long while back I sold my Kimber Ultra Carry II 45 auto (HUGE MISTAKE!!). I really miss my Kimber but don't miss paying for 45 Auto ammunition (next to impossible to find now and more expensive than 9mm). My Girlfriend is going to get a Springfield EMP in a 9mm so I don't really want one of those (would prefer to have a different gun than her). I like small subcompact reliable guns. I prefer night sights and also prefer short trigger pulls (such as 1911 style). I'd like to hear everyone's suggestion. Please remember I work for a living a $3000 Wilson Combat is out of my budget. I am looking for something around $1200 or less (of coarse I prefer less haha)
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    Thought about a .41mag revolver? I can find that ammo pretty easy and somewhat cheap. Sizes vary a little bigger then Jframe to fullsize.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    I wouldn't base my pistol choices on today's ammo prices as things (prices, availibility, etc.) could change overnight for a number of reasons.
    If you liked your Kimber, then I would go with what you are comfortable with...a Kimber in .45.
    Now if you really like compact .45 and you can break away from the 1911 platform...pick up the Glock-36...just try it in your hand.

    My EDC is a Kimber Ultra EDC, but I sometimes use my G-36...both are easily concealable.
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    With $1200 (or less) as your price range, you'll have lots of choices. Glock 36 suggested above is a great gun. You might also want to look at a Sig P220, they have several size guns in that model to choose from.
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    You may want to take a look at a P7. Nice trigger, fairly compact, accurate & reliable.

    Also, retsupt's suggestion of the G36 is one I'd agree with.
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    Nothing like a new Kimber but I love by H&K P2000SK too. I forget its there at 4:00 sometimes
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    That HK p7 is a World Class gun...I also think that the CZ P-01 and PCR are very nice guns. If you want light reliable and feels very good in the hand...the Kahr P9 and PM9 would be considered by me...or thier big brother the K9 or T9.
    Of couse there is always a Glock 19....my perosnal choice...since I carry a 23.
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    If you want a different compact 1911 S&W makes one or there is the double action Paras. I like the glock 36 too. If I wouldn't have gotten my SP 101 for such a good deal then I would have seriously looked at a glock 36.

    Also you might check out the Springfield XD's. They have a compact and subcompact model too.

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    I'd go Glock. I'll be carrying my G22, once my permit arrives. I'm a <strike>fat</strike> <strike>husky</strike> body-builder body type, so a full-size works for me, pretty easily. I've considered the G23 or the G27 (all three are .40S&W), but I've got large hands, and they just aren't comfortable to shoot.

    Glock's website suck for linking to, since they use frames, but check out http://glock.com and click 'Pistols' at the top, then 'Models' on the left menu that comes up. The G22 is a dream to shoot, and it's dead-simple to use.
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    Buy a Glock 19 or 26 and spend the money you saved on ammo and training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by llred View Post
    If you want a different compact 1911 S&W makes one or there is the double action Paras. I like the glock 36 too. If I wouldn't have gotten my SP 101 for such a good deal then I would have seriously looked at a glock 36.

    Also you might check out the Springfield XD's. They have a compact and subcompact model too.
    he said his GF took his XD9sc

    you said you didn't want the same gun as the GF....I have to ask...why not? think about this.....get another XD9sc, you already have shot it and liked it..right? how bout get another one and you and the GF can share ammo and mags
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    Go for the Kimber. You know if you don't you'll just be wishing you did. Since you don't want the EMP to get a 9mm 1911, then just stick with what you know you like. I'd LOVE to get ahold of one for myself. One gun shop here had one and it was all I could do not to put it on layaway...but it'd be there for some time.
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    I absolutely love my Sig P220R! It's the finest handgun I've ever shot. It is a great recommendation. However, if you like sub-compacts, it is much larger than a SC. I would recommend a Sig P239, or a P229. The P229 is not a SC but a very fine weapon, and the P239 is a single stack in .40s+w, .357sig, or 9mm. Sig makes the highest quality firearms, and has outstanding customer service should you ever need it. Take a look at those, you will not regret it!
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    I absolutely, positively love my Sig P229. I have owned a Kimber Pro Carry in .45 but cannot shoot the .45 1911 because of some severe arthritis, so I'm limited to 9mm and the Sig is by far the greatest gun I've ever shot!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 64zebra View Post
    he said his GF took his XD9sc

    you said you didn't want the same gun as the GF....I have to ask...why not? think about this.....get another XD9sc, you already have shot it and liked it..right? how bout get another one and you and the GF can share ammo and mags
    they have .45 models.

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