Help me decide on new gun

Help me decide on new gun

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    Help me decide on new gun

    I sold a gun recently and have $800 to spend on a new one or two. What do you suggest?

    My current line up:

    XD .45 Compact
    Glock 27 .40
    S&W 28 .357
    S&W 36 2" .38
    S&W 36 3" .38
    Ruger .22 Std 6"
    Ruger LCP .380
    North American Arms .22 LR


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    maybe a 1911? perhaps a sig? You've got a hell of a nice collection already, I would buy an AR-10....
    Sig P250c 9mm
    Bersa Thunder .380
    Kershaw Leek

    Hopefully soon, RAA Saiga .223 and a Sig 1911 .45

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    Not seeing any 9mm in there :)

    Smith & Wesson M&P9 perhaps, very nice gun. Or +1 on 1911.
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    I have a Glock 23 and a S&W 642 if that means anything. I think I'll pick up a G27 (or 26) in the next week or so (smaller more concealable package).

    There are a lot of nice guns out there. And a few dogs. If you can shoot a few like Glock, Springfield XD's, S&W M&P's, etc. it can help with your decision. A very high percentage of people shoot 9mm far better than the .40's. The snappy recoil of the .40 does take some getting used to for most people.

    There are also a lot of good post right here on the G27 and I think it would be the same for the G26. Good luck.
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    Sig .22, NAA .22lr/mag. Those are my bets.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangevol View Post
    I sold a gun recently and have $800 to spend on a new one or two. What do you suggest?

    My current line up:

    XD .45 Compact
    Glock 27 .40
    S&W 28 .357
    S&W 36 2" .38
    S&W 36 3" .38
    Ruger .22 Std 6"
    Ruger LCP .380
    North American Arms .22 LR
    I'd have to vote for a John Browning design.

    Either the 1911 or a High Power. If that doesn't float your boat take a look at the new FNP's. I like the 40's, but it also comes in 9mm or 45. Personally I'd get a 40 or a 357 Sig and drop in a 9mm Barrel. Do that and you can have some versatility.

    BTW: If you get a High Power I'd go with a 40 and drop in a 9mm Barrel for practice at the Range.

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    Get the one you have the most ammo for...

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    With that spending range, I would recommend a Kimber Pro Carry II. My buddy picked one up for around $750 and it is a great gun. The only change he made to it was putting Hogue grips on it. It is very comfortable to shoot, as well as, fun!

    1911s FTW!
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    If you are a collector, I can't help you, as I don't understand collecting, unless it is built around a theme, such as USA military pistols through history. If you are a CC'er, then I recommend spending the money on a good close-range gunfighting class. Rangemaster in Memphis is a good place.

    I have sold a gun specifically to help finance training. It IS worth it!

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    kimber ultra carry night II .45
    PC 629 Carry Comp .44 Mag
    sig gsr 1911
    Springfield Lightweight Champion Operator 45 acp
    Taurus 1911..
    there are a lot of options if i had 800 bucks to blow id be looking at these... or an AR

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    Time for a rifle maybe?
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    How about an S&W M&P9c or 40c with a Crimson Trace laser grip.
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    A Sig, I'd recommend either a P220, P229 or P239. Of course a P226 would be nice too.
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    What things are you looking for in a new gun? Size, caliber, capacity, CC, manual of arms?
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    You have a pretty well rounded collection. I agree that you may want to get a rifle. You should be able to pick up a no frills AR for $800. I bought mine used and just put a light on it. It is a DPMS and the only other item that I may add on is an Eothech. But to be honest I really don't need it, the iron sights are fine for what I need it for.
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