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This is a discussion on Need input on an IDPA gun for a teenager within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have two Ruger handguns a p89 in 9mm and a p97 in 45acp. they are excellent guns. They are too big to carry concealed, ...

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    I have two Ruger handguns a p89 in 9mm and a p97 in 45acp. they are excellent guns. They are too big to carry concealed, that is why you don't see many at idpa. but they are super reliable and the .45 lives in my night stand, because I know it will go bang if I need it. I feel they are the most reliable and functional gun in your price point.
    congrats on getting your family interested, that is a great accomplishment. at 13 he wants to do things with dad....very nice
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    Thanks everyone for your input!

    But one last question...We practice at home with full size/weight AirSoft versions of the Beretta 92/Taurus PT92, so he is already used to the grip size/angle on the 92/PT92.

    Any thoughts on a Taurus PT92AF 9mm? I found a used one in excellent condition that I can get for under $250. I know the Beretta 92 would be fine for IDPA, but I've read mixed reviews, mostly good, on the Taurus version of the 92. Does anyone have experience with one?
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    Only me Brian but tho I find the Taurus revo's pretty good, somehow wonder if the semi's would be as robust as some others. Probably still worth considering and I know a good few folks do like their Taurus's.

    I'll bring the Ruger tomorrow anyways for Mike to try - may not be there right at start tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Only me Brian but tho I find the Taurus revo's pretty good, somehow wonder if the semi's would be as robust as some others. Probably still worth considering and I know a good few folks do like their Taurus's.

    I'll bring the Ruger tomorrow anyways for Mike to try - may not be there right at start tho.
    Great! Our relatives didn't come in from out of town after all, so Mike will be there with me tomorrow. See ya' there.

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    I think that a Ruger p-95 would be an excellent choice for a beginner pistol. They are not that hard to conceal, are in-expensive, are very rugged, can be had in DAO, and after market mags are not very expensive. My son and wife have put A LOT of rounds through mine and it is still chuggin' along.
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