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Abbott

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1424 days ago

I am heading to the gun show tomorrow and I need a new hand gun for plinking. I have a budget of $500.00.

I would prefer a gun designed around the old venerable Colt 1911 frame. 45acp is ok but I would prefer 9mm for convenience as that would put my wife and I shooting the same ammo when we go out.

I also like .357 revolvers and if I see one I like in my price range I could easily fall for it.

What’s everyone else like in the $400.00 to $500.00 price range? New or a good used gun doesn’t matter to me which.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣


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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1424 days ago

when I was in the danish airforce I shot with the 9mm neuhouser it was a decen gun to shoot with
except that you shuold be aware of the rekyll of the top it can realy bruce the hand between thum
and trickerfinger
the other I have tryed is the Glock also a 9mm its a very stabil gun but there is no saftylock on it
witch is nice if you have a job like a policeman where it can bee nessery to fire as fast as possiple
after it has left the restingplace (belt) , but I think is a no no in private hands
but its up to you after all its a fine little weapon

good luck on the hunt
Dennis

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lew

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#2 posted 1424 days ago

My 9mm Sig Saur P226

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1424 days ago

Just don’t get the gun control lover’s special…

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Abbott

2570 posts in 1905 days


#4 posted 1424 days ago

I thought that was a Polish revolver.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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araldite

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#5 posted 1424 days ago

If you have a budget, I’d say Glock is a good choice. Doesn’t sound like you have a budget for ammo. For plinking I use a 22 handgun, but if you want a bigger bang, I’d then go 9mm. I have a Glock 19 that my wife likes also. I think it was a little under $500.

-- Failure is the road to success if you learn to learn from your mistakes - Vince, Greenville, SC

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Abbott

2570 posts in 1905 days


#6 posted 1423 days ago

Yeah, I already own a couple of .22 caliber handguns. I’m looking for another mid range caliber hand gun just for fun. I’m going to look around for some type of 9mm clone on a model 1911 frame. If I can’t find one I like I am thinking Sig 226 Lew likes them and they seem pretty robust to me. Or Glock or Ruger P95…something along those lines. I also like that Springfield auto if I can find a good used one. It should be fun even if I come home with a .22 caliber pump action rifle Ha! I’ve been wanting one of those to :)

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Steven H

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#7 posted 1423 days ago

Worlds smallest handgun at just 2.16 inches, and it shoots bullets which are just 0.35.

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John Steffen

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#8 posted 1423 days ago

Wish there was a “Grizzly” version of the Kimber 1911 models.

Please let us know what you end up getting, and how happy you are with it.

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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derosa

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#9 posted 1423 days ago

I wish I had the spare cash for an M1 carbine, always liked the way they looked and fired, good for squirrels and rabbits.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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Knothead62

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#10 posted 1423 days ago

Colt or Kimber. Colt has fine self-stuffers. Lot better quality than the old military versions.

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 1423 days ago

Abbot, good luck at the show and I hope you get a nice one. They keep on trying to close the gun shows up. About ever 3 months there’s one near here and every time that I’ve been it’s been crowded. They usually have it within 30 miles of us.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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rsladdwoodworks

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#12 posted 1423 days ago

go all out 44 mag so you know when you hit somting it dead

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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RandyMarine

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#13 posted 1423 days ago

I m all about target shooting. So I wouldn’t want anything too big…A 1911A1 is a hand cannon for CQB or Home Defense IMHO. But 9mm’s are too fast for anything I would want. I love my S & W .40 4013. It is a compact .40 w/ 8 and 1. Good solid round for target practice and awesome stopping power if I had to employ it for other needs. it is the happy medium for me between the 2 popular calibers. and to be clear, after I bought this pistol…I sold everything else I had, because it does everything in a small 450 dollar package.

And my house doesn’t look like an ammo mag with 6 differant calibers of rounds.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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Abbott

2570 posts in 1905 days


#14 posted 1423 days ago

Thanks for all the input guys, I will post up what I come home with.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Abbott

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#15 posted 1423 days ago

Helluvawreck you aren’t kidding about the government making gun ownership a problem. The last firearm I purchased was a .223 caliber single-shot rifle that took me 13 months to be approved for! The main reason for my purchase today is to keep my name in the computer as per the State Police’s advice. The lady at the computer center told me “to purchase a gun at least every 4 years to keep my name in the computer as legal to own a firearm. That way I won’t have to suffer through another 13 month application wait”.

I usually purchase from private parties as to not hassle with the background check but I want to keep my name active in the computer so I plan a purchase at today’s gun show. If I cannot find a hand gun I like within my budget I will pick up another used 12 -gauge for hunting and/or a .22 caliber pump action rifle as I have been wanting both.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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