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Thinking of getting a handgun... advice?

I have a mossberg 500, and I have shot a 9mm glock and a .40 springfield snub nose.

I really like the .40 so I think I want something at least that beefy, but I don't want to spend a ton of money. prolly $500.00

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Re: Thinking of getting a handgun... advice?

XDM or glock. Both will run you about 550 600 right now. Both are number one in my book. 2nd would be the m&p, which you should be able to find at or under 500.
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Depends on what do you want a full size, sub compact or compact? Right now prices are insane good luck as for now glock SHOULD still be the lowest price with out paying for a piece of shit


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Re: Thinking of getting a handgun... advice?

I really like the ergonomics of the M&P lineup. I had a G27 for a while, but decided I didn't really care for the snap of the .40 out of a subcompact, I actually preferred the .357SIG drop in barrel but that round is too damn expensive. Since then, I've picked up a Kahr CW45 that I really like. If your looking for a compact pistol for a good price, I'd definitely check out the Kahr lineup.
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My suggestion is to go shoot them before you buy them. Youll get 1000 different answers because of Personal preference. Best thing to do is shoot a few different brands and sizes and go with what ever fits you best.

I went with Glock because of price, the way it fit my hand, and the reliability.
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Purely by personal preferance, I have always found the 1911 to be very reliable with good ergos. If you do not go with colt you may find one for as little as 600$-700$ but that is a bit more than what you are looking for.
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My suggestion is to go shoot them before you buy them. Youll get 1000 different answers because of Personal preference. Best thing to do is shoot a few different brands and sizes and go with what ever fits you best.
+10000

My girlfriend and I both had guns picked out. We found a range that rented guns. After testing a few other brands neither of us bought the gun we originally picked out.
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I have a mossberg 500, and I have shot a 9mm glock and a .40 springfield snub nose.

I really like the .40 so I think I want something at least that beefy, but I don't want to spend a ton of money. prolly $500.00

ideas?

www.gunbroker.com

I've bought handguns, rifles & shotguns from several different sellers, never had a problem. You'll find the best $ there too.
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leaning towards one of these. planning a trip to the store soon to see how they all feel in hand.

http://www.basspro.com/Smith-&-Wesso...duct/10218481/
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I had a mp40 sold it. Was ok I didn't like the grip setup


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Picked up an Springfield XD40 full size today from a close buddy for $350

aww yeah.
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Picked up an Springfield XD40 full size today from a close buddy for $350

aww yeah.
Solid choice . My soon to be carry gun will be the compact xd40
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Yeah, I liked the m&p best but this price was really good and I really like this gun as well. Can't wait to go shoot it.
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Looks good. Agree, a solid choice and should serve you well.

Now go get lots-o-ammo while you still can.
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Picked up an Springfield XD40 full size today from a close buddy for $350

aww yeah.

Nice.
I've been a polymer fan-boy since the Glock. (I have "several" Glocks)
I have the XD40 subbie, but the only negative I see with the SA's is the grip safety.
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Re: Thinking of getting a handgun... advice?

I've shot an identical gun, maybe 50 rounds worth, and i didnt even notice the grip safety.

If probably be more biased against it if I was already used to a gun without it, but most of my experience is with shotguns and rifles.
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I've shot an identical gun, maybe 50 rounds worth, and i didnt even notice the grip safety.

If probably be more biased against it if I was already used to a gun without it, but most of my experience is with shotguns and rifles.

It's no problem at the range.
My concern would be in struggling with a bad guy or where my strong hand was incapacitated & having to go weak hand during a firefight.
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Didn't think of that. Nothing a little gorilla tape can't fix..
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