GUN 1st Handgun

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  1. raxton

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    I think i have made my decision about which first handgun I would like. The Beretta 9000, have any of you guys shot this gun if so what are your opinions. And what have you seen these go for?
     
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    Never shot one, but seen em going for $339 + $17 shipping
     
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    wow, thats cheap. where at?
     
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    A friend of mine had one for about 6 months last year, and he sold it as he never could get it to run right.

    Why not find something with a little bit larger frame for your first pistol?
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    how much you looking to spend
     
  6. raxton

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    no more that 500, i really like the fn five seven and the baby eagle.
     
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    KiddX Tigth as Piston In Ferrari Engine!

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    try a Sig Pro
     
  8. ShackleMeNot

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    Why do you really like them?
     
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    How about a Ruger GP-100 in .357?
     
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    A 9mm Glock is your best bet for under $500.
     
  11. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Ruger 9mm is a great easy reliable first gun to learn on too and only run just over $300
     
  13. raxton

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    thanks for all the advice i will try to find a local range that carries some of these pistols
     
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    You didn't answer my question.
    Why do you like the FN 5-7 and the Baby Eagle?
     
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    What kind of problems was he having specifically? Stovepipes? bullet hitting feedramp and not chambering properly? I'm thinking about getting the 9000S as a gift and I'd like to fix the problems before giving it. I'm sure its just mag related problems but this gun has to run 100% with HPs because its gonna become a carry gun.
    Thanks
     
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    the look and feel, havent fired them
     
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    What is the purpose for the intended gun? Home defense, concealed carry, range shooting? The purpose for the gun should narrow your options. The FN 5-7 might look cool but the the cost of ammo will kill you. If you just want to develop good shooting habits then I would recommend a .22 like a Buck Mark but nothing larger than a fullsize 9mm which won't have too much recoil. 9mm is also pretty cheap ($11/100rds at WallyWorld) so you can practice a lot. A lot of people don't recommend Glocks for new pistol shooters due to lack of external safety, but if you want a Glock type gun the Springfield XD series is much better in my opinion. You also don't need to spend anywhere near $500. I carry a $250 Arcus 98 which is accurate and has been reliable through >2000 rounds. The Ruger P series is a pretty good deal for a reliable gun but it's very bulky and IMO ugly as hell.
     
  18. Fook Yoo

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    for a 1st gun you can get a new sigpro or xd for around 400 but like USMC say it doesnt shoot like a sig it has the name thats it.baby eagles are just ok ,forget about the fn 5-7 the cost of it and ammo itself is going to kill you for a first gun unless cost isnt an object.If cost is your thing just shop around for used or police trade ins sometimes you can get really good deals on really nice guns.you like berettas right? why not get a fs i think they're pretty sexy guns here's an example of mine i dont shoot it as much as my glocks or my usp but i've always wanted one for some reason.
    btw i got a good deal on this i think i paid 350$ for it out the door about a year 1/2 ago without the after market barrel.

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  19. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    You do realise that there is more than one gun in the P-Series and they come in different shapes and sizes.. from a large frame metal even down to a polymer compact
     
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