GUN Finally 21, time to buy a handgun need some advise

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by JaxFlJon, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. JaxFlJon

    JaxFlJon Guest

    So I just turned 21, and since I live in the great state of FL owning a handgun is super easy and I want one.

    I need a handgun that fulfills a couple requirements:

    1. Cheap ammo
    2. Easy to maintain. I remember reading about somebody throwing their glock in the dirt and leaving it for a month and it was still able to shoot or something crazy like that.
    3. Concealable


    So I was figuring that a Glock 19 9mm would be best, I plan on carrying this gun with me (when I get a concealed weapons permit).

    Any other advise would be nice

    -Jon
     
  2. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Try out guns and buy what you like

    9mm is cheap ammo.. (smaller calibers will be cheaper)

    a .22lr is cheap for range, but prolly not ideal for carry
     
  3. lobstradomus

    lobstradomus New Member

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    19 is a good choice or maybe a 26, definitely also look at XD's and Sigs.
     
  4. If you're primarily concerned with cheap ammo, then 9mm is a good bet. If you're willing to spend a little more on ammo then you have .40s&w, .45acp, and, my favorite, 10mm auto. You can usually find reload ammo for practice at reasonable prices for any common caliber. The ammo that you use for ccw might be expensive, but other than using it to make sure your gun feeds it well and practicing with it every now and then you really don't have to buy much of it. I can buy 50 rounds of reloaded 10mm practice ammo for $9. That's not too terrible.
     
  5. Also, what's your intent for this gun? Is it only for CCW in urban areas? Do you hike where you could encounter dangerous animals? If so, you might want to factor that in when deciding on a caliber.
     
  6. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    get your hands on some pistols to try... no point in buying a gun because someone told you to, only to find it doesnt point right or its too big or small for your hands
     
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    I love 10mm but to suggest it to a noob is sure not something I'd do. Its too expensive and availability is a pain. I would take a link to that $9 per 50 reloaded ammo though.

    9mm is a great choice, its not rough to shoot and its cheaper than the other options so you'll be more likely to practice. The 19 is a good gun but try several others too. What fits my hand might not fit yours. I have a sig 226 and its a quality gun without a doubt but I just don't like shooting it and don't shoot it nearly as well as my walther p99.
     
  8. Well, $90 per 500 breaks down to $9 per 50.
    Here's the link to it. http://surplusammo.com/product_info...d=114&osCsid=1ad7898248f7ef683b4ce8c024ad527e I've shot a few hundred rounds of it through my G29, I have had no problems with it,
     
  9. JaxFlJon

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    I don't believe that I will be encountering any large animals, mainly for CCW purposes only. I do plan on interning with the FWC so maybe down the road I'll have to gun down some alligators or somthing.
     
  10. Paul Revere

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    best advice you'll get is to go to your local range and rent a bunch of guns. buy the one that fits you best.
     
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    +1
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    where do you buy reloaded ammo, anywhere online you recommend?
     
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    :dunno:what can I say? Finally arrived and all:cool:
     
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    now you need a sub and a pic of your garand in the av. i'd recomend it proped up against something with a clip on the strap :cool:
     
  17. krott5333

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    Glock 19.

    but since you live in Florida, maybe a G26 would be better.
     
  18. It's mostly Federal. Every once in a while I find something else in there, but i'd say 98% federal.
     
  19. The link I posted above, the HSM stuff is all reloaded.
     
  20. JaxFlJon

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    anyone ever use a Sigma9VE ?[FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica][/FONT]
     
  21. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Where do you plan on shopping?
     
  22. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Shooters will generally have better prices, Gun Gallery has really good customer service plus you get around a month of free range time with your purchase. Bullseye is usually the most expensive one of the bunch.
     
  23. krott5333

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    stay away!

    the triggers are shit.

    other than that, theyre not bad.
     
  24. JaxFlJon

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    Thanks for the tip for the local shops. I'll have to checkout Gun Gallery b/c the allure of free range time is nice
     
  25. cura

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    sig 229 or 239 or a H&K USPc or ps2000sk would be a good choice. 9mm or 40 s&W
     

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