GUN Help me choose a 9mm !

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  1. Boots

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    http://www.finearms.ca/handguns.htm

    Suggest me a gun from that site that you think would be good for me. I'm a first time handgun purchaser. Here is a bit of info on me and what I'm looking for.

    I have shot about 6 different 9mm handguns at various ranges on 3 or 4 different occasions. I would say I feel very comfortable with a handgun. I shot very well every visit to the range.

    Of all the 9mm I shot, I liked the feel of the Sig P226 the best. However I have a feeling it's a bit too pricey for me right now.

    This gun MUST be reliable and durable. I don't want to be spending a lot on repairs/maintenence aside from the normal cleaning that goes with any gun.

    This gun will probably be my only gun for the next year at least as I'm in the process of buying a house and my money is spoken for so to say ;)

    I don't want to break the bank on this gun seeing as how it's my first!


    I think thats it. Thanks in advance for your suggestions :bowdown:
     
  2. just splurge and get the sig.. why spend money now, and not be 110% happy with your purchase, knowing you wanted a sig the entire time. Sigs are great guns, save up a little more and snatch it up!
     
  3. Boots

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    I hear ya. I emailed them for a price on the sig... I have a feeling it's going to come back in the $1600 (canadian) range. Seeing as how thats 1.5x my mortgage payment I may have to lower my sights so to speak.
     
  4. san408

    san408 New Member

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    Aren't there places that sell factory refurb sigs? Someone help me (well Boots, actually) out here. I'm pretty sure I've seen them somewhere.
     
  5. Ryno

    Ryno Gun in hand

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    Check out the Springfield Armory XD. The sig is an awesome gun... but like you said.. it's a little pricey. I have a XD9 Service model and absolutely love it.
     
  6. Boots

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    Keep in mind I'm in Canada.. I should have mentioned that in my first post :big grin:
     
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    Bummer. :big grin:
     
  8. Boots

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    If they have factory refurbs in the US we have them here too. Factory refurb as good as new?
     
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    kimitt Sick of throwin' pixie dust...

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    SIG replaces all the worn parts and covers the gun with warranty. You're getting a functionally new SIG for the price of a Glock, as long as you don't mind risking a little cosmetic wear. All the CPO SIGs I've seen though are in great shape.
     
  10. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I second the XD, great gun, easy to operate and take apart and clean and a decent price tag
     
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  12. Boots

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    well I think i'll go that route then :big grin:
     
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    You definitely won't be disappointed with a factory refurbed 226 or 228.
     
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    check out the picture thread for some pics of my CPO 228
     
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    There you go. I knew I had seen them.
     
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    G19, Great Choice :bigthumb:
     
  18. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    Norinco out of China makes a great copy of the Sig P226 now that their patent has expired. Norinco used to make an excellent copy of the Colt 1911 and is still quite desired here in the states by shooters looking to build a race gun on the cheap for competition. they're no longer allowed here in the US due to trade sanctions, but they can be had in Canada.

    you can get a Norinco P226, an exact copy of the Sig Sauer P226, for under $400.

    http://www.marstar.ca/Norinco/NP-22.htm

    it's so cheap, you can get one now and enjoy it while you save up for a real Sig. as said before, your best bet is to wait for what you want... cuz if you buy something that you dont want, not only will you not like it, but you will lose money in the end. going this route, you lose as little as possible but essentially get the gun you want for now. if the Sig is what feels good in your hands, get that or the Norinco, or you will not be satisfied.
     
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    somehow, i dont think most CPO outlets in the states will ship to Canada. and on top of that, based on the price of a Sig in canada being nearly $1600CAD, i'm sure the CPO prices would be bumped up also, probably in the $1200 range to show a value, but still stay within their pricing structure.
     
  20. Boots

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    I have checked out those guns but I don't know anything about Norinco guns... got any suggestions on where I can find out more.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    my suggestion is a steyr m9... 250 nib from cdnn. great gun for teh money very smooth. don't be aprhensive due to teh price, its because a new model came out and they are being liquidated. retail is 670.
     
  22. Ant

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    +1

    I have the xd9 subcompact

     
  23. Echoratz

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    sig 226 is a great gun, i have one and i think its the most accurate of the handguns i own. check to see if any gun stores have used for sale
     
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    I got a Glock 17 and love it. If your spending your hard earned money, it would be stupid to not get what you want.
     
  25. Boots

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    thanks for all the input guys. I appreciate it.

    I'm really interested in finding out more about Norinco firearms. What are the best gun forums to checkout?
     

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