GUN help me find an affordable, good to learn on 1st handgun

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  1. biawokauns

    biawokauns New Member

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  2. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    IB some gay shit like Ruger
     
  3. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Define affordable.

    The cheapest i'd go when just learning would be a Ruger MkII for about $225-250. If you're on a tight budget, you'll get plenty of range time in to work on your technique and you can always sell it to move up to something with more power once you have some practice down.
     
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    Trouser Trout OT Supporter

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    What's wrong with Rugers?
     
  5. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    something in .22
     
  6. Mikel

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    Handgun? Maybe something like an XD 9mm.

    Light recoil, cheap, reliable, and simple. No decockers or cocked and locked safetys to fuck with.
     
  7. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    what is affordable? under 250 id say ruger, under 450 id say springfield xd
     
  8. SS109

    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    I think a Browning Buckmark .22 would be an excellent place to start.
    If you are looking for something with more power, I would suggest a used S&W .38/.357 or a new Taurus revolver. Revolvers are pretty fool proof and easy to clean.
     
  9. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Get a Ruger Single Six in .22 cal. They go for < $200 (depending on where you are) and you can just swap cylinders to fire .22 Winchester Magnum also.

    Somebody needs to tie down Platinum_Thunder and tattoo the Glock logo on his forehead, and brand his neck with the Ruger logo.
     
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    why not just start off with a good gun that you can grow with? Sig P226 9mm.
     
  11. biawokauns

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    ~2-300ish.

    i know noting abuot guns. would like to learn/not kill myself.
     

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