GUN I need an inexpensive beginner handgun

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  1. Yail Bloor

    Yail Bloor OT Supporter

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    I'm gonna go to the range and get training and whatnot

    May possibly go for a CCW as well
     
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    try a bunch and buy your favorite
     
  3. Yail Bloor

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    at the range you mean?
     
  4. Yeah. They'll usually let you rent handguns, that way you can get some time with lots of different guns and see what you like and shoot best with.
     
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    If possible... not all ranges rent guns but more and more are now.

    Ask some friends if you can try out their guns. Ask people at the range if you can put a few rounds through.. most won't mind. :dunno:
     
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    Glock 19
    S&W M&P 9
    Sig P229 9mm
    H&K USPc 9mm
    FNH FNP-9
    Steyr M9-A1

    If possible, try all those guns out, by try I mean, SHOOT THEM, dont just finger fuck them over the counter at a gun shop, that wont do you any good. See what gun shoots best for you and get that one.
     
  7. Yail Bloor

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    how much money are we talking ?
     
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    how much do you want to spend?
     
  9. To rent? Not a lot.
     
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    450-800

    If its a gun you are going to use to defend yourself, it shouldn't really matter.
     
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    As stated, rent all the guns you're interested if possible. Fire ~20rds to get a feel for them. Then pick one out.

    Call around if you have to.
     
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    www.aimsurplus.com

    Buy a used Sig P6 for $250. Use it, learn it. If you don't like it, you can probably sell it for $300
     
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    theyre 270 now :o
     
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    Buy a used one if you have to so you can have money left over for ammo. Just bring a friend along who knows what to look for. Most of those guns listed above are pretty hard to fuck up, so they should still run fine after thousands of rounds.
     
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    :mad: I knew I waited too long. I'm waiting for my unemployment check :o
     
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    Yes

    This is the best universal advice you'll get about handguns. Take suggestions from people you know or online, but don't buy without going to a range, renting some of those guns (and others), and actually trying them out.

    Taste in handguns is remarkably personal, and you NEED to get something that you're comfortable and proficient with, not just what someone else prefers.
     
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    Where?
     
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    BROKE Mr. Selfdestruct

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    get a hi - point 9mm
     
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    Just get a .22. That should be fine for all of the above. More people have been killed by .22's than all other calibers combined.
     
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    my funds are limited

    the more it costs, the longer i will have to wait to be able to defend myself :)
     
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    And the less you spend, the less likely you'll be able to successfully defend yourself when you have a FTF.
     
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    If you're on a budget, but want reliability get a wheelgun.Everyone on the internet may not think you're cool, but you'll have a starter defensive handgun that you caan afford and isn't prone to jamming.......A used 38/357 from a reputable maker should run about $200 - 300 average, and should go boom everytime.
     
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    That is definitely inexpensive :mamoru:
     

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