Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Yail Bloor, Aug 12, 2008.
I'm gonna go to the range and get training and whatnot
May possibly go for a CCW as well
try a bunch and buy your favorite
at the range you mean?
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.
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.
S&W M&P 9
Sig P229 9mm
H&K USPc 9mm
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.
how much money are we talking ?
how much do you want to spend?
To rent? Not a lot.
If its a gun you are going to use to defend yourself, it shouldn't really matter.
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.
Buy a used Sig P6 for $250. Use it, learn it. If you don't like it, you can probably sell it for $300
theyre 270 now
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.
I knew I waited too long. I'm waiting for my unemployment check
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.
get a hi - point 9mm
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.
my funds are limited
the more it costs, the longer i will have to wait to be able to defend myself
And the less you spend, the less likely you'll be able to successfully defend yourself when you have a FTF.
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.
That is definitely inexpensive