GUN My brother asked me what gun he should buy for his first handgun

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  1. hsmith

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    which he might possibly carry. He really wants to get a HK45

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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    no S&W500 no care
     
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    What's the problem?
     
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    Tell him to get a 1911. :rofl:
     
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    does it really matter, as long has he has someone to teach him to shoot it doesn't matter what he gets. tell him to get something fun? its not like you need a PHD to shoot certain hand guns. just convince him not to try and carry anything for at least a year :rofl:
     
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    I told him save money and get an XD, Glock, or M&P and use the rest for training. Or spend the same and get a 1911
     
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    It might be the only thing bigger and heavier than a HK.
     
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    Should be easy to conceal. :cool:
     
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    obligatory "glock" post.
     
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    comes in a 3" compact version too :noes:
     
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    I usually recommend a few different brands/models but then tell them to get whichever one they're most comfortable with (as long as it's a reputable brand).

    So what's the problem with him getting an HK45? It's bigger than most carry guns but plenty of people carry it without any problems and it's very reliable.
     
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    Bigger/Heavier=harder to conceal = less likely to actually carry it = wtf is the purpose of having it if you're not going to carry it.

    I thought about getting a subcompact glock for CC, but I don't think I'd ever actually want to carry it, whereas a small, light revolver will be easier to conceal and less of a PITA to carry.
     
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    my brother wanted the HK, more than likely, because he pays rainbow six and all that other shit.

    he ordered it, now he wants to know where he can get cheap magazines :mamoru:
     
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    IHAVECRABS Diversity is our strength. LOLOL

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    i hope he got the usp tactical model with the threaded barrel!!!!11
     
  16. He needs a light, and some sort of laser for it.
     
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    Have him try out several different guns. He wont know whats hes comfortable with until he fires different ones. He may find that he prefers 9mm over .45, it just depends. Take him to a range one weekend.
     
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    no G19 no care
     
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    Or maybe because they make good guns...
     
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    Or maybe because he's destined to be a true operator.
     
  21. Think this through... someone with seemingly little firearm experience, who plays a lot of rainbow six style games wants a HK for his first gun. Do you really believe that someone with such experience would be able to make an informed decision based on the merits of each gun manufacturer, or is it simply more likely, as stated by his own brother, that he wants the gun from the video game?

    I think we here all know where the majority of HK obession comes from.
     
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    Well at least they have their marketing down. Just tired of all the HK hate on this forum.
    I bought a SIG as my first gun. What does that make me?

     
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  23. Less of an operator I guess.


    As to the Vickers thing... note that he talks about "bomb proof hard use" I hardly think that's the same type of use this gun is likely to see. The fact is that as a carry weapon, it's huge and heavy. Anyways, you didn't directly answer my question about why you think he really wanted the HK.
     
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    I got an H&K as my second pistol.

    I don't know. Normally people get a "fun" gun as their first and a smaller one for carry. Looks like he already ordered it.
     
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  25. In the very first post, it was stated that carry use was a possibility for this gun.

    As to your edit about the HK hate, it's not so much that people hate HK, it's just a reaction to the perception that so many mall ninjas are so obsessed with HK.
     

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