GUN New to guns and I need one.

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  1. Repentinus

    Repentinus New Member

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    Hey all, I just started working at a casino. Now CLEET certification wasn't necessary to start but they are going to send me through the class (bonus!) but I have to buy my own gun. (Not a bonus!) Now I was in the military and the only handgun I've ever seen was the M9. Never actually shot it though.

    I did a little research online though and from what I say I liked the Glock 21C. Is that a good handgun? For 540 bucks??

    Is there better guns out there? Are all guns that much?! If so I better save now so that when I get through phase 4 CLEET I'll be able to afford it!
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    What exactly is CLEET anyway? If you're going to conceal carry you probably won't want a 21C, they're a bit on the large side.
     
  3. krott5333

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    if you havent shot much, a 45 for first gun might give you a flinch..

    I'd recommend a 9mm.. practice makes perfect, and you can practice more, for less money, as 9mm ammo costs about half as much as 45.

    Find some friends that shoot, or take a class.. and go handle some guns..

    Glock, Springfield XD, 1911's, HK's, Rugers, lots of good guns out there.
     
  4. kellyclan

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    Glock 19 or 17 would be better choices. The C variants have comp cuts in the barrel. Good for reducing muzzle flip on a target gun, but bad for blowing shit into your face on a weapon. If you still have reserve ID, you can knock about $100 if you find your local gunshop that is a Glock LE dealer.
     
  5. Repentinus

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    CLEET is training for law enforcement. Comes in 4 phases that I know of. Basically what police and security needs in order to carry a weapon. And no, I'm not looking for CCW.

    Oh and I've shot military weapons before, M16, M249, M2 (.50 Cal), and the MK19. For those that aren't military that a semi-automatic rifle, a small calibur machine gun, a large calibur machine gun, and a fully automatic grenade launcher. (Hehe, that was a fun one.) So I've had experience with pretty much everything other than handguns and shotguns. Go figure.
     
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    I agree, 9mm is the way to go, good performing, cheap to practice with. I also wouldn't get a compensated model (denoted by the C). Glock 17 or 19 would be what I'd looking at in the glock line. I'd go to a range and rent some guns and see what you like. Theres alot of differences in the grip, feel, and trigger of guns.

    And yes on average expect to spend $400-800 on your average high quality handgun.
     
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    i'd just get a glock 19 or something
     
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    +1 on the not going for a C version, I didnt like it at all (I was used to regular glocks when I tried it).

    also, go for either a 9mm or a .40SW
     
  9. krott5333

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    Get a Glock 17 and dont look back
     
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    great price for a 2nd gen
     
  12. Artyboy

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    Glocks are all well and good. Try some other guns, though. Ruger makes quality handguns and they start at around $300 (less if you look hard enough). Glock and XD are in the same price range and they're both comparable in many regards. Try em both and see what fits your hand better. Sigs and H&Ks are more expensive but you might like them enough to feel like it's worth the extra money. Just go to an indoor range that rents handguns and try each one. Try them in differant calibers, too.
     
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    Thanks all for the advice. Definitely going to check out a indoor range now!
     
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    If you want something cheap just so you can pass your course, then buy a gun you really want in the future I'd look into a Taurus, my buddy picked up a PT-111 for like $230 at sportsmans warehouse in .40. I know they make them in 9mm as well. It's been reliable so far, I've been around him shooting 400 rounds through with no fail to feed or fail to eject's.

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    http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?model=111B&category=Pistol

    Then you could trade it in later and get something like an XD, glock or HK. In a security job, the benefit to glocks and XD is that the saftey's are built in so that you don't have to worry about flipping a lever in the heat of a moment.
     
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    Or a Hi-Point ;)
     

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