GUN Soon to be first time handgun owner

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  1. Lucas936

    Lucas936 New Member

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    I turn 18 next month and plan on buying a handgun. I am currently looking at the Sig Arms P226 and P228 and a Smith&Wesson (model of which I dont not remember) for my first purchase. I have heard good thing about Sig firearms and wanted to get a better opinion about them, and would like to hear their strengths and weakness'. I know I am young but my father has taught me alot about firearms safety and how to handle them. I hope I do not come off as a counter-strike fan boy who thinks he knows everything about weapons just by playing the game. I feel I know a decent amount about firearms for a beginner but please feel free to correct me if I state something that is false. I live in Indiana and to my knowledge there are no limitations on handgun purchasing other than being of legal age and needing a permit to conceal carry (I am undecided on weither I should sign up a such a young age) The things I am looking for in a handgun are along these lines:

    -High capacity (12-15 rounds+1 chambered) If I recall didnt the assault weapons ban sunset last September? Doesnt that cover high-capacity mags also?
    -Durable
    -Easy of maintenance
    -Lightweight (This is really not a large concern to me but it would be a plus)
    -Easy to find ammunition (In this case 9mm, but people have told me .40 and .45 is the way to go, if there are good handguns in those calibers)

    I would also like to know what brand of ammunition is best and the cleanist for the weapon. If I am completely talking out my ass here please do not hesitate to suggest a good model/caliber handgun to start with.

    :bowdown: :bowdown:
    Luke
     
  2. 99_civic_ex

    99_civic_ex Active Member

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    the 9mm sig (forgot which specific model) was the first pistol i ever shot. i thought about buying one until i came across this: http://www.thegunzone.com/sigp229-fracture.html
    i'm sure the problem has been addressed and fixed but i didn't want to risk anything.
     
  3. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Glocks have zero problems
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    get a g26 with the bigger clip/pinky grip in a 9mm :o

    it's fuckin sexy

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    Samdog mmmmmm, turbo.....

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    Ryno Gun in hand

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    XD-9. Cheaper than Glocks and Sig's, but the quality is the same. Fits what you're looking for exactly.
     
  7. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I think by federal law you have to be 21 to purchase a handgun...?

    But maybe you meant get your dad to buy it or something. I dunno, carry on.
     
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    21 from a gun dealer
    18 from a private seller
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    Ruger 22/45 Mk3 or Ruger Mk3. /thread
     
  11. 99_civic_ex

    99_civic_ex Active Member

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    i'm not saying that glock is perfect. but then again, i don't think i've come across anything about glock's slides cracking.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I bought a Mk3 22/45 as my third handgun:big grin:
     
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    Vermincelli Banned

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    Just go to a range and rent the guns. Try them out first then buy the one that fits your hand and you feel comfortable shooting. THAT is the best gun for you
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Hi, I am sarcasm...nice to meet you. Idiot
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    You're right, they explode :rofl:
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    that slide fracture on the sig is truly a one in a million case.

    i work for a dealer who deals directly with the VP of SigArms north america... he reports none of these cases in america.

    i would sincerely recommend a CPO Sig. i own a P228 and i couldnt be happier.
     
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    I wasnt aware of this, thanks. But I'm a little comfused...If I have to be 21 to purchase from a dealer (A store, I assume..), why am I permitted to sign up for a Concealed Carry license at 18? Or do these things have nothing in common?

    http://www.packing.org/state/index.jsp/indiana
     
  19. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    I have a SIG P228, and a Glock 19,26,30. They are all fantastic and I wouldn't hesistate to reccomend any of them to anyone.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    ehem...care to guess what I'm gonna suggest. ;)

    Steel framed gun: CZ75B in 9mm or .40S&W (I'd go 9mm)
    You can also get smaller versions of the 75B such as the CZ75 P-01 and the CZ75 PCR. These also use an aluminum alloy frame to save some weight. The standard 75B holds 15+1.

    Polymer framed gun: FNP-9 in 9mm. Light and VERY ergonomic. Removable backstrap to further tailor fit and hold 16+1. Great gun from a great manufacturer. I love mine (well, its my GF's, but I shoot it the most)
     
  23. Bigsnake

    Bigsnake OT Supporter

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    It depends upon your state laws. Every state is different on their handgun and permit laws. You'll have to check them out yourself to make sure packing.org's information is correct.
     
  24. 99_civic_ex

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    the CZ40 does well in the sand test that this guy did:
    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=4&t=15432
     
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    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    I thought about an FNP till the price went up so much
     

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