GUN What pistol would you choose for fun shooting?

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  1. FreakinSyco

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    Not a CCW. Something for a first timer. $600 limit.
     
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    Why the 9mm over saaay the .40?
     
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    CZ-75B.

    Cheap ammo, 15-16 round capacity, low recoil, best grip angle (same as 1911), inexpensive, easy to find parts, extremely accurate, and awesome trigger. Its action has been cloned many times, so parts are easy to find.

    Regarded by the late Col. Jeff Cooper to be the best 9mm pistol.

    It's also highly under rated and flies under the radar of most... most people wanna get the cool pistols they see in movies/games.

    ETA: They are $500 new, but you can get em for $250-350 if you search. Due to the lack of popularity, they don't hold their values well in the used market.

    Second suggestion would be the Glock 17/Glock 19. Not as fun to shoot though.
     
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    It's just for fun, isn't it?
     
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    Cheaper ammo :dunno: If your goal is "fun" shooting, meaning targets etc - then why go with a gun that has higher priced ammo when the effect on your targets is going to be near identical to .40?
     
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    CZ 75B SA
     
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    That was my thought... but buying a 9mm is going to generate a lot of hate among my friends. :rofl: Stupid peer pressure.
     
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    I agree with the CZ75B, I would also add that for your budget, you could buy a Walther P22 or a Ruger Mark III and have a fun .22 plinker as well as the CZ.
     
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    Something in .22
     
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    Buy a .454 wheelgun then :rofl:
     
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    Eh, I've got a .22lr rifle wanting something more serious to get started with and might get a CCW later down the road.
     
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    edit: nvm, just read your last post
     
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    Then that changes things. You said not for CCW, so I would have suggested a .22 of some sort. What's more fun than shooting all you want for a couple dollars?

    Now that it might be for CCW, the obvious answer is a Glock 19, or a 23 if you're concerned about "peer pressure"
     
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    Not for CCW. I've shot sub-compacts and I don't feel comfortable with them. I'd like to get a decent gun to shoot on weekends until I feel I'm competent. Then at that point way way down the line I'll look into CCW. I guess I should have said starter pistol, not "first timer".
     
  18. I'd vote for .22 also. If you don't want to go that route, and you're still concerned about ammo cost, then a 9mm of your choosing. I like Glock, so if I wanted a 9mm to shoot for fun and not CCW, I'd get a 34. If you aren't so concerned about ammo prices, you can get a decent 1911 in your price range. They're really nice to shoot.
     
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    Glock 34 w/ G18 mags, or CZ75sa
     
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    Your friends are fucking morons then.
     
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    If you get a .22, it needs to be a Ruger Mk3.
     
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    The MK2s have way fewer stupid safety features. MG has a MK3 and it's a hassle to shoot. Not to say I don't enjoy it, but the older ones with less ridiculousness were better.
     
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    Not morons but very biased...
     
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    Yeah, and the Mk2 has a heel butt magazine release which washes the LCI (easily bypassed) and mag safety (easily bypassed).
     

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