GUN Whats a good gun for a beginner?

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  1. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    I've only fired a 9mm and some other misc weapons that I don't even remember what they were, some were rifles. Oh, a six shooter, a .38, was one of them that my dad has.

    I've been wanting to get one for a while and I think I'm going to take a NRA Basic Pistol class so I can get my license so we'll see. But just wanted to get some feedback on what type of hand gun is good for a beginner. My cousin has a Ruger which is nice so I was thinkin bout something like that or a 9mm which I fired only once but was ok.

    any feedback would be appreciated :)
     
  2. Trouser Trout

    Trouser Trout OT Supporter

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    .22s are a pretty decent first gun, cheap to buy, cheap to shoot, easy to maintain. Can't really go wrong with a Ruger or an older High Standard, if you can find one.
     
  3. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    how much you wanna spend?
     
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    Buy a Glock
     
  5. insanity911

    insanity911 AHAHAHAHAH

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    yeah.. get a 22.. you'll learn to shoot properly with that.. then you can progress onto bigger things
     
  6. itchiban

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    I would suggest a walther p22. I love plinking with those things. .22 is really cheap so if you want a new hobby thats a good first step. But if you also want to carry and use for defense, i'd suggest a 9mm. As PT said it really depends on what your bankroll is to determine a particular gun. I really dont think you can go wrong with a Glock or Sig.

    but get a XD9
     
  7. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    I suppose around $300-400
     
  8. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    Whats the XD9?
     
  9. itchiban

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    Glad you asked.


    You might be able to pick up a service model for under 400. but typicaly they sell for 450-500, but 400 isnt uncommon.

    If not, then shop around and look for a reputable shop/range and buy a used gun. Even the local paper. You might want to take someone that knows a bit more about firearms along though.

    Hope that helps. :cool:
     
  10. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    I would stay with a 9mm for a beginnger, then work your way up if you feel you need more. Good used guns can be had for $300 - $400 if you look hard enough, but if you want new I can suggest the Ruger P95.
     
  11. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Walther can never lose
     
  12. insanity911

    insanity911 AHAHAHAHAH

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    the P22 have a lot of problems, altho it's probably like the best looking .22...
     
  13. itchiban

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    Really? I've never and anykind of malfunction when shooting them. I've only put about 1000 rounds through one, because i dont own one. But They always appeared to be decent little guns to me.
     
  14. DRM600

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    i have a ruger mkII and it's a nice .22 pistol.

    does anybody know anything about the beretta u22s?
     
  15. insanity911

    insanity911 AHAHAHAHAH

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    yeah.. aparantly a bunch of people had some cycling problems and some parts breaking due to the slide connecting to some plastic parts or something.. they aparantly fixed it recently but some people were will having some problems

    a few of em posted here a few months ago too
     
  16. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    P22s jam a lot :hs:
     
  17. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    i wouldn't pay more than $425 new for a Springfield XD. :hs: All about how much they're trying to make off you.

    i haven't seen any bad choices yet, but i have heard the WALTHER P22's have spotty reliability. The little bit i've shot one i had no trouble.
     

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