GUN Whats a good starter pistol?

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  1. Thayne

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    I was wondering if any of you could point me in the direction of a good starter pistol, preferably a 9mm or .40 in the price range of $350-450.
     
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    Topglock.com few at the high end of your price range. If your willing to buy used that opens up more possibilities, I think XD's go for in your price range too, I dont care for them but alot of guys here like them.
     
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    Are there problems with used guns? As of right now I am thinking about a 9mm P99.
     
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    I'd go for 9mm. Cheaper ammo so you can shoot more and less recoil to learn on. 9mm still has plenty of stopping power with good self-defense ammo if there is any plan to use it in self-defense. If it's only a range gun, then there is no reason to get a .40 since 9mm is good bit cheaper.

    Topglock.com is good for glocks and seems to give pretty good prices. They have a bunch of other online stores of theirs listed at the bottom of the page including ones for Sig and XDs.

    XDs are also good pistols but still towards the upper limit of your price range. I'd pick one of those if you ever plan to get into 1911s or other non-glock pistols since they have the same grip angle.

    Go to a gun store and look around at different handguns in your price range. You can then get to feel how they sit in your hand, the trigger pull, and how the controls operate. Find one or two you like and then call some local indoor ranges to see if they rent the handguns you like to try out.

    Guns are expensive so do some research, find what you like, try what you like, and then decide.
     
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    Definitely shoot an XD. The 9mm service model is in your price range. I love my XD and would recommend them to anyone. But each person's hands are different so definitely shoot it before you buy it.
     
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    Glock 19.
     
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    edit* didnt see u wanted a 9mm
     
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    I've got quite a few used rifles (c&r stuff and newer) and have had a few used handguns I never had any problems, 3 handguns right now the only one I bought new was my Walther P99 in .40, I love my P99 being able to change out the backstraps for better fit is also nice.
     
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    Thats for all the useful info. I will be checking out some gun stores this week and doing more research. :)
     
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    hows your sks treating ya??? you like that new stock????
     
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    if its your first gun period get something cheap to shoot... even if its a 22... unless you live in the ghetto and really need some protection... then get a 9mm, either an XD, glock 17, walther p99, or maybe a HK USP if you have the money... dont cheap out unless you want a gun your going to have to replace when you want something better
     
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    I am really leaning towards a 9mm and I agree with you on quality control, I have it narrowed down to two guns. Walther P99 or a Glock 19.
     
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    Get the Glock, cheaper than a P99, more (and cheaper) accessories available as well.
     
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    I will have to shoot both and see which one I like better.
     
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    I have a Ruger P94. Easy to use, easy to clean and maintain :dunno: Havent failed on me yet. s
     
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    How long have you had it for?
     
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    that is a must! i've shot the p99 and the glock 17 but not the 19... i like the glock 17 but the p99 just felt so much better in my hands and grouped just as well if not a little better for me... but the glock not grouping as well could be linked directly to me feeling alot more comfortable with the p99... just shoot them both and you will know where to go from there ;)
     
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    best starter pistol
    lol

    im kidding, buy a glock and dont look back. if moneys an issue, get the XD
     
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    my first gun was a P-89 9mm, great starter gun.. my friend shot it once and liked it so much he bought it from me as his first.
    Probably too heavy for carry though, but a great gun to shoot
     
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    A few years. I dont shoot much, I would say 2-2.5k rounds through it. Not once did it jam :hs:
     
  22. krott5333

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    Ruger P-series for the win0rs
     
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    :rofl:

    I was about to ask WTF it was and then got the joke.
     
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    I ended up shooting the Glock 19 and really really like it. Fits perfectly in my hand and shoots very nicely. I looked at topglock.com and they have it for $449 with two mags and cleaning equipment. I was wondering what this gun usually goes for in a regular gun store and how much I would really be saving if I went with topglock.com. Also I was wondering if anyone has used topglock.com before and if so if you had any problems with them?
     
  25. My neighbor Eric owns TopGlock, and they are definatly the best, Jeff and Mike that work sales overthere will give you the best prices around, period.
     

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