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  1. I'm looking to buy a handgun. I'm looking for basic simplicity, power to take down a fool, and affordability, and some use for target shooting (this is definitely the lowest priority). What is the price range I am looking at? I don't want any PoS either. Thanks for any info.
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  2. glock .45 for 5 benji
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  3. Glock 9 mm hands down. I bought mine for 475 out the door.

    Cheaper ammo then .40 and .45 and less kick.

    It will get the job done if needed.
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  4. If you want a simple (non POS) gun, then I would recomend the glock. I bought one for the house and my wife had no problems figuring it out. No safety, decocker,etc... Just point and pull the trigger.

    As far as caliber, I prefer the 40. I use the glock 22 for work and the glock 23 for home. You can probley pick one up for 450-550.
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  5. Glock 19 with trijicon night sights......





    However, if you were willing to spend a bit more:
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  6.  
    Originally Posted by javasdad View Post

    If you want a simple (non POS) gun, then I would recomend the glock. I bought one for the house and my wife had no problems figuring it out. No safety, decocker,etc... Just point and pull the trigger.

    As far as caliber, I prefer the 40. I use the glock 22 for work and the glock 23 for home. You can probley pick one up for 450-550.

    wat (FTR I know nothing about guns)
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  7.  
    Originally Posted by javasdad View Post

    If you want a simple (non POS) gun, then I would recomend the glock. I bought one for the house and my wife had no problems figuring it out. No safety, decocker,etc... Just point and pull the trigger.

    As far as caliber, I prefer the 40. I use the glock 22 for work and the glock 23 for home. You can probley pick one up for 450-550.

    Simply not correct (no safety).

    22/23 are great choices though.
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  8.  
    Originally Posted by HK_MP5N View Post

     
    Originally Posted by javasdad View Post

    If you want a simple (non POS) gun, then I would recomend the glock. I bought one for the house and my wife had no problems figuring it out. No safety, decocker,etc... Just point and pull the trigger.

    As far as caliber, I prefer the 40. I use the glock 22 for work and the glock 23 for home. You can probley pick one up for 450-550.

    Simply not correct (no safety).

    22/23 are great choices though.

    I don't think he is saying it's not safe, he is saying there is no safety, like "I pulled the trigger to shoot the guy, but the safety was on so nothing happened."
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  9. Their are other options besides Glock

    I carry a .45 Taurus Millenium PRO
    - Small and compact
    - its a .45 so it will knock soomeones dick in the dirt
    - under $400 brand new
    - lifetime warranty.

    Google it and read some reviews

    http://www.gunblast.com/Taurus-PT145.htm

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  10. I reread that again, I got a different meaning this time. I guess he was trying to say if you need to shoot it urgently you don't have to "flip the safety on/off" and I took it as saying "the gun had not safety" which would not be correct as all glock's have the trigger safety measure.

    Just a common misconception is that glocks do not have a safety (as some will say) and that is not true.
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  11. all guns must have safety button, pretty sure that is law, everywurr
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  12. People really own hand guns?
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  13. ^^ Someone had to show up, surprised it took this long.
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  14.  
    Originally Posted by Bigfartz View Post

    all guns must have safety button, pretty sure that is law, everywurr

    Definitely not true at all, I just bought a KAHR P45 series handgun, and it has no safety mechanism at all. It's a great gun though. It's small, concealable, and it definitely has some stopping power. I would reccomend it for anyone looking. They also make a 9mm and .40 if you don't want the .45.

    http://www.kahr.com/PA-1_45acp_p.html
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  15. What % of handgun owners under the age of 28 or so are complete retards with their weapon?

    I'm guessing over 60% can't hit the broad side of a barn and instead just have the handgun to look tough.

    Every time I go to an indoor shooting range, I LOL at the Tommy Toughnuts out there just spraying shots and being completely unsafe. Cracks me up.
    The last time I was there, I was literally in tears laughing at some wigger with his 9mm pretending he was Eminem. He was trying to impress his trash girlfriend, which was funny, considering only about 1/2 of his rounds actually hit a target that was about 15 feet away.
     
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  16. Beretta 92FS ( Centurian ) 9mm
    It is a full size semi-auto that has high capacity and shoots great. I have 21 round mags for mine which makes target shooting easier.

    You will also find Glocks for about the same price. If you are willing to spend a few bucks more, buy a Sig Sauer. I would suggest sticking with a 9mm as it will be relatively inexpensive to target shoot. If the cost of ammo isn't a concern, but knock down power is, then I would get a Sig 220 .45 cal. Picking up some Hogue grips for your new semi-auto will also be a nice plus.

    Make sure it fits well in your hand. Check them all out.
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  17.  
    Originally Posted by BigGunX View Post

    What % of handgun owners under the age of 28 or so are complete retards with their weapon?

    I'm guessing over 60% can't hit the broad side of a barn and instead just have the handgun to look tough.

    Every time I go to an indoor shooting range, I LOL at the Tommy Toughnuts out there just spraying shots and being completely unsafe. Cracks me up.
    The last time I was there, I was literally in tears laughing at some wigger with his 9mm pretending he was Eminem. He was trying to impress his trash girlfriend, which was funny, considering only about 1/2 of his rounds actually hit a target that was about 15 feet away.

    Not that this directed towards me, but I am in the process of getting my conceal and carry permit in Missouri, and I own several guns, and I use them in a safe manner for hunting, target shooting, etc... Most people that I know are pretty responsible when it comes to guns, there are obv a few idiots, but those are the ones I avoid hunting and shooting with.
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  18. I have a kinda funny story about handguns.

    When I was 24 I kept a handgun with me all the time. No idea why, I guess I kinda thought it was cool and all my buddies had one. Any who I'm on my way home from the bar one friday night and had a 380 in my glove box. I got pulled over by a cop and he asked for insurance and registration. I reached for the glove box(forgetting my gun was in there) opened it up and when the cop saw the gun he freaked out, pulled his gun on me and started screaming and yelling, got me out of the car, cuffed me, 4 other cops show up big fucking mess. I still have a few guns and have a lifetime permit(thank you Mitch Daniels) but only carry when I'm on the way to the range.
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    Originally Posted by louiemdj View Post

     
    Originally Posted by BigGunX View Post

    What % of handgun owners under the age of 28 or so are complete retards with their weapon?

    I'm guessing over 60% can't hit the broad side of a barn and instead just have the handgun to look tough.

    Every time I go to an indoor shooting range, I LOL at the Tommy Toughnuts out there just spraying shots and being completely unsafe. Cracks me up.
    The last time I was there, I was literally in tears laughing at some wigger with his 9mm pretending he was Eminem. He was trying to impress his trash girlfriend, which was funny, considering only about 1/2 of his rounds actually hit a target that was about 15 feet away.

    Not that this directed towards me, but I am in the process of getting my conceal and carry permit in Missouri, and I own several guns, and I use them in a safe manner for hunting, target shooting, etc... Most people that I know are pretty responsible when it comes to guns, there are obv a few idiots, but those are the ones I avoid hunting and shooting with.

    Yeah, definitely wasn't directed at you.

    I think a lot of it is geographical. I live in Williamsburg, VA, but the range I shoot at is in Newport News. Hampton/Newport News is crawling with thugs and dirtbags, and I see a lot of it at the range.

    We get 3 basic types at the range near me: Military/former military, gun/hunting aficionados, and tough guys. I have no problem with the first 2. I can't stand people who want to shoot because they think it makes them look tough.
     
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  20. bgx, plz tell me he was holding the gun sideways!
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  21. A good gun for the $$ is also the Smith & Wesson Sigma series, in either the 9mm or .40.
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  22. Military/former military

    ...whew I'm ok then.

    I have notified range safety on a number of occasions regarding issues. My range will pull you off the line and ask you to leave at the very first violation.
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    Originally Posted by Mr Galt View Post

    Military/former military

    ...whew I'm ok then.

    I have notified range safety on a number of occasions regarding issues. My range will pull you off the line and ask you to leave at the very first violation.

    Do you one better.

    I range I USED to use was anal about a "3 second shot rule", meaning no matter what you are shooting they expected you to wait a FULL 3 seconds in between each shot, obviously BS for sure. They have range guys monitoring non-stop for this and they call you out on it all the time. Hey, they do teach the CCW class and do the shooting exam which is certainly drills of shots beyond the 3-second rule.

    Anyway, they rule the range like this yet they had an older man/woman come in, heard a commercial and wanted to shoot. They come in, own no guns and never taken a safety course. So, 30 minutes later after range guy walks them through the exam and takes the fees they give them, get this, a .357 S/W magnum. Once grandpa put 2 shots in ceiling and one on a target 3 lanes over from his lane they then realized the mistake that was made.

    Oh yea, the range at this facility has been closed now for close to a year, oooops.
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  24. Could someone plz explain the "no safety on the glock" concept? What is the point of having a safety if it automatically releases when you pull the trigger? What does the safety protect you from? A fire?
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  25. whats the motovation for this gun again...casue it dont sound like hunting.

    personal protection??

    MY 44 MAKE SURE ALL YOU KIDS DONT GROW!!
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  26.  
    Originally Posted by Unclebuck View Post

    Their are other options besides Glock

    I carry a .45 Taurus Millenium PRO
    - Small and compact
    - its a .45 so it will knock soomeones dick in the dirt
    - under $400 brand new
    - lifetime warranty.

    Google it and read some reviews

    http://www.gunblast.com/Taurus-PT145.htm

    I recently bought a Taurus that looks very similar to ^^^^^. Except mine is a 9mm. I like the fact that I can get a bunch or rounds out real fast. If you want one shot to do the job, obviously you should go with a 45. As for mine...I love it, comfortable grip, great shot, and looks bad ass. Cost me like $450.
     
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  27. accidental discharge, the only way it will go off is if your finger is on th trigger and you pull it. it's actually quite safe if you're handling your firearm properly.

    When it's in a holster the trigger is covered up obv.

    To the OP, get a mil spec 1911
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  29. It is a lever within the trigger that prevents it from moving unless that lever is depressed.
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