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Old February 26, 2011, 09:13 PM   #26
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I have a wide variety of guns, and I recommend the beretta Px4 storm.
The storm comes in a 9 mil and 40. I picked the 9 mil because
The cost of ammo makes more sense and I believe the 9 mil
Will do the damage necessary and the united states military agrees
With me. This make is only a couple years old but the storm is being
Used by numerous law enforcement agencies and looked at by others
Because of its reliability, its easy to conceal but not small, the back of
The grip changes to for different hand sizes. Also u can switch everything
From right to left for left handed folks. They make a full size, compact,
And sub compact. The full size is the prettiest I think. I carry mine on my hip
Every where I go and on my first time out I held a grouping of a inch and
A half which is better than any of my other pistols didn't have
Any misfires or failure to fires, 1000 rounds later no issues.. I think it has to do with I
Rotating barrel which absorbs about 20% of its recoil. Its very easy to
Take apart and clean and I got mine brand new for 460 bucks.
Great buy
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Old February 26, 2011, 09:35 PM   #27
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Best $500 value would be a glock or xd. My preference is the xd subcompact, either 9mm or 45acp.
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Old February 27, 2011, 09:00 AM   #28
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The Kahr CW series is around $400. You can choose from 9mm, 40 s&w and 45 acp. I have both the 9mm and the 45 acp. They are reliable, accurate and also very concealable. I prefer the 9mm for carry because I outfitted mine with a CT laser. It still cost just a little over $500 even with the laser.
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Old February 27, 2011, 04:29 PM   #29
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500$ to blow on a new gun...i'm looking for a reccomendation for a new pistol be it revolver or semi auto

Here's a sample of my sidearms currently owned...Glock 22, 1911 45acp,Walther 22, Tec 9, M11,Single Six, CZ82,Taurus 85, uberti 45lc,BP 44's
Liquidate the Tec 9. Take the proceeds from that, and your $500, and get yourself a really good double action wheelgun.
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Old February 27, 2011, 06:33 PM   #30
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Kind of depends on what you are going to use it for, or on what gap you do not have filled.

You mentioned having a Glock, so you have a very reliable gun to carry; but it should always be holstered with the trigger protected as should any striker fired gun without a manual safety.

You might look at a hammered auto like the Bersa Thunder UC9, 40, or 45 ($400). These can be loaded and then decocked which makes for one more level of safety for a house gun.
All that is needed to fire is to operate the decocker-manual safety lever.

IMO the hammered autos are one step safer than a fully loaded revolver in that they do require the safety to be operated.
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Old February 27, 2011, 07:15 PM   #31
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You have a pretty good collection of firearms. Of the firearms you have, how many do you shoot regularly? Not trying to be a Buzz Killington, but why not spend the money on ammo or maybe get into reloading so you can shoot more often?
Just a thought.
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Old February 27, 2011, 07:22 PM   #32
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sig p290

I'd sure consider the new sig P290...
will be near size of little kel tec 389 in
9mm..
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Old February 27, 2011, 08:15 PM   #33
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Liquidate the Tec 9. Take that, and your $500, and get yourself a really good double action wheelgun.
That sounds like a good plan considering a decent double action revolver would be a nice addition. Plus you would have a nicer collection without the tec 9 crapping it up. lol no offense
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Old February 27, 2011, 08:43 PM   #34
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Simple... Ruger SP 101 3" .357.
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Old March 1, 2011, 04:04 PM   #35
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I do reload alot....ammo is no issue

The Tec 9 well i dont really wanna get rid of that cuz its all original pre ban in box with original papers and i've fired about 1-2000 rounds thru it and i got one that don't jam all tho ones like mine are getting so rare i got offered 700 for it which was tempting lol But i also used it to qualify at my CCW class and i tell you what, 32rnds in 3 seconds and i had the TIGHTEST group in the whole class haha...the instructor just smiled and said "Yup you definately passed"

So far for Reccomendations i really like these ideas i was given
Kel Tec PMR30 22mag
Ruger gp100 or sp101 357mag
Stoeger Cougar 45acp
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Old March 7, 2011, 01:51 AM   #36
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urnee

personally, my son and I have Sig 40's with optional later on sig 357 drop in barrel..both reload the 40, nice gun..sorry dont know prices..however the newer ruger sr40 is usuall around $400...good reviews.
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