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  1. #1 Buying my first Handgun 
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    Now that I'm moving back to a state that actually RESPECTS the 2nd Amendment and allows Concealed Carry, I'm in the market for a great pistol and I think I'm in love:



    Probably going to go with the .40 caliber over the 9mm but I'm not sure yet. Anyone here have some recomendations or their own favorite handgun?
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    Go with the 40 cal more knockdown power.
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    Walther P99 AS in 9MM is my favorite. Take this one for a test drive before you buy.

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    Smith and Wesson's M&P series semi auto pistols.

    Stomp down fantastic weapons.
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    I picked up this Taurus .45 in January at a gun show.


    I really like it. It is small, easy to conceal and the clip holds 10 rounds. For target shooting and in-home defense I have the Colt .45 1873 Cattleman replica from Uberti.



    Not a good weapon to conceal but does blow big holes in soft things.

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    The .40 Cal ammo (If you can get it) will cost more than the 9mm ammo (If you can get it).

    At least that is my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by signalsgt View Post
    The .40 Cal ammo (If you can get it) will cost more than the 9mm ammo (If you can get it).

    At least that is my experience.

    :)

    Buying a .22 subcal barrel would pay for its self in no time.
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    Not knowing your needs, it's hard to critique your choice. Is the gun for concealed carry or home defense? Are you more concerned with accuracy or stopping power? How much do you want to pay for it? Will anyone else in your household be shooting it? Do they have your level of training and if not, do you have a plan for getting them there or is simplicity of operation a factor?

    That being said, in terms of quality, you can't really go wrong with Sig-Sauer. The Swiss are great a precision engineering, and their weapons are sturdy and reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by signalsgt View Post
    The .40 Cal ammo (If you can get it) will cost more than the 9mm ammo (If you can get it).

    At least that is my experience.

    :)
    Ain't that the truth. I've got a Glock 23 that I haven't found new ammo for it in over a month. :eek:
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