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xav
10-11-2011, 7:11 PM
30 days is up end of this week....

Have a 38 snub S&W and Ruger MKIII

What is next?????????

I wanted to get something with a little juice so was thinking 45acp or 40sw - but everyone keeps telling me 9mm since cheaper

If I look at 9mm's, for some reason LC9 sticks out - even though it is on the opposite end of "juiced"

Probably want to spend less than $750 or so and want a semi auto.

huntercf
10-11-2011, 7:13 PM
I say 1911 45acp.

Oceanbob
10-11-2011, 7:14 PM
9MM is a good choice. The most popular caliber world wide and in bulk is less expensive than most.

You can buy a gun everyday from a private party. No 30 day rule. Find a good weapon off the classifieds here and get something with no sales tax and less money.

Be well, Bob

dougtoni
10-11-2011, 7:24 PM
Where ru located? I have a 9mm for sale.

JTROKS
10-11-2011, 7:25 PM
I have a feeling if you get a 1911 the 38 won't get shot much.

Colt-45
10-11-2011, 7:31 PM
For that budget, a Glock maybe? :43:

You'll have lots of cash left for accessories.

ChrisTKHarris
10-11-2011, 7:32 PM
G19, M&P9, XD9

Glock_fanboy
10-11-2011, 7:41 PM
Glock, M&P, XD, SR series, Ruger P series, and RIA 1911s are inexpensive though I have no experience with them. I'm sure I'm forgetting some. If you want a CC gun you get into another whole list... Mainly LCP, LC9, S&W bodyguard, kel tecs, kahrs...

epcii
10-11-2011, 7:43 PM
If you don't reload, get a 9mm. Or, you could buy reloading equipment instead of another firearm.

xav
10-11-2011, 7:50 PM
Hmmmmmm so many choices - if only had an endless supply of cash and lived where the 2A wasn't pissed on. I think I will go for another firearm before get into the reloading. I have minimal time so i don't see myself spending a couple of hours reloading - in addition to the learning curve right now.

ChrisTKHarris
10-11-2011, 7:55 PM
Hmmmmmm so many choices - if only had an endless supply of cash and lived where the 2A wasn't pissed on. I think I will go for another firearm before get into the reloading. I have minimal time so i don't see myself spending a couple of hours reloading - in addition to the learning curve right now.

You're preaching to the choir, besides that's not the issue here is it?

mincoda
10-11-2011, 8:00 PM
xav, what is the intended use of your third handgun? If it was for range and HD then a full size or service pistol would be more appropriate. With your budget a plethora of great firearms are available to you. With that said a 9, 40 or 45 acp would be good choices. Try a bunch of them and see which one or two you can't live without.

I am personally a 9 and 40 gatherer but have a few 1911 which I love. Don't shoot the 1911 as much as the others but I do find that I love the 1911 more.

Thunder Beast
10-11-2011, 8:02 PM
Glock 30

sequoia_nomad
10-11-2011, 8:05 PM
Save the dough and get proficient with the first two.

Fishslayer
10-11-2011, 8:49 PM
I say 1911 45acp.

^^^This. Everybody should own a 1911 in .45ACP and a .357 wheelgun. That's just the way it is. ;)

Common
10-11-2011, 9:09 PM
G17 OR G19

Can't go wrong for the price and quality.

If you don't like that get a CZ-75b or a RIA 1911. Both are priced right

infernl
10-11-2011, 9:36 PM
For that budget, a Glock maybe? :43:

You'll have lots of cash left for accessories.


Bwahahaha!!!

Seriously... get a Gl...

Whatever you desire...

infernl
10-11-2011, 9:38 PM
^^^This. Everybody should own a 1911 in .45ACP and a .357 wheelgun. That's just the way it is. ;)

Sounds familiar, I did the 9mm first (S&W 6904), then the .357 Magnum (GP100 6-inch stainless), and postponed the 1911 temporarily, for a G30SF. I still want my Colt!

Lumpia is sarap!
10-11-2011, 10:42 PM
Either a 1911 or a Glock 20 10mm.

pyromensch
10-11-2011, 10:44 PM
30 days is up end of this week....

Have a 38 snub S&W and Ruger MKIII

What is next?????????

I wanted to get something with a little juice so was thinking 45acp or 40sw - but everyone keeps telling me 9mm since cheaper

If I look at 9mm's, for some reason LC9 sticks out - even though it is on the opposite end of "juiced"

Probably want to spend less than $750 or so and want a semi auto.

just curious, why did you get a 38 snub? the ruger i understand. this might help point you.

LovingTheYear1911
10-11-2011, 10:56 PM
Kimber Custom II

tacticalcity
10-11-2011, 11:03 PM
I'd say Glock or 1911, because I like Glocks and 1911s. But if you like the Ruger get the Ruger.

jessegpresley
10-11-2011, 11:07 PM
Browning Hi Power in 9mm.

den888
10-12-2011, 7:47 AM
Glock or 1911

zman
10-12-2011, 7:59 AM
1911 in .45acp or maybe even the 9mm model if you like :)

You're also due for a tupperware gun (XD/Glock/M&P/SR).

REPR
10-12-2011, 8:21 AM
Get a nice polymer. M&P, XD, or Glock.

41M
10-12-2011, 8:36 AM
I recommend one of the 9mm that has the adjustable back straps, and down the road another revolver, perhaps a .357 with a 4 inch barrel. As time goes by and you continue to enjoy shooting you may want to introduce others. The .22, a .357 using .38 Special ammo, and a 9mm can be good for showing others how much fun shooting can be.

esartori
10-12-2011, 8:40 AM
I will say I am biased right up front, but at that price point, I say a Springfield Mil-Spec. Great gun for the money and easy to upgrade if you want to.

davbog44
10-12-2011, 9:08 AM
1) Do not buy into the argument of buying a 9MM based on the cost of ammunition. You can find .40S&W at a fairly close price point (to 9MM) if you are a smart shopper, and any gun guy worth his weight in gunpowder knows how to shop for ammo like a suburban house wife battling her peers amongst the sale racks.:)

2) IMO your best bet is to buy a basic, polymer frame pistol like a Glock, XD or Smith and Wesson M&P. Pick which ever caliber you like the best. The basic polymer wonder nines and their descendants are simple, easy and just work.

TheExpertish
10-12-2011, 9:11 AM
Either a 1911 or a Glock 20 10mm.

^^This

Kimber Custom II

^^Or this. Time for something full-size and fun.

Bobby Ricigliano
10-13-2011, 6:27 AM
A Beretta 92F is a great 1st semi auto pistol.

psango
10-13-2011, 9:45 AM
I'd say Glock or 1911, because I like Glocks and 1911s. But if you like the Ruger get the Ruger.

+1 yep sounds good ........I vote for the Glock 17, or 1911 .45

someR1
10-13-2011, 10:33 AM
GLOCK .40 OR RIA TACTICAL 1911 .45:43:

em9sredbeam
10-13-2011, 3:56 PM
What about something in 40cal.? I have an xd 40 that has been great. Good price, and has been very reliable. Plus 40 is a little cheaper than 45, but has a little more behind it than a 9mm. Then after another 30 days....get a 9mm... as well. Glocks are nice as well for a reasonable price. This is coming from a guy with a 9mm (glock), 40 (xd), and 45 (1911). You can't go wrong in any of the three calibers though unless you are worried about ammo prices. In that case I would stay away from 45.

tacticalcity
10-13-2011, 4:01 PM
1) Do not buy into the argument of buying a 9MM based on the cost of ammunition. You can find .40S&W at a fairly close price point (to 9MM) if you are a smart shopper, and any gun guy worth his weight in gunpowder knows how to shop for ammo like a suburban house wife battling her peers amongst the sale racks.:)

2) IMO your best bet is to buy a basic, polymer frame pistol like a Glock, XD or Smith and Wesson M&P. Pick which ever caliber you like the best. The basic polymer wonder nines and their descendants are simple, easy and just work.

I bought into the math behind the 40S&W and shot it for years. But I never liked how snappy the recoil felt. I much prefer 9mm and even 45ACP. Yes 45ACP is harder hitting, but its not as snappy.

Personal preferrance thing. Lots of people like the 40S&W. For me, if it is carry gun I want 9mm so I can get lots of good hits and put them into shock as fast as possible (if they survive the first hits). I'm just not as fast with 45acp, but I would feel confident carrying it. Just not as confident as my effectiveness speed wise as I am with a 9mm.

If ammo prices are a concern, I agree 45 is way too expensive. But there is nothing like shooting a 1911. It is pure joy. Even if you do hear a cash register drawer open every time you pull the trigger.

loose_electron
10-13-2011, 4:02 PM
Full size 9mm pistol - Sig P226, Beretta 92SF, Glock 17 would be my next suggestion.

Unless its an actual defensive weapon, you dont need a 50 calibre howitzer...

OOOOppppppsss!!! dont want to start another calibre -stopping power - firegfight!

corcoraj2002
10-13-2011, 4:03 PM
I bought a Springfield XD .40 s&w for home defense as my first hand gun. I wanted something different as I found, while a great gun and round, too tiring for long range runs.

Bought a M9, excellent range gun and recently bought my third gun. Springfield Load .45 (stainless steel). This was more to have a 1911 in the fold.

I am looking at a Glock 30C in Sig .357 just to get a glock and I can justify to myself if it is a different caliber to the others YMMV.

J

junkit_boy
10-13-2011, 4:04 PM
I say 1911 45acp.

I second that!

nrgcruizer
10-13-2011, 4:27 PM
There's a lot of great advices here.

If you live in California, then you know about the riots & disasters we've had in the past. Best to get yourself a 2 legged creature stopper.

9mms are great because you can carry extra rounds & it's pretty abundant. But I think the .45 ACP, with its history, is just as abundant.

Whatever you do, lay off the marketplace for a 3rd Gen G17 or G26.

hkdad
10-13-2011, 4:31 PM
Glock in 9mm. If you reload 1911 FTW!

MongooseV8
10-13-2011, 5:22 PM
If you want to blow some crap up......Glock 20

sammy
10-13-2011, 5:29 PM
Don't get me wrong, I love 1911's. When buying a 1911 I would take the cry once approach. Save for a used Les Baer, Dan Wesson or other higher end pistol. Since you have limited experience with semi auto pistols (judging from your current inventory) a used or new G17 fits the bill nicely. uses cheap(r) 9mm ammo, excellent reliability, very simple and an excellent house gun.

I did not see where you are located. If you are willing to come out to USI in Concord you are welcome to try my G17 and 1911's to decide for yourself.

FUBAR
10-13-2011, 5:30 PM
Get a 1911 in 9mm. Great ergos and easy on the wallet to shoot. If interested, check out the sales section. I'm selling one.

ZX-10R
10-13-2011, 5:36 PM
I say 1911 45acp.

Winner 1911
Colt
Kimber
S&W

...M&P 45 after.

Try before you buy. 9mm you have tons of choices...Here was my list.
Beretta M9/ 92
FNP-9
M&P 9
Ruger SR9

RRichie09
10-13-2011, 5:39 PM
I say add $100 to the budget and get a P226 German with the stamped slide. Its something you won't be able to buy new in the future. It's 9mm and its a classic.

If not my vote goes to glock or M&P. Personally I want an M&P.


If you're gonna go 45acp then deffinately a 1911.

xav
10-13-2011, 5:44 PM
Tomorrow is my day and I feel like a teenage girl waiting to get picked up for prom. I really have no idea, everyone has great suggestions that I want to keep saying YES YES YES. For some reason the S&W MP line keeps coming up.

MongooseV8
10-13-2011, 5:46 PM
OOOHH!

I just had a thought. You could buy a Glock 22 in 40 S&W to get your bigger kicks, and get a 40-9 Lone Wolf barrel so you can still shoot your cheaper 9mm!

MrExel17
10-13-2011, 9:43 PM
Agreed 1911,Glock, or CZ all within your range!

RRichie09
10-13-2011, 9:44 PM
What about a Beretta 92FS?

Omil
10-13-2011, 10:12 PM
Rent a few more to try at your range and choose one's that you're most comfortable with and go from there. It's fun !:D

nrgcruizer
10-14-2011, 12:03 PM
Don't get me wrong, I love 1911's. When buying a 1911 I would take the cry once approach. Save for a used Les Baer, Dan Wesson or other higher end pistol. Since you have limited experience with semi auto pistols (judging from your current inventory) a used or new G17 fits the bill nicely. uses cheap(r) 9mm ammo, excellent reliability, very simple and an excellent house gun.

I did not see where you are located. If you are willing to come out to USI in Concord you are welcome to try my G17 and 1911's to decide for yourself.

One of the best advice I have heard on this thread.