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Old 02-13-2018, 8:47 PM
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Not knowing what your disability is you might consider a Bersa Thunder 380 if you feel that could work for you. They are actually a 9mm in a shorter case and can run around $299 new and used for $250 or less. They are a "snappy" pistol but very reliable and well made.
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Bersa Firestorm 380 $273 https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...+FRSTRM+7R+BLK Its difference from the Bersa Thunder is different trigger guard, sights and it's still on the CA roster.
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Old 02-13-2018, 9:08 PM
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An old sigma is a good choice. Designed like a glock yet cheap.
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Avoid the older signals. Hi point should be an option if others are not. I would scout for a used sd9ve.
Here is a video i did on one and I own a decent collections of guns and this is a decent gun for the money and much much improved over the older dogmas.

https://youtu.be/AVzhYIge5fY
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Another vote for the SD9VE..decently priced
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:25 PM
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OP posted same message in WTB section except set the budget at around $200 in that section. Said location is Inland Empire.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:44 PM
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I have a Ruger P89 and it's reliable and sturdy. It's a decent self-defense gun but for target shooting it's at the bottom of the list of the guns I own. I have enough confidence in it that I just replaced by Sig 226 with the P89 as my home SD weapon. It's not a tack driver but then again the longest straight line in my house is only about 15 yards.

Maybe I missed it but what's the intended use of the pistol by the OP? And how many rounds are going to be put through it each year?
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All three deserve a look:
Hi-Point C9
Bersa Firestorm
S&W SD9VE

Hi Points are awesome, slightly uglier than a Glock, but I think they have Gaston beat in the ergonomics department - great warranty and you still have $ for ammo. Should feed HP’s well enough, if you aren’t sure you can load the chamber with a premium round and fill the magazine with FMJ’s (that came from an article that had Lou Ferigno and I believe the Beretta Tomcat).
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I can't help it but I think Hi Points are clunky. I haven't shot one but a local dealer had them on sale and I handled them. I handled a 45 that had a recoil spring so heavy I could hardly rack the slide. The 9mm was a bit better. They might go bang but that's about it. I would try and save some more for something better.
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Old 02-14-2018, 9:21 AM
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Does your disability inhibit your ability to fire a bigger weapon?

For $250 I’d look at a Mossberg Maverick 12ga. If your disability allows it.
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S&W SW9VE $250

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s....php?t=1424980
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Plus one. And you can take two springs out of the trigger assembly that makes the trigger very manageable.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKit97YipiE


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pEguWz813w
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Another vote for the S&W SD9VE. A friend has one and Ive fired several hundred rounds thru it without any issues. He has even more down range without issues.

Its a Smith & Wesson and they will stand behind their product if you have any issues.
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Old 02-15-2018, 7:45 AM
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Pre-owned SD9VE. End thread
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Surprised nobody mentioned saving up a little longer for something else.
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Another vote for the S&W SD9VE.
And it eats home-cast lead no problemo, if you are a reloader.
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Jeez, that is one ugly gun. Another vote for the S&W SD9VE


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Old 02-15-2018, 10:04 AM
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Surprised nobody mentioned saving up a little longer for something else.
See Posts #19 and #29.
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I can not imagine shooting it frequently. But it is fine for the sock drawer when that bump in the middle of the night awakens you.
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OP has disappeared with no replies. Probably forgot he posted here and there really ain't much more to be offered for two fiddy.
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