First ever pistol what is a good choice

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    This will be my first ever pistol i am looking for somthin a little bit bigger then a 22 but not quite as big as a 357 and at a good price to any suggestions

    #17398

    Andrew
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    It depends on your budget. I am always goign to recommend a glock 17 or 19 for a first gun. They are reliable, well known and should be easy to find parts or a gunsmith for in a SHTF situation. That being said, a used one is around $400.

    #17390

    TeknaBuzz
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    I’d also vote for the Glock 17 as the top pick but depending on your size the Glock 19 might be easier to conceal carry.

    #17403

    JulioTheSavage
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    I would also recommend a Glock 17 or 19. Simple and reliable. No safety to fumble with(might forget under stress) And not to mention they are 9mm. It’s a great choice. I personally own a G19.

    #17394

    otis302
    Member

    rock with a Glock hundreds of after market parts you have a choice in frame size full, compact and sub compact in different calibers.

    #17395

    PhilTheBiker
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    My first handgun was a Glock 17. Almost too big to conceal carry so I carry on my hip most of the time. Glock 26 fits in my pocket.

    You can often find used police G17s ones for under $350.

    I also wouldn’t rule out a revolver, especially one without a hammer to get snagged on anything.

    One thing I don’t like about my Glock’s are the width. Because the magazine is double stacked it’s fatter than some other handguns on the market. The nice part about 9mm in the Glock 17 is that you can get 17+1 shots.

    I carry my Glock daily, but I’m looking for something thinner, but it’s a trade off with the number of rounds I carry. G17 plus extra mag I carry = 35 rounds, plus sometimes I also carry the Glock 26 with 10 rounds ( or my wife does ).

    #17399

    Andrew
    Moderator

    Not up to date but a good video that briefly compares many of the common sub compact pistols available.

    #17391

    DCortez
    Member

    One of the best shooters for me, in the $500-$600 range, is a Beretta 92fs. I love those guns.

    I’ve shot Glocks but don’t like them or own one, heck, add Sig to that list. That said, it depends on your budget and hand size.

    #17396

    PhilTheBiker
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    I’d like to add a 92 to my collection. My friend has a sig in .40, not sure what it was exactly, but I loved it.

    #17400

    Andrew
    Moderator

    The Beretta 92 with accessory rail is over $600 now. Way to spendy.

    #17404

    yall do have good advice but i dont like semi automatic pistols like the glock i prefer to stick to the revolvers like the ones i was raised on

    #17392

    DCortez
    Member

    Try a S&W 686+. You can shoot .38 spl and if you ever wanted, .357.

    #17401

    Andrew
    Moderator

    @dcortez 16266 wrote:

    Try a S&W 686+. You can shoot .38 spl and if you ever wanted, .357.

    686 is a beautiful gun. It is way overpriced though.

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    #17397

    PhilTheBiker
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    I think conceal carry revolvers should be hammer less models.

    #17402

    Andrew
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    @philthebiker 16276 wrote:

    I think conceal carry revolvers should be hammer less models.

    Because I always wanted to CC a S&W 686 🙂

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