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Posted: 12/20/2002 4:40:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2002 4:42:27 AM EST by freshhoarse]
My current handgun is a Kimber Target (1911)
I am going to buy my 2nd and 3rd handguns. One is either a Buckmark or Ruger .22.

So... give me some input into what a good choice would be for the third.(staying under $800)


Link Posted: 12/20/2002 4:43:44 AM EST
Sig 226 9mm
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 4:49:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2002 4:50:44 AM EST by Aimless]
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 4:50:17 AM EST
What purpose will you be buying it for?

Or is it a just 'cause pistol?
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 4:50:46 AM EST
Good quality, four inch, .357 Mag.

Ruger GP100 or S&W 686 come to mind.
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 5:10:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2002 5:11:00 AM EST by freshhoarse]
It's a [sarcasm=on]"just cause I live in NJ and I better buy 'em while I can"[/sarcasm=off]

Link Posted: 12/20/2002 5:22:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2002 5:23:15 AM EST by fastang50]

I'd round out your collection with a Glock of some type, the model would depend on what you want the gun for. Also, for what it's worth, I hated Glocks until a few months ago. My wife couldn't work my short slide 1911 and the beretta is a bit complicated for a nightstand gun. She liked the Glock 19 simplicity and fit. Since then we've both decided that it's a heck of a great gun. But it's still ugly.
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 5:24:47 AM EST
SIG P220. Same caliber and all around great gun.
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 5:30:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By freshhoarse:
It's a [sarcasm=on]"just cause I live in NJ and I better buy 'em while I can"[/sarcasm=off]


That's leaving the field wide open.

I'm partial to Glocks but there are a few out there who can't stand 'em. They are great guns and an excellent value. I've never had a single problem out of any of mine. A G17 or a G19 would serve you well and be inexpensive to feed. The G19 is nicely concealed also and will accept the full capacity G17 mags. IMHO, the Glocks are a great platform.

A revolver in .357Mag would also be what I consider a good "just 'cause" purchase also.

Another 1911 style pistol would keep your current theme going though. I'm not a 1911 kinda guy so I don't have much to say there.
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 7:12:24 AM EST
Buy a Glock, any Glock. Not only will you like it, they become addictive just like AR's.
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 7:59:08 AM EST
Dan Wesson 460 revolver...it will eat the same ammo as your Kimber.
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 8:01:29 AM EST
H&K USP45f or c.........

Great gun, great features.

Link Posted: 12/20/2002 1:33:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:
H&K USP45f or c.........

Great gun, great features.


Ditto on the HK USP45. I have the compact and love it.
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 1:43:31 PM EST
I'd go for the .22 Ruger after the Kimber everything else will be a let down.
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 2:09:55 PM EST

If you want an auto, go for a Glock 20 for full size, or a 29 for a sub-compact. For a revolver, I'd go with a S&W 610.

Can you guess what cartridge I'm preferential to?
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 2:54:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 3:33:27 PM EST
My buddy carries a Buckmark in the field when we go rabbit hunting, I tote the Ruger Mark II.
Either one is a great second gun and I wouldn't make fun of you for either (although my buddy does get pissed when I call it his "Butt"Mark).
Glock is the word in my circle of friends. Para-Ordnance is a close second, .45 being the caliber of choice. For your third gun, I'd get something you really want but don't need. Revolvers kick ass, too!
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 4:36:18 PM EST
Thanks for the input, guys!

I just have to decide if I want a 9mm or annother .45.

I'm leaning towards Glock.

Link Posted: 12/20/2002 4:44:27 PM EST
Used HK P7M8 or Glock 26

Link Posted: 12/20/2002 4:45:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2002 4:45:45 PM EST by marvl]

Originally Posted By freshhoarse:

I'm leaning towards Glock.


Nooooo! Not a Glock!

SIG 220?
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 4:49:05 PM EST
Stick with a 45 and go H&K or SIG.....

Link Posted: 12/20/2002 5:01:07 PM EST
well you already got a .45.


Looking for quality?Total reliability?
TACKDRIVER??Cosmetic perfection?
semi-cheap hi-caps?

Look no further than the SIG SAUER P226!!!!!
I can't emphasize it enough! SIG P226!!!!!

I own several high end 9mill
autos and NONE of them can compare.

My Glock 17 can't hold a match to it in

You will NOT be dissapointed.
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 5:45:52 PM EST
What's the deal with the new Hi-Powers?

How much are they and are they worth it?

Link Posted: 12/20/2002 6:14:17 PM EST
The new Hi-Powers are around $600.

Get the Ruger with the heavy 5 inch barrel.

Buy a S&W 686 with 4 to 6 inch barrel, or a Ruger GP100 for a little less money (and a little less gun).

By the way, a four inch barrel is much easier to carry on your hip when hiking, and it comes out of the holster faster in an emergency.
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 7:16:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2002 7:17:55 PM EST by Aimless]
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 7:25:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Get a 9, they are a riot.

A riot?
Link Posted: 12/20/2002 7:26:41 PM EST

Rounding it out could be -

...a revolver in .357 ; of which I would recommend the Ruger GP-100 with a 6" full underlug bbl. to maximize the ballistics of the cartridge. The .357 was intended to use 158-gr. bullets.
The 6" bbl. will give maximum velocity and shoot REAL nice.

...the semi-auto in .22LR ; of the two you mentioned, the Ruger.
The recommendation of the 5" bull bbl. is a good one.
I chose the 6 7/8" Govt. version for my collection.

Also, another consideration might be the new Beretta NEOS .22 pistol.
It is of a modular design so the bbl. length can be changed and a carbine conversion kit is rumored to be in the works.
Just an idea for you to consider.

I strongly recommend the Ruger revolver over the S&W based solely on the strength of the design.
It is a well engineered firearm.

The S&W has a 'nice trigger'. It, too, is a good design, but, I'd opt for the strenth of the Ruger vs. trigger feel in the S&W.

The Ruger MkII pistol can be a lot of fun, whatever configuration you choose.

Have fun!

Link Posted: 12/20/2002 7:58:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 12:38:45 AM EST
SIG P220 or P226
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 2:44:21 AM EST
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