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Posted: 8/7/2005 8:52:32 PM EDT
Which handgun would you all recommend on getting? My budget limit would be $800 max. Duties would be range and carry with when me when hunting. I heard a lot about HK handgun, are they any good? i would like a 9mm because the ammo are a lot cheap than the 45mm. Sorry if i sound too demanding. Thanks a lot for any response.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 9:10:31 PM EDT
Kimber Ultra-Carry II

.45 Cal power, very concealable package, accurate, managable recoil and priced around $649/-
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 9:26:37 PM EDT
I took the advice of the great guys on this forum and went to the range and rented a bunch of guns. I was unsure of what I wanted at first but after shooting all the different calibers and a few different makes I am set on getting the H&K 45 USP. IMO I think that it is the best gun for the $. accurate,reliable, and very well built. Good Luck
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 9:38:41 PM EDT
Glock23 .40s&w cant bust 'em the .40 is just as available and affordable as the 9mm
winchester white box =9mm $10/100rd .40 $15/100rd plus im starting to like mine more than my sig 226 in 9mm
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 10:10:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1clicc:
Which handgun would you all recommend on getting? My budget limit would be $800 max. Duties would be range and carry with when me when hunting. I heard a lot about HK handgun, are they any good? i would like a 9mm because the ammo are a lot cheap than the 45mm. Sorry if i sound too demanding. Thanks a lot for any response.



get the biggest pistol you can shoot well with.

get a lot of magazines.

get a lot of ammunition.

get some training.

practice.

(45mm handguns?)
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:58:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:59:57 PM EDT
Range and hunting? get a Dan wesson .357
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 12:14:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tweeter:



(45mm handguns?)



The video of the guy shooting the .600 nitro express comes to mind for me, and oh yeah. Lots and lots of pain.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 12:20:29 AM EDT
With a budget of $800, buy a Browning Buckmark 22LR and a Springfield 1911A1.

The Buckmark is ergonomically identical to a 1911 so practicing with the Buckmark is excellent training for the 1911. Transitioning from the Buckmark to the 1911 is effortless. .02c a round through the buckmark will not dent your wallet and it is a lot of fun to shoot.

Go with the 45ACP.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 12:21:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ManiacRat461:

Originally Posted By tweeter:



(45mm handguns?)



The video of the guy shooting the .600 nitro express comes to mind for me, and oh yeah. Lots and lots of pain.



i'm pretty sure 1clicc meant 45 caliber, that's all i was referring to.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 1:30:50 AM EDT
Since you said 9mm

Glock 17

However if I was to take it hunting with me as a side arm I would want a 10mm or .45cal

My choices would be
Glock 20,21 CZ97B SA1911milspec

Just my opinion.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 1:34:50 AM EDT
Depends on your experience nad comfort level.

If new to the game, consider a revolver. Something in 357 will allow you to shoot cheap 38 special for practice and carry full power 357.

Chris
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 1:55:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 2:30:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 2:31:51 AM EDT by Tweak]
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:15:59 AM EDT
If you're hunting anywhere where the animals can kill you back, I wouldn't fully trust anything less than a .44 mag, especially if you're actually just hunting with the handgun. If it's only serving in sidearm capacity, and you know you won't be running into anything tougher than deer or maybe wolves, a .357 mag is probably a decent bet. It's what I use when black bear hunting, but then again, that's only because I don't have a .44.

If you absolutely must have an automatic, and need to kill bears with it, get a Desert Eagle or a 1911 in .50 AE. You can probably pick a DE up at a pawn shop for around $700-ish. I wouldn't waste time with the ones in .357 mag, unless it also comes with either a .44 mag or .50 barrel/etc.

Then again, if you can't hit shit with a .44, you'd be just as well off with a Glock or something.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 5:42:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:19:36 PM EDT
You might as well buy the best you can get with that budget - an HK

HK - No Compromise
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:38:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 9:41:23 AM EDT by 52brandon]

Originally Posted By jixxerbeast:
Glock23 .40s&w cant bust 'em the .40 is just as available and affordable as the 9mm
winchester white box =9mm $10/100rd .40 $15/100rd plus im starting to like mine more than my sig 226 in 9mm

I was under the impression that .40 glocks have "blowing up" issues due to the fact that they are just a bored out version of the 9mm models (I have never personally seen anything like this, but it is something to keep in mind). The 9mm is a more than adequate round with proper ammo and with the 17 round capacity is hard to beat.

ETA: Didn't realize you live in CA. Pick whatever you like, your government will just take it away in a few years anyway. But in all seriousness, since your capacity is limited to ten any way you go, I would pick a .45. And like others said, go to a range and try them out. . Don't buy one because some guy you've never met on the internet tells you it's a good idea
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:07:26 AM EDT
I agree. If I could only have 10rounds I would go .45.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:08:57 AM EDT
I would recommend going to a range that rents pistols and trying a whole bunch, buying what works good for you.


I started with a Glock 17, but I love Kimber 1911's now.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:35:46 PM EDT
hummm ... a lot of people suggest of rent guns and trying them out before buying them. That's a great idea, but i don't know if any dealer around here in california will do that sort of thing. Never heard of them rent out guns before, probably i'm a little new to handguns. How much does it cost to rent just one gun? anyone know? I guess i have nothing to lose if i were to ask if they would let me rent a couple of gun to the range. Thanks for all the suggestion.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:40:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1clicc:
hummm ... a lot of people suggest of rent guns and trying them out before buying them. That's a great idea, but i don't know if any dealer around here in california will do that sort of thing. Never heard of them rent out guns before, probably i'm a little new to handguns. How much does it cost to rent just one gun? anyone know? I guess i have nothing to lose if i were to ask if they would let me rent a couple of gun to the range. Thanks for all the suggestion.



Well even in Maryland they rent them.


It's something like $9 a hour, gotta buy their ammo, but it's reasonable.

You can swap out anytime you want and just keep trying different guns.


indoor range, BTW
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 12:51:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1clicc:
Which handgun would you all recommend on getting? My budget limit would be $800 max. Duties would be range and carry with when me when hunting. I heard a lot about HK handgun, are they any good? i would like a 9mm because the ammo are a lot cheap than the 45mm. Sorry if i sound too demanding. Thanks a lot for any response.



The HK's are nice weapons. Get one if you like it. My pref would be a Sig226 or a G17 or their variants if you're looking at a 9mm.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 1:45:22 PM EDT
For 9mm, a Glock 17, SA XD or CZ 75b would be a very good choice. If this is your first pistol, I would not suggest anything other than 9mm or a .357 magnum revolver. .40 S&W and .45acp are a little harder to shoot if you are new to handguns.

Find a nice Ruger or S&W 4" or 6" .357mag revolver. You can learn to shoot and practice with the .38 spl's and use the .357 for self defence and when you go hunting/camping. It is a great combo as a DA revolver is a very simple to use and easy to maintain handgun, and .357 is a very powerful and effective round for defensive purposes.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 2:58:57 PM EDT
usp .45 is a great choice. i have a ss .40 and an expert .45 and love them both. the expert is the most accurate gun i own (at least that i can shoot with). i shoot it better than revolvers.

that being said, my fastest centerfire is my p226 in 9mm. even though i've never used an hk 9mm, i still think i'd be faster and more accurate with the sig. but long range still nothing stacks up to the expert (usp .45 would be similar... although i'm sure the extra sight radius helps some).

i've owned 3 hk's total, and i've never had a failure in any of them at all, except 1 squib round (certainly not the gun's fault).

my sig has failed once, and almost failed a second time. i'm fairly confident it was a mag error, i'm having issues with some new magazines i bought for it.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 8:19:17 PM EDT
If I didn't already have more 1911s than I should, I would buy a Smith and Wesson 1911PD with the scandium frame for $710.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:58:16 PM EDT
Narrow your choices in the beginning by eliminating the ones that don't fit your hand well.
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