Discussion in 'On Topic' started by exxoizzle, Mar 10, 2010.
Whats a good starter pistol that wont break the bank?
What would be one yall might recommend?
YOU MUST BE A CRIMINAL, SINCE YOU BUY ILLEGAL GUNS ILLEGALLY THRU A LOOPY THING>
I wouldn't carry it, I don't know how to use a gun properly.
Range probably for a while
Going to a gun show to buy almost anything is kind of like going to a carnival to find a wife. Looks like a good deal in the lights and crowd atmosphere, but once you get it home, you discover you paid too much and could have got a better deal locally or using mail-order....
I have had good experiences with my Taurus PT-99. 300+ rounds of WWB/Blazer/reloads, etc, and not one FTFeed or FTFire.
Gun snobbery aside... the correct answer is:
Whichever gun fits his hand best, chambers the type of ammunition he feels most comfortable buying, fits his budget, and isn't a Hi-Point.
$500 is way to much to pay for a starter pistol.
Here's a good one to start with.
Instead of spending admission and time at the gun show. Go to a range and do a beginner handgun course and rent several of the guns that have been mentioned.
You don't want to drop $400-600 on an item you haven't been able to test drive.
What's wrong with a Hi-Point? I've had 100+ through mine and not a single problem.
Glock 9mm wouldn't be a bad place to start, G19, G17
No matter what guns you may be thinking of buying price them elsewhere before going to the gun show, sometimes you get good buys at shows, sometimes it seems like every damn gun there is priced WAY WAY too high
if you don't care about home defense or anything like that and just want to fire off some ammo at the range, perhaps just get a .22lr pistol or revolver to learn with since ammo is so much more affordable, then down the road buy a larger caliber for HD or carry purposes, or maybe you won't like guns and you will have saved some $ by going with a cheaper option with cheaper ammo.
Pick up a kadet kit for .22 practice
Honestly your best bet is to go to a range and rent a few to try out and see what you like shooting with.
You had me there for a moment..... Starter Pistol
Pretty much this.
If you're just looking to punch paper cheaply and learn proper shooting technique, you may want to look into getting a Ruger MkIII or Browning .22lr pistol. Cheap to buy, cheap to shoot, and very little recoil. I love my MkIII. Of course if you want it to do double duty as a home defense or carry gun later on, then CA27 is right on the money.
I like the MkIII type .22lr pistols because you can find them cheap new or used and they hold their value well (most guns do).
I would just go in with a good idea on what exactly you want, and do research before hand on what a reasonable price for sed gun(s) would be.
It used to be that gun shows were a place to go to find a good deal... Now days it seems like guns/ammo at the show actually cost more than what you could find at a good gun shop or from a private individual seller. Most sellers seem to rely on impulse buying from people who don't really know what they should be paying for something.