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post #1 of 34 Old 03-03-2009, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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First Pistol

Looking to get my first pistol. I have tons of shotguns and rifles and my dad has a few pistols but I want MY first pistol. I will be buying it myself so I need something fairly cheap but good quality. Ive had my eye on a smith & wesson .357 mag. I also like the look of the Springfield XD. I don't really want a glock because everyone has a glock. What do you guys think?

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357 good choice. Revolver will not jam like a semi auto. You are correct donít get a glock. If you want semi auto and inexpensive look at some Rugers. I would suggest in 45acp the only caliber in semi auto with actual stopping power.

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Yea my uncles got the exact .357 I want but he wont let it go. I like it because like you said its a revolver and it wont jam and you can also shoot .38s out of it

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Look for a Ruger security 6. very nice gun.

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Look for a Ruger security 6. very nice gun.
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You know that everyone has a glock for a reason right? I've had nothing but good times with my glock 45 and my xd 40! However I've had a lot of problems with my s&w 9mm. I'd go shoot some tho to see how you like the feel.

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S&W makes a great wheel gun, and I would recommend them. I, however, always end up buying ruger when I get revolvers . They are great also and I also recommend them.

I will also agree that 357 is a good choice (the fact that you can shoot 38's through the same gun makes it easy (on the wrist) and a little cheaper) 44 mag would be another suggestion I'd make, depending what you use it for. I carry my revolvers in the woods, so I usually tote a 44 (for the bears) for anything smaller I'd stick with 357 though.

I will, however, disagree with the Glock bashing , If it's not for you that's fine, but they are GREAT weapons (tell me something "bad" with it. Besides the looks, but that's not what it's made for)



BTW - you can run 44 Spcl through a 44mag for the same benifits the 38 ammo in the 357 gives you

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I have a Colt king cobra in .357 that I bought when I was 18 and I am 34 now, I have never regreted buying it. So I guess I am saying go with a revolver for your first, but if you want an auto a XD in 9mm or 40 isn't a bad choice either. My next pistol will most likely be a Springfield XD.

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xd sub compact all the way. you will not have a regret.
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357 Smith is a fun and reliable shooter. If plinking a lot buy a 6" barrel for accuracy. Stainless looks sweet but harder to keep clean. I like the 686 frame!
Next you'll be buying a 44 cowboy or auto or maybe a 45 auto. Prolly Both!!!
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