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Old 10-30-2012, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just looking for some advice on a possible (very soon) purchase. I am looking for a semi-auto pistol and don't want to spend more than $500 because I plan to purchase an AR-15 platform rifle in the coming months and don't want to be waiting too long to save for that purchase. This will most likely be carried until the pistol I really want is purchased and I was leaning toward .45 but could be swayed! Thanks for any insight! (Also, this could start a good discussion that would help future handgun owners with the purchasing of their first handgun.)
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I got my M&P brand new for well under $500.

Are you limiting this to new pistols or are you including used pistols?
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I got my M&P brand new for well under $500.

Are you limiting this to new pistols or are you including used pistols?
Wanting to buy new for this particular purchase.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Kel tec 9mm.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ROCK ISLAND 1911 Should do you fine....also lots of options for upgrades if you choose.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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ROCK ISLAND 1911 Should do you fine....also lots of options for upgrades if you choose.
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What i was going to suggest, i got my Tactical for like $529, so a GI model should be even cheaper to come by.. Love mine so far, well over 1500 rounds into her w/o an FTE,FTF, even when shooting reloads.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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9mm - Ruger P95

45ACP - Ruger P345

Best bang for the buck.
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Springfield XDS is right at the top of your limit if not just above. I've been thinking about picking one up sometime in the near future
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I got my XDS for $525.... and I LIKE IT LOTS!!! It is a great little hand cannon.
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Right now, I'm kind of leaning toward the p345 and XDS. I need to go get my hands on them and see what I like best.
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