Suggestion for a centerfire semi


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rapidfire007
April 11, 2006, 12:48 AM
Hi-

Wanted to know what you guys think would be a good centerfire caliber for general target practice and shotting fun.

I want something that does not have much recoil, as high as possible capacity mag.

Thank for all your help!

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Jimmie
April 11, 2006, 12:54 AM
Not to steer traffic away, but this was quite timely (http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207366)...

psychophipps
April 11, 2006, 12:58 AM
Kind of hard to go wrong with a "9" in this case. I would go with a Ruger P95-series. 15-round magazines, accurate, reliable and "built like tank". I see them new-in-box for $329.99 on the internet and store shelves all...damn...day.

Mark(psycho)Phipps( HAHAHA! )

Surefire
April 11, 2006, 01:06 AM
Go with the 9mm, mostly for the price of the ammo. Also, standard capacity 9mms (over 10 rounds) usually have smaller grips than standard capacity .45s (over 10 rounds). Low capacity 9mms (10 rounds or less) will likewise usually have smaller grips than low capacity .45s.

To me, the recoil issue is a non-issue...both the 9mm and the .45 are very mild in the recoil department in a full sized gun. Having said this, I'd still recommend the 9mm for a first semi-auto.

Ala Dan
April 11, 2006, 04:39 AM
Springfield XD in 9m/m, nuff said~!:D

Scott77
April 11, 2006, 05:32 AM
If you want a good inexpensive 9mm the Feg HP copies are good . They run in the high $200's new . Or if you want a nicer higher priced 9 a Beretta 92
or Sig 226 are excellent !

C-grunt
April 11, 2006, 07:39 AM
Glock 17 9mm. Its light shooting, accurate, and holds 17 rounds in the mag. You can even buy a 33 round mag for it.

rapidfire007
April 12, 2006, 03:57 PM
Thanks for all the help. This is a great forum - so glad that I found it.

What about the Walther P99 - any experience with this one?

Thank again for all the great input.

DaveTN
April 12, 2006, 04:28 PM
You had the word “target” in your post. That rules out all the plastic guns. :D

You can pick-up a good 1911 for $600 - $700. (Kimber, S&W, Springfield)

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