$600 for a pistol


September 22, 2009, 01:35 AM
My brother,asked me for my advice on a new pistol and I could not come up with nothin so I am asking you all.
Here is what he's had:1911,sp101,they were ok but didn't fill that notch, so I ask what is it your looking for? He said he doesn't know, well thanks that helps. something he can hunt with yet carry, so I suggested a Beretta 96, because thats what I want:D He just gave me a no, maybe look, so how about gp100, no he doesn't want a revolver, well now that did help,so I'm giving it to you any sugg :rolleyes:

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September 22, 2009, 01:36 AM

September 22, 2009, 01:38 AM
what: like some pistol suggestions

September 22, 2009, 01:39 AM
You need to brainstorm and use bullet points/dashes (-) to put your thoughts in order.


September 22, 2009, 01:41 AM
yes im not a word smith,/ but you get the point

September 22, 2009, 01:45 AM
haha its alright.

its hard to find a gun for hunting and carry, in my opinion.

what caliber do you want?

September 22, 2009, 01:51 AM
.40 up is legal for hunting here, i think a .40 is much to small but that what the regs says think all suggest a 10mm,of some sort.

September 22, 2009, 01:54 AM
Glock 10mm!

Do it!

September 22, 2009, 01:58 AM
i just came up with a idea maybe,,,, can a 10mm pistol shoot .40.i thank he like that

September 22, 2009, 02:01 AM
haha i have no idea

September 22, 2009, 02:08 AM
yes but i think he'll like the glock ten,his a big boy,6'3" 300,so he needs a big gun.lol

September 22, 2009, 05:55 AM
A 3 inch SP101 is about the only hunting/carry gun I can really think of, or any .357 in that size. The Glock 20, 10mm, would work but is pretty big for carry.

September 22, 2009, 10:57 AM
I've got a Glock 29 for sale in the classifieds section. You could use that for hunting and do a .40 s&w drop in barrel for some cheaper shooting. With doubletap ammo the 10mm can take down a lot of game. Read up on Ted Nugent and his 10mm hunting with glocks. The 165gr JHP gold dots I shoot from doubletap claim over 700 ft/lbs of energy.

September 22, 2009, 11:11 AM
can a 10mm pistol shoot .40 No, however, a 10mm wheelgun can.

September 22, 2009, 11:47 AM
his a big boy,6'3" 300,so he needs a big gun.lol
Sounds like a Desert Eagle sort of guy.

I've seen them used in the 800.00 ballpark. 600.00 might be tough.

September 22, 2009, 11:50 AM
can a 10mm pistol shoot .40
No, however, a 10mm wheelgun can.

Yes the Glock 20 can. You need a different barrel though. Drop in 40 S&W barrels are available for ~$100. Work just fine too. A 6" 10mm barrel would be good for hunting.

September 22, 2009, 12:57 PM
Tell him to get a Glock 29, like already mentioned, and be done with it. Or maybe a 5.7

September 22, 2009, 01:10 PM
Hunting/carrying semi-auto under 600?
My first thought would be a revolver in .44 mag with specials for SD and mags for hunting, but since revolvers are out, I'd say whatever is comfy in .357 sig. A plus if you can get a barrel conversion to .40. I don't like glocks or sigs but maybe he does?
Not sure if you can get a CZ75 in .357 sig, but if you can I'd recommend that in a heartbeat.

September 22, 2009, 01:15 PM
He wants a handgun for hunting and for carrying, but doesn't want a revolver.

He already has a 1911.

Why would he need an additional gun then?

September 22, 2009, 01:20 PM
Says "had", so...

September 22, 2009, 04:29 PM
Ahhh. Missed that. Too bad, it'd be good for both IMO.

September 22, 2009, 04:38 PM
10 mm hands down for a hunting/carry, different 10's are available, Glock, Colt Delta, Dan Wesson, EAA Witness, S&W, come to mind.
Most of these have barrels available to purchase in .40S&W making for cheaper practice, for hunting round higher vel. ammo is available from Hornady, Cor-Bon, etc.

September 22, 2009, 04:40 PM
G2 Contender not a revolver and can be had for under $600


This one is $549 44 mag on GB


September 22, 2009, 06:01 PM
I would suggest a Beretta 96. It is in .40 S&W and very suitable for CC and if it can take down a man, it should be able to take most small or mid-sized animals as well. I would have suggested a 1911, but you said he does not like them and wheel guns.

September 22, 2009, 06:15 PM
Something made of metal.

David E
September 22, 2009, 08:27 PM
My brother,asked me for my advice on a new pistol, so I ask what is it you're looking for? He said he doesn't know, but something he can hunt with yet carry, but no revolvers...

Whenever someone says they don't know what they want, then provide fairly opposing goals as to what the gun will be required to do is asking for a gun that is beyond their skill level. That's because they simply dont' understand that some guns are better for one task than another.

A 4" .357 would suffice, but he doesn't want a revolver. A Glock 20 10mm would suffice, but it'll kick too much for his skill level, providing it fit his hand in the first place. He probably wouldn't want to carry either one.

He has to define his true need/desire better. Does he want a carry gun? Or does he want a gun for hunting? If for hunting, then for what game animal?

If he still says he doesn't know, I'd let him choose one himself. If YOU suggest it, it'll be wrong, no matter what it is.

September 22, 2009, 08:39 PM
something he can hunt with yet carry

The characteristics of a hunting handgun are usually very different from a carry handgun.

Hunting handguns fire heavy high energy ammunition that is effective over longer distances. This usually requires them to be large framed and long barreled with larger sights. That means heavy also.

Carry guns are intended to be light enough to comfortably carry all the time and compact enough to conceal even in summer clothing. They are short range defensive weapons with sights that are intended to be acquired quickly. This can limit caliber or capacity.

Unless your brother is a very big guy AND he wears jackets all the time he won't be able to carry a handgun that is suitable for hunting.

If he wants to carry a 10mm semiauto in an IWB holster then he might work it all out if he has a long slide/barrel that will be used for hunting and a short slide/barrel for carry. Then he can switch upper halves for the application.

September 22, 2009, 08:59 PM
A Dan Wesson Razorback RZ-10 or Pointman PM-10, both in 10mm, would be excellent choices. Both would work well for hunting, and will conceal as easily as any other full size 1911. The problem is that neither is available at $600.

In a similar size gun, he could start searching for the discontinued S&W 1006 10mm, which would be closer to his budget.

Last, he could up his budget a little, and get a S&W 610 if he's willing to own another revolver. Of course, a 4" bbl S&W 686 or Ruger GP-100 in .357 Mag would both work just as well for hunting, and carry much more easily.

Mike J
September 22, 2009, 09:56 PM
He said he didn't want a revolver. My first thought was a used Dan Wesson 15-2 with interchangeable barrels. About the only other thing I could think of would be the Glock 20.

September 23, 2009, 11:00 AM
XD(m)? some adjustability to fit your hand, availible in multiple calibers. I paid around $6xx for mine. I really like this gun, ergonomics, points well, very accurate (more than my skills are), comes with some "accessories".

Just a suggestion, and it is a cc for me too. Yes its on the big end, but I am more skillful with this than my smaller ones.

September 23, 2009, 01:33 PM

September 23, 2009, 10:27 PM
XDm in .40 S&W.
Light to carry, enough power to "hunt"
Does he really want to use it for a hunting pistol or does he want it for a protection carry weapon while hunting? If he really want's a handgun to hunt with it needs to be a magnum revolver, caliber dependant on what he is hunting.
Ask a Texan about hunting deer or wild hogs with a .357 or .44 magnum. they do it all the time. It is rare you will hear one say he uses anything other than a magnum load.
they also carry them for personal protection from the wild animals at the same time while hunting. I've heard horrific stories about wild hogs charging out of the bush toward the guys hunting them. The story almost ends with "and I shot it with my XX magnum just in time".

I carry a 4" .357 magnum revolver as my daily carry piece. K frames are easy to carry and conceal.
Tell him to buck up and make his decision. He is the one that's going to be carrying it. All you can do is give recommendations like the rest of us. Sounds to me like he is using you to give himself an excuse to blame you if he makes the wrong decision. I'd never let even my wife who knows me better than I do myself, make that type of decision.
His life may very well be dependant at some time on the decision he needs to make. Don't let him put his lifes choices in your hands.

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