Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by deadeye dick, Sep 22, 2022.
Instead of fancier guns, the OP could get a 9mm and a 45acp!
For what it's worth, which is exactly what you've paid for it, there seem to be a number of good choices in that price range, especially if you're willing to look at used guns. I haven't owned any of the following, but I've been haunting the gun boards for quite some time. So, in no particular order, I'd look at: Springfield Armory, Ruger, Colt, Rock Island, and Smith & Wesson. Of those, I've owned exactly two brands (SA and Colt), and fired only one (SA). Again, for whatever that's worth . . . .
The used market can be a little hit or miss for availability and price. With new Kimbers in the $800-900 range, I'd probably go new if I couldn't find something under $700 (I haven't been shopping used Kimbers so I don't know how realistic this is).
Do have a Colt Commander 9mm, and really feel the Commander/9mm size is Baby Bear's Porridge. In .45, Government is best, but the 9 is the deal in the Commander.
Good advice here; much as I like the Turk, if you're looking at $1K, go for a Colt.
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