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need some advise on a handgun

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by zacatecas, Nov 16, 2012.

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  1. Hit_Factor

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    Ditto

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    It's think polygonal rifling is the correct term. Isn't all Glock rifling the same? From what I have read odd numbered rifling 5 sets of grooves vs. 6 would be more accurate due to evenly distributed forces on the bullet. Even numbered tends to concentrate forces. Lots of science that I can comprehend but not explain.

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  3. phil dirt

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    Browning Hi Powers are very cool, too. They can be had in both 9MM and .40 caliber. I'm only familiar with the 9MM, but a friend of mine has one in .40 S&W, and he swears it is the perfect pistol for that caliber.
     
  4. zorro45

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    I would suggest checking out the Springfield XD in 9mm, with the $ you save you will be able to get 1000 rounds of practice ammunition.
     
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    Or even a .22 if you want to learn how to shoot well...
     
  6. budman46

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    daisycutter has a point, get a .22rf, learn to shoot it. take the balance of the $600 and buy a used rossi/taurus/s&w .38 spec., plenty of bang, accurate, cheap to shoot...or better yet, spend the balance on .22rf ammo, take your time and get lots better! when you are a decent shot, decide what you want and go from there.

    auto-loaders are nice, but learn to shoot first...spray and pray is not a good survival tactic.
     
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    If the OP is set on a gun with louder report, I guess a .22LR is out of the question... I bought my little beater Ruger Std. for $140 a couple years back because for the difference in price between ten $18 boxes of 50 rounds, and one $20 box of 500 rounds, I could recoup the price by the time I'd shot 500 rounds - which was a really inexpensive way to pick up a lot of practice.

    Jus' sayin'...

    Also, I'd jump on the band wagon of trying out guns before buying. I shot my friend John's Ruger, and liked it a whole lot; it just flat out fit. So when I found one in a gun store, I knew I'd like it.

    I didn't do that when I bought my G21, but I got it cheap enough that I could just flip it if I didn't like it. I didn't really like shooting my buddy's G19, and thought I was going to just sell for a modest profit. I liked the gun, and made it my EDC piece. Go figure.

    But, I wouldn't recommend a person spending $$$ on a gun that he isn't sure he's gonna' like, unless he can get his cash (and maybe more) back out real quick and easy.

    As far as other non-.22LR guns go, how 'bout a wheelgun chambered in .357? Gives the opportunity to shoot .38 also. $600 will buy a guy a pretty darn nice revolver if he shops around!

    One other thing... I haven't shot any guns chambered in 7.62 X 25; it's supposed to be a zesty little round with a snappy report and cool looking fireball - a fun thing to shoot. (not that I'd necessarily recommend a guy pick up a gun chambered in a slightly oddball caliber as a first piece, but heck, my first pistol purchased was chambered in Makarov).

    Anybody have any experience with this? This might be another thing for the OP to look into.

    -Bill
     
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