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When I turn 21 must purchase hand guns!

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Nomad101bc, Aug 4, 2007.

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  1. Nomad101bc

    Nomad101bc Member

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    Well being 19 years old I am planning on saving up lots of money over the next 2 years so that when i turn 21 i can purchase a whole bunch of handguns at once. I wanted to see what you thought of this list for the must have ones. On my Army ROTC stipent of around 400$ a month should be able to save up plenty over two years. So heres the list.

    PX4 in .40 cal since it uses the same mags and rounds as my CX4

    Glock 9mm because everyone needs one

    revolver with laser sights for self defense probably in .40 cal

    .45 acp sig.

    .22 long barreled semi auto for low budget target shooting
     
  2. CypherNinja

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    CZ

    Either a CZ75 or a P01
     
  3. Nomad101bc

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    CZ75 What hand gun is this I have never heard of one?
     
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    Who makes a revolver in .40 cal?
     
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    'cept me. I have 30 handguns and none of them have Glock on the side.

    No 1911? Why? No the 1911 isn't the be-all-end-all handgun but it is a superb design...extremely ergonomic, reliable, great trigger (none of the handguns you mention have anything close to a good trigger)

    Everyone needs a .357 Mag/.38 Special DA revolver. Power when you need it, extraordinarily cheap practice rounds when you don't. I'd dump the idea of a .40 S&W...seems like you've really limited the power that the revolver can bring you just to minimize the calibers you're supporting.

    Single action revolvers are fun, beautiful and full of history. .45 Colt, .44-40 or a more modern caliber.

    Where's your Browning/FN Hi-Power?

    SIG P220 (assume that what you meant when you said .45 Sig?) Now you're talking.

    GAAHH! What do they teach our youth in schools these days? ;):) The CZ75 is one of the most ergonomic, real-steel hanguns made (will make you realize that Glock you want is akin to picking up a 2-by-4 and shooting it). http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg51-e.htm Czech designed during the Cold War. Copied heavily before the Soviet Union fell. Jeff Cooper even admitted that it was a fine weapon. Now one of the real sleepers in the industry as CZ-USA makes good distribution inroads into the US.
     
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    Sig P220.

    But then, I'm biased. :)
     
  8. SaMx

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    I'm also 19. When I turn 21 first I'm going to pick up a .22lr pistol. Probably a browning buckmark, or maybe a ruger. Then I think I'll get a .357 DA revolver, either a 686 or a gp100. After that who knows. Maybe a 1911, maybe a surplus handgun like a makarov.

    what do you think about those choices?
     
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    SaMx ... to my way of thinking, you couldn't make better choices than those.
     
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    Why do you have to be 21?
     
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    not sure theere is a such thing as a .40 cal revolver w/the ability to connect a laser, and why would you want to even if you could...
     
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    I'm pretty sure in my state at least (Illinois) you have to be 21 to buy a handgun, or at least buy handgun ammunition.

    Hence why I bought my P220 this year after turning 21.
     
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    Quote: On my Army ROTC stipent of around 400$ a month should be able to save up plenty over two years. So here's the list.

    PX4 in .40 cal since it uses the same mags and rounds as my CX4

    Glock 9mm because everyone needs one

    revolver with laser sights for self defense probably in .40 cal

    .45 acp sig.

    .22 long barreled semi auto for low budget target shooting
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    Personally, since you have the Beretta Cx4 and I suspect you really like it because it is reliable, no? Then I'd say your first handgun should be the Px4 40cal, to compliment that reason, along with the extra mags for either gun, or both, when in use. Seems logical.. ;)

    And, on the 400 bucks a month, then your next gun (high on the list.. NOT) should be the CZ, since it should be there in black and white, and would fit that budget rather fast..

    FYI, my Px4 40 has gone 4300 rounds with no failures of any sort, just 100%

    Good hunting,



    LS


    PS.. the Sig P220, standard, or Carry model, is also a great choice, as mine has gone 700 rounds, no failures of any kind, just 100% as well.

    And, as far as field stripping, inspections, cleaning, and reassembly, either the Beretta or the Sig doesn't get ANY easier, so simple, fast, to do, that should count for a lot as well IMHO.
     
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    "Everyone needs a .357 Mag/.38 Special DA revolver. Power when you need it, extraordinarily cheap practice rounds when you don't. "

    Where are you getting your .38 Special rounds?? 9MM would be much cheaper to shoot a lot of in my experience. WWB in .38 runs about $26 for 100 WWB 9MM you can find for about $16 for 100.

    +1 on a good .357 or .38 revolver.
     
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    Federal law mandates that if you want to purchase a handgun from an FFL you must be 21.
    Your state laws may have additional restrictions.

    Federally though, if you want to buy a handgun in a private transaction that's a different story.
     
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    That's right. I'm 19, I can own a handgun in most states. I can use one that belongs to someone else in every state (I think). But I can't buy one from an ffl. In some states I can by one in a face to face sale, but not all.
     
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    I haven't bought factory rounds for most of my guns in years. I reload for 19 of the 26 calibers I shoot...most of those that I don't reload for are feed via the surplus ammo route.

    Next, my comment was per his desire for a .40S&W revolver...seems like a waste. 357/38 is much more versatile and less expensive. I wasn't trying to find the **cheapest** plinking round. If I was, I would have said to get a .22LR revolver.
     
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    Well I'm just about to turn 19, and I already have 1 .40, 3 9mm, 2 .38, 1 .380, 1 6.35mm aka .25 acp, and 2 .22 handguns. :D I just sold a .45, and I sold the third .22 a year ago... And personally the GLOCKs that I have would be the last handguns that I would ever sell!

    So I would have to say that the GLOCK is a wonderful idea!
     
  19. Nomad101bc

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    My state of residence is CT we cant even own hand guns without a concealed carry because its mandatory concealed carry. Crappy law but no one is allowed to tell you no concealed carry they have to allow you to lol. The glock 9mm is my fun gun lol. On ballistic gel the .40 S&W has the same damage size as a .45 but almost the same magazine capacity as a 9mm. Its the best of both worlds which is why I love it. I really want a wild west style break open revolver too but i have no idea if those are still in production.
     
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    Apparently this is not so:
    http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/CTSL.pdf
     
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    Hello! Im 25 now, and bought my first gun (Kahr E9 9mm) when i was 21. I wish i knew when i was younger how much i was going to love guns and shooting, because i would go back and save up LOTS of money just like you are doing, instead of blowing it all on various stuff i didn't need and not having anything to show for it. At least guns retain their value well.

    So i say, great idea! Get as much as you can now, you never know what your financial situation will be later, or what guns the gov. will "allow" you to purchase years down the road.

    That being said, even though I personally wouldn't take anything on your list except the .22 and the Glock 9mm, i think you have a decent list so far if thats what your heart desires. I only own 1 Glock, a .45 acp Glock 30, and i love it. Want to get a G26 soon. If i could offer a suggestion or two, why not try a 1911 of some sort? No i do not own one yet, but i love my fathers original WWI Colt Army model 1911. I want to get a 1911 some day. I love the classic .45 acp round, and the 1911 platform is fun, reliable, safe, and beautiful.

    I would suggest an all steel Kahr 9mm. The K9 model is great. After 200 round break in, they are smooth, reliable, and very accurate. Extremely ergonomical IMHO. My E9 is the "economy" version of the K9 and even though not everyone i shoot with has ever even heard of it, they all LOVE it after they shoot it. Nothing but praise.

    Other than that, after reading the web and magazines and shooting with friends and relatives, im sure after a couple of years go by, you will have had no problem expanding your list. :)
     
  22. Nomad101bc

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    Well i already went through my CCL class when i turned 18 as a safety precaution. I have the certificate and passed the test with only one mistake so at 95% but my gun store owner says i cannot. The people at the range do however allow me to rent all the hand guns I want since i have certification. My instructor told me not to worry as soon as I turn 21 he will gladly sign off for me when i show him my certificate.

    I hear you I can tell you first hand i blew way too much cash over the summer on alchohal. Stupid friggin 6 dollar pitchers of beer and beer pong...I kinda learned though that drinking that much is just pointless and the money better spent at the range. But i needed something I had wasted all my efforts trying to date a hot Texas blonde who was outa my league, i had no chance to go to a range nor way to get there. Bottom line no firearms and no chicks makes nomad a dull boy lol so i did some of that stupid drinking crap. Binge drinking is retarded especailly because it causes you to put on wieght. My second luitenant was PTing me to death almost every day yet could not figure out why i was putting on wieght. :) Bottom line I wont be doing that stupidity once college starts again.
     
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    Good for you. Drinking just wastes time, money, destroys your health and ruins your life. Thats why i dont drink. Only time is on rare or special occasions like when eating out with my wife once in awhile. I find that guns are more fun anyway!
     
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    Remember, a multiple purchase of handguns must be reported by the ATF so buying a bunch at once will possibly raise a red falg. I've only heard of it happening twice, but they have visited the buyer questioning them about the multi-gun purchase. More of a check to make sure it wasn't a straw purchase more than anything. I'vemade a few mulit-purchases this year and haven't had any contacts though. I'd think it would depend on the number bought and the type.

    Remember, it's not quantity, but quality that matters.
     
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    Remember, a multiple purchase of handguns must be reported by the ATF so buying a bunch at once will possibly raise a red falg. I've only heard of it happening twice, but they have visited the buyer questioning them about the multi-gun purchase. More of a check to make sure it wasn't a straw purchase more than anything. I'vemade a few mulit-purchases this year and haven't had any contacts though. I'd think it would depend on the number bought and the type.

    Also remember, it's not quantity, but quality!
     
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