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I am in the market for a new home protection/range toy. Probably won't be going through conceal class anytime soon, so doesn't necessarily need to be real small.

 

I originally was looking at something in 45 but have drifted back into looking just at 9mm. I could be talked back into it though.

 

What do yall have and had the best luck with? I've shot M&P 9mm many times and don't have any complaints. I've also shot a few variations of the 1911 but that's a wee bit out of what I'm looking to spend.

 

Everyone I've heard that owns a G19 loves them, but I haven't shot one personally. Not sure how I would like the dual trigger/safety mechanism on those.

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I have a Heckler&Koch VP9 that I bought a year or two ago. Relatively light with a nice trigger and has a green luminescent sight that is a nice little addition. Little nicer than your standard Glock and won't break the bank. I would highly recommend.

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Kimber makes a nice gun in both a 9mm and 45. The one thing I hate about them is the handle safety mechanism and that they are a little pricey.

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I have a Heckler&Koch VP9 that I bought a year or two ago. Relatively light with a nice trigger and has a green luminescent sight that is a nice little addition. Little nicer than your standard Glock and won't break the bank. I would highly recommend.

vp9s.jpg

That's a sharp looking weapon. Never shot H&K, but I've heard they make good stuff.

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I highly reccomend the Glock 17 Gen4, it's a 9mm regular size handgun. Fairly easy to disassemble and clean and has a nice shape and grip.

 

http://ii.cheaperthandirt.com/fcgi-bin/iipsrv.fcgi?FIF=/images/cheaperthandirt/source/gun-175_1.tif&wid=480&cvt=jpeg

 

Price is roughly $550-$600 so not bad when compared to a Kimber. Kimbers are pretty sweet though.

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I'm a bit partial to SIGs. P227 in .45 or P226 in 9 or .40. A little (lot) more on the spendy side, but you do get what you pay for.

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Recently picked up a SIG P320 TACOPS 9mm and i like it over my M&P9 and XDM. Though, any of the three I would recommend.

 

I would suggest hitting a local range that rents out guns and try out a few.

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I have never really gotten into hand guns. I honestly don't have a need for one. But, if I were to buy one, I think it would have to be one that has historic story behind it like a Colt 45 or a Kentucky Muzzleloading handgun.

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I have never really gotten into hand guns. I honestly don't have a need for one. But, if I were to buy one, I think it would have to be one that has historic story behind it like a Colt 45 or a Kentucky Muzzleloading handgun.

the old 45 long colt.I have a Ruger black hawk in that and also have a bunch of old black powder loads for it.talk about slooooooowwwww!BRB I think you would enjoy a good cap and ball pistol.I have a 32 and a 44 cap that I use for rabbit hunting.

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On 3/28/2017 at 5:24 PM, RedSavage said:

I have a Heckler&Koch VP9 that I bought a year or two ago. Relatively light with a nice trigger and has a green luminescent sight that is a nice little addition. Little nicer than your standard Glock and won't break the bank. I would highly recommend.

vp9s.jpg

don't really get away from football related topics so I'm just now seeing this.  I like your style.  I have a VP40 and love it.  Was just out shooting it on a farm for the 4th and I believe I converted my buddy who is a glock fanboy.

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6 hours ago, MyBloodIsRed16 said:

don't really get away from football related topics so I'm just now seeing this.  I like your style.  I have a VP40 and love it.  Was just out shooting it on a farm for the 4th and I believe I converted my buddy who is a glock fanboy.

Nice, that's also a nice gun.  I really like the VP9.  Unfortunately, I don't get to shoot it as much as I'd like bc the range gets to be a little pricey.  They are much nicer guns than glocks.

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