First hand gun, Opinions?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Tokyo Dreaming, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. hansom

    hansom Former Guest

    Jan 23, 2010
    OP, i see that you are quite entheusiastic about your shooting , good!

    THe NEOS .22 you asked about is a very good .22, look into one.

    I have all the Guns you mentioned except the Nine two, dont care for it, but i do own a 92, i would not recommend a Glock to beginners, its a great gun but it can be very unforgiving.

    You seem to like Berettas , the Beretta 92 is an awsome all around gun, try one of those and see , but i would recommend that you stay away from the Glocks untill you gain more experience/gun handling ability etc.
  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Active Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    I would recommend a .22 first; I'd buy a Browning Buckmark or Ruger Mk before I'd ever consider the Neos. I have no faith in the reliability of the Neos. The quality difference is night and day.
    Buying a .22 first will ensure that you'll be able to develop better skills more quickly and also more easily afford to feed it.
  3. Caneman

    Caneman Active Member

    Oct 22, 2010
    imo, which aint worth much, but if this will be the only handgun you own and you don't plan on practicing with it much then i would get a DA revolver... a .357 magnum and shoot 38 spc out of it, it is easy to use and the gun is virtually fool proof to operate...

    if you are comfortable with handguns and you plan on practicing regularly then i would go with the semi auto, and the Glock 21 or 23 would be my pick... good luck!
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  4. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Somewhere in the Twilight Zone.
    First off, do what you want, it's a free country.... for now.

    Secondly, knowing I'm going to sound like a big stick in the mud, I'll throw the following out anyhow.

    Man, I must really be getting old or something and I know that it happens but, I wouldn't recommend a handgun as a FIRST firearm for anyone. But then again, that's just me. IMO there are far better & safer tools to learn and develop safe firearm handling skills, familiarity and basic firearm knowledge through than with a handgun.

    Now, running for cover. :eek: :)
  5. Lanrezac

    Lanrezac Active Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI
    BobMcG, I agree with you. A rifle is generally easier to learn gun safety with, more pleasant to shoot, and easier to shoot well with than a pistol. In addition, a 22 rifle is often cheaper than a 22 pistol. Since the OP framed his question in terms of centerfire pistols, it did not occur to me to suggest a rifle - I am not as good at "thinking outside the box", I guess.
  6. gundriller

    gundriller New Member

    Dec 26, 2011
    Hood County, Texas
    Ok, I'll put my 2 cents in too.

    CZs are great guns, I've got 3. Wouldn't take for any of them. Accurate and dependable.


    I recently purchased a Glock 30 short frame (a .45) and love it.

    Glock and CZ are my go to guns.

    Don't think you'll be happy owning only one gun :D
  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Buy a CZ75 9mm and a .22 kadet conversion for it and never look back. You wont be sorry. In fact you will most likely do as most who purchase a CZ75 do and purchase many more CZs. I have 2 and it isnt near enough..
  8. pmeisel

    pmeisel New Member

    Oct 17, 2009
    Tokyo, you haven't mentioned if you have any prior shooting experience. A trip to the range with a friend or relative might improve your ability to choose....

    I am mainly a revolver guy, but I also love to practice with my Ruger Mark II. My son, who I taught, has now settled on Berettas because of his familiarity from military service.

    A full size 9mm like the 92 and family would probably not be too much for you. But most of us like to see a new shooter start with 22s, lots of cheap practice and minimal recoil.
  9. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    My opinion is... rent several from a shooting range and see what feels good. See what fits your hand and see what points good. I agree with the Glock that it is a point and shoot, and Glock has alot to choose from, so see what fits you from what they have to offer. Personally I like a 45.... propably because they don't make a 46, he, he, he. My biggest suggestion to you, being new to the firearm scene, is whatever handgun you get, learn how to handle it with respect and sefety. Find out about the don't so no one gets hurt. I would HIGHLY recommend getting an instructor that will take you and your hand gun and build on that. It's wise and will make you a better shooter. Plus, you can see what they shoot as well. Jim
  10. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    You cant go wrong with the Beretta 92. Like other I recommend getting a 22 rimfire to learn to shoot 1st. To get good you need to put a lot of lead down range. 22 is cheap.
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