first pistol

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by remington1990, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. remington1990

    remington1990 Member

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    I am going to look around and see what out there before commiting to getting one like you said I would a bigger gun for my first. I like my grandfather revolver but I want a my only pistol and I like the feel of a semi
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  2. remington1990

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    I Looked at the russian 7.62x25 pistols I really like the look of them but never fired one
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    You could be onto a good thing, looking at retired Russian guns. I recently saw the 9x18 Tokarev offered locally for around $200. They were in service for a long time, and fire the 9x18 Makarov, which is still a popular enough round, if you buy ammo online from someone like Cheaper than Dirt.
    Keep saving your money, and watching the local gun stores for used guns. I bought my Glock 19 for $200, purely by luck. I was looking for "something else", and happened to spot it in the case. Not long after that, I found my Glock 17 for $300, also used.
  4. remington1990

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    I will keep that gun in mind I also looked at a s&w 22a which I liked the looks of it all I am wanting for is to practice with from time to time
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    Have you looked at the price on a box of those little .25 ACPs? Man, they ARE expensive. A .25 is better than nothing, but not by much. Depending on what you plan to use it for, I'd think a 9mm Luger caliber because ammo is available all over, and it's fairly cheap. A .380 is pretty good, especially if you will eventually carry it conceal carry. A 9X18 Makarov is a good bet if you are looking at around $250, and it's a little more powerful than a .380, and almost up to a 9mm.

    I am total agreement about staying away from those .22 derringers. I have one, and have only shot it once. I think you'd be lucky to hit your foot with it. If you're going to buy a pistol, think long term. Buy something you will keep and practice with.
  6. remington1990

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    I know about 25 I think when my stepfather bought a box was 26 the reason I would buy a 25 is if I could found a colt pocket model Like my mothers
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  7. dragman

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    First gun buy a 9mm. They are easy to control and the ammo is the cheapest! if your pretty new to shooting your best friend is shooting! you will need to shoot, shoot, and shoot! S&W sigma's are 340-350 new so they wont break the bank.

    You don't want a .25 auto!!!!!!!! Shot a TV screen of an old tube style tv a few years back with one and it didn't go through the screen!
  8. remington1990

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    I have looked at a ruger mark II target pistols I have shot one before and I really like it but I would like a bigger caliber Tho. but li ike cz 9x18 too
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  9. gendoikari87

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    well if you don't mind the 9x18 ammunition, you may just want to think about getting a makarov. More specifically a FEG PA 63.
  10. remington1990

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    How is kel tec I looked at one for 269 bland new in 9mm. I really like the makavor and the cz 82 but the ammo is alittle hard to found compared to the 9mm they said it was a med frame pistol
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    Thats a winner, the CZ82 is a fantastic little shooter, and ruggedly built too. Then you can buy its cousin the CZ 83 and have a .380 too. Either one will run you about 200-300 at any gunshop that carries them, I have seen some gougers put a set of aftermarket grips on the 83s and try to get sig money for them, so dont be fooled. The CZs are better than sigs anyway IMO...

    The 9X18 is a tad more powerful than the .380 and a tad less powerful than the 9 luger.

    .380 = 9X17mm
    then 9X18 makarov
    and 9 luger = 9X19 parabellum
  12. remington1990

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    I like the cz alittle better then the makavor I found more of the cz then makavor I have found the cz for around 250. Ammo is hard to found around where I live
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    Hey Remington, what do you want to use your first gun for?
  14. JLA

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    The 9X18 makarov is a milsurp caliber, Youd be best ordering it in bulk from the internet or finding a military gun supply store.
  15. remington1990

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    Right now I have no clue what I want I looked a the rock island 1911 and I have looked at the ruger p95 and the makavor and the cz but til I find one of each of them and feel them but as far as what I seen on here and online I like the ruger the best so far the because I could afford one new. And I really like ruger too
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