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    I know I'll get a lot of flack for this, but go shoot the Taurus 24/7 OSS. Its a very nice, very well built pistol. One day on the range will change your mind about it. Taurus isn't the cheap POS's that they used to be.
    Go to http://www.gunsandammomag.com and search for "Taurus Trials" and read what the author put his Taurus through without one failure.
    I love mine! Shoots sweet!

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    Glock or Springfield....the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by StatesRights View Post
    I know I'll get a lot of flack for this, but go shoot the Taurus 24/7 OSS. Its a very nice, very well built pistol. One day on the range will change your mind about it. Taurus isn't the cheap POS's that they used to be.
    Go to http://www.gunsandammomag.com and search for "Taurus Trials" and read what the author put his Taurus through without one failure.
    I love mine! Shoots sweet!
    +1 Nice pistol for the price, I have put 500 rounds through mine no problems yet.

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    I like the Ruger SR-9......I bet you would too.

    Accurate
    Reliable every time you pull the trigger
    Easy to breakdown and clean

    The Pistol shooters hat trick

    RCG

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    Check out the Stoeger (Beretta) Cougar. You can find them in most places for under $400.00. IMO the very best bargain around.

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    Glock G17 only my humble opinion !

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    Shot a Taurus lately? I know there are haters out there that say they're junk, but Taurus has really turned things around. Pick one up, handle it, inspect it, and judge the quality against any of the other brands. Then see if you can find someone to let you shoot one. I have a 24/7 OSS in black, and it shoots sweet. I know this ain't much of a accuracy test, but I just took my CHL here in Texas and put all 50 rounds in a 4 inch circle. Tore the middle out of it! My CHL instructor had to stop and check out what I was shooting. Couldn't believe it was a Taurus. No, I'm not a marksman.... its just a sweet shooting gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StatesRights View Post
    Shot a Taurus lately? I know there are haters out there that say they're junk, but Taurus has really turned things around. Pick one up, handle it, inspect it, and judge the quality against any of the other brands. Then see if you can find someone to let you shoot one. I have a 24/7 OSS in black, and it shoots sweet. I know this ain't much of a accuracy test, but I just took my CHL here in Texas and put all 50 rounds in a 4 inch circle. Tore the middle out of it! My CHL instructor had to stop and check out what I was shooting. Couldn't believe it was a Taurus. No, I'm not a marksman.... its just a sweet shooting gun.
    I have not shot a Taurus, but I handled the Taurus 24/7 Pro in a gun shop the other day. It felt pretty good in my hand, but no where near as comfortable as the Walther P99. When I get a chance, I'll give it a try. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostsoul View Post
    Glock G17 only my humble opinion !
    I shot a Glock 17 and found the grip much too blocky for my hand. Ditto for the Glock 21 & 30, .45 ACP, which also had a hell of alot of recoil. That's why I don't think I can buy a Glock. I know they are great and reliable guns, but not for my hand. I wish Glock would come out with something different, like a different grip or redesigned model that still retains all the other internal qualities that make a Glock a Glock. I'd buy one in a heartbeat. Thanks anyway.

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    the Taurus is OK, everyone I have ever owned had allot of machine marks on it, the 1911 had different depth cocking serrations, and for another $100-200 you can get a really high quality gun like the Beretta or a CPO Sig, just my opinion

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    another rec. for the bersa uc 9mm... newest version (mine) holds 13 rounds and isn't that much bigger than a G26.. cost me $350 and change, a very reliable and straight shooting gun with intuitive controls that are easy to operate..

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    9mm

    All good options I think.
    Have you considered the EAA witness poly? It is under $500 and beautifully made. I just read a review and the author said it was the most accurate out of the box handgun he has shot. I hate to quote magazines but the ones I have seen have been top quality.
    I also have an FNP 45 and my girl has the 40. I have not shot the 9 but it is the same as the 40 aside from caliber and her 40 is a great gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J D View Post
    Looking to get a 9 for home/carry... Want something dependable that won't break the bank...I really like the wifes' M&P 9c,but I wouldn't mind something different...I've rented whatever they've had at the range,but their choices are somewhat limited...I've shot the M&p's, XD's and a Glock...What else is out there that's worth a good look at? Shooting my 45 is getting to be a bit expensive...
    Buy another 9c! Then mark yours as YOURS!

    That way, in a pinch you'll both be prefectly proficient with either gun. And there is no better defensive gun made.

    Period, for any money.

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    a vote for the Bersa Thunder Ultra Compact 9mm... I"m up to a thousand rounds now, and it just shoots straighter and straighter, controls are big and comfy and ambidextrous, 13 rd mags are big for a small gun, and it's built like a tank and easy to take down for cleaning. I know it's early, but for $300 and change this is a helluva 9mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaveP View Post
    cost me $350 and change
    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaveP
    but for $300 and change this is a helluva 9mm
    So, which one was it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaveP View Post
    a vote for the Bersa Thunder Ultra Compact 9mm... I"m up to a thousand rounds now, and it just shoots straighter and straighter, controls are big and comfy and ambidextrous, 13 rd mags are big for a small gun, and it's built like a tank and easy to take down for cleaning. I know it's early, but for $300 and change this is a helluva 9mm.
    How is the recoil on the Bersa 9mm? You said that the controls are comfortable, but how about the grip? Thanks.

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    I don't own a Bersa (yet) but my son has one, and for the money (his was around $360.00) it's a helluva gun in my opinion. He and I go to the range together most of the time and trade back and forth. I carry a Springfield XD Tactical in 9mm, and from my feel anyway, the Bersa's recoil is lighter than my XD, the grip is set much like the XD, it's a good comfortable shooting pistol, and the accuracy is right up there with most any popular 9mm out there. It might be a little heavier than my XD, as it's got a lot more metal than the polymer pistols do, but I like them very much. If only they made a 10mm version....

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    what frame is his bersa?

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    He's Got The Thunder...

    Quote Originally Posted by maddmatt02 View Post
    what frame is his bersa?
    A Thunder compact, I think it holds 13 in the magazine if I remember right. Sweet little shooter in my opinion. I have also shot the Taurus Millenium in 9mm, it's a pretty nice pistol as well.

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