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    Sonoran is offline Junior Member
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    New to the forum

    I am new to the forum & thought I would post my first message.

    I currently have a S&W Model 59 that dates back almost 20 years. I have not fired it in a long time because it never fit my small hand very well and it was uncomfortable to shoot. I will be looking for a smaller CCW handgun and thus my search has begun on this forum. I went to a local store yesterday and liked the S&W M&C 9MM. Then I read a few posts on the P99 A/S and that looks interesting, too. Basically I am looking for a comfortable reliable handgun that I will want to shoot.

    Ultimately I will need to rent & shoot a few before making any decisions. I then want to take the CCW class.

    Thanks to all the good information I have found so far. I am sure I will have additional posts as my search continues.

    Sonoran

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    Hey, welcome to the forum!

    Here is a thread that will help U:

    Newbie to guns? Need help? Where to start?

    Also, whatever gun U buy, U may want one with the adjustable back strap, so U can alter it to fit your hands if they are small (M&P, P99, PX4, FNP9 - some examples of semi autos with adju backstraps)

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    Thanks shipwreck. I read that post very early on.

    I just looked at a Para Hawg 9. Any thoughts on the Para? I don't see much discussion about them.

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    U may wanna look at the two 1911 website forums. I looked into one as a possible gun to buy earlier this year - Academy Sports sells a Para fullsize 1911 at a decent price, and I looked into the brand a bit. I found some mixed stuff about the brand and decided to pass. That's not to say that there isn't many satisfied para owners. There are a few people on this site who own that gun. U may wana post a question in the 1911 section. U may get some responses.

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    Welcome to the forum. Lots of good info to be had here.

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    Welcome Sonoran from down in the swamps. Your going about it the right way. Ask all the questions you want and there should be somebody on here that will have the answer. Good luck and good shooting.

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    Welcome to the forum
    Don't get me wrong i love 1911s but i think there a little heavy for ccw
    so you might want to try a plastic gun there lighter. as ship says the p99 is good and has a good write up also try a compact glock or XD mine are great but thats just my opinion

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    What condition is that 59 in and what would you sell it for?

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    Welcome !!!

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    Revolver,

    I don't have any idea what it is worth.
    It is in excellent condition. Probably has had 100 rounds go through it.
    Two clips & original box.

    How do I found out the value?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonoran View Post
    Revolver,

    I don't have any idea what it is worth.
    It is in excellent condition. Probably has had 100 rounds go through it.
    Two clips & original box.

    How do I found out the value?
    Welcome to the forum! I'll give you 50 bucks.

    Seriously, that's a really nice pistol you have, desired by many. 2005 Standard Catalog of Firearms sez $300 for one in excellent condition, but that's probably a little low for yours. Look at the various gun auction websites, Shotgun News, and Gun Digest, and you may get a better idea of real world value.

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    Welcome. Don’t let Shipwreck fool ya. There are other guns out there besides a P99. I carry a Glock 23 but admittedly will get a smaller one for my CCW. Don’t let your brain blowup trying to decide. Just when you think you got it pegged you learn of another. May as well buy a few and enjoy ‘em all. It’s like being Michael Jackson at a Boy Scoots Jamboree. Just so many to choose from.

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