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    JEEZ, just get an XD already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by themayer78 View Post
    JEEZ, just get an XD already!


    Seriously....do it!

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    well I have to find someone to buy me one bcuz im underaged (im 18)

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy16 View Post
    I haven been looking every where and I have choose between .40S&W or a .45ACP i was wondering what everyone thinks about both calibers I have heard good things about both.

    Between these two, it's a wash. IOW, if you can't do it with a .40, then you aren't going to get it done with a .45. For me, the main consideration would be which pistol suits me best, and the actual caliber would be a secondary consideration

    I have choosen a few guns if anyone could help with this also.
    HK45, USP, USP Tactical, USP Expert, MK23
    this would mostly be for home safety and maybe CC

    These are sidearms, which would be fine for home defense. However, it seems silly to me to use one as a CC, as they are full-sized handguns that aren't meant for CC. That's not saying you can't do it, as many do. However, when one considers how many really good mid-sized and compacts there are in your two calibers of choice, I just couldn't see carrying that much weight and bulk, for no practical gain.

    Yes, I'm speaking from experience, as I had to carry a full-sized Beretta in a CC mode for a number of years while in the AF, and I hated it. Nothing like obvious printing....
    If you are truely new to handguns, then at least rent a smaller caliber handgun for a while before you get a hand-thumper. Otherwise, you will most likely be a lousy shot, or mediocre at best. Of course, if mediocre is fine with you, then please disregard the above.

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    Will you be the only one using it??

    are there children ever in the house?? visit??

    What is the likelihood that you will have a break in while you are there.??

    Most people can get by with a shotgun..

    for home defense with you being the only person in the house, a wheel gun is the most reliable, and the most likely not to be miss used or fail to fire in a panic situation.

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    Recoil on a 40 S&W or 45 ACP particularily on a 1911 frame? Speedy why don't you try it before you go out and buy a smaller caliber. If you belong to a gun club then I'm sure another member will be happy to let you shoot theirs. I'm not particularily recoils sensitive and find either caliber easy to handle in a large frame auto. A smaller caliber in a smaller platform can be as bad if not worse in felt recoil.

    If it will be a carry piece then a large auto can be a challenge if it's home protection then the large auto is in it's element.

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    yes i will be the only one

    there is my baby niece but that is about it

    quite posible the neighbor is never home and its in the country

    that is very possible i could probably get by with a shotgun


    really all in all i want a handgun to have one really something to go out and shoot everyother weekend or so

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    between the 40 and the 45 i would definitely get the 45
    from kimber or springfield
    the recoil is not that bad to get use to
    i'd rather learn to get use to the 45 than the 40
    the 45 would probably end up being with you the rest of your life
    but get the beaver tail so you don't get pinched
    now if you don't want a 1911 then look at the xd45 or the glock 21 or 30 or 36

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    well im back its been awhile just been doing some research and since everyone has said use a smaller caliber I was thinking the sig sauer P250 since the barrels are interchangeable

    Has anyone had any experience with the P250

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