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    I have never owned a handgun, but am going to buy one for home defense, not CC (as of yet anyway). I have decided to go with a 9mm.

    other than the XD and M&P, can anyone give me suggestions for a good "starter" handgun. I would like to spend in the neighborhood of $500.

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    Glock model 19. Nuff said.

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    If its just for Home defense, why not the Glock 17?

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    Glock 19 all the way

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    what are the prices like on the 17 and 19?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timone321 View Post
    what are the prices like on the 17 and 19?
    www.gunbroker.com and www.budsgunshop.com would be good places to start.

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    thanks.

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    I will pile on with the G-19, M&P-9, XD in that order. Anyone of the three makes a good frist pistol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timone321 View Post
    I have never owned a handgun, but am going to buy one for home defense, not CC (as of yet anyway). I have decided to go with a 9mm.

    other than the XD and M&P, can anyone give me suggestions for a good "starter" handgun. I would like to spend in the neighborhood of $500.

    Thanks.
    For a first handgun, a 9mm is a good choice. You can get the XD for that price. Since I don't shop for S&W I can't tell you there. I own 2 XD's and love em both. If you're like everyone else on this forum (including me) you won't stop with just one purchase. Worse addiction than cigarette smoking.

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    Cz P-01

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    Glock 19, Glock 17, Smith & Wesson M&P, Springfield XD. All are similarly priced high quality guns. Find the one that fits your hand well that you like. All are a great purchase.
    "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." -Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod
    Glock model 19. Nuff said.
    +1

    You really cannot go wrong with the Glock 19.

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