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I really believe this is a new question not like the other what handgun should

I get ones you usually see. There are a few requirements that need to be met

and there is a back story to why I am buying a new handgun.

First off, I own currently a Mossberg 702 Plinkster rifle 22lr and then the

gun I wish to replace and sell eventually is a Chiappa 1911-22lr handgun. The

problem is that I didnt do enough research when I got the Chiappa, I have shot

22 rifles since I was young but I am not by far a gun expert as thats really

the only gun I ve used mainly, I ve used here and there some other guns and

one of them was a RIA M1911 45 ACP which got me into this 1911 craze. Now, not

being really familiar with handguns, I wasn't aware that using a 22lr for a

handgun especially for self defense and other more serious applications.

Not only is the caliber wrong but the Chiappa 1911-22 is a horrible built gun,

it came with two mags and I bought two extra, I ve had about 25% FTFs and a

few jams requiring a punch tool down the barrel and this was using various

22lr ammo that worked fine in my Mossberg but of course its a rifle but then

again the barrel doesnt matter if it isnt even chambering the round correctly.

Anyway, let me get to the point, I am pretty set on buying a 9mm gun and I

pretty much have a limit of $360 because its $40 for the FFL transfer so total

$400 to spend. I ve had my eyes set on the Century Arms Int Zastava M70A 9mm,

I would consider the M57A which is identical but shoots 7.62x25 Tokarev ammo

which is very rare. Here is the catch, its easy to find extra mags for the

M57A but there arent any right now it seems anywhere for the M70A, there is

however a cousin the M88A but its a bit smaller 3.7" but has aftermarket mags

available but I am hesistant, the others are 4.5 inches, I am afraid of going

smaller than a 4" barrel for some odd reason. I really prefer practically a

full sized handgun with 4" seeming to minimal, now I am no expert, so perhaps,

someone can correct me on my mentality and state why getting the M88A over the

M70A wouldnt be a big deal.

Finally, these are rare foreign imports. One has extremely rare ammo the

Tokarev caliber but mags are abundant from the actual manufacturer. The others

I really believe this is a new question not like the other what handgun should

I get ones you usually see. There are a few requirements that need to be met

and there is a back story to why I am buying a new handgun. First off, I own

currently a Mossberg 702 Plinkster rifle 22lr and then the gun I wish to

replace and sell eventually is a Chiappa 1911-22lr handgun. The problem is

that I didnt do enough research when I got the Chiappa, I have shot 22 rifles

since I was young but I am not by far a gun expert as thats really the only

gun I ve used mainly, I ve used here and there some other guns and one of them

was a RIA M1911 45 ACP which got me into this 1911 craze. Now, not being

really familiar with handguns, I wasn't aware that using a 22lr for a handgun

especially for self defense and other more serious applications.

Not only is the caliber wrong but the Chiappa 1911-22 is a horrible built gun,

it came with two mags and I bought two extra, I ve had about 25% FTFs and a

few jams requiring a punch tool down the barrel and this was using various

22lr ammo that worked fine in my Mossberg but of course its a rifle but then

again the barrel doesnt matter if it isnt even chambering the round correctly.

Anyway, let me get to the point, I am pretty set on buying a 9mm gun and I

pretty much have a limit of $360 because its $40 for the FFL transfer so total

$400 to spend. I ve had my eyes set on the Century Arms Int Zastava M70A 9mm,

I would consider the M57A which is identical but shoots 7.62x25 Tokarev ammo

which is very rare. Here is the catch, its easy to find extra mags for the

M57A but there arent any right now it seems anywhere for the M70A, there is

however a cousin the M88A but its a bit smaller 3.7" but has aftermarket mags

available but I am hesistant, the others are 4.5 inches, I am afraid of going

smaller than a 4" barrel for some odd reason. I really prefer practically a

full sized handgun with 4" seeming to minimal, now I am no expert, so perhaps,

someone can correct me on my mentality and state why getting the M88A over the

M70A wouldnt be a big deal.

Finally, these are rare foreign imports. One has extremely rare ammo the

Tokarev caliber but mags are abundant from the actual manufacturer. The others

take 9mm ammo which I feel is strong enough for self defense over 22lr and I

know someone will correct me on why 22lr is perfectly fine but I know I dont

want to rely on that Chiappa 1911-22lr, I dont even feel its worth bringing

out plinking/target shooting anymore. I am keeping the mossberg so I will have

a 22lr rifle always anyway. Now considering their rarity its also going to be

hard to find aftermarket parts, is there anything under $350 that is a 9mm

that has good reliability supposedly these things are just like AK47s in

durability and reliability.

I am open to sugesstions, the other issue is that a lot of websites selling

handguns still restrict sending guns over 10 rds to Cook County where I live

even though the law has changed and I ve emailed most of the big boys like

buds, cheaperthandirt, impactguns, and others that when the CCW bill that just

passed was instated, the state law now pre-empts handgun law and there are no

longer any magazine capacity limits. So either it has to be 10 rd or less or

luckily there is an online dealer who updates their site in a few days, so

feel free to suggest some even if they are above 10 rd mag capacity. I am

really liking the Zastavas but the rarity is a concern of mine but the price

and what you get is hard to beat.

Sorry for this long post but I ve been researching and watching various

youtube reviews and just cant find one gun that reaches out to me under the

requirements specified.

Thanks for reading.
 

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To be very honest, I got about 1/3 the way thru your post and gave up. Maybe it was the way you posted it, but it got be too much.

Try breaking it up in such a way (paragraphs are your friend) that it doesn't overwhelm the reader. Or.......just ask a few questions at a time.

BTW....when I think of rare foreign imports, cheaply made guns come to mind. :rolleyes:
 

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Have you ever looked at the S&W 3913? It's an older 9mm but it shoots well and cost about $300. I carry it and it is my weapon of choice out the many choices I do have.
 
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