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I'm in the market for a new handgun.
The 9mm I have is too small for my hand ( my pinky hangs below the magazine ) this makes the weapon unweildy and therefore less effective than I find comfortable.
I originally bought it for my wife, but she has since expressed disinterest in training with it so I'm going to get rid of it.
I plan on trading it in on a .45 caliber. Particularly the M-5.
see the review here: http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun...dalym5_113005/
I have always wanted a handgun like this, and it has a lot of selling points. Of course I will have to actually feel the weapon in my hand and possibly test fire it before I make the final purchase.
Anyone that is an aficionado of handguns knows that if it isn't comfortable to fire, than you are basically wasting your time with it.
Before I make my final decision I wanted to give people here a chance to showcase their favorites in the hopes that I may find another more desireable choice.
Post picture, links, reviews, or opinions. You can even post anti-gun opinions if you want, just beware that I don't foresee you talking me out of it, although you may change another thread readers mind.
Thanks in advance to all who post.
Last edited by Joker; December 19th, 2005 at 17:41.
I've always liked glocks for their reliability, light weight and just plain cool looking. I've never actually had a gun myself, so I'm not talking from personal experience, but Glocks rock. Try this one, the Glock 21: http://www.glock.com/g21.htm
It's .45 cal, and incorporates all the characteristics I mentioned above. Go Glocks!
Pardon me for asking but do you really need a gun? could you say why you need one?
No problem. Those are legitimate questions.Originally Posted by librarian Augustine
The answer is that I pray I will never 'need' one. No one I know ever wants to 'need' one.
But if I ever did, it would be a lot more convenient to already have one, then to try to acquire one the moment it becomes necessary. Contrary to anti-gun propaganda it is possible to be a responsible gun owner, I know because I am one.
If I have never used the weapon I may 'need' before I 'needed' it I'm just as likely to hurt myself, and people I never intended to hurt, if the 'need' arises. So I like to have plenty of training and background with the weapons I use.
I like to target shoot. I have a Nazi 9mm Luger my uncle brought back as a souvenier from his WW2 tours in Europe, a .303 Russian made sniper rifle, a 12 gauge shotgun, a .22 long rifle, a .38 revolver, the 9mm 'ladies' handgun I referred to earlier and my father's original WW2 era M1, the same one that went island hopping with him in the pacific. ( I just had that beauty reconditioned and man is it ever sweet! ).
Of the above listed weapons I personally bought the 12 gauge, sniper rifle and 9mm ladies handgun. The others were gifts. I have no use for the .38 either since it isn't a very good target gun even though it's a longbarrel, so it will also go in the trade for a .45 cal.
I guess I would call that the start of a nice collection a couple of the pieces are worth quite a sum and I never fire them ( i.e. the Luger and the M1 ) although they do get routine cleanings.
They all remain unloaded and locked away in a safe in a locked closet except the 'ladies' 9mm which is unloaded in a locked case with a trigger lock on it and I and my wife have the only keys. It's meant as our defensive handgun, but it isn't satisfactory for me so it must go.
Truth be told I am much more fond of target shooting with bows then I am with guns. There something really personal about hitting the bullseye with an arrow. Anyone that's ever made that 'impossible' money shot with their bow would probably say the same.That is a nice one. I wasn't aware Glock was making .45's I thought they only made 9mm. Nice find, thanks for sharing.Originally Posted by dr_nick22
Last edited by Joker; December 20th, 2005 at 14:42.
I'm not a huge fan of handguns, so I can't tell you what to buy.
I'm just glad that I don't need to have a gun and hopefully never have to.
I agree with you on the feeling on hitting bullseye with a bow. I can say that hitting it with knifes and axes are great too. I do that a lot (throw knifes and axes)
OKay sorry but,
It seems like you need a gun because you would be a vigilante. I'm not experienced with guns but I don't advise them. Carry a gun on the street is unnessassary. They (whoever they may be) could just as easily take the gun off you. Remember they would have to punch you a few times or pull a knife on you before you can shoot them.
At home it sounds like you have plenty of guns already.
I don't mean to insult you but I really feel strongly about this. I hope that the new prime minister here (whoever it ends up being) will invoke the war measures act, so that anyone who has a gun on the street or has an illegal gun anywhere would be thrown in jail no questions asked. If no one has a gun then no one needs a gun. sorry to hunters out there but I think the only people who should be allowed guns are police and the military, but not when they are at home. Sorry to gun owners but having a gun because someone else does or might doesn't solve anything.
I knew you would be here to say that.
where to do you live? it sounds like a place i want to avoid.
the weapon I like most at the moment isn't exactly a handgun, although it was initially designed for personnel in confined spaces (tanks, jets, etc) but is designated a Personal Defence Weapon rather than a handgun. The weapon in question is the H&K MP-7 (same purpose as the P90). The only major issue with it is the size, it is big, but it packs one hell of a rapidfire punch.
oh, and that website is seriously impressive if you want to have a look at all kinds of firepower
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