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Re: Yes, 9mm.

July 27, 2017 05:09AM
I agree with everything CeeZar says.

I would add that the Beretta Px4 Storm is a very reasonably priced and excellent choice if you're okay with a polymer frame. I have the .45 and it's very manageable, I would expect the 9mm to be very easy to shoot. They have interchangeable back straps to adjust the fit to your hand. There are also compact and sub-compact versions if you want that.

Sig Sauer also has the SP2022 which is on the lower end of price range but very reliable and easy to shoot. Great gun for the money, Sig also has all steel pistols but they are generally about twice as much as the SP2022.

I would not say you absolutely HAVE to shoot it before you buy, but that's certainly a great idea if you can, and in any decent sized city you should be able to find a place where you can do that. Definitely make sure it's comfortable in your hand. And I would absolutely recommend shooting SOME 9mm before you buy, so you have an idea of recoil and handling.

Night sights are also a great idea in a defensive gun, they can be added later but may be a little less cost overall to get them up front if you can.

And all the recommendations for shotguns are great for home defense too, unless you just specifically need/want a handgun.

~Sign of the Rams

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/27/2017 05:28AM by Aries.


ferragamo79394July 23, 2017 05:23PM


sstrams116July 24, 2017 02:50AM

  Probably a .38

JamesJM96July 24, 2017 03:54AM

  .38 and .45 are what we always used in the Navy

IowaRam115July 24, 2017 04:26AM

  Yes, 9mm.

CeeZar131July 25, 2017 07:13AM

  Thanks CeeZar

ferragamo79106July 26, 2017 05:55PM

  You're welcome

CeeZar109July 27, 2017 03:43AM

  if you're looking for home protection......

21Dog113July 27, 2017 04:19AM

  That'd be killer...

sstrams120July 27, 2017 05:13AM

  Re: Yes, 9mm.

Aries100July 27, 2017 05:09AM

  Re: Yes, 9mm.

JamesJM99July 27, 2017 05:43AM

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JamesJM109July 27, 2017 06:31AM

  Cool. I didn't realize.

CeeZar102July 27, 2017 06:53AM

  Yes, and no...

JamesJM110July 27, 2017 07:04AM

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Aries101July 27, 2017 06:06AM

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Aries112July 27, 2017 06:24AM

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Aries126July 27, 2017 07:20AM

  Nightmare is the correct term

JamesJM103July 27, 2017 07:27AM

  Re: Nightmare is the correct term

Aries112July 27, 2017 07:39AM

  constitutional carry

CeeZar111July 27, 2017 08:32AM

  Re: constitutional carry

Aries98July 27, 2017 08:46AM

  Interesting Constitutional issue as to the full faith and credit clause

waterfield113July 28, 2017 08:24AM

  Re: Yes, 9mm.

CeeZar116July 27, 2017 05:57AM

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ScRAM118July 27, 2017 07:54PM

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Aries119July 28, 2017 04:44AM

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CeeZar125July 28, 2017 05:40AM

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Aries96July 28, 2017 06:07AM

  That's SWEET!

ScRAM89August 07, 2017 07:34PM

  Re: 9mm???

Arkansas Ram123July 26, 2017 09:24AM

  Kimber now offers...

JamesJM115July 26, 2017 11:37AM

  I'd like to tear one apart....

ScRAM101July 28, 2017 05:21AM

  I always figured

IowaRam125July 27, 2017 07:40AM

  Re: I always figured

NorCalRamFan93July 28, 2017 01:49PM

  Re: 9mm???

NorCalRamFan112July 28, 2017 01:43PM

  Thx NorCal

ferragamo7989August 01, 2017 04:43PM

  Re: Thx NorCal

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ferragamo7986August 11, 2017 03:53PM

  Re: nice

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