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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.


ferragamo79407July 23, 2017 05:23PM


sstrams138July 24, 2017 02:50AM

  Probably a .38

JamesJM118July 24, 2017 03:54AM

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

IowaRam135July 24, 2017 04:26AM

  Yes, 9mm.

CeeZar158July 25, 2017 07:13AM

  Thanks CeeZar

ferragamo79122July 26, 2017 05:55PM

  You're welcome

CeeZar134July 27, 2017 03:43AM

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

21Dog126July 27, 2017 04:19AM

  That'd be killer...

sstrams139July 27, 2017 05:13AM

  Re: Yes, 9mm.

Aries134July 27, 2017 05:09AM

  Re: Yes, 9mm.

JamesJM121July 27, 2017 05:43AM

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JamesJM119July 27, 2017 06:31AM

  Cool. I didn't realize.

CeeZar122July 27, 2017 06:53AM

  Yes, and no...

JamesJM129July 27, 2017 07:04AM

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Aries116July 27, 2017 06:06AM

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Aries131July 27, 2017 06:24AM

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Aries140July 27, 2017 07:20AM

  Nightmare is the correct term

JamesJM130July 27, 2017 07:27AM

  Re: Nightmare is the correct term

Aries145July 27, 2017 07:39AM

  constitutional carry

CeeZar137July 27, 2017 08:32AM

  Re: constitutional carry

Aries114July 27, 2017 08:46AM

  Interesting Constitutional issue as to the full faith and credit clause

waterfield129July 28, 2017 08:24AM

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CeeZar141July 27, 2017 05:57AM

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ScRAM153July 27, 2017 07:54PM

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Aries143July 28, 2017 04:44AM

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CeeZar156July 28, 2017 05:40AM

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Aries124July 28, 2017 06:07AM

  That's SWEET!

ScRAM126August 07, 2017 07:34PM

  Re: 9mm???

Arkansas Ram151July 26, 2017 09:24AM

  Kimber now offers...

JamesJM144July 26, 2017 11:37AM

  I'd like to tear one apart....

ScRAM126July 28, 2017 05:21AM

  I always figured

IowaRam165July 27, 2017 07:40AM

  Re: I always figured

NorCalRamFan108July 28, 2017 01:49PM

  Re: 9mm???

NorCalRamFan142July 28, 2017 01:43PM

  Thx NorCal

ferragamo79109August 01, 2017 04:43PM

  Re: Thx NorCal

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ferragamo79101August 11, 2017 03:53PM

  Re: nice

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