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PvilleP
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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?

Their product should only get better now that S&W is not connected. Not that S&W makes a bad product. S&W just wasn't pushing the Walther product line much.
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Previously, Smith & Wesson held responsibility for the distribution of Walther firearms and accessories in the United States. On January 1, 2013, that responsibility will transfer to the newly formed Walther Arms, Inc. (with the exception of the Walther P22 and PK380 models, which Smith & Wesson will continue to sell and distribute through April 30, 2013).

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"We are excited about the formation of our new company, Walther Arms, Inc. It will allow us to intensify our focus on the U.S. firearms market,"

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Fort Smith, Arkansas


LSUTiger205
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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?
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TigerTatorTots
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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?
Glock 19 or Springfield XD
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TigerTatorTots
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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?
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but a Glock is easier to learn. They really are idiot guns. Just point and shoot and they break down in two steps.

That is what I love about it! So simple


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Nascar Fan
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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?
Ruger SR9


Gaston
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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?
Look at all guns then decide on price range. When you start looking at guns you'll key in on features you like and features you must have...Striker or hammer, DAO or SA/DA (location of decocker), constant pull triggers, being able to fire without a magazine in, trigger being able to cock the striker, safety vs no safety, ...seriously just research all types. You may want to spend more, or you may not. Hell you may end up just buying the one you think looks the coolest.

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yodaddyroberto
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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?
I'm buying the m&p in a few days. I was about to buy the XDm but I liked the way the m&p felt in my hand better. The store also had a couple beretta px4s.


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deltaland
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Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?


I wouldn't trust a pistol that cost 5 dollars.


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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?
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Look at all guns then decide on price range. When you start looking at guns you'll key in a features you like and features you must have...Striker or hammer, DAO or SA/DA (location of decocker), constant pull triggers, being able to fire without a magazine in, trigger being able to cock the striker, safety vs no safety


Youtube is your friend when researching. That way you can see what each pistol has and how it works. Then go to a gun store and grip the ones you may be interested in. If possible find a range that rents the model you want and try it out.

For $5-600 you have plenty choices.


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1860pissed
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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?
M&P .40 then when you have the extra cash, grab the .357sig barrel and the APEX duty trigger kit. You won't be disappointed but I cant promise you'll ever want to use another trigger again.


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Carson123987
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Smith and Wesson M&P


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Yat27
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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?
Glock 17/19 or M&P. The Walther PPQ is a fine piece with a really good trigger. But as others have said, parts/magazine availability may be an issue.


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dawg23
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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?
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Can't go wrong with any of those choices. Personally, I don't like the Springfield as a polymer platform.

M&P I think is the best choice, but a Glock is easier to learn. They really are idiot guns. Just point and shoot and they break down in two steps.


Except for swapping the batting order of the two choices in the 2nd paragraph this is very sound advice.

At 2:00 a.m. you don't want to be the guy looking for the the safety switch on his gun -- or trying to figure out why your gun didn't go "bang."

Your choice is very simple -- forgo the Yahoo search -- go buy a Glock 19.





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TigerOnThe Hill
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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?
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Look at all guns then decide on price range. When you start looking at guns you'll key in on features you like and features you must have...Striker or hammer, DAO or SA/DA (location of decocker), constant pull triggers, being able to fire without a magazine in, trigger being able to cock the striker, safety vs no safety, ...seriously just research all types. You may want to spend more, or you may not. Hell you may end up just buying the one you think looks the coolest.

Solid advice. Decide what features are important to you, looking at the major players in the market. I'd look at Glock, S&W M&P, Walther, Springfield XD, Ruger SR, Beretta and Sig (I get confused by all the different Sig models). All the above are solid guns. For every poster on here who loves one of the above, you'll find one who hates it. That's ok because you're looking for the gun YOU'LL love. Try to handle the guns you're interested in. For example, no matter how good a gun the Glocks are, they just don't fit my hand/point naturally well for me (feel like a 2X4). OTOH, the XDs suit my hand well. Even more important, shoot the finalists.

I'd suggest a high cacapity, full size, polymer gun that's striker fired. The Glock 19 is the prototype for these features. Having said that, sometimes a slightly gun (what some might call a mid-size or compact) may fit one's hand better than the full size. For example, a friend of mine loved the feel of the Glock Model 19 (compact), but NOT the Glock Model 17 (full size).

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Your choice is very simple -- forgo the Yahoo search -- go buy a Glock 19.

Not a bad choice, as long as the Glock 19 fits your hand well.

Last, depending on your level of experience, consider getting some formal training w/ your chosen gun.


bapple
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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?
To the OP, watch my video on first time firearm buyers. I promise you'll learn a lot.

First Time Firearm Buyers

But to answer your question, I think the Smith and Wesson M&P has the flexibility to fit any shooter and is a fine choice.



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hunt66
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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?
Just make sure to learn all there is to know about your gun, remember simple thihngs about gun safety etc and practice often with it. All of the advice offered is sound and as you see there are numerous choices and options and at some point it comes down to what is comfortable in your hand and what you like - i.e. making it more fun to practice with ultimately getting you more comfortabel with it. Good Luck!


Preys on Gumps
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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?
I really LOVED my Walther PK380. That was a sweet operating piece. The slide was so smooth and trigger was smooth.

I hate that I sold it, but the $ got me into a CZ.

I'd KILL for a Walther PPX in 45 ACP and would buy on the spot.

BAMF

Image: http://www.waltherarms.com/resources/images/products/handguns/ppx/large/2790131-l.png
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kywildcatfanone
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re: Good 9mm pistol in the $5-600 range suggestions?
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I have a Baretta PX4 Storm. It's pretty badass.


I have the storm in the .40 and love it.
We also have a Ruger SR9. Great little 9mm gun.


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