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Postby Fallguy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:24 am

I am looking to buy my first handgun. Just curious what other people on here have a handgun, and what you like or dislike about your particular one.

I am going to get something that I can use for both deer hunting as well as in the home as a defense weapon. I am also eventually going to get a conceal to carry permit.

I have a few ideas of what I want, but want to get some firsthand comments. Have at it boys! :D
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Re: Handgun advice

Postby lyonch » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:46 am

.50 cal Taurus :twisted: That should take care of all your needs :wink:
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Re: Handgun advice

Postby Fallguy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:49 am

LOL geez lyonch you think that will be enough?! :P
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Re: Handgun advice

Postby lyonch » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:09 pm

I dont know anthing about handguns but i do know that .50 cal taurus is on the market (from commercials) and she is large and in charge :lol: :lol: i know a few guys that carry handguns on them for random purposes but it seems like if you wanna use it for deer hunting that you will be going a bit heavier than what you would like for a self defense weapon at home. Also if you want one for the wife to shoot so she can defend herself if the time ever comes; we dont need to be hearing stories of how she tried to shoot the .50 cal taurus and it brokes her wrist :P
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Re: Handgun advice

Postby Fallguy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:20 pm

lyonch wrote:we dont need to be hearing stories of how she tried to shoot the .50 cal taurus and it brokes her wrist :P


I was hoping more along the lines of Police Academy when Tackleberry has that old women shoot his pistol and she goes flying about 10 feet back!
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Re: Handgun advice

Postby Prairie Ghost » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:23 pm

I know that the 45 acp in a semi - auto is ranked really high for home protection but don't know how it would do on a deer my brother knows the caliber inside and out i will run it by him.

I agree i think you need to pick what the primary use of the weapon will be and then make a decision those are two different aspects of the gun world that is going to be kind of hard to match up.
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Re: Handgun advice

Postby Daryl » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:32 pm

I bought a 1911 .45ACP for personal protection and carry along hunting in case any mountain lions get sneeky :) I personally don't think its enough for a deer gun. My brother-in-law has shot deer with his 44 mag but then thats not really a personal defense gun either. You will have to think about what you really want it for because it will be hard to find a nice carry gun that will be a deer killer. Just my thought
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Re: Handgun advice

Postby Fallguy » Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:34 am

Yeah after talking to some people I think you guys might be right about a combo.

I was looking at a 45 ACP and I found one I like quite a bit. I need to do some more handling of it to see.

Maybe I ought to get the semi auto now in case something happens down the road with any law changes, and then later I can get a revolver. Remember we have a new president.
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Re: Handgun advice

Postby Coyotehunter » Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:53 pm

I have a glock 23 in the bedroom. I do not use it much other than for the house. on the line I use a .22 mag Taurus.
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Re: Handgun advice

Postby WAREAGLE » Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:03 pm

THE TAURUS JUDGE YOU CAN SHOOT 45 COLT,45 LONG COLT AND 410 OUT OF THIS MY BUDDY JUST GOT ONE AND IT IS A FUN GUN TO SHOOT :mrgreen:
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Re: Handgun advice

Postby Fallguy » Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:31 pm

Well I got a nice compact 9 mm from my father in law for an early Christmas present. It will make a nice conceal weapon.

And I have a Springfield XD 45 on layaway. That should make a good home pistol.

I will have to think about a hunting revolver down the road. One gun at a time! :D
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Re: Handgun advice

Postby Dcoy » Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:57 pm

The 9mm will be great for concealed carry and home defense.Got one of those and a 380 auto for the wife as well.Actually have 5 ranging from 22s to 44 mags.44mag is the only one I have I'd use for deer.The 44 fired in the house will shock an intruder to death and about blind the one shooting it in the dark. :shock:


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Re: Handgun advice

Postby Daryl » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:53 am

Wow Fallguy :shock: You need one to carry, one for the home and one to hunt with :? Is the mob after you little buddy? You could use the 9mm for carry and home then just buy a 44 or magnum hadgun for hunting. Just a thought. Hope your not in trouble :wink:
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Re: Handgun advice

Postby Fallguy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:25 am

Daryl wrote:Wow Fallguy :shock: You need one to carry, one for the home and one to hunt with :? Is the mob after you little buddy? You could use the 9mm for carry and home then just buy a 44 or magnum hadgun for hunting. Just a thought. Hope your not in trouble :wink:


Well I had that Spingfield XD 45 Auto on layaway before I got that 9 mm gift. So that got me thinking if I should do things different. I wonder if it is possible to change my layaway over to a different gun? In that case get that XD 45 transfered over to something that could take deer. Any ideas Daryl?

Nope...no trouble here. That's the point I guess. :lol:
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Re: Handgun advice

Postby Daryl » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:43 am

Just checking on you :wink: Hey you can have as many guns as you want to have. I am sure you could change the lawaway to whatever you want. A good deer revolver would be a 44 Mag I personally like the Rugar. Has enough energy and manageable recoil. The 500 S&W would be good to but then you have a much higher cost not just gun but ammo to. You could also look at a T/C Contender or Encore then when you wanted a different caliber you just have to buy the barrel. Just a thought or you could keep the one you have on lawaway and when you can do it get another one. The choice is your. Hope I helped.
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