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Best pistol for $600

I have someone who is buying my trusty Glock 22 for $600. I am going to jump on it. I am going to use the money to buy something else. I want to buy something, new or used for around this price. Primary use is home defense. I would not like to go with anything smaller than 9mm. What do you recommend , and possibly post a picture of it.
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I have someone who is buying my trusty Glock 22 for $600. I am going to jump on it. I am going to use the money to buy something else. I want to buy something, new or used for around this price. Primary use is home defense. I would not like to go with anything smaller than 9mm. What do you recommend , and possibly post a picture of it.
Really? Wow. You made out on that deal.


Find a 1911. I bought my Kimber (used) for $400, put in a few bling bits and bought some Wilson 47D mags, all for under 6 bills.

Or, a Glock 21. .45ACP is a great home D cartridge, and you'd have a platform you're familiar with. Bought mine for $400 (used), added night sights, Ghost rocket connector, some Ti bits and a KKM barrel for just over 600.

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For the record Bass Pro Shop sells the Glock 22 for $579. I did ask the gent buying the pistol if he wanted to buy a Ducati also.
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Wow, did he get a BJ with that too?

Good deal!

Nice lookin' pistols ROB!

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Wow, did he get a BJ with that too?

Good deal!

Nice lookin' pistols ROB!

Someday I'll get me a Kimber 1911.
Thanks!

Every red-blooded American should own at least one 1911. Its an amazing design that has been in use for nearly a century, and still isn't outdated. From the trenches of WWI to the MEU Force Recon teams today.

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For home defense. This is recommended.




Sound of a shotgun racking is quite effective against intruders.
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I also have a shotgun for home defense, but in tight hallways, I prefer a pistol.
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¿Pòr qùe?
Porque el comprador del pistola va a pagar más por uno usado que se puede comprarlo nuevo en la tienda, cabrón.

y sus acentos son al revés

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Rob, when is the next time you work at MCC? I want to come up there and kick you in the cock. I took Spanish for 4 years in high school, and only passed it two of those years.
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Porque el comprador del pistola va a pagar más por uno usado que se puede comprarlo nuevo en la tienda, cabrón.

y sus acentos son al revés
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For a few more $ you can get a HK USP compact...

I had it in .357 Sig. (nice flat trajectory)

They have them in all the popular flavors...

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Smith M&P or Springfield XD or XDm.

With the M&P and XDm you'll get the adjustable back straps. XDm you get a high cap mag (I think it's like 15 +1 for 9 and 14 +1 for .40). Both felt really comfy in my hand.

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No jammage.



Strongest and Lightest .44 mag revolver ever made. Scandium blend with Titanium cylinder. Smith & Wesson 329PD - Hi Viz

And yes, I've got one for sale.
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And yes, I've got one for sale.
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Thanks!

Every red-blooded American should own at least one 1911. Its an amazing design that has been in use for nearly a century, and still isn't outdated. From the trenches of WWI to the MEU Force Recon teams today.
Yeah, no kidding. I just have too many other things on my to-do list before I get the 1911. Plus I'd like to build myself an AR of some sort. I've had the frame for about 10 years now, just never got the parts/tools and learned how to build it up.

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Strongest and Lightest .44 mag revolver ever made. Scandium blend with Titanium cylinder. Smith & Wesson 329PD - Hi Viz

And yes, I've got one for sale.
Are American firearm owners still pissed at S&W for selling out?

Isn't S&W still Brit owned?

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Springfield Armory or Colt 1911
Taurus PT1911
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USP/USPc 9mm/.357Sig/.45ACP
XDm when they come out with the .45ACP, I think the .40S&W is a worthless caliber, but that's just my opinion.

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Great tips here, thanks all. With the economy continually going south, crime (particularly home break-ins) are on the rise. Don't think it'll never happen to you, when people are desperate they'll take ANY and EVERYTHING! Keep your guard up!
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IMHO, a pistol or any firearm is the last line of defense. A well lit, secure home comes first. Think like an intruder, where would one break in at? Where would they have a few minutes to break open a door undetected? And thanks to a certain persons PM I am really looking into revolvers. Thanks.
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there are three used priced at 599 at JR shooting right now...



I DO NOT like XD, after shooting with two other XD owners and seeing repeated jams makes me lose faith.
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I am really thinking revolver. I am meeting the guy I am selling the Glock to at Rinks in Lockport so he can fire it. Then I am going to check out the used counter for a 44 or 357. Jack, if Jen is not interested, let me know. I am also letting Mandy pick out a pistol for herself. I have shot 44 and 357 before, and it's not the best gun to start her with.

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I am really thinking revolver. I am meeting the guy I am selling the Glock to at Rinks in Lockport so he can fire it. Then I am going to check out the used counter for a 44 or 357. Jack, if Jen is not interested, let me know. I am also letting Mandy pick out a pistol for herself. I have shot 44 and 357 before, and it's not the best gun to start her with.
IMO the .357/.38spl and .44 Magnum round is pretty silly for anything short of hunting. If it is in a package that is handy enough to be easily managed by an average female, the barrel is usually less than 3 inches which means that the muzzle velocity will be severely compromised and probably won't be much higher than what you'd see out of a typical semi auto round. If you are planning on something less than 3 inches, the recoil from the round will be noticeable and she'd be better off with a 9mm/.357Sig/.40S&W (yeah, I said it)/10mm Auto/45ACP in a semi-auto platform. The semi will absorb much more recoil than the revolver (even if it's ported, which makes it worthless for self defense at night), you'll have more round capacity and you will have comparable muzzle velocity and energy.

Small simple semi-autos:
Kahr PM9- 9mm
Kahr P9/P40- 9mm/.40S&W
Glock 26/27/29- 9mm/.40S&W/10mm Auto
XD9/40/45 Sub compact- 9mm/.40S&W/.45ACP

Just my opinion, I like the little J Frames and they're fun to shoot, but every female I've ever shot with HATES them, too much snap from the recoil to be comfortable for them.


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The SA 1911 GI or Mil-Spec can be had for well under $600 if you look hard enough...

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Brian, now we are talking about getting two pistols, one for her and one for me. And I do hunt from time to time. 44 cal rifle is perfect for deer, IMHO.
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I am really thinking revolver. I am meeting the guy I am selling the Glock to at Rinks in Lockport so he can fire it. Then I am going to check out the used counter for a 44 or 357. Jack, if Jen is not interested, let me know. I am also letting Mandy pick out a pistol for herself. I have shot 44 and 357 before, and it's not the best gun to start her with.
Jen expressed interest but I haven't heard back. It's a cool gun, you wont believe how light it is. That being said, light is not your friend when it comes to recoil. The cool thing though is like a 357 can shoot 38 special, the 44 can shoot a less powerful round as well and with that it's not bad at all. So you have options. Also worth mention is that with the 4" barrel the distance from the muzzle to the end of the cartridge is long enough that you can hunt deer with it, at least here in WI.

And if you want a hunting pistol I've got a Stainless Thompson Center single shot. Current barrel is 223 I think.

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Naw, I wasn't looking to buy another gun for hunting, and my brother and dad have both 44cal in 8 3/8 and 6 inch barrel. That thing must be a hella kick. And you are spot on with the 357, I thought about the 38 option already. Jack, PM me a price. I will let you know right away if I am interested, but Jen called dibs so let me know if she doesn't want it. Jeez, it's harder finding a firearm than it is a bike. And no, I don't want everyone at my local gunshop to know me on a first name baisis like MCC.
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