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I am wondering...

I am in the market for a solid handgun. I have done quite a bit of research but would like some personal opinions on what to buy. I would like it to be solid for home defense maybe a .38 revolver. I also want a semi-auto for fun and was thinking maybe xd(m) 9mm any insights, I will listen to all opinions.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 1:55 PM

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I suggest you go to a range that rents handguns and fire all the ones your are serious about and can afford. By far the 9mm is the cheapest per round to shoot of a gun able to defend you and your family. Read Dr Ignatius's report on FrontSight. he & I are big believers in the Glock Family of guns.
The Glocks are highly reliable, very safe and you don't have to fumble with a safety when you need it fast. I would say a min of a 9mm in a handgun. 9mm ammo is cheaper than .38/.380. But just my 2 cents worth.
I carry a Glock19, light and very accurate. Easy to conceal.

5 years 35 weeks ago, 2:18 PM

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I have fired a lot of guns, and I have narrowed my choices down to a few I know I will want a .38 or .357 for the house because that will be easiest for my wife. For myself I narrowed it down to XD(m), HK USP, or a Glock 19 or 17. all of these I am looking at in 9mm or possibly 40. I have shot all of these with the exception of the XD.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 3:00 PM

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all of the auto you have mentioned will be great guns. it basically comes down to presonal preference. the XD is a good gun (but so are the glock and USP). I persoanlly like .40 for defense, but well placed shots with good 9mm hollows will do the job as well.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 3:13 PM

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For the home protection i carry a .357 i love it and it is most accurate

5 years 35 weeks ago, 3:23 PM

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The XDM 9MM is a bad mother, 19 rounds in such a nice little package. Shoots great and you can custom fit it for your hand size.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 4:29 PM

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put a life size picture of Chuck Norris by your front window. You'll never get robbed.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 4:39 PM

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ebear

or batman lol

5 years 35 weeks ago, 4:42 PM

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lol

well if it's Val Kilmer as Batman you will get robbed and probably bitch slapped too.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 4:52 PM

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i was thinkin george clooney as batman....then again you would still get robbed because of Oceans 11,12,13.

5 years 35 weeks ago, 4:56 PM

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holy bat-shit!!!!

even Alfred would kick Cloony's ass!!!!But then again I was allways a Green Hornet fan. Kato!!!!!!!

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:09 PM

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didnt bruce lee play kato?

5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:14 PM

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yes he did

Number 1 bad-ass of all time!!!!

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:17 PM

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bruce lee

was the bad ass of bas asses!!!

5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:20 PM

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he sure was

Chuck Norris was his bitch!!!!

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:20 PM

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EBEAR agreed

have you see Dragon:The Bruce Lee Story? I has robert wagner as the producer of the Green Hornet on the movie great movie wish i had a copy of it....

5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:22 PM

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yeah i saw it

To be honest, i REALLY DID'NT LIKE THAT MOVIE. The dude who played Bruce Lee was'nt even close.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:30 PM

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Ebear

i thought it was a great movie. Jason Scott Lee Played as Bruce. on a list of my top ten movies it would be a close 3rd place next to evil dead

5 years 35 weeks ago, 6:26 PM

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Chuck Norris is a major gun nut, and he is so tough superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 7:12 PM

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Chuck Norris Pajamas!!

Good One hillbilly77!!

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 8:02 PM

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Hey

Ebear quit stealing supermans Undies. Im getting blamed for the shit you cause.

5 years 34 weeks ago, 1:53 AM

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Bruce Lee was a bitch

I'm tougher than Bruce Lee was. You know how many times I've taken aspirin? Still no brain aneurism. I'm tougher than him.

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