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Well I am about to purchase my next gun in like a month or so and I would like to hear from the experts on the best gun out there. Now for the specifics no cheap looking show guns. I want something that looks bad ass and sounds like a cannon. Other than that it is fair game may the most compelling gun enthusiast win.

5 years 41 weeks ago, 5:16 PM

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First off, do you just want it to make noise or would you like to carry it and be able to hit something? Big difference.
I prefer the Glock 19 in 9mm, but that is my choice because I like to shoot and ammo cost is pretty reasonable. Very accurate and safe to carry and fast to use. You can carry locked and loaded, there is no external safety. You can drop it and it won't go off. Pull and squeeze the trigger.
Good gun IMHO.
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5 years 41 weeks ago, 10:23 PM

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Ultimate?

You need to qualify what your needs are. Do you want concealed carry, target practice, practical fire, or hunting?

5 years 41 weeks ago, 11:02 PM

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To answer both I have a single action 9mm Zastava M88a which is a very nice cheaper target gun. The next gun I am looking for should be double action which would be a good concealed carry and be good for target shooting. I am not concerned about the cost of ammo so I think a 1911 would be the best choice for my next gun but I don't really know.

5 years 41 weeks ago, 1:25 AM

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A 1911 huh, okay. Does the grip angle of the 1911 agree with you? What I mean, does it point naturally for you? If you close your eyes and point at a spot on the wall, when you open your eyes are you on target or do you have to adjust? I love 1911's but they aren't for everyone. There are many very nice 1911s on the market with most of the custom work already done. Start looking and try many before you decide. There are many guys here that have good advice...Good luck.

5 years 41 weeks ago, 9:53 AM

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Colt SAA

.45 Long Colt. Packs a punch and loud. 6 Bullets more than enough to kill anything that moves.

5 years 41 weeks ago, 12:48 PM

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if you are going with a 1911, you can't go wrong with kimber. if you don't go with a 1911, i prefer sigs hands down! the new xdm are pretty sweet also (if you are interested in a polymer frame .40)

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 6:06 PM

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Good Advice

Good Advice all. Now you just need to go out and look. Try as many as you can and find what works for you. Good Luck.

5 years 40 weeks ago, 5:43 PM

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I appreciate all the suggestions. The colt 45 is on my list to try next. One of my buddies got a SIG for his concealed weapon. What exactly is a polymer frame.

5 years 40 weeks ago, 6:07 PM

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Polymer

Is a gun that is like a Glock. Not plastic but is like an alloy of different type of polymers that are stronger than plastic

5 years 40 weeks ago, 7:42 PM

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Is much much stronger thab plastic. Glock tests those things after running over it with a car six times. The metal parts are coated with tennerite, much stronger than steel. They are really indestructible...

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 8:01 PM

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As for a badass looking gun do you want something looking mean and cool to show off at the range and also do you want something loud too. And is this just for shooting recreational. A desert eagle in black and or chrome would be a good starter in either a .357mag and .44mag. If it is for shooting and showing off only. For carry and concealment a 2" L-frame model 686 .357 mag s&w would be a bad ass piece also, if you know how to carry it and shoot it well.

5 years 40 weeks ago, 2:57 PM

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I took a look at the desert eagle and liked the look of the .44. But when I saw a video of it taken down it looked like it had a lot of parts and it seemed like more things could go wrong with the gun over time.

5 years 40 weeks ago, 5:28 PM

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Desert Eagle

I have taken down the desert eagle a few times in the past, what you saw is the dual springs and guide rods to the weapon and the front locking attachment. It is gas operated and has a rotating bolt. The only thing about the desert eagles is that you have to use fully jacked ammunition and keep it clean.

5 years 40 weeks ago, 3:14 PM

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Generalswanny wrote:
Well I am about to purchase my next gun in like a month or so and I would like to hear from the experts on the best gun out there. Now for the specifics no cheap looking show guns. I want something that looks bad ass and sounds like a cannon. Other than that it is fair game may the most compelling gun enthusiast win.

Looking "bad ass" and sounding "like a cannon" can only describe one weapon: the Smith & Wesson 500 revolver!! It scared me just to hold it, and to fire it---well, let's just say it was a traumatic experience.

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