Seriously, you have trouble finding 9MM somewhere in the US? I know in some Euro/South American countries, it's restricted as a military ammo, but here????I have a Taurus 24/7 Pro in 9mm. I like it. It's my first pistol. I paid $402 after tax at a gun store. Ammo is cheaper than .40, or 45, but it's harder to find. 40s are easier to find but a little higher per 100 rounds, about $4-5 more.
Gun is easy to use. Has dual and single action. You can de-cock the gun with the safety. Push up and it's safe, push up a little farther and the action is disabled. If you put it back to fire it will fire with out having to slide the action back. Very nice i think. Has a lock on the side that removed the fire pin so there is no way it can go off. Also locks the trigger.
Uh, I would think about considering a revolver. Revolvers don't, if ever, jam. I would look at a medium frame .357, say a Ruger GP100. If you get one of these, you can shoot caliber rounds out of it without changing the barrel. You can shoot .38 out of it, which are cheaper for practicing. One other thing to consider, if you get a pistola with a clip, it has a spring in it. If you only plan on using it for home defense, without ever firing it, the spring could weaken or something and cause a misfire.I'm looking to get a handgun for my new place since I'll be living by myself. Any recommendation? I'm looking for a semi auto gun with a clip, not a revolver, decently priced.
Links and price tags are great. Thanks!
You make valid points...but ideally, we should be encouraging him to practice with his gun to stay sharp...thus checking/cleaning the gun on a regular basis, eliminating most of the concern with semiauto reliability.Uh, I would think about considering a revolver. Revolvers don't, if ever, jam. I would look at a medium frame .357, say a Ruger GP100. If you get one of these, you can shoot caliber rounds out of it without changing the barrel. You can shoot .38 out of it, which are cheaper for practicing. One other thing to consider, if you get a pistola with a clip, it has a spring in it. If you only plan on using it for home defense, without ever firing it, the spring could weaken or something and cause a misfire.
I'm sold on revolvers. I love Colt revolvers.
I live In Compton. But seriously, I live on earth, that answer should be good enough.Where do you live where you think you need a gun or need to carry a gun?
It isn't necessarily all about where you live. I know a few people with concealed carry permits here in CA, one of whom has had call to actually unholster his firearm. If you travel with a lot of valuables, in expensive cars, with money, etc., even in a good area, a concealed weapons permit or even just a firearm stored safely in your home isn't necessarily a bad thing to have.Where do you live where you think you need a gun or need to carry a gun?
Sounds like a violent family.Thanks guys! All good advice. I hunt and regularly shoot shotguns and rifles. Don't have much experience with handguns, just shot a few as a kid with my dad at the farm on thanksgivig etc.
I'd like to start shooting regularly.
Also, do you guys har your concealed carry? I'd also kinda like to get that although I might be jumping the gun npi.
As for renting guns, do I go to a firing range to rent? Thanks!
Ditto at the range I used to go to. Suicide which happened 2 times, so they decided to make it either bring a buddy or bring a gun.I think they're more worried about suicide. At least that's what my local range tells me.
You obviously don't know about Compton.Sounds like a violent family.
Born and raised in So Cal, no need to school me on the dbags who roll there with cars nicer than their slum houses. However, I never felt the need for a gun, not even when I would do evictions in Pamona, Compton, and much of the IE. I'd return safely to my house behind the Orange Curtain and that was that. Call it what you want, but it was more of a question as to why people need to carry guns at all.It isn't necessarily all about where you live. I know a few people with concealed carry permits here in CA, one of whom has had call to actually unholster his firearm. If you travel with a lot of valuables, in expensive cars, with money, etc., even in a good area, a concealed weapons permit or even just a firearm stored safely in your home isn't necessarily a bad thing to have.
It sounds like the OP is capable of handling a firearm and will take the necessary safety/training courses, so he should be fine.
I also keep my Mossberg with 00 Buck near me. You just have to be careful and not believe the myth of "just point in the general direction and pull the trigger" with a shotgun. At under 20 feet or so, a short barrel shotgun can have a spread of only a couple of inches, so you do need to aim the shotgun. As far as penetration, check out the site called "The Box O Truth". This guy built a rig with layers of drywall to do penetration testing. Here is the original link to the shotgun test. Be sure to check out the other tests, as they are interesting.I second the call for a shotgun for home defense.
00 buckshot will probably not penetrate walls of an apartment complex or condo, which is important because the innocent bystanders that get injured will be enough of a reason to throw you in jail. High power mag rounds also go through doors or windows, just something to consider.
A revolver is considerably more reliable than an automatic. I have a Glock 17 but for defense I use a Mossberg model 500 with 00 buckshot. Presuming my wife and I cannot effectively escape a dangerous situation, it will take down anyone and anything reliably.
Spend some time very carefully reading the laws in your state. Make sure whatever ammo you use is as close to identical as possible to what the local cops carry, otherwise it could be used against you in court ("overkill" and the like, it has happened with people like me who load their own ammo). Revolvers are also seen for some reason as less scary than a semi-auto, at least to the uninformed layperson (i.e. juror).
I support the right to bear arms in a responsible, informed fashion. That said, I would wait six months and think it through very carefully.
No kidding. A friend of mine moved from TN to CA. He had his permit in TN, but still ran into nothing but problems in CA. He finally gave up.Good luck obtaining a CCW permit in CA, especially in Compton. Basically you need to be very well connected or live in one of the very northern counties where the sheriff *might* consider signing off on a permit if he is familiar with you. The last statistic I heard was the total number of permits issued in the entire state was in the 1000's.
Though what you mention about Taurus' quality and customer service issues I find the utilitarian nature of the Judge quite convenient for my tastes and hope eventually down the road they work out the kinks. I have a slight obsession with multi tools to be honest, if something can provide more than one function efficiently conveniently and safely I add it to my tool kit--it comes with my experience in the building trades.A handgun can offer benefits over a long gun. You leave one hand free to use a light, phone, etc, and depending on caliber, can offer lower noise and muzzle flash.