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Postby swizzin » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:32 pm

Hmmm...was just checking out Taurus' website. They have some models under $500 MSRP, but I know nothing about Taurus.
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Postby S&W910 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:33 pm

if she's small framed go for a 380 or 9mm. as for why you feel most of the weapons you asked about are expensive thats because they're quality firearms the M&P ranges from 640-695 on Smith & WESSONS site.



Swiz i got lucky with my 910 i knew who i was getting it from and knew i could trust him for not trading me a pos.
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Postby S&W910 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:38 pm

check out CZ and EEA the eea should be around 400+
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Postby swizzin » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:54 pm

Thanks S&W910 - I'll check out the 910 and also CZ and EEA.



Yeah - you gotta pay for quality, which I don't mind, but I'm not that serious of a shooter (yet) to pluck down upwards of $700 on a pistol.
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Postby S&W910 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:56 pm

well had you said you'd fired glocks before i'd have said check those out as well but there are EEA's and Cz's in the 400-500 dollar range heard a bit about em and none of it bad. A Brand new 910 will run you into the 700 dollar range after taxes.
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Postby swizzin » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:39 am

Not fired Glocks - just recommended by a friend.



Thanks again for the advice - I'll check 'em all out.
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Postby agonist » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:31 am

I owned an EAA witness .40 in the steel frame. It was a very accurate pistol. I found the double action pull to be somewhat long but it would be fine in an emergency. The single action pull when the hammer was cocked was quite good. All in all it was an excellent pistol for the money (I paid $265 in 98% condition). I would have loved to keep it but I decided I wanted a 1911 so I sold it for $290! I've heard a few negative remarks about the poly framed versions but never about the steel.

If your girl is slight framed she may find the .40 a bit snappy, and the 9mm might take some getting used to.

The Springfield EMP is a compact 9mm not a .45 add I believe around $700.

I prefer the feel of the M&P over the XD but they are both excellent guns. They should run $500 or so.
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Postby agonist » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:35 am

SW910, is your 910 stainless? Usually around $500 in these parts.
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Postby S&W910 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:52 am

it's made out of stainless ya but it's the black non rust finish and i was looking at S&W's site for pricing unless Swiz knows who he's buying from personally or has enough knowledge to be able to check for problems i wouldn't get anything second hand like that.
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Postby agonist » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:31 pm

I generally only buy second hand from local shops. I'm lucky that there are several great spots within a half hour of me. It definetly helps to have a clue about what problems to look for and I exhaustingly research a model before buying.

If you are considering a well reputed model, it's generally pretty easy to tell if its been taken care of. I think secondhand is a great way to aquire a higher end model at a reasonable price. 5 of my 6 handguns are secondhand and they all serve me very well. All of my 4 long guns are second hand. They also serve excellently. Model selection, condition and of course how you care for them are key. A new firearm can fail just as surely as a used one, sometimes moreso.

Any reputable shop should return or repair a used firearm if there's an issue and one may want to ask their return policy before purchasing.



By the way, you've got a terrific pistol there and I wouldn't hesitate to buy one secondhand in good shape for the right price.
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