Originally Posted by svtsupremecy
I know cabelas isnt the cheapest but they have a good selection and i need to be able to try a few guns out in my hands. I really dont have time to go to gun shows + i cant really ask for cash from relatives.Im looking to spend $400-700 and cabelas has some nice choices. Any suggestions? this is going to be my first gun and mostly a learning/range gun.
Well, what sized hands do you have? You want a reliable weapon, comfortable to shoot, and economical to get ammo and upgrades for. So, with that in mind, if you wear small mens gloves, don't go buying a Desert Eagle in 50 AE,if you have big assed dickskinners that scare girls, I wouldn't buy a small 380 or 32 auto. I'd say a good starting weapon for ANYBODY is gonna be a 9mm or my favorite, the 1911 based 45 acp. I like the a lot of the Paraordnance choices. I recently got a Para Big Hawg, 14+1 capacity in 45, nice adjustable sites,it already has a lot of the tweaks, stippled front strap, competition bushing, polished feed ramp, radiused ejection port, and the same sized frame as the 1911, and the balance to me is perfect. Gives me a little more confidence knowing that I'm packing 43 rounds ready to rumble in my glovebox and I don't care what anyone says, the 45 is the standard of accuracy, reliability, and anyone hit center mass with a 230 grain JHP is gonna know he's been hit. especially once you master the Mozambique.
They carry them at Academy for 629.00 plus tax. 45 ammo is fairly reasonable when you compare it to the "hot" rounds, 40, 357 sig, any of the magnums.