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New Guy From Battle Ground

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lan, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Lan

    Lan Washington New Member

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    Hi folks,

    I'm 21 years old, live in Battle Ground work in Portland. The only gun I've owned thus far is a .22 long rifle. I've been looking to buy a handgun, I wont be carrying it on my person for a while, maybe not ever. Haven't really considered it yet. Do you guys have any 1st gun recommendations? I'm leaning towards a 9mm, I've looked at a Glock 17 and an XD9 and can't seem to make up my mind.

    Any suggestions? My price range is around $500, I've also looked at a buddy's Kahr CW9 but it's small and since I don't plan on carrying for a while it doesn't make any sense.
     
  2. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum Lan.




    Will
     
  3. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    Welcome!

    You can't go wrong with either of those 9 mm choices. The Springfield XD-M model is match grade but more expensive than your $500 budget. You can buy the Glock for right at $500.

    Might look at the Ruger SR-9 since it is in the $439 price range and a nice handling weapon. Its trigger is not as nice as the other two but you will learn to work past that problem quickly.
     
  4. sigman

    sigman Olympia, Wa Member

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    Welcome from Oly.
     
  5. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Welcome here! You may want to check out S&W M&P 9mm and FNP-9
     
  6. Bello425

    Bello425 Vancouver Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Welcome aboard fellow Washingtonian.
     
  7. Lan

    Lan Washington New Member

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the suggestions!
     
  8. chiefchip

    chiefchip Rainier, Oregon Member

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    Welcome to NWFA Lan
     
  9. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Right on, Welcome.
     
  10. quest23blue

    quest23blue Creswell, Oregon Member

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    Welcome from southern Oregon! Go with the Glock................

    Brian