Skip to comments.Need purchasing advice (vanity)
Posted on 09/08/2013 2:59:43 PM PDT by sauropod
I need some advice on purchasing a handgun. I live in the Peoples Republic of MD and the new gun control laws are about to take effect (Oct 1st).
I am in the market for a .45. I was looking at cheaper than dirt at several models and would appreciate any hints you can give regarding a purchase.
Have you dealt with buying guns from cheaper than dirt? Do you have a better source/way to do this?
What is the proper procedure for completing this purchase from an on-line retailer?
I would also like recommendations for handguns in the $500 class. Will consider going to $700 if there is a really good reason to do so.
This purchase is for home defense.
Thanks in advance, 'Pod.
One word “Glock”..
Thanks. I will look into Glocks.
Check out Taurus...they’re somewhat reasonably priced.
Look real hard at the Springfield XD. As to buying from an out-of-state company, it is very simple. You need to comply with your state laws. If they require a certain size magazine, check with the seller or the company with as to a magazine that will comply. Otherwise, it is finding a FFL dealer that the seller can ship to.
I don’t own any Glocks but they just came out with a new .45 with a thin slide (the top part of the gun that rides back and forth on the frame) maybe as thin as their .40, that I would take a good look at if I were—well, like eating at Hooters ... I’m always looking! Check it out.
I’d recommend something that you can carry in your pocket with the same knockdown as a .45. I carry a S&W .380 Bodyguard with Glazier (plastic pellet filled) ammo. It has the same lethality as a .45 ACP. It’s invisible. It only has a 3.5 inch barrel, though. I fired 1000 rounds before I carried it. I’m certain I could kill a target at 30 feet. I can hit one consistently at 50. Of course, I suspect all bets are off if they’re shooting back...
Also, if you use it, you’ll lose it. So go as cheap as you dare.
CTD was/is price gouging during the ammo shortage, they are off my vendor list.
If this is your first handgun go to a bog box store and fondle everyone they will let you handle. Then go to a range that rents that gun and shoot one.
My preference is old school. The genius John Moses Browning designed the perfect 45 acp fifty years before I was born.
Great guns and in the price range you mentioned. Take a safety class if you are not yet a shooter.
If you can’t find a Glock, I’d look for a Glock.
Seriously, hands down, the best for the money.
Very reliable and nicely priced.
Have an 9mm and a 357 sig ,have been shooting at the range for years and they have never jammed on me..
1911 or revolver?
I will. I have a Taurus .357.
Quickly is the operative word if you live in the Republic of Maryland .... too much dilly dallying, over thinking or analyzing and October will be past and you’ll no longer be grandfathered!!!!!!
I will definitely do that. Thanks!
Flocks...Great guns and in the price range you mentioned. Take a safety class if you are not yet a shooter.
I wouldn't have one. Tastes vary. Try before you buy.
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