I have been fond of shooting for years, but I have always used my dad's guns. We have a M1 garand, a baretta 96f, a old .22, and a semi auto shotgun that he got from his dad.
I would like to get one of my own now and I not really sure where to start. I was thinking of getting a 9mm because of the price of ammo. I did shoot a glock 26 a while several years ago and did not like it because it was too small for my hands, every shot felt like it was going to pop out of my hands. So I would probably want a larger one than that, which would rule out a small pistol for CCW.
My reason for this gun would just be for fun. I live in a pretty safe area, and I don't feel the need to conceal a weapon where ever I go, although it would be nice if I could put it in a bag when I hiking in the mountains. I know that I can get CCW permits pretty easil here in Utah where I go to school. My birthday is coming up in a few months and I was thinking of asking my dad for a pistol, so price is an issue. I would not like to spend much more than $300 on it, but if that is not reasonable than I could consider spending more. I would not care if it was used. I would probably only use it a couple of times a month when I find time to go to a range. That is part of the reason why I do not want to spend tons of money on it.
some of the guns that I have looked at are the
glock 17 and 19 - I like it but it seems to be a little bit above my price range.
springfield xd = might be a little too small for my hands, but I have not shot one, and they might have larger sizes than the ones I saw on the internet.
There are a couple other guns from reputable companies but they all seem to cost $400+ even when used.
Which brings me to a problem of what about the cheaper companies like kel tec and CZ, and possibly taurus. They seem to be a little cheaper, but is the qualitly so bad that it is not worth it? Is it like buying from DX?
I have also mainly focused on semi-auto and have not really looked at revolvers. Would a revolver be a better choice for me? I have heard that they can be more reliable, but are they cheaper? For some reason I have never been attracted to revolvers, but maybe I can change.
So what do you think I should do? Any suggestions on what to look at would be nice.
Once again thanks.