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#6370055 - 07/15/16 09:00 AM Pistol Recomendations?
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I am considering buying a pistol to take a CC class with. I would probably be looking at a 9mm of some sort, want something my wife will be able to shoot as well.

I'm not familiar with auto pistols in the slightest. I have cabelas points that I would like to use for this so what are good makes/models cabelas has to offer? I don't need the top of the line fancy dancy one, but don't want a throw away or a piece of junk. Thanks for any help.

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#6370079 - 07/15/16 09:19 AM Re: Pistol Recomendations? [Re: redchevy]
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Ruger LC9S, your wife can shoot it comfortably

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#6370083 - 07/15/16 09:22 AM Re: Pistol Recomendations? [Re: redchevy]
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Springfield XDM, Glock, Walther PPQ are all worth looking at and will be in the 5-600 dollar range.

It might be hard to find one that both of you like to shoot because of hand size differences.
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#6370084 - 07/15/16 09:22 AM Re: Pistol Recomendations? [Re: redchevy]
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Many great options out there in today's market. My first response to this question is usually from the 25+ year get of the Harris county sheriffs dept and my chl instructor several years ago. Because of limited lanes at the range he split the class into 2 groups for the shooting portion. He took all the Sig, Glock and H&K people because he knew he wouldn't have any gun related issues in all the years he's done this.

It's not to say there are t other good options but IMHO these three are in a tier of their own for greatness. I personally shoot my Glock more than any other and I have about 7 centerfire auto pistols.

Good luck as this thread can and will go off in many directions

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#6370098 - 07/15/16 09:31 AM Re: Pistol Recomendations? [Re: redchevy]
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Thanks for the info, are any known for lowest maintenance?
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#6370122 - 07/15/16 09:53 AM Re: Pistol Recomendations? [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Thanks for the info, are any known for lowest maintenance?


I would say glock. I have several and never clean them. I just wipe the outside down and put them in the safe. Lots of rounds and no issues.

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#6370128 - 07/15/16 09:58 AM Re: Pistol Recomendations? [Re: redchevy]
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#6370131 - 07/15/16 09:59 AM Re: Pistol Recomendations? [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Thanks for the info, are any known for lowest maintenance?



Glock.
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#6370164 - 07/15/16 10:28 AM Re: Pistol Recomendations? [Re: redchevy]
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I'm a Springfield fan, but also like the Ruger LC9. Everyone is different, you both need to handle as many as you can.

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#6370176 - 07/15/16 10:37 AM Re: Pistol Recomendations? [Re: redchevy]
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Its my toy, I just want something that will not rip her wrist off when she shoots it. I'm not concerned about hand size, my wife is 5'11" she doesn't have small hands.

Must say before asking my initial persuasion was that glock was probably my best bang for the buck and reliable, but I'm not big on the looks of them. On the other hand its purpose is to function for the use intended not look purdy.
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#6370177 - 07/15/16 10:37 AM Re: Pistol Recomendations? [Re: redchevy]
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Stoeger cougar

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#6370178 - 07/15/16 10:38 AM Re: Pistol Recomendations? [Re: redchevy]
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Stoeger cougar, though it may not be as small as what your looking for

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#6370231 - 07/15/16 11:26 AM Re: Pistol Recomendations? [Re: redchevy]
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Springfield XDM! Comes in a good range of sizes, shoots great, and worth the money
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#6370236 - 07/15/16 11:31 AM Re: Pistol Recomendations? [Re: redchevy]
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Anyone on here can mention any pistol in production as the "best" pistol. But how do you know it's right for YOU!!?? Go to the store, look at the variety of pistols, see what fits your hand (or your wife's, which will be the main factor) and what features you want or like (or dislike). Once you have a few narrowed down, go to a range that rents these pistols so you can actually shoot them. The smaller one's will kick more and have a snappier recoil. The larger one's will have less recoil, but will be a larger pistol. Once you do this, you will start to find a few that you like.

I personally, went all Glock. They are not a sexy pistol, but they flat out work and work well. I don't look at a pistol as a pretty object. I look at it as a tool, and I use and carry my tools every day. A Glock 19 would be a good start, since it's a semi compact pistol, and you can get a good grip with it. If you want the full size, the G 17 wold be a good one.
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#6370263 - 07/15/16 11:57 AM Re: Pistol Recomendations? [Re: redchevy]
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Beretta PX4 Storm compact model.

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