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Pistol decision

So i received a new Grices flyer in the mail this week and I have decided that its time to get myself a pistol, nothin expensive or fancy, just something to have to practice for fun and in case of emergencies. Grices has a NEW TAURUS SLIM PISTOL in 9mm and 40S&W. They also have the Smith&Wesson SIGMA in 9mm and 40S&W.

1st question, what are your opinions on the difference between 9mm and 40S&W's???

2nd questions, anyone have any experience with these guns?

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Re: Pistol decision

The 9 will be easier to shoot, and if you buy bulk surplus ammo, cheaper to shoot.

Actually, if you are new to shooting, you might think of buying one of the 22 rf autos. Very accurate, cheap to buy...very inexpensive to shoot. Grice seems to have a number of decent quality 22 autos for about $220. With the difference you could by 5-10 bricks (500) of 22 LR and have a few years of free shooting.
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I had a Sigma in 40 and got rid of it quick. It had a horrible trigger, and some sharp checkering that would just bite when shooting. What are you looking to do with the pistol?
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I had a Sigma in 40 and got rid of it quick. It had a horrible trigger, and some sharp checkering that would just bite when shooting. What are you looking to do with the pistol?
just looking for something to shoot on occasion for the fun of it, but also have it for a form of personal protection.

Im not new to shooting, thats why I havent considered a 22. i want something with a bit more punch.

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If you are looking for something for protection I would say get something other than the Taurus or Sigma. A used Beretta, Glock, S&W (not a Sigma), FN or something along those lines. You can get a new Sig P250 for about $350 or a Sig 2022 for around $450. Go to a gun store and hold a few and see what is comfortable in your hands. I would go 9mm (9x19), but then again I dont care for anything in a .40
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Re: Pistol decision

+1
Dont forget .45 ACP also as an option also

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Springfield Armory XD 40....Very nice gun!!

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X 2 for the Springfield XD-40 , very accurate and trouble free , never a hiccup of any kind.

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Depends on how often you shoot it. Loaded with QUALITY ammo the 9mm is a fine gun for self defense.
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The 40 is a larger diameter bullet an can be had in heavier weights. It will be more expensive to shoot but will be a better choice for carry.
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You can find some in the for sale section on occasion. I dont think I'd go with a taurus though. I'm a Glock fan but the XDs are supposed to be good.
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+1
Dont forget .45 ACP also as an option also
45 acp is a great round but for a beginner I think the 9mm would be a better choice.
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