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Old 03-05-2015, 04:43 AM
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I'm looking to add a pistol to my small collection, but my mind is paralyzed on which way to go...I currently have a couple of semi-auto 22LR target pistols, a long barrel 357 Magnum revolver, and a .25 semi-auto.

I was thinking of going with another revolver, either a .44 Magnum or .50 Magnum, but recently saw a CZ 75B 9MM that was a beautiful gun. After a bit of reading, there's a Federal load for the .357 that they say makes owning a .44 or .50 caliber gun senseless.

I'm swaying towards a 9MM or .45 semi-auto at the moment, but I've always wanted a stainless Ruger Super Redhawk too.

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CZ's are great, I have personal knowledge of a 75B in Brushed stainless, 22lr kadet and 75 Compact, never ever had an issue with them unlike the Sigs.
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Originally Posted by Commocean View Post
I've always wanted a stainless Ruger Super Redhawk too.

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Follow your gut and get what puts a gleam in your eye...
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Another vote for the CZ 75B, i have the SAO model and couldnt be happier. A Colt Gold Cuo 70 series is also a good consideration.
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Do you want the pistol to shoot on a regular basis, or are you looking for a "collector" piece that you'll shoot once in a while, if ever?
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One other note... If you're getting a SD or CC tool get a polymer pistol from your favorite manufacturer in whatever caliber you can find in plenty. Feeding them with highly-rated self-defense ammo is the issue these days. If you just want something purdy, see my first comment.
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Go down to the gun store and hold a bunch of them. Buy the one that feels right to you. I am a 1911 guy and hate glocks but I have friends who love glocks and view 1911 as dated. Its all about what feels right to you.

Also you may want to consider something small if you ever decide to get a carry permit.
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Go down to the gun store and hold a bunch of them. Buy the one that feels right to you. I am a 1911 guy and hate glocks but I have friends who love glocks and view 1911 as dated. Its all about what feels right to you.

Also you may want to consider something small if you ever decide to get a carry permit.
What he said. Check out the HK P30L 9mm. Great ergonomics, accurate and very well built.
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I have a stainless Ruger RedHawk 71/2" in 44 mag with a shoulder sling, Pachmeyer grips and two boxes of ammunition I am getting ready to put on Gunbrokers for $400.00. I live in Lakeland Fl.
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I figure this is just for the range as you currently do not have a CCW. if so, A lot of people love 1911's myself included. A good pistol for plinking 9 mm is a glock 17 or 19.
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
Do you want the pistol to shoot on a regular basis, or are you looking for a "collector" piece that you'll shoot once in a while, if ever?
I'm not looking for a collector piece, but it will only be used at the range likely 2 or 3 times per year...
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Glock, M&P, SA, HK are all great guns but I would consider availability/cost of ammo first and foremost. You already have the .38/.357 covered, imo it doesn't make sense to have more than two calibers in todays ammo market place. IF, i were to purchase a pistol it would be in .40 cal for several reasons; availability of ammo, preformance and price. Someone I know well is purchasing bulk for the .38 and .40 in order to feed multiple pistols. Same buddy is plannning to make a large buy of buckshot very soon.
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Everybody needs a 1911 so just go ahead and get that one off your bucket list.
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I figure this is just for the range as you currently do not have a CCW. if so, A lot of people love 1911's myself included. A good pistol for plinking 9 mm is a glock 17 or 19.
A buddy of mine recommended a Ruger SR1911 as an option.
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when I owned my stainless sig that was my favorite hand gun I ever owned, really heavy and a joy to shoot
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Originally Posted by Commocean View Post
I'm looking to add a pistol to my small collection, but my mind is paralyzed on which way to go...I currently have a couple of semi-auto 22LR target pistols, a long barrel 357 Magnum revolver, and a .25 semi-auto.

I was thinking of going with another revolver, either a .44 Magnum or .50 Magnum, but recently saw a CZ 75B 9MM that was a beautiful gun. After a bit of reading, there's a Federal load for the .357 that they say makes owning a .44 or .50 caliber gun senseless.

I'm swaying towards a 9MM or .45 semi-auto at the moment, but I've always wanted a stainless Ruger Super Redhawk too.

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I have and enjoy a 1990 Colt Anaconda with a 6" bbl.

Something about the .44 mag distinguishes it for me.
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1911. lots of choices and options.
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Llama 1911 45 Auto. End of discussion!
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Another vote for the CZ. I own two different models in 9mm and both are very accurate.
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Easy decision. Buy them all.
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