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    I am looking at getting a new gun and was hoping for suggestions. I want something from an American owned company, full size, 9mm or .45acp, and around $500. I already have a 9mm S&W Sigma, S&W MP40, and S&W 1911.

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    You could buy 2 or 3 Hi-Points for that much

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    Haha f that! I want something that will shoot when i need it to.

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    In all seriousness though, go look around the places that sell used guns. You can find some pretty decent stuff for $500, you just have to look around a bit.

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    1911 <3

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    You could get an EAA Witness(Tanfoglio) .45 for around 460.00 Finest shooting .45 on the market.Metalhead just bought one as well.10 +1.

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    Maybe it is time for you to start thinking wheel gun.

    There are a lot of nice ones out there. I OC a S&W 610 (10mm) with a 4" tubeand two extra moonclips on occasion. Smith made quite a few of their older guns with a 3" barrel. A K frame .357 cut for moonclips is just one of the ways to go.

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    BobR wrote:
    Maybe it is time for you to start thinking wheel gun.

    There are a lot of nice ones out there. I OC a S&W 610 (10mm) with a 4" tubeand two extra moonclips on occasion. Smith made quite a few of their older guns with a 3" barrel. A K frame .357 cut for moonclips is just one of the ways to go.

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    Has crossed my mind.

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    bennie1986 wrote:
    Haha f that! I want something that will shoot when i need it to.
    Our "cheap" HiPoints were more reliable than the $400 "revolvers don't jam" revolver that jammed. Blast their looks & weight all you want, but don't dare say they don't work

    And yes +2 on the Tanfoglio, although it's not American made (Hi-Points are:P). Awesome gun to shoot, super accurate, and nothing beats the class of a shiny steel gun:celebrate. The one I got is one step above a "base" model, got it for under $500 delivered, plus FFL transfer. Two or three hundred rounds thru it so far without so much as a burp, except for a squib reload that was my fault :what:
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    Metalhead47 wrote:
    bennie1986 wrote:
    Haha f that! I want something that will shoot when i need it to.
    Our "cheap" HiPoints were more reliable than the $400 "revolvers don't jam" revolver that jammed. Blast their looks & weight all you want, but don't dare say they don't work

    And yes +2 on the Tanfoglio, although it's not American made (Hi-Points are:P). Awesome gun to shoot, super accurate, and nothing beats the class of a shiny steel gun:celebrate. The one I got is one step above a "base" model, got it for under $500 delivered, plus FFL transfer. Two or three hundred rounds thru it so far without so much as a burp, except for a squib reload that was my fault :what:
    Im just going off what I've seen and what people have told me. I watched some guy shooting one in each hand, and I'm not kidding, one jammed three times and the other twice... on the same mag.

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    bennie1986 wrote:
    Im just going off what I've seen and what people have told me. I watched some guy shooting one in each hand, and I'm not kidding, one jammed three times and the other twice... on the same mag.
    As with another piece of hardware (gun, car, computer, etc), those who actually own and enjoy them are more reliable sources than "this guy I know, who knows this guy, who said..." We've got many hundreds of rounds thru each of our HiPoint pistols with no jams that were not user-induced. This dude you saw, was he using brand new magazines? Brand new mags will jam until they've broken in. Same can be said for many other guns, for lots of reasons. And shooting one in each hand, more likely to be limp-wristing 'em too. That will cause most semiautos to jam.
    It is very wise to not take a watermelon lightly.

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    +1 on the Tang. I love mine. It's accurate and reliable. Just use good ammo.
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    I know Taurus is made in Brazil, but aren't they American? You can get a PT145, kinda compact, but shoots like a dream!
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    If it weren't for the American made part, I'd say Glock.
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    .45 Colt: Reliable - tough as nails - throws bricks out the barrel.

    - Also a big fan of the classic 1911 - CZ75 - Sig 226 - Ruger GP 100.





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    Batousaii wrote:
    .45 Colt: Reliable - tough as nails - throws bricks out the barrel.

    - Also a big fan of the classic 1911 - CZ75 - Sig 226 - Ruger GP 100.




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    What about Springfeild's XD lineup? Very reliable, not too expensive and come in a variety of calibers and sizes.
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    Another vote for the wheel gun.

    I have a 1911 and a Sig 226. Next on my list is a .357 wheel.

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    Metalhead47 wrote:
    bennie1986 wrote:
    Im just going off what I've seen and what people have told me. I watched some guy shooting one in each hand, and I'm not kidding, one jammed three times and the other twice... on the same mag.
    As with another piece of hardware (gun, car, computer, etc), those who actually own and enjoy them are more reliable sources than "this guy I know, who knows this guy, who said..." We've got many hundreds of rounds thru each of our HiPoint pistols with no jams that were not user-induced. This dude you saw, was he using brand new magazines? Brand new mags will jam until they've broken in. Same can be said for many other guns, for lots of reasons. And shooting one in each hand, more likely to be limp-wristing 'em too. That will cause most semiautos to jam.
    My sisters husband has a brother-in-law who has a 9mm highpoint that has never jammed, and he sometimes uses it to OC and CC. He loves the fact that even though he knows it wont, if it does jam, he can hit someone with the brick and knock them out.
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    massivedesign wrote:
    What about Springfeild's XD lineup? Very reliable, not too expensive and come in a variety of calibers and sizes.
    I've got Subcompacts in both 9mm and .45 and love them. However, they are made in Croatia for SA.

    The only issues I've found is that they do not eat Wolf and they wouldn't eat some lead round-nosed bullets I'd reloaded. No other operational issues.

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    How about a Ruger SR9. They feel real good in the hand and have the reliability of a Ruger.
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    joeroket wrote:
    How about a Ruger SR9. They feel real good in the hand and have the reliability of a Ruger.
    If they made it in a 45 I would have one.

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    You can go find a Glock where the frame is made in Georgia. Just make sure it doesn't say Austria on the frame and your good to go. Even tho the rest of the parts will say Austria but that's not technically the firearm.

    Or you could wait till Glock starts producing them fully here in Georgia and get one then.


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    tyguy808 wrote:
    I know Taurus is made in Brazil, but aren't they American? You can get a PT145, kinda compact, but shoots like a dream!
    Brazil is in America. South America.

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