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Tales of the M&P 9c.
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I am about to buy my first handgun in a few years. Had my first one til I was 20, or 21, then I sold/transfered it to a friend who only paid me 100 dollars, and then figured all the free coffee and stuff he had been giving me amounted to the other 100 dollars that he owed me for it. I let that go. Should've gotten it all at once, but you live and you learn.

Now I am moments away from buying my first 9mm 1911 compact from budsgunshop. If anyone can think of a worthier gun for my 500 dollars, speak now or forever shut your damn mouth. But has to be in stock at buds. I'm gonna make the order at 5 pm I think, perhaps sooner. That'll give everyone a chance to chime in, anyone that cares to anyway. I know this thing's gonna be a little heavy but I figure what I lose in weight I'll gain in controllability. 9mm isn't that bad to start with. And that savory, buttery, sweet, crisp trigger. Soon I will be Mozambique witnesses everywhere. In my mind. Yes, I will even dye my hair gray, cut it short, and wear a grey suit until I'm killed by a cabbie on the MTA. Wait, what?

Note for the record: these statements are meant purely in a humorous fashion, and any witnesses that have been killed are by no means related to me or this post. This is purely entertainment. Except the gun buying part. My AR is very excited to have a new buddy to play with at night. In the hallway, when my upstairs neighbor is asleep and can't hear me clearing the building in my boxers.
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topsykretts;107937 Wrote:I am about to buy my first handgun in a few years. Had my first one til I was 20, or 21, then I sold/transfered it to a friend.....

How did you have a handgun at that age if you can't buy one until you're 21?
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Philadelphia Patriot;107938 Wrote:
topsykretts;107937 Wrote:I am about to buy my first handgun in a few years. Had my first one til I was 20, or 21, then I sold/transfered it to a friend.....

How did you have a handgun at that age if you can't buy one until you're 21?

Who says you can't buy one until you're 21? A FFL can't do the the transfer, but a sheriff can. Or he can receive one as a gift, or purchase one as a resident of one of the many states that do not require a transfer for private transactions. The federal age limit for possession is under 18.
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

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topsykretts;107937 Wrote:I am about to buy my first handgun in a few years. Had my first one til I was 20, or 21, then I sold/transfered it to a friend who only paid me 100 dollars, and then figured all the free coffee and stuff he had been giving me amounted to the other 100 dollars that he owed me for it. I let that go. Should've gotten it all at once, but you live and you learn.

Now I am moments away from buying my first 9mm 1911 compact from budsgunshop. If anyone can think of a worthier gun for my 500 dollars, speak now or forever shut your damn mouth. But has to be in stock at buds. I'm gonna make the order at 5 pm I think, perhaps sooner. That'll give everyone a chance to chime in, anyone that cares to anyway. I know this thing's gonna be a little heavy but I figure what I lose in weight I'll gain in controllability. 9mm isn't that bad to start with. And that savory, buttery, sweet, crisp trigger. Soon I will be Mozambique witnesses everywhere. In my mind. Yes, I will even dye my hair gray, cut it short, and wear a grey suit until I'm killed by a cabbie on the MTA. Wait, what?

Note for the record: these statements are meant purely in a humorous fashion, and any witnesses that have been killed are by no means related to me or this post. This is purely entertainment. Except the gun buying part. My AR is very excited to have a new buddy to play with at night. In the hallway, when my upstairs neighbor is asleep and can't hear me clearing the building in my boxers.


Way to much information. Confused

As far as the handgun, and with nothing better to go on than 9mm 1911 compact, I think you could do a lot worse. Good caliber, maybe good platform depending on the variation from the original. Seems like a good price.

Why not a Glock, aside from how bat-face ugly they are?
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

William Pitt
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Curmudgeon;107941 Wrote:
topsykretts;107937 Wrote:I am about to buy my first handgun in a few years. Had my first one til I was 20, or 21, then I sold/transfered it to a friend who only paid me 100 dollars, and then figured all the free coffee and stuff he had been giving me amounted to the other 100 dollars that he owed me for it. I let that go. Should've gotten it all at once, but you live and you learn.

Now I am moments away from buying my first 9mm 1911 compact from budsgunshop. If anyone can think of a worthier gun for my 500 dollars, speak now or forever shut your damn mouth. But has to be in stock at buds. I'm gonna make the order at 5 pm I think, perhaps sooner. That'll give everyone a chance to chime in, anyone that cares to anyway. I know this thing's gonna be a little heavy but I figure what I lose in weight I'll gain in controllability. 9mm isn't that bad to start with. And that savory, buttery, sweet, crisp trigger. Soon I will be Mozambique witnesses everywhere. In my mind. Yes, I will even dye my hair gray, cut it short, and wear a grey suit until I'm killed by a cabbie on the MTA. Wait, what?

Note for the record: these statements are meant purely in a humorous fashion, and any witnesses that have been killed are by no means related to me or this post. This is purely entertainment. Except the gun buying part. My AR is very excited to have a new buddy to play with at night. In the hallway, when my upstairs neighbor is asleep and can't hear me clearing the building in my boxers.


Way to much information. Confused

As far as the handgun, and with nothing better to go on than 9mm 1911 compact, I think you could do a lot worse. Good caliber, maybe good platform depending on the variation from the original. Seems like a good price.

Why not a Glock, aside from how bat-face ugly they are?

I like the idea of a manual safety. Not to keen on the size of glocks, I like something slimmer. I held a 1911 at my FFL and it felt like it was separated from my hand at birth. Also its a series 70.. that means it can go off if I drop it .. yikes, one thing I don't like about it other than the capacity. But hey, I can carry reloads. Oh, forgot to mention the biggest point.. the trigger. My first handgun was a gift to the person who asked about that. Perfectly legal. You can own 'em at 18, but you can't buy 'em.
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Why not a full size 1911, 45acp? I love mine.
tonyfac, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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tonyfac;107945 Wrote:Why not a full size 1911, 45acp? I love mine.

I think it would be easier to carry, and I haven't shot .45 acp but I have shot 9mm. I think it would be easier to shoot a 9mm when it counted and be accurate and speedy. Those are the main reasons. My initial reason to go for 9mm over .45acp before I leaned in the 1911 direction was capacity.
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Topsy, is this the pistol you are going with? Looks like a winner! For carry though, it might be a little on the heavy side, but a good gun belt and holster will make it bearable.

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You sound like you've done the proper research and know exactly what you are comfortable with so that's great! Sounds like you're really happy about this purchase so that's really all that matters.
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topsykretts;107944 Wrote:
Curmudgeon;107941 Wrote:Way to much information. Confused

As far as the handgun, and with nothing better to go on than 9mm 1911 compact, I think you could do a lot worse. Good caliber, maybe good platform depending on the variation from the original. Seems like a good price.

Why not a Glock, aside from how bat-face ugly they are?

I like the idea of a manual safety. Not to keen on the size of glocks, I like something slimmer. I held a 1911 at my FFL and it felt like it was separated from my hand at birth. Also its a series 70.. that means it can go off if I drop it .. yikes, one thing I don't like about it other than the capacity. But hey, I can carry reloads. Oh, forgot to mention the biggest point.. the trigger. My first handgun was a gift to the person who asked about that. Perfectly legal. You can own 'em at 18, but you can't buy 'em.

Hence the "maybe good platform" as there are some variations that are reportedly problematic. The way it feels in your hand is typically not one of the "problems" associated with the 1911. My carry is a 5" 1911 in .45, I know all about the trigger and slim form, as well as the weight since mine is full size and solid stainless steel as opposed to alloy (or plastic). Some folks would say the 9mm is snappier than the .45, but any comparison would have to factor in the varieties of projectile weight and load for each. As long as you have researched your variation for reliability you should be in good shape.

Have fun with it. The 1911 strikes fear in the heart of zombies.
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

William Pitt
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