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Handgun recommendation


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Would like to get some recommendations on which handgun to buy.

I'll be looking for a handgun that meets the following criteria:


I'm a pretty big guy, so I'll be looking for something that my whole hand can grip

9mm (always had a thing regarding ammo availability)

Hi capacity magazine

Adjustable sight

Rail is a must for laser (even if I never use it)

The finish must compliment the weapon

Sporting, target, and home defense use (not for concealed carry)

No polymer frame guns (I'm very old school on steel, stainless steel, and aluminum)

Something that can be field stripped easily

Parts availability

And lastly, something that won't break the bank (under $600.00)

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  • 3 weeks later...

hey johnny 5, i like glock also. the 17 is the full size frame, and although i don't have that one, i do have the slightly smaller 19 and the compact 26, and both are fantastic shooters, fill my large (not xtra) hands, and fill your requirements. the best advise would be to try to shoot as many as you can before you purchase, although i know thats not always the easiest thing to do.

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I enjoyed this question. It made me realize how much has changed in the past two decades. Been at this long enough to feel like an old guy out of touch with prices when I look at guns I bought in my youth and see they have nearly if not doubled in price. Funny though The Beretta hasnt actually gone up as much as the the others. In September 1993 I paid $532.10 for my 92FC.

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I guess you could put an adj. sight on any hand gun .

The price,rail & metal frame requirements are going to make a very short list,very short.

The 92 (  what is it , 92 AF for the adj. sight mod ? ) but what about the rail ? I've never been a Beretta fan so not sure whats on the newer models .

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