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Originally posted by 51Reasons
If you are worried about cost you can get a HighPoint 9mm for under $200. Here is a link www.hi-pointfirearms.com... . I was thinking bout getting a handgun (I have a Remington .870 .12 gaugue) and read up heavily on this handgun. I read through about 400 reviews with only a few negative mostly all posative. The few negative ones said that the gun can jamb if you load the clip with full 8 rounds. Solution for those that had the problem was to only load 7 rounds at a time. If you do go for this gun, do not get the extended clip, just get an extra 8 round clip. I heard that the aftermarket clip they have for it jambs. Most all reviews said gun rarley ever jambs and is a great deal and feels sturdy. Get at least a 9mm or .38 if you want to be able to take a target down. .40 or .44 if you want a bigger bang. O , I also read one review where this guy was trying to "break" his Highpoint .40 cal. He said him and his friends fired 2000 rounds through it only stopping to let it cool enough to fire a new clip and didnt have 1 jamb even though the gun was hotter than @#$%. Thats what sold me. Also read many other reviews that said they had over 5000 rounds through it w little to no probs.
Originally posted by testtubebaby
reply to post by jlafleur02
I fail to see why people make threads like this?
I am not sure whether its attention you are after as you could get decent advise from many people in person at the gun range you intend to use "a lot".
For defense? From who?
Are you often targeted for attack? For someone short of money you would be better off spending that money on a better education and getting a better job therefore raising your income allowing you to move to somewhere that is safer for you and your wife.
Stupid people with guns get themselves killed in situations you dont know how to handle. You obviously have no military training or police training so when in a situation that YOU think needs a gun often it does not.
Armed people lose the ability to reason, and go for the weapon instead of using their brain.
You are not dead now, correct? Therefore you have manged so far without a gun.
Anyone that needs to ask for advise on a gun does not need one or should not have one. Without correct training and knowledge of different situation you are just a s dangerous as those you what to protect yourself from.