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    Blues,

    I'm looking for something that's not overly expensive, but its going to have to function reliably. We have a an indoor range sixty miles away that rents firearms. I'll have to call them and see what they have. I don't like to buy unless I can handle a firearms a couple of times.

    Bob

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    The day I got my CPL in the mail, I went to Northwest Pawn and Collector Arms, good people there and they sold me my first firearm ever, a Glock 19. It hides fairly well with my Galco King tuck. But then that's money money. :)

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    Put an SR9c in your hand... and welcome to the forum.


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    Budget seems to be a concern I feel here. So I am gonna go out on a limb and suggest something exotic: Surplus CZ82.

    Cheap to be had but NOT a cheaply made gun. Reliable and easy to shoot.

    CZ-82 Pistol - 9x18 caliber - C&R Eligible
    Knarren und Zigarren!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcreek View Post
    G26 is good concealable pistol, 9mm, with 10rd mags. Double stack though little wider and more expensive than other options but you can't beat the reliability of a Glock. If you want to stick with Ruger the LC9 is a nice pistol. The trigger leaves something to be desired but overall a good package.
    There is a problem with your recommendation. It's certainly not wrong, but will cause the OP'er to be disappointed.

    Here's my logic...

    Say he purchases a G26. It will be easily concealed; never fail; and be extremely accurate. Then, one day he stops by the LGS and buys another gun... any kind. That gun will not come up to the 26's standards, and he'll start complaining that he got a "lemon".

    I've carried for over thirty years and have a safe full of very nice handguns. The 26 (my EDC gun) is the sweetest firearm I've ever owned.
    G'Day and G'lock

  7. XDs now comes in 9mm also (if you can find one).

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    Quote Originally Posted by unioncreek View Post
    I just receive my carry permit in WA state and I'm looking for an entry level pistol. Currently I have my old Ruger P85, but its not the easiest to conceal during the summer. I've seen the SCCY pistols and they are a possibility, but no one has one in my area. I'm headed to MT Friday, so I'll check whether they might have one in Billings.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated

    Bob
    there is no such thing as an "entry level weapon"! this is a tool that you are staking your life on!
    you need to find the best possible "tool" that you can afford to own.
    some of the criterias to be looked at are caliber, size of weapon, magazine capacity and ability to shoot the weapon well.
    this is not an easy process nor can you expect to find the answers on a forum like this.
    good luck and if it were me I would advise a mid sized 9mm like a glock 19, that is only a guide not a recommendation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowjiber View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jcreek View Post
    G26 is good concealable pistol, 9mm, with 10rd mags. Double stack though little wider and more expensive than other options but you can't beat the reliability of a Glock. If you want to stick with Ruger the LC9 is a nice pistol. The trigger leaves something to be desired but overall a good package.
    There is a problem with your recommendation. It's certainly not wrong, but will cause the OP'er to be disappointed.

    Here's my logic...

    Say he purchases a G26. It will be easily concealed; never fail; and be extremely accurate. Then, one day he stops by the LGS and buys another gun... any kind. That gun will not come up to the 26's standards, and he'll start complaining that he got a "lemon".

    I've carried for over thirty years and have a safe full of very nice handguns. The 26 (my EDC gun) is the sweetest firearm I've ever owned.
    Lol they're nice guns but idk about all that lol. You sound like my father-in-law. He carries a G26 (his only gun) and is in love with it...literally. When he has to leave it in his car at work he wraps it in dish towels before putting it in the case because he's afraid it might rust sitting in his car for 8 hours. He damn near disowned me when I stopped carrying my G23 for a couple weeks in favor of my new Kimber.

    Point is, yes Glocks are up there on the quality scale, but their are LOTS of great pistols out there. Just because you like them, doesn't mean he will. There are plenty of die hard Glock haters out there (IDK why?). He needs to choose what works best for him.

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    Go to your LGS and put every gun that's in your price range in your hands. Get a feel for the trigger, any safeties it may have, and the ease of concealment. The one that shoots reliably which you can carry, and conceal comfortably in the largest caliber you can manage well is what I recommend to my students. If the LGS has a range, see if they will either let you shoot the gun you're looking at before you buy it OR if they have one to rent. I would stick with one of the major manufacturers. S&W, Springfield, Glock, Sig, Ruger, and Taurus all make something that should fit your needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jg1967 View Post
    Budget seems to be a concern I feel here. So I am gonna go out on a limb and suggest something exotic: Surplus CZ82.

    Cheap to be had but NOT a cheaply made gun. Reliable and easy to shoot.

    CZ-82 Pistol - 9x18 caliber - C&R Eligible
    That's an excellent suggestion. CZ-USA has great customer service too. I bought two poly RAMI's several years ago and one had major, irreparable issues. The gunsmith at CZ didn't hesitate to give me an authorization to send it in, and they paid for an overnight shipping label. About 30 hours after I shipped it, the smitty was calling me to say that the piece was indeed beyond repair and told me to pick any handgun in their line as a replacement. Since I had already bought leather and extra mags for the RAMI, I decided to get the alloy version for a replacement, and I still carry it more than any other weapon I own. My alloy model was back here one week to the day after I'd shipped the defective one. The "good" poly one is my wife's, and she's put at least 1,000 rounds through it without issue.

    Even if you don't go with the suggestion jg offered unioncreek, one way to acquire the best possible weapon for a price you can afford is to scour the used and/or surplus markets. Take a gander at Armslist.com or Gunbroker.com, the former being a sales site, and the latter being an auction site. Armslist is a good way to go to find local deals that won't require transfers and exorbitant shipping charges to get your weapon.

    Blues
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