good inexpensive 9mm with play in the trigger

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  1. calirefugee

    calirefugee XDTalk Newbie

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    im new to handguns ,im looking of a cheap accurate 9mm with somewhat stiff trigger with play in it like my rifle , i have a tendency to pull back till trigger is tight breathe then shoot the handgun is gonna be dual use target practice and home and outside defense while im working on the farm i hope im descriptive enough ,also i wouldn't mind a used gun ,i just need a starting point ,ive seen other cheap 9mm posts on here but added this cause of my requirements, i hope you can forgive a novice with confusing language
     
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    hi-point?
     
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    Why not learn how to use one correctly and buy a good one? There is nothing wrong in pulling up on the slack in a trigger. With proper training that adds to faster times. You didn't say where you're from but there are many ways to go about learning.
     
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    Get yourself a used S&W 3rd generation, like a 5906 or 6906.

    But learning how to properly press through the trigger would be much better than staging it. Pistols are not rifles, and should be treated as such.
     
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    Give us your definition of "cheap".
    Used or not XD's have a lifetime warranty.
     
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    Actually, from your description of what you're looking for in the trigger, I'd recommend the Ruger LC9. Hammer-fired, so it's got a trigger that seems to resemble a revolver.

    For what it's worth, I hate the damn tigger. But it sounds about right for you!
     
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    sigs or steel 5000 era smiths as suggested come to mind.

    Police trade in sigs are gonna be perfect for you.

    course you could get a 1911 that just goes straight to the last stage even easier to use.

    or a revolver.

    lc9 does stage pretty well a student of mine had one a while back, really isn't too bad. Its a carry gun though IMO unless you need to just by 1 due to finances get something larger and more fun

    witness would work as well.

    Go to a store pick stuff up see what you like.
     
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    like kaboom said, define cheap.

    I would stay cheap but still good, if new your going to have to pay $300.

    Good value or inexpensive i would say can go all the way to high 500s.

    Also if someone nails it with a good cheap suggestion, do you carry about mag zie, striker fired, da sa , poly or steel frame.

    Also as someone else stated if your new to shooting over comming your inclination or current shootng style is not hard. It much cheaper in the long run to buy the gun you want or need, and shoot the right way.

    This reminds me of guys i knew that played with that dad or brothers golf clubs because they thought they needed a 1500 set of clubs, and it jacked up their swing and muscle memory for a decade paying golf ages 14-18 with the wrong clubs. They would have been better off with some garage sale clubs the right size, or buying new a 3 wood, 9 iron, 5 iron and playing with that, and a used sand wedge.

    Sometimes trying to save money costs you allot of money and allot of time.
     
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    Your definition of cheap would make all the diff in the world. Want a stiff trigger, inexpensive, reliable firearm, Smith and Wesson Sigma SW9VE. Buddy of mine had one, heavy, heavy trigger...went bang every time.

    Sent from my PG06100 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    First step right there.
    Come back and ask good/bad about the ones that you like.
     
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    I'd spend a few bucks getting some tutoring on punctuation and grammar, before I spent anything on a pistol of any kind! :shock:
     
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    Ahahahahahahaha

    Veni, vidi, edi
     
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    teh enternetz iz cerious bizness... :rolleyes:
     
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    For the real cheap end you can get a Keltec P11. I like mine, but it's a crappy range gun.. horrible trigger

    After that I'd probably try to get a police return Glock or M&P; you can find some used gen2 Glocks for pretty cheap.

    I've heard good things about the Bersa Thunder line, though I've never used one myself.
     
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    I agree...

    I'm looking for a Gen 2 G19 myself..;)
     

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