Recommend manufacturer for most "out of the box" reliable new pistol for new pistol owners.

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by grumpy1, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Beretta

    26 vote(s)
    9.4%
  2. CZ

    15 vote(s)
    5.4%
  3. Glock

    204 vote(s)
    73.6%
  4. Heckler & Koch

    28 vote(s)
    10.1%
  5. Ruger

    4 vote(s)
    1.4%
  6. Sig Sauer

    18 vote(s)
    6.5%
  7. Taurus

    3 vote(s)
    1.1%
  8. Smith & Wesson

    32 vote(s)
    11.6%
  9. Springfield Armory

    7 vote(s)
    2.5%
  10. Walther from ULM factory

    4 vote(s)
    1.4%
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  1. grumpy1

    grumpy1

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    The current ammo shortage situation and pistol panic buy got me thinking. I would bet a large percentage of the new buyers will never even go to the range to try out their new pistol.

    So from what two major manufacturer of main stream semi automatic pistols in the list for the poll would you make a recommendation to a potential new buyer with that in mind? I understand that it is always best practice to try out any new pistol purchase to gain familiarity with the firearm, practice safe handling, cleaning and lubricating, test functionality, and become confident and proficient with it but that is not what this thread is about.

    I can only list ten manufacturers in the poll so sorry if a favorite brand of yours as not included.

    If you want to recommend a specific pistol from the manufacturer that would be great too.

    Thanks for participating!
     
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  2. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

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    CZ in .40

    Least likely to limp wrist, and other assorted moronic newb problems. Glocks are reliable, but not immune to newb nonsense at all.
     
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  3. NewYorker

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    gotta give it to the ol Glock. Unless it was a revolver.
     
  4. PhotoFeller

    PhotoFeller A swamp dude

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    For a "new pistol owner" who has no experience with handguns, the selection should be one with a well-designed external safety.
     
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    My sister just bought one of these. If I was a new shooter this is exactly what I would look for. Very accurate and it’s affordable.
    https://www.smith-wesson.com/9ez
     
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  6. ronin.45

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    Gen 3 9mm Glock.
     
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  7. ronin.45

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    That's a good choice for a very specific group of shooters.
     
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  8. sciolist

    sciolist On the Border

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    Gen3 Glocks worked fine for me. I shot my first 19 for about a year, right out of the box with no experience. I also used it for all my initial defensive training.
     
  9. sciolist

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    Definitely disagree.
     
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  10. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Philippians 4: 6-7

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    Since I haven't owned most of the pistols you listed, I went with Glock.
     
  11. slym2none

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    But that isn't the question that the OP is asking.
     
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  12. ranger1968

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    As do I.
     
  13. cyphertext

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    Disagree. A new pistol owner with no experience would be better served by something without a safety... no false sense of security and manual of arms is simpler.
     
  14. bdcochran

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    The thread could go on and on with people defending or criticizing whatever they own. So, let me assume that you are a completely new gun purchaser in July 2020. I will assume that you cannot find an old fashioned gun store with an experienced clerk who can talk about recent returns and it has no capability of testing a new firearm at the store. I will also assume that you are a completely new shooter.

    1. make sure that you know the return policy of the store and the warranty of the manufacturer.
    2. before the gun is ever fired, it needs to be stripped and cleaned. You are literally risking your life if you don't follow this step. If you don't know how to do this, have someone show you.
    3. Buy the cheapest name brand of US made ammo. Do not buy foreign. Do not buy cheap. Do not buy surplus.
    4. If you are a complete novice, have someone else shoot the first 50 rounds through in your presence.
    The gun works.
    5. Do not conclude that everything is fine. I was in an advanced shooting class once. A Glock failed. This was so rare that the class paused as we examined the gun and questioned the owner. He had bought it used. Had no idea of how many rounds had been shot, didn't know how to disassemble and clean and had never done it. Don't be like that Moron.
    6. If and when you clean it, understand what parts need to be cleaned and which do not. Do not routinely run a bore brush through. More gun barrels are ruined by scrapping the barrel than shooting.
    7. And, I almost forgot. Don't be a knuckle head and do all kinds of fancy/expensive/recommended modifications before you run the test. The forum is liter with complaints and questions from people who thought that modifying their firearms were easy, got into to the process and now have complaints.

    To fellow forum members, what have I left out?
     
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    I would expect all of them except Taurus to run right out of the box . Taurus I would not be suprised if they had problems . But I think even Taurus has up their game to where a problem pistol is the exception not the norm
     
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    Glock 43x with 15 rd shield magazines.
     
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    Glock for a pistol, if first time buyer, mabey a revolver.
     
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    Maybe it's just personal preference, but I think a very straightforward pistol (like a Glock) is a better starting point than a revolver.
     
  19. ronin.45

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    So much of this is either unnecessary or just plain wrong.
     
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