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First Semi Auto

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I am looking to buy my first semi auto hand gun and was looking for some opinions. Im considering a Kimber or Springfield 1911, Glock, H&K, or Sig. Probably going to go with a .40 or 45 ACP caliber. IT will be strictly a in the dresser drawer gun not for carry. Looking to spend between 600 and 1000 $. IM not particularly fond of compacts or small framed guns....especially for this purpose a concealed carry gun would be a different story. Any suggestions, past experiences or other opinions would be helpful.

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I would say go for a Springfield Armory 1911, Mil-Spec wont break the bank and leave extra cash for ammo, ya know, for practice. 1911's very popular, lots of after-market stuff if you want to customize it. .45ACP is a great choice for a home defence pistol. (my personal fave for HD is a 12 gauge :wink: )
Or maybe take a look at the SA XD in 45ACP, 4 or 5 inch barrel, great "grab and go" type pistol.
Go with the parkerized Mil-Spec and spend the extra cash on ammo :wink:
as for the 1911, you can get slim profile grips and an extended slide release, those might help
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