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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'm a big 1911 fan - but I think you'll be happy with the Sig as well.

I'm not a big fan of the Sig double action guns ( or anyone's double action guns for that matter ) - but I really like the Sig 226 XFive in a single action. But like others probably told you - you can get "thinner" grips for a 1911 as well and that may be the trick for your wife.

I have a Kimber Tactical pro - 4" barrel - 1911 model in 9mm that seems to suit my wife - and some of the kids pretty well. It's a little lighter - alloy frame - and shoots pretty well in a 4" barrel. Not everyone wants a .45 ACP for a first gun ......
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