I'm looking at getting a semi auto handgun and don't have a ton of money to spend. My dream gun would be a Kimber 1911 style 45 acp but...that is way out of my price range and even if I could afford the gun I'd go broke just taking it to the range. So what is a good 9mm that is similer to the colt/kimber 1911 style or just a good one around $400?
Off the top of my head the closest to the 1911, in regards to the Safety, would be the new line of Ruger polymer pistols.
They seem to be well made and have an ambidextrious thumb safety. With that said, for your price point I would buy a Used Glock 19 and change all the springs and then shoot it like you stole it. I'm not a Glock fanboy and don't really care for "plastic pistols" but I do consider the Glock 19 to be the one plastic gun every gun owner should have. I favor the Colt 1911's over the Kimber but that's another subject so I will refrain from commenting on that.
Still a big Browning Hi-Power fan. But lately been looking closely at the Ruger SR9. Seems like a good pistol for the money. Heard lots of good things about them. Any one know or have any first hand insite about the SR series?
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