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I am 15 years old first of all, and I plan on buying a .45 ACP. The reason I

wish to invest in one of these, is because of several reasons. First and

foremost is the 500% tax rise on ammo and guns. Second reason is for self

defense, of both myself and my family. I love to hunt, and go hunting as many

days out of the week as I can, (usually in my back yard) and we are having

an overpopulation of wild boars in the area, and the usual secondary .22 pistol

I use will not be enough. I am looking at 2 guns currently, and would like any

opinions I can get. I currently have $435 I was looking at a high-point .45 gun

online for $180 dollars. I know that is a cheap gun, but it is a cheap price,

and it may be inaccurate, but if you are making close shots out of an animal

attack, or a home-invader attack, far shots are not going to take place

often. The other gun was $375, and was a Taurus, I looked at this one at

bass pro-shops. All help is greatly appreciated, I would like to thank everyone

ahead of time, feel free to post other gun types, and a link to either a

picture or a site I can get them off of.


here is a link to the high-point $180 gun I was looking at.

http://www.gundirectory.com/more.asp...105&photoNum=1
 

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I'd opt for the Taurus. The HiPoint is a large heavy chunk of iron. I'm not one to dis HiPoint as they seem to be reliable enough, they just are not something I'd like to lug around for long - great as a car gun or bedstand gun, but not a holster gun...

Second, what are the rules in Georgia regarding a 15 year old buying a handgun (or is it a situation where Mom or Dad will do the purchase/paperwork and you're the one to use the pistol)?

Allan
 

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dad buys, I pay for it, and I use. Thanks, and I pretty much did decide I am

going to spend the extra money and invest in the Taurus, one other question

is as a 15 year old, would I be able to handle the kick you think? Accurately I

want to be able to shoot this, because accuracy is more important than

caliber. I can easily handle 12 gauge kicks, and have shot my dad's 38 special

a few years ago, but it kicked like a bear back then. All replies are greatly

appreciated.
 

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what does your dad recommend? any kid (or adult for that matter) should start with a .22. i know you didn't want to hear that, but it's true.

i have three sons, age 21, 21, & 17. i would never have ok'd a .45 at age 15. not really at any age for that matter. I'm a 9mm fan.

what about something like a thompson center contender with a .22 barrel and a scope. then you can get good with it and hit those hogs in the eye ball.

as you progress you can get larger caliber barrels for the frame. check them out on gunbroker.com.

here, every one just said it all. http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=34112
 

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...I talked my dad into (Using my money) to get me an AK and 1911 when I was 15.

I shoulda got a Ruger MKII or Browning Buckmark.
 

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Forget the hipoint or any other cheap piece of crap, you will be sorry. It won't function reliably, and therefore is useless as a defense weapon. Buy a reliable well known brand used, instead of new crap. You have enough money to buy a used Ruger and some ammo.
 

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First of all... You'll be able to practice alot more with a 9mm (Just a thought)

Or you could get a 357 revolver (Since you have a .22 revolver) and reload your own .38's (Affordable, and you can get components)


Under $435:

Used Glock
Ruger semiauto (Bulky, but reliable)
used Beretta (Don't perfer it myself, but reliable)
Used S&W Semi (Same as Beretta)
Used SIG
Browning Hi Power (EXCELLENT choice... but you'll haveto look hard)

Or a Ruger or S&W revolver

Buy Quality. CHeap crap is expensive (When you haveot replace or fix it, and if it fails at the wrong time)
 

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An 11 year old gil weighing 80 pounds can fire a 1911; I have both.

Gee kid, I never hunted wild boar... bet it takes alot of composure to stand steady on a charging pig with nasty tusks. More power to you; get a decent .45.
 

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I personally think your too old to start shooting. You see much like "the force" you should start at infancy. So your question is foolish to begin with. If you don't believe me, ask Yoda.


On second thought go for it. &
A good 1911 is a good platform for a .22 conversion kit. For under $200 more you can have your cake and shoot it too.:thumb:
 

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Darn, I knew I did something wrong, the Army issued me a M1 when I was only 15 then issued me a 45cal grease gun, both were heavy as heck. I should have told them that 15 year kids should start out with a 22, I'll bet they would have and my struggles with heavy weapons would have been over.
 

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45 :thumb:
I learned to shoot a pistol with a 1911. No problem.
Springfield Milspec :thumb: - not to be confused with the G.I. Model
Glock 21 :thumb:

Mags ammo and holsters

Glock 19
Glock 19
 
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