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I went to all the local gun shops in a 2 hour radius of me, and while in one I came across this...

A used, Smith and Wesson Model 3914. It appears to be well maintained and comes with one magazine. The 'smith is selling it on consignment for $350.

Is it worth purchasing? I am basically trying to find either a 9mm or 1911 that would be a good starter gun and/or possible IDPA gun. Ammo-wise it seems 9mm is the way to go, for now, since it is significantly cheaper (recent college grad, with loans, and lil cash to spair).

I also have the opportunity of purchasing a Charles Daly pre-enhanced MS for $350 factory-reconditioned ("like-new"). I checked out the CD's evaluations, and it seemed split (70% liked em, 30% thought they were junk, etc).

I'd prefer obviously a "non-import" but here in Upstate NY, Springfields (even mil-spec) are fetching close to $500 and well, the 1991A1 Colt was a boggling $800.

Any suggestions?
 

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Thanks. I offered him $200 and a LC Smith "O" Grade "Fulton: Hunter Arms" Shotgun which in it's condition (~50-60%), Blue books at $500 for it. He said, he didn't want to tie up the cash in the collectible, since there isn't a market here for 'em.
. Maybe I'll put them (I have two) on an auction or something...

I thought it was a fair deal, lol.. oh well, guess he didn't need to sell anything any time soon.

The hunt is on.. lol.. eventually, I'm sure I'll find something.....
 

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Ok.. lol. Just so ya'll know, I'm kinda doing a 180 on this. Gonna purchase a brand spankin' new, Rugar P89 or P95 (wanna see what feels the "best" in my hands) for $312.95 (signed,sealed, and delivered). They seemed to get great reviews, and the price is right on the money. Should be pretty decent for a range/carry gun.

I guess the 1911 will have to wait till I can afford what I really want... a all "tricked out" Wilson
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