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Honest .mil question guys.
I'm female. I'm serious about joining Army OCS, and I think I'd make a good soldier, and I have a lot of good skills that would be useful.
I am worried that guys won't take me seriously. I didn't have any problem with guys the couple of times that I was at MEPS-- they treated me different from the other girls, who I thought were ditzes anyway-- so I hope that's a good sign. The guys weren't dismissive of me, and we had pretty good rapport.
I've grown up in the backwoods, and was always taught to pull my own weight. Granted, I can't carry your ass a mile, but I will always ruck my own pack and gear.
I'm in good shape. I've got a BA. I'm not looking to be Rambo or GI Jane. I just want to be a soldier who contributes to the mission.
Are you guys cool with that?
5 best handguns in 9mm for less than $600?
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I'm betting that a lot of people are wondering this but don't know the answers - there's a lot of research out there on the subject. Bang for your buck, I've heard an equal number of people suggest a Chiappa Arms cheap POS as I've heard suggest reliable firearms closer to the $600 mark. Everyone's got a favorite, but not everyone will like your favorite.
Make a list, maybe add some details, fuck it I'm tired and want others to tell people what to do. Off the top of my head these are my top 5:
1. S&W M&P - good ergonomics, reliable, it's a friggin Smith and Wesson. Good warranty, good aftermarket parts today, good accessories, I have yet to hear a drawback other than "doesn't fit my hand".
2.HK USP - reliable reliable reliable. Personally this would be the most bang for my buck.
3. Sig SP2022 - It may be polymer, it may be under $600, but it's definitely a Sig. And it's a service pistol for an entire nation's police force, so it'll have a lot of import aftermarket parts over the next decade. This means it could be better than #4 in the long run.
4. Beretta 92 - The military equivalent of this pistol has been a service pistol for a much larger contract for years. I have never witnessed this pistol fail to fire or load, and it is one of the most commonly rented & bought in its many variations. So many accessories, so much durability, such an easy takedown/reassemble. Best of the bunch in this regard.
5. CZ-75. Czechnology. All of the Czechnology. Might be the cheapest of the bunch but it is a gun in every sense of the word and the most of it for such a low price. Best first gun if you have less than $500 to drop if you ask me.
Don't criticize my list, just make your own. Looking for information & opinions, not arguments.