modelling?

ok im new to game making, so i dont know all this low and high poly modelling. So can someone tell me what poly count should use for models/ what is the safe number while still getting a good frame rate?

1,000-10,000 poly

panda3d.org/manual/index.php/Performance_Tuning
Read the upper section.

simple ruleā€¦ as few as possible but as much as neccessary to make it look good.

might not help much. so best way to figure out is to create maybe 5 differently detailed model-versions. load them all into a test-application which resembles a typical game-scene. and see which one looks good while keeps polys low.