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i just bought my first Gun.

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by refrigerationtech, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Rather B Riding

    Rather B Riding Behind bars

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    I'm going to go broke but the gun safes will be full. :D
     
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  2. Zman

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    Any good suggestions for a First time Handgun? Lots of open land around Here,just about everyone else here does backyard target shooting, time i joined in. My friend down the road allows Hunting on His property, but I'm not looking to take out Bambi just yet! Shotgun will come next.
     
  3. Rather B Riding

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    The possibilities are endless. So many guns so little time. I did a lot of reading before I bought my first handgun. Double action, single action, DA only, know what you are looking for first. My suggestions would just be my opinion. Dad taught me to shoot handguns with a H&R 32. Hard to even find ammo for it anymore. All I can say is buy a quality firearm. If it's cheap it's cheap. Stay away. All else is just preference.
     
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  4. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    I'm a big fan of wheel guns (revolvers) for their simplicity and reliability. Especially as a first handgun. Get a .357 and you can save a little money plinking because you can shoot .38's through it with no modifications.
     
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  5. Zman

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    I'll always spend a little more for Quality! Just need something simple,easy aim,not much kick.
     
  6. Zman

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    What's reasonable,under 5 bills,or so?
     
  7. Rather B Riding

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    The question is... What for just plinking, CCW ?? OR just to get started in firearms?
     
  8. Fred Meebley

    Fred Meebley New Member

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    I like to recommend Glock 19 for first handgun. Simple, reliable, economical, more accurate than most of us are capable of shooting it.

     
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  9. Rather B Riding

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    Start small and work your way up. IMG_20160110_150349598.jpg
     
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    Agreed
     
  11. Zman

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    Just basic target shooting. Probably just for the first year or so before I would upgrade. Get used to proper procedures, safety wise and maintenance and of course usage!
     
  12. Rather B Riding

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    Ruger Mark III . 22lr plinking is still cool and the ammo is cheap. Ruger 10/22 for long guns. :D
     
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    After watching that video, I'm leaning towards the 19. Now I just need to conveniently leave some brochures and magazines lying around the house, and hope Santa is good to me. :D
     
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  14. Bustawrench

    Bustawrench Knucklehead

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    My brother carries one, he has no trouble with it.

    I shot it a couple times at the range, nice little gun but it's a bit small for my hands.
     
  15. Catpower

    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    Get a Browning Buckmark, in my opinion one of the best .22 s there are, every body says they are no good for self defense but at about 50 ft I can put 11 rapid fire rounds in a melon the size of a human skull

    When ever any of our city slicker friends come out for the weekend they always shoot, I always put them down with the Buckmark, or the Springfield 1911, or the S&W 9, or the S&W 629, or the High Standard .22 (almost as good as the buck but all steel so it is a little heavier)

    Then we fire up the Atlas trap thrower, and it is party time, the only thing about that is Ila is almost as good as I am but not quite there yet, I taught her well:lachen::lachen::lachen:
     
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  16. ub2slo

    ub2slo trane service tech

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    Same grip angle as 1911
     
  17. Rather B Riding

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    Colt 70 series 1911 1512253990742-1094278725.jpg
     
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  18. chucko615

    chucko615 Banned camp counselor

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    20160526_131504.jpg 20160528_195953.jpg This is my everyday carry now. 20160526_131504.jpg 20160528_195953.jpg 20150625_223353.jpg I use to carry this Sig 1911 and I still will put a P938 or 238 in the pocket of my jacket in winter.
     
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  19. 22blood

    22blood red wire nuts only

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    17+1 9mm, $310. Need to clean after 1,000 rounds. Never jams. Can trick it out if you want like i did
     
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  20. refrigerationtech

    refrigerationtech Nut Case!

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    doc no issues I have no issue with anyone hijacking my thread. all input is good input.