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5 years 35 weeks ago, 1:11 AM

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Hey everyone

Hey there Im Jon from Az,
I have only ever fired a handfull of guns in my Lifetime. And the information on this site is just amazing. But why Im here, I am moving in with my Girlfriend into a not so great part of town and she thinks I should get some type of handgun and I agree. But I dont really know much about the different types of pistols. And there is So many types that I dont even know where to start. I just need something reliable, easy to clean and comfortable to shoot Most of all Something the Misses can shoot with out breaking her hand. So if anyone can give me some different guns to consider/research it would be greatly Appreciated.

Thank You
Jon D

PS My Girlfriend and I are signing up for a beginer training/gun safety courses

5 years 35 weeks ago, 1:24 AM

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MR2!

you came to the right place!in my opinion,i say buy a revolver chambered in .357 magnum.(many makes and models)that way for starting out you can shoot .38 special which is decent for home defense but wont tear her/your arm off but will allow both of you to learn to shoot comfortably.then load the gun with .357 ammo for home defense because in "a situatin" you/her wont notice the extra power/recoil.and it will definitely put the kybosh on the bad people!

5 years 34 weeks ago, 5:09 AM

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This is a wonderful opinion. The things mentioned are unanimous and needs to be appreciated by everyone.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 3:29 AM

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Welcome to the site

Welcome to the site Jon,nothing better than a nice sawed off 12 guage shot gun chambered for three and a half inch magnum.Just kiddin man,don't saw off a shotgun barrel.greasypaws has a great suggestion with the 357.Revolvers are trustworthy to fire once the trigger is pulled.Later on once she and you are used to the revolver you can upgrade to a semi-auto.There's nothing to cleaning and operating a revolver,whereas a semi-auto theres more parts to disassemble,plus you have malfunctions like stovepipes,and doublefeeds.You can't go wrong with a Glock semi-auto in my opinion,but thats just my opinion,you'll get plenty more from other members over the next couple of hours.Once again Welcome to the site.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 4:09 AM

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MR2

Glock 19 is the way to go. You will get suggestions to go to a range and rent different guns to see which one feels best, but you can't go wrong with the Glock.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 9:17 AM

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I second

the glock

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 11:43 AM

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I third the Glock 19

Mr MR2 and welcome to gunslot.com
I too am in AZ, below Tucson. Hope you enjoy. I also have an 18" bbl Winchester Defender Shotgun. One can never have too many guns... LOL
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5 years 35 weeks ago, 11:48 AM

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The new PX4 storm made by Beretta chambered in the 9mm is a beautiful gun for both you and your wife! My wife loves hers and you can get it in several different actions I hope this link here works. As I said that is my personal opinion not a professional one! kevin

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:47 PM

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welcome

how bout a Walter p-22, then as you guys get used to it, you can go up in caliber.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 9:20 PM

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Mr.MR2

Welcome to the site. Taurus makes some get pistols with revolvers and semi-auto pistols. Try to find a pistol that fits both you and your girlfriend. I would start out with a 40 S$W if you go with an semi-auto. Like Greasypaws said, a 357 mag in a revolver are great pistol to start with.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 11:48 PM

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Thank you

Wow Holy CRAP! Greasypaws was right I definitly came to the right place.
Thank You all so Much! I did not expect so many replies so quick. I do have one question You guys were saying to get a .357 Magnum but to use .38 Special rounds for practice shooting and getting used to it. But I played paintball for years and Im an Engineer So .357 = .38 Does not fit in my mind. 23 thousanths is miniscule but I thought Guns were percision cut for the caliber being used. So can anyone Help me understand this. One other thing while Im here The first Gun I ever fired was a Single Barrel pump action shotgun with a Pistol style grip. My friend called it a Police Issue Shotgun. But Im not sure, Does this sound right? I Loved it And Would really like to get one At some point.
Thank You ALL again.
Jon

5 years 35 weeks ago, 1:36 AM

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Mr Mr2

The 357 mag and a 38 special are the same size bullet of .357 mag.. Just that the 38 round is a 1/8 of a inch shorter than a .357 mag piece of brass. The shotgun is just called a shotgun with a pistol grip. I have never heard it called a Police issue shotgun around here. A tactical shotgun is what I would call it instead. Hope this helps you.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 2:36 AM

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Mr Mr2

If you're an engineer and new to firearms, hang-on. Naming or measuring conventions aren't necessarily consistent ex: 357 Mag, 38 Special, 9mm, 380auto (9mm Kurz), 357sig (.355)etc., they all travel down the same hole but may not work in the same gun. The 357mag will not (normally)fit in a 38Special(not built for the same length cartridge or energy).It gets worse when u get to ammo originally named by amount of black powder in the cartridge case such 45-70 =a .45cal bullet & 70 grains of black powder. In shotguns check to see if that 3" shell will fit the chamber length of the gun. Have fun

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 3:46 AM

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welcome to the site i would say get a 357 revolver sense you are new to guns and are looking for a home defense that you and your girl can shoot less can go wrong with a revolver if you buy a semi auto buy a good one like glock but what ever you buy go practice and get comfortable with it the safety coarse you talked about is a great idea

5 years 34 weeks ago, 5:34 AM

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Heyas tlodge

That was outstanding advice you gave. I agree with you 100 percent.

and Welcome to the Forum Mr. Mr.T2. And Also welcome to you as well tlodge, since i've not had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with you yet.

Mr.T you should listen to people of common sense on this site. There are quite a few of them. I've even made at least one outstanding friend here, fordvg who i spent the whole night talking to him and his wife on the phone and the whole night last night chatting on msn. I have two teen boys ages 14 and 15. My wife died 8 years ago and so I'm raising my boys as best I can on my own. One of them, my oldest is slightly handicapped and fordvg and his wonderful wife have taken to my boys and with my oldest they are especially kind and patient with him for which I am very grateful. ford is vice president here and a retired US Marine and he and i think so much alike we complete or begin each other's sentences at times. There are good people here, Ronin, Runawaygun, samD, Reaper, lots of others, charlie9toe many more. Look around and you'll find people who think and feel just like you do. Good luck and enjoy your visits to the forum, both of you.

Your new friend,

Koji

5 years 35 weeks ago, 12:38 AM

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Cool thank you guys agian for all the information. Everyone here has been so helpfull and it is Greatly Appreciated

5 years 34 weeks ago, 5:38 AM

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Ooops

Mr. MR2. Gomen nasai, which means I'm very sorry, to have gotten your nickname wrong.

Again, welcome to the forum and enjoy your visits and time spent here. For the most part this is a great and friendly site with lots and lots of good people here. I hope you will make friends as I have also had the very great honor of doing myself, making friends.

Take care and I hope to get to write with you soon.

Your new friend,

Koji

5 years 34 weeks ago, 4:47 PM

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357/38/45

a lot depends on your buget.any good name brand double action revolver in 38,357 or 45acp would make a good home defence pistol.if you live in an apartment i would use frangable ammo.frangables should not over penatrate. hollow point bullets can travel though several walls be for stopping plus frangable ammo has less recoil.go to the range alot practice practice and then practice some more.now go buy a gkock

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