New to this site. It's very informative. I'm trying to get alot of info about hand guns since I'm in the market for one.
Our motto is if we don't know the answer we will make one up but
I have found with this group someone always has the answer
now it's multiple choice which one is right or more right than
GLAD TO HAVE YA
and have fun making new friends. Many people who have years of knowledge dealing with handguns, rifles, shotguns, etc. having been active or retired military.
Tell us more about yourself. Your general size, size of your hands, strength. Purpose of buying a handgun. Does MS have the possibility for a concealed carry permit, and if so, so you plan to acquire one? What's the level of your experience with guns in general, and handguns in particular?
Without this information it is difficult, if not impossible, for anyone to make an informed recommendation as to the "best" handgun for you.
One thing I would recommend, even before we receive the info above, is that you locate a shooting range relatively near you that rents guns for use on the range. Hopefully the personnel there will be helpful and actually listen to you, rather than trying to come across as macho gun shop commandos. Explain to them what you hope to find. They should be able to point you toward guns that fit your hand, that have adequate power for your intended purpose, that have an operating system with which you will be comfortable, and that are within your price range.
I'm female, 60 yrs. old, 5'4" 130lbs. I owned a S&W 38 "Lady Smith" (chief special) untill about 3 mos. ago when it was stolen. (Grandson's friend). I've had a permit to carry for about 2 yrs. What I would mostly like to do is get comfortable with the gun. I want it to feel like a part of my body like my hand. I know I need to do a lot of practicing. I was very comfortable with my 38 but since I've got to get a new gun I thought I would check out other options. I think I was most comfortable with the safety feature of a revolver. I've been getting info from a guy I work with but as you all know, it's what each person prefers. I feel like a kid at Christmas getting my new gun. My brother-in-law has 60 acres in Como, Ms and I can shoot there; just not very often.
What is generally recomended here is find a public range that
will loan or rent you guns and try several models to see what
you really like before buying a new gun
Glad to have you
Sorry your 38 was stolen
Grandson needs some new friends
I hope you enjoy your reading here and it is informitaive.
Thanks for the welcome. I have to respond to your quote.
My "second" mistake will always be MY sweetest. :)
Do I dare ask what your second mistake was ?
Hummm not nice to but into a LADY'S
Same as the first but much better. HA!
We are not enemys I hope. Do I detect from your name
a Irish background? I'm a Scot
No, not enemys. I love all celtic folks! Yes I'm very irish and love irish history. You know, like the Scots, we're always fighting. If there's no enemy around, we fight among ourselves. :)
But NEVER try to get in the middle LMAO
I am a direct descendant of William Wallace's brother
Then you're blessed. The last high king of Ireland's name is Rory O'Connor. I hope there's a tie with me in that family line.
My ancestors were war refugees and were lucky to get out of Scotland.
They got passage on a ship to America and were indentured servants
to pay for their passage. I've been working on my genealogy 7 years
and have about 7 more years to go. It never stops when you start.
What todays immigrants don't seem to get is most of our families started out dirt poor and had to fight for everything they got. This generation of takers really makes my blood boil.
I started reading Irish history several years ago. Now that and WW2 history weighs down my book cases. Some WW1 and the Holocost balance it out.
I have a civil war library which has filled
a 4ftX6ft book case.
I am an active member of
Sons of Confederate Veterans
and do reenactments. Camp out with
only 1860s gear and it's always in the winter
time because our uniforms are too hot
I am on a cannon crew and we work our
butts off. It's hard to imagine how those
guys survived it.
A friend of mine from work (just retired) was really into the reenactments. He collected everything from that time period. He had a huge Confederate ring that was just beautiful.
Burns clan from Scotland on my mothers side and Woodside of Belfast on my fathers side.
My sir name is Wallace and my ancestors
were Highlanders. My sister went over a
few years ago and found a lot of our history
in Church records
I lived on loch tummel outside of pitlochry Scotland from 1981 to 1985,
I finished high school there, it was a very cool place to live.
Really know how to hurt a guy don't you.
All I ever wanted was to spend a week
in the Highlands and you pull this on me
Hey Hampster! Best of both worlds. I think most of my family is from county Clair.
My great grandfather on my fathers side owned a shipping line, if you have time google "the polly woodside", she is moored in Melbourne Australia, she has a "rich" history and you may be interested.
When you have nothing else to do google SASS.
Single Action Shooting Society.
They are cowboy shooters, It just don't get
any more fun. I'm just getting into it. Cost about 2K
to get started , buying guns and clothes and
paying dues to SASS. But I'm working on it
Guess ive got more german in me than anything, but Edwards is an old welch name.. Also a black name as i guess a lot of Edwards were in the "shiping" bussines..
My mother's side came to the states from the
Palatine District of west Germany
May 3,1710 as war refugees in the invasion
Damn France invaded Germany???
Damn who would believe lol