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6 years 31 weeks ago, 5:52 PM

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i am in the market for a fist pistol not a big fan of the glocks not saying they are not a good pistol but dont like the way they feel. any help will be appreciated. thanks

6 years 31 weeks ago, 9:08 PM

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First side arm

Get a Sig or something in the 45 cal range, why make someone mad when you protect yourself with a small pee shooter, One shoot one Hole the size of the grand canyon, Just my opinion only, this message has not been endorsed by the O'Bama campain, who will take your guns away a little at a time in 4 years.

6 years 31 weeks ago, 9:15 PM

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A first pistol

This gets to be a huge question rather quickly. Have you ever fired pistols in the past? Feel and fit in the hand is hugely important. If possible, you should try to hang around a shooting range and either rent likely models, or try to borrow some from veteran shooters to try out while at the range.
I think that a .22 is the perfect pistol to start learning the basics on. The ammo is cheap, which means you can fire a LOT of rounds. you can then move up to more robust calibers.
Trainloads of 0's and 1's are constantly arriving at ISPs to be burned up in debates of revolvers v. semi-auto, caliber strife [.38, 9 mm, .40 Smith and Wesson, the venerable .45 ACP] it has to end up with you picking something that fits right in your hand, and which you can shoot with decent accuracy.
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6 years 31 weeks ago, 4:51 AM

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thank you fng and raven for the feedback. yes i have shot before matter of fact i am waiting on m father in law to pic me up he has some new toys. should be interesting he has a smith and wesson 460 and a ruger redhawk alaskan. these are both cannons, fun but not what i am looking for. i like the walther p99 he had that was a shooting gun for myself i am looking at getting probably somthing in the .40 to 45 range. i have a borrowed browning 9mm to start getting the basics on.

6 years 31 weeks ago, 8:31 AM

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Hello aidensdad27,

Couple of ideas, find the handgun that feels the most natural in your hand, regardless of the brand. Then do what can be done to make it accurate, trigger job, sights, etc. This will give you the best feel in your hand and an accurate gun to boot. Accuracy is a personal thing, so you will have to decide to what extent you want the gun to be accurate.

Second, after you pick the type of pistol, but before you buy, pick a caliber that you can buy in bulk lots at reasonable cost. The ammo cost will determine how much you can shoot and how often, since I really enjoy shooting, I like to shoot alot and often. So if you are on some kind of budget(like most of us)money is often the issue which determines how much and how often.

I am sure you have your own criteria for your gun, personal defense, home defense, target, hunting etc. but these two items I mentioned will matter no matter which gun you pick.

Just a couple of ideas to help confuse you. :)

6 years 31 weeks ago, 12:06 PM

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thanks gunslinger i found out today i need alot of practice. i got a little dicouraged i could have been shooting the most accurate pistol in the world and made it look bad. i have never thought of the best feeling pistol then just do what i want from there. after today i may
even get somthing used until i get half way decent. i was embarrassed i dont like not being good at it but i was my own worst enemy i let myself get flustered in somthing that is posed to be fun. thanks for the advice im getting to wrapped up in the brands and need to focus on just becoming proficiant. thanks

6 years 31 weeks ago, 9:22 PM

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