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Old 04-24-2013, 12:02 PM   #21
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Check out this thread as well...

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/choosing-handgun-mike-seeklander-58208/

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Old 04-24-2013, 12:21 PM   #22
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I guess I should be more specific. This will be my first HANDGUN.
Well living in Chicago, you need to take the Chicago permit class too now that you have a FOID. So along with that, you're required to shoot as well to 'qualify' during the class. That would take care of my suggestion to take a basic handgun class first.

Midwest Guns in Lyons and Gat Guns way out in Dundee have the class and a huge selection to rent from. Maxon in Des Planes does to - never been there but they have a funky range policy for renting.

So class first. Then try different ones. Revolver, semi, DAO, DA/SA, SA, Striker, different safety (or not), .22 to start then different calibers. So much to learn, grasshopper
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What i found worked best to keep me interested was one of each or two.

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What i found worked best to keep me interested was one of each or two.
How much did u pay for the desert eagle? If u dont mind me asking
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I know it's already been mentioned but you should try to find a range that rents handguns and try to find what best fits your hand and your most precise with. Having said that I own and recommend for home protection:

Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle ll 40 S&W. I paid $550.00 new in the box. It also comes in 9mm and 45acp.

Good luck and enjoy but always be safe.

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I know it's already been mentioned but you should try to find a range that rents handguns and try to find what best fits your hand and your most precise with. Having said that I own and recommend for home protection:

Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle ll 40 S&W. I paid $550.00 new in the box. It also comes in 9mm and 45acp.

Good luck and enjoy but always be safe.
Where did you buy it? If u don't mind me asking
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If you're going to be using a glock daily then get a glock...If you don't trust yourself with a gun because it doesn't have a external safety then you should pick a different profession because police officers need to be good with trigger discipline...The idiot safety is just going to get you in trouble in a high pressure situation anyways...Btw glocks have 3 safeties just no "idiot safeties" and are very safe if you know how to use them

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If you're going to be using a glock daily then get a glock...If you don't trust yourself with a gun because it doesn't have a external safety then you should pick a different profession because police officers need to be good with trigger discipline...The idiot safety is just going to get you in trouble in a high pressure situation anyways...Btw glocks have 3 safeties just no "idiot safeties" and are very safe if you know how to use them
Have you had your Metamucil today?

Dude, the guy is new to handguns. If he feels safer with a safety then let him find one with a safety.
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A .22 revolver is not a bad starter. It is cheap to shoot, which allows you much more practice for the buck, and builds skills as well, or better, than a high-dollar centerfire revolver. You can start without learning to flinch.

For $130.00 or so you can pick up a used H&R 929, nine shoot.

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Where did you buy it? If u don't mind me asking
Of course I don't mind. Amazingly, I purchased it at Gander Mountain in Valdosta, Ga. They had it listed for $599.99 but dropped it to $549.99 with two mag's.
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