well, i'll start off by saying idk penn. laws at all. but i think mccool gave you some useful info.
i'm NO expert. but i suppose i started my shooting hobby somewhat like you, with very little hands on experience with most firearms.
first, you are off to a good start by asking questions here. take what info you are given and research it for yourself!
this board is a good STARTING place. you are very fortunate to have SO much info at your disposal these days. listen to the posters here, even if you disagree. there is vast info given free here!
next, i feel it would really help you to find a few shooting sport enthusiasts to help you along. an investment in a basic firearm safety course can go a long way. idk the requirements for CC in penn., but must CC classes are loaded with info.
when it comes to the handgun you will ultimately buy....remember opinions are like...
.....in the end, you have to do some research and groundwork, if you want to make a good choice, and in the end, the choice is yours. (glock...ugh...
...j/k they are good guns, but i have MY opinions
when it comes to carry....again, you need to make your own choice. will it be pocket carry, iwb, owb.....lots of choices and you need to make a decsion based on YOUR needs. what will you do when you need to check your mail while carrying? what will you do when you want to go have some drinks with some friends? are you prepared to try and solve any problems in the most passive way you can FIRST? are you ready to walk away from every confrontation? at 22, i'm not sure i was level headed enough for CC...but i was a bit slow...maturity wise.
think everything through, and get the best advice and training you can. in the end, it is YOUR responsibility to do so.
*end old man lecture to young whipper snapper*
Originally Posted by witness
I live in Pennsylvania, around the Philadelphia area, and I want to buy a handgun. I was thinking either a glock 19 or a witness. Going to the shooting range is a hobby of mine but the bill at the end really adds up when i don't own my own firearm and bullets. Can someone please help me out regarding the process of buying and carrying a handgun (glock or a witness) and bullets (9MM).