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Old 09-11-2011, 04:22 AM   #1
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im looking to buy my first handgun. ive shot my dads .32 a lot. that gun is a lot of fun. im probably going to carry too. i like the 1911. any suggestions?

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We answer this question a LOT.

First answer- find a range that rents handguns for use on that range- try as many as you can.

Second answer- first handgun- a GOOD .22 auto- Ruger or Browning. You will shoot a LOT more, and the habits and skills picked up with the .22 will apply to larger handguns.

Third answer- first CARRY handgun= S&W Model 60 or it's equivalent. Compact, relatively light, simplicity of use of a double action revolver. There are also fans of small .32/ .380 autos.

1911? GREAT gun. But may not be the BEST gun for a beginner. Your mileage may vary. Void where prohibited or taxed. Sic transit gloria mundi.

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yea after i posted this i looked around on the forum and saw many threads just like mine haha.

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im looking to buy my first handgun. ive shot my dads .32 a lot. that gun is a lot of fun. im probably going to carry too. i like the 1911. any suggestions?
Sure i can suggest the Sig p238 1911 style .380 pistol fits in your pocket
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I'm sorry this is off topic, but what does this mean? I'm curious
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Do a search on different sites This subject has been cover hudreds of times.. Or buy a 38 revolver or A 9mm xd, m&p or glock mid sized in 9mm and learn to shoot it very well. If your a young shooter the 45 and 40 can get expensive to shoot + there ain't many low cost 1911 worthy of carry'n. If you want a light weight 1911 they all get kinda pricey too. Also look at bersa for good pistols at good prices also. Bottom line is, You have to make a choice not use. Talk to your dad about the right handgun for you.

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So which would you prefer auto or a wheel gun ?

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I would start off with a 9mm. Since your talking about carrying, a 9mm would be a nice start. You want to make sure its reliable if your carrying. The first thing is get a lot of knowledge about firearms including the one you want to invest in. My second handgun was a Glock 23. I studied that gun nearly 9 months before in my heart told me to get it. I didnt do that with my first one and it showed

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Actually it's a Latin phrase meaning "so passes the glory of the world."

It's Templar-Masonic in origin.
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We answer this question a LOT.

First answer- find a range that rents handguns for use on that range- try as many as you can.

Second answer- first handgun- a GOOD .22 auto- Ruger or Browning. You will shoot a LOT more, and the habits and skills picked up with the .22 will apply to larger handguns.

Third answer- first CARRY handgun= S&W Model 60 or it's equivalent. Compact, relatively light, simplicity of use of a double action revolver. There are also fans of small .32/ .380 autos.

1911? GREAT gun. But may not be the BEST gun for a beginner. Your mileage may vary. Void where prohibited or taxed. Sic transit gloria mundi.
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