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Old 07-12-2011, 05:33 PM   #11
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How ever, I do believe a .357 is a bit much, though

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Given the information you've provided I would recommend either a 9mm, .40, or a .45 ACP. For 9mm I recommend Ruger, Sig Saurer, Kahr, and Glock, and pretty mucht the same manufacturers for .40. For .45 ACP I would recommend Glock, Springfield, Colt, Kimber, and Sig Saurer. If you might consider a revolver I would recommend Smith and Wesson in a .357 magnum, because you can load .38 special, .38 special +p, and .357 magnum.

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Regarding punch and power, what would you recommend? .40 or a .45 ACP?

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think about a good 22rifle. learn the basics and build up your skill level and have some fun to boot. i know several homes defended with a 22. use the extra money on good locks and your college fund.

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Well the .40 will have less power than the .45 ACP, but it offers a greater magazine capacity and is usually less expensive. The .45 ACP will offer more power, but sacrifice magazine capacity depending on the manufacturer and type of firearm you choose. I personally would choose the .45 ACP, but I only carry my .45 ACP firearm in the fall and winter. One thing I recommend you do is see if there are some local gun ranges that have rental programs so you can try some of the various firearms and calibers available.

If you can handle the .45 ACP I would say go for that, but if you find it a little to strong then I would say go for either the .40 or 9mm. Another thing to note is the .40 provides more versatility than the 9mm or .45 ACP, because there are a lot more bullet weights to choose from.

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In Kansas there is no age limit to own, However, your " legal guardian" must be present to the purchase. As long as I don't have it on my person, I am legally allowed to own a firearm. It may be different in other states, but Kansas is rather, "laid back " with firearm laws. I have already spoke to my mother about it. As far as she's concerned, if I can afford it, she will help me to the process of buying it.
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6-7 that is exactly what I had previously said.

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@ firearms4ever, thank you, sir, I do appreciate your assistance.

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You're very welcome. Keep us in the loop about what you choose .

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No problem man! I also have a mosin nagant in the mail, ( my first ordered weapon). It's going through our local gun dealer. Alot of paperwork but, hey, I'm getting a gun.

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