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Old 05-14-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Just revived my permit and ID card. I'm looking to purchase my first hand gun. Will use this for recreational and home defence. I'm thinking of a 9mm to keep ammo cost to a minimum when at the range. I do have to say as far as hands go, mine are small. Can anyone offer some first time buyer advise? Where to begin?
Leaning toward Sig, S&W, and Glock, totaly open to suggestions.

Thanks for your help.

Ps. have a friend who is looking to sell a Glock 19 any thoughts?

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I carry an m19. What's he asking for it?

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Always kind of wonder (mabe the wrong word) to hear that someone has a CCL & never owned a weapon before

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I dont recommend Glock as a first gun

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Always kind of wonder (mabe the wrong word) to hear that someone has a CCL & never owned a weapon before
He's probably a citizen of IL or NJ and got his FOID card.

Best advice is to buy a .22lr rimfire pistol and get some trigger time. It's a gun you will keep forever and is the best way to step into handgun ownership.
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I have a friend who is looking to sell a Glock 19 any thoughts?
Ask him why he's selling it.

Did he shoot any reloads or lead rounds while he owned it?
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He's probably a citizen of IL or NJ and got his FOID card.
Best advice is to buy a .22lr rimfire pistol and get some trigger time. It's a gun you will keep forever and is the best way to step into handgun ownership.
Yup- forget about the "RED" states that still have ----well----different laws.
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I'd go with a 22LR target pistol, and a 22LR carbine of choice for

a first rifle. My .22s are the backbone of my collection.

Great to shoot, cheap ammo, and fun for the whole family.

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I'm a NJ resident, we are required to first apply for our Firearms ID card an permit to purchase a handgun before we can do anything.

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Asking around $550. W/ xtra mags. He is looking for more stopping power, and wants to sell.

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