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Old 10-06-2010, 08:25 PM   #21
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I`d go for a standard calibler pistol, like the CZ75 or a Sig P226 in 9mm and an additional .22 caliber conversion kit.

That will save you money and give you the possabillity to practice with cheap .22`s but keeping your grip and trigger as onb the 9mm.
I bleve i saw the CZ package for sale in the Classifieds section this very morning.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:42 PM   #22
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We'll all have the same quote when we see this thread made by a new poster, then just copy it here, brilliant!!
Unless you feel that the information I posted is incorrect, or not valid, you may use it. I only offer because I haven't seen any comparable information/suggestions coming from you, sir.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:32 AM   #23
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Unless you feel that the information I posted is incorrect, or not valid, you may use it. I only offer because I haven't seen any comparable information/suggestions coming from you, sir.
Nope, I can't come up with anything that good. Well done.
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I use a simple H&R 9 series 7" target/ hunter, 9 shot .22 for practice still. It is great because I can shoot any .22 ammo, S/L/LR. Shorts or subsonics are great for dispatching squirrels in the yard.

There is one great buy out there still, a Sig P6(225). These are German police turn ins' and are wonderful shooters. They can still be found for $329.00 at J&G online.

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A 38 Special or even a 44 Special are both good guns to start with to get accustomed to some recoil. A 22 is too easy ! With a 38 Special and it's bigger brother the 44 Special there is some recoil, but it's pleasant and won't have you trembling after your first shot. Yes the 44 is bigger but it's not the Magnum round. The recoil of a 44 Special is not much different than a 38 Special.
Even 38 Special + P rounds are easy on the hand and wrist. The 38 will be better however because ammo is cheaper, about 10-15 dollars a box for standard 158 grain round nose or full metal jackets. Shoot with the 158's because all of the defensive ammo that is made is superior in this weight when compared to others like the 125 grain or 110 grn. Also beings the round itself is a slow velocity round in the 700's and 800's {+ P's are in the 900's}, you want a heavier bullet because it will be a better stopper. Why they don't have 38+ P's at 1000 or 1050 FPS yet beats me ? Once you get used to a 38 Special, you can then move up to 9mm, 40 S&W, or 45 ACP. If you feel brave afterwords and think you can handle it a 357 Magnum, 10mm, or even a 44 Magnum may be in the works. Choose wisely ! Good Luck !
A 38spl+p in a 642 Airweight is not pleasant to shoot. My wife went from 22 to 1911 45acp. with no trouble. Oh hell lets start all newbe's with 500 S & W magnums. Joking. Now a 44 or 38 in a large frame gun may not be bad just select the right gun for the recoil. A 380 is not good in a LCP but in a Bersa of Walther ok.
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Well thanks for the suggestions, guys (sorry for the big bump)

Today I just went to the range today (for the first time) and I chose the .45 Kimber. My brother didn't want to shoot anymore so I got to finish off his Beretta 92's rounds. The instructor even let my fire his "Franken-Glock" composed of a 17c upper and I forgot which frame, but it was pretty nice.

Again, thanks so much for the replies.

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Sounds like you had a good day
That .45 wasn't so bad, was it?

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Old 11-08-2010, 06:56 AM   #28
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Hehe, not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. It was also the best day of my life.

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