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Old 09-14-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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My First Pistol:
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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My First Pistol:
Which would be the best / cheapest To Get?
well that all depends on several different things. 1) how much experiance with firearms in general and pistols in specifc? 2) what is the intended purpose of the pistol? 3) what is you budget for the intended pistol?

little to no experiance, start with a 22 rimfire pistol first, either a semi-auto or even a revolver. some experiance, go with either a revolver in 357/38 or a 9mm in a semi auto, due to cost of ammo for practice or just general range use.

deciding whether you want a pistol for range use and general target practice or whether it's for SD/HD use is important. now you can use one pistol for both, but there are always tradeoffs when doing so. not everyone can afford both types as many of us have pistols just for one purpose or the other, so if relegated to one, then you need to optimize both uses as best as possible.

deciding on how much you have to spend will also be a key factor in what is available for you to purchase.

give us some more details and maybe we can help you make a better informed decision on what to get.
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I agree with the fine gentlemen above, and I would like to add...

there is a difference between cheap and inexpensive. So, what are you looking for?
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I agree with the fine gentlemen above, and I would like to add...

there is a difference between cheap and inexpensive. So, what are you looking for?
Dan is exactly right. there is a huge difference between cheap and inexpensive. cheap will give you nothing but problems, and inexpensive will be a good value!

good point there Dan.
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I'm looking at a .32 derringer
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I'm looking at a .32 derringer
Not knowing your experience and purpose the firearm is to serve (range, self-defense, or just something to talk about), I am hesitant to suggest such a handgun.
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I'm looking at a .32 derringer
Worthless in my opinion. Unless you collect firearms and it fills a nitch.

Why I say that? It's the rock bottom caliber size for defence. It's strictly close quarters maybe 15-20 feet. A J-Frame S&W .38 is probably just as concealable and you get more than 2 shots with alot more punch.
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i have to agree, that a 32 derringer is probably not the wisest choice for a first pistol. might want to start with a larger or full size 22 rimfire to begin with. just some helpful advice.
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i have to agree, that a 32 derringer is probably not the wisest choice for a first pistol. might want to start with a larger or full size 22 rimfire to begin with. just some helpful advice.
Heck ya, i killed a rhino with a .22 one time. As it was charging at me i shot and knicked it in the ear. It face planted into the dirt, rolled 4 times, farted 3 times,its head fell off,and it died. Its the craziest thing i ever saw.

I also killed a pterodactyl with my BB gun but thats another story :-)
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