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Old 10-08-2008, 03:10 AM   #11
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Wow, a newbie who does his homework!

In my experience, which is limited, starting out with a .357Magnum revolver such as Taurus or S&W is very good for a beginner. It gives you the option of training with the low low recoil .38 and shooting the powerful 357 for defense. A revolver is tough, accurate, and reliable, and usually cheap too.

If you are dead set on an auto, I would start with a Glock because of newbie simplicity. Lots of rounds, easy to clean, and fun to shoot. A glock 23 is a great HD gun and the .40 is a beautiful round.

But, if you dont want to spend alot of money on a wheel gun or a plastic handful, by all means invest in a 1911 and a class on how to use it. Ive shot 1911's for years and used to own one (will soon own another) and they are absolutely amazing weapons. When you really learn how to use it, it will seem like an extension of your godgiven arm and you will be happy you bought it. If I could suggest a 1911 for you, I would suggest a Kimber Pro Custom II or a Kimber Compact Custom II, the latter being easier to conceal.

Please dont start with a .22. If you buy a .22 pistol you will have wasted your money. If .22 training is what you want, then buy the Kimber .22LR conversion kit and practice away.

Whatever you get, train train train, and when youre done, practice practice practice. Oh yeah, take a pic for us too.

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Yeah, my daughter carries a Glock 17. (I think it's a good choice). But she still loves shooting my high powered six-shooters and she's very glad she learned to shoot on them.

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Old 10-12-2008, 05:30 AM   #13
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Infinate Loop,
As a Gun Dealer I see guys who wish to purchase the perfect gun all the time. As a guy who owns 4 large gun safes that are full of different styles and makes of guns I cannot see the point. I have loved weapons since I was a young tyke, I don't really discriminate. I encourage you to step off the rational curb and try any gun. I have owned cobras (cheap-junky) and STI's (paid $2,000 for the last one) I have enjoyed them all, and I'm sure you won't have too much trouble getting rid of one you don't like, you might find that you have quite a lot of fun with it!

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ATTENTION ALL GUN NEWBIES,

The problem is... WHEN you discover the joy of shooting, you will quickly discover that ONE gun will not cut it. It "may" hold you for awhile... but trust me, you'll head straight back to your favorite gunshop and start the "looking" process all over again! Once you're hooked, you're hooked for life! Three or four years from now, you'll have a collection of ALL KINDS of guns... Auto-loaders, wheelguns, and even long-guns!

That's just the way it is...
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Resurrecting my old thread. So im finally going to the range today to try some guns! Better late than never at all. They have about 100 or so different guns to try. One time fee for the hour and can try as many as I want, have to just pay for ammo. Ill let you all know what i try and like. Wish me luck!

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Here is the list of guns that I can try from their website. Any ideas which ones I should definitely try?

Make Model Caliber
BERETTA 90-2 9MM
BERETTA 92FS 9MM
BERETTA CX4 STORM 9MM
BERETTA CX4 STORM .40 S&W
BERETTA NEOS .22 LR
BERETTA NEOS .22 LR
BERETTA PX4 9MM
BERETTA PX4 9MM
BERETTA PX4 .40 S&W
BERETTA PX4 .45 ACP
BROWNING BUCKMARK .22 LR
BROWNING BUCKMARK .22 LR
BROWNING BUCKMARK .22 LR
BUSHMASTER AR15 .223 / 5.56MM
COLT AR15 9MM
FNH FS2000 .223 / 5.56MM
FNH PS90 5.7X28
GLOCK 17 9MM
GLOCK 19 9MM
GLOCK 21 .45 ACP
GLOCK 22 .40 S&W
GLOCK 23 .40 S&W
GLOCK 26 9MM
GLOCK 27 .40 S&W
GLOCK 30 .45 ACP
GLOCK 32 .357 SIG
GLOCK 33 .357 SIG
GLOCK 34 9MM
GLOCK 35 .40 S&W
GLOCK 36 .45 ACP
GLOCK 19C 9MM
HECKLER & KOCH MP5 (FULL AUTO) 9MM
HENRY BIG BOY .357 MAG
HENRY LEVER .22 LR
HENRY LEVER .22 LR
HENRY LEVER .22 LR
KAHR CW9 9MM
KAHR P380 .380 ACP
KEL-TEC P3AT .380 ACP
KIMBER CDP II .45 ACP
KIMBER CDP II .45 ACP
KIMBER PRO CRIMSON CARRY II .45 ACP
KIMBER TLE .45 ACP
M.S.A.R. STG-556 AUG .223/5.56MM
MARLIN 60 .22 LR
MASTERPIECE MPA930T-A 9MM
ROCK ISLAND ARMSCOR 9MM
RUGER 345 .45 ACP
RUGER 22-Oct .22 LR
RUGER 22/45 .22 LR
RUGER GP100 .357 MAG
RUGER LCP .380 ACP
RUGER LCR .38 SPL
RUGER MARK III .22 LR
RUGER SP101 .357 MAG
RUGER SR9 9MM
RUGER SR9C 9MM
RUGER SUPER RED HAWK .44 MAG
SIG SAUER 5.56 .223 / 5.56MM
SIG SAUER MOSQUITO .22 LR
SIG SAUER P220 .45 ACP
SIG SAUER P226 9MM
SIG SAUER P226 .40 S&W
SIG SAUER P229 9MM
SIG SAUER P229 .40 S&W
SIG SAUER P238 .380 ACP
SIG SAUER P239 9MM
SIG SAUER P239 .40 S&W
SIG SAUER P250 9MM
SMITH & WESSON 10 .38 SPL
SMITH & WESSON 60 .357 MAG
SMITH & WESSON 617 .22 LR
SMITH & WESSON 617 .22 LR
SMITH & WESSON 617 .22 LR
SMITH & WESSON 617 .22 LR
SMITH & WESSON 637 .38 SPL
SMITH & WESSON 642 .38 SPL
SMITH & WESSON M&P CRIMSION TRACE 9MM
SMITH & WESSON M&P 9MM
SMITH & WESSON M&P .40 S&W
SMITH & WESSON M&P .45 ACP
SMITH & WESSON SIGMA 9MM
SMITH & WESSON SIGMA .40 S&W
SPRINGFIELD 1911A1 .45 ACP
SPRINGFIELD XD 9MM
SPRINGFIELD XD 9MM
SPRINGFIELD XD .40 S&W
SPRINGFIELD XDM 9MM
SPRINGFIELD XDM .40 S&W
STI GP6 9MM
STI SPARTAN .45ACP
TAURUS 94 .22 LR
TAURUS 24/7 9MM
TAURUS 709SLIM 9MM
TAURUS JUDGE .45LC-.410
TAURUS PT111 9MM
TAURUS PT140 .40 S&W
TAURUS PT145 .45 ACP
TAURUS PT1911 .45 ACP
TAURUS PT92 9MM

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I would try the Springfield 1911A1, Glock 17, Beretta 92FS, Bushmaster AR-15 (to get a feel for one of the long guns you WILL eventually buy ), Ruger GP100 and maybe A Sig or XD.
That'll give you a feel for some of the most popular firearms out there and will probably help you with your decision.

Good luck and welcome to a very addictive hobby!

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And try the .22's. You will buy one soon.

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You must shoot the S&W 617. It's a 6 or 10-shot .22 revolver with a 4" or 6" barrel. You can learn a lot about trigger control, breathing, stance, sighting, etc with this gun, and it won't be loud, won't hurt your hand, and won't spit hot brass on you.

Definitely also shoot the Glocks and 1911s. For pure fun, try shooting a lever-action rifle.

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You must shoot the S&W 617. It's a 6 or 10-shot .22 revolver with a 4" or 6" barrel.
My favorite .22.
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