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Old 07-11-2011, 02:48 AM   #21
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Take the weapon that you plan on carrying daily, learn what you are going to learn with it then apply it to what ever you are going to shoot. The type of caliber you use does not matter.
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Caliber doesn't matter? Then why do most seasoned gun people recommend .22 for starting shooters?

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Low recoil and very low cost.
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Thadeuce,

I agree with Quentin and the most others on the forum here. I would highly recommend taking the 9mm to the class. From what I am reading into your post you are not a highly experienced pistol shooter??? Maybe that is the wrong assumption? But as Quentin stated, you will have a ton of things on your mind while learning and performing the drills and weapon functions. Obviously, recoil is on your mind concerning the 40 so let's eliminate that concern and learn the skills and pass the course! Not that you wouldn't anyway but it is one less concern!There is plenty of other time to practice what you will learn in the class with whatever caliber pistols you choose in the future.
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Thanks for the input Sniper. I'll probably take both but chances are I'll be using the 9mm. The whole reason for this thread is because I've never taken one of these classes before and just wanted the opinions of experienced shooters. You guys are very helpful. Thanks.

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In my personal opinion the 9mm is the way to go. Stay with what your most comfortable with. Plus, It's easier to learn your fundamentals on a weapon with less recoil. (thus why the .22 is a recommended caliber for beginners) if you can learn proper technique with the 9mm and transfer that to the .40 you should have no problem getting comfortable to the difference in recoil. I recommend looking up todd jarret on YouTube. He has some videos that have helped me improve accuracy and speed. Practice dry fire drills and get some Lead down range.

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That is because most seasoned gun people started shooting with a .22. I started with my grandfathers S&W K-22, in .22LR. That is what I started my kids on till they learned the basics and then we went to a Ruger .22/45. It is cheap and easy to shoot.
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Thanks for the input Sniper. I'll probably take both but chances are I'll be using the 9mm. The whole reason for this thread is because I've never taken one of these classes before and just wanted the opinions of experienced shooters. You guys are very helpful. Thanks.
I say take it with what you're gonna use the most. I'm a cop and I carry a Glock 22 on duty and Glock 23 for off duty. Shoot like your life depended on it.
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That is because most seasoned gun people started shooting with a .22. I started with my grandfathers S&W K-22, in .22LR. That is what I started my kids on till they learned the basics and then we went to a Ruger .22/45. It is cheap and easy to shoot.
Well I didn't start shooting until a few months ago and I started with a 9mm.
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my opinion No then Yes. heh.

personally i would take the one your going to use the most as your main defensive sidearm.
It makes sense. You're probably shooting slower anticipating recoil, that's a natural reaction by most. You could try what I did and sometimes still do, shoot something with a bigger recoil then go to something with less. I shot half a box 44 mag then shot my 45 acp, big difference.
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