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Old 01-04-2009, 06:25 AM   #31
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Lots and lots of valuable information posted in here. I really really appreciate it, guys. I am going to apply for my license to carry, (What are these called, exactly?)

What's WMR stand for?
A concealed carry license will have any of a number of names depending on the state where you apply. Here in Florida its called a CCW.
Here are a few informative sites;
http://www.handgunlaw.us/
http://www.usacarry.com/info_about_usacarry.html
http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=1143
http://smartcarry.com/cocklock.htm

WMR = Winchester Magnum Rimfire

Read, research and train. Do not carry until you are comfortable even if you are issued a license.
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A concealed carry license will have any of a number of names depending on the state where you apply. Here in Florida its called a CCW.
Here are a few informative sites;
http://www.handgunlaw.us/
http://www.usacarry.com/info_about_usacarry.html
http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=1143
http://smartcarry.com/cocklock.htm

WMR = Winchester Magnum Rimfire

Read, research and train. Do not carry until you are comfortable even if you are issued a license.
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Oh, I see. Yeah, I've been reading and reading and reading all I can on the internet for the past couple of weeks. I also bought a magazine for the hell of it. My birthday is on the 15th of this month and I can't wait to start shooting regularly!
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You would be a LOT better off Getting a Ruger super single six instead of the Heritage rough rider. I cannot say this enough. If you're determined to get an single action, the Ruger is WAYYYY above Heritage in quality, materials, and design. Hopefully you're NOT going to attempt to carry/defend yourself with a single action rimfire revolver.
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AGREE.

If you "think" you need a weapon to "scare off" someone, please do not buy a gun. Get yourself a loud horn, a taser, OC Spray, or a really bad dog. Guns (especially handguns) are made for killing. If you pull a gun out, you damned well better use it... or YOU will die.
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Oh, I see. Yeah, I've been reading and reading and reading all I can on the internet for the past couple of weeks. I also bought a magazine for the hell of it. My birthday is on the 15th of this month and I can't wait to start shooting regularly!
Slow down and enjoy the ride. You have waited this long, you can wait just a little longer. Don't confuse the cost of shooting with the cost of the gun.
Remember this; "Cheap is usually expensive."
It's better to wait a few more months saving up the extra to buy that quality brand firearm than to jump in the cheap pool. Remember you are starting off on a long road of enjoyment. If you stub your toe or stumble with a bad experience in the beginning it will taint the entire trip.
Oh yea, when you throw down for that first gun you need to get the support supplies at the same time or beforehand. Ammo, storage, cleaning and holster.
The price of the gun, depending on how much you enjoy shooting could turn out to be a small portion of your gunownership budget.
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You would be a LOT better off Getting a Ruger super single six instead of the Heritage rough rider. I cannot say this enough. If you're determined to get an single action, the Ruger is WAYYYY above Heritage in quality, materials, and design. Hopefully you're NOT going to attempt to carry/defend yourself with a single action rimfire revolver.
Well, this is just a first cheap gun. My budget only goes so far, and includes ammunition, holster, cleaning supplies, etc. I've read many reviews, watched many videos on Youtube and everything seems perfect for a single action first shooter. If I get it, and it craps out on me, maybe I can take it back to Academy and exchange it. I'm not sure of their return policy. I'll definitely find out, though.

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AGREE.

If you "think" you need a weapon to "scare off" someone, please do not buy a gun. Get yourself a loud horn, a taser, OC Spray, or a really bad dog. Guns (especially handguns) are made for killing. If you pull a gun out, you damned well better use it... or YOU will die.
Yeah, I've brought myself to realize that.

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Slow down and enjoy the ride. You have waited this long, you can wait just a little longer. Don't confuse the cost of shooting with the cost of the gun.
Remember this; "Cheap is usually expensive."
It's better to wait a few more months saving up the extra to buy that quality brand firearm than to jump in the cheap pool. Remember you are starting off on a long road of enjoyment. If you stub your toe or stumble with a bad experience in the beginning it will taint the entire trip.
Oh yea, when you throw down for that first gun you need to get the support supplies at the same time or beforehand. Ammo, storage, cleaning and holster.
The price of the gun, depending on how much you enjoy shooting could turn out to be a small portion of your gunownership budget.
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As I said above, I've read a lot about the Heritage Rough Rider's and they seem to have very good reviews. I think I'm going to give it a shot. Now, I'm not 100% sure of that's the gun I'm getting, but it has my #1 choice as of right now. If I could sell a few things I have laying around, I'd go with the Ruger, but it doesn't seem like that's going to happen.

I just can't wait to get shooting!
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