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Old 07-20-2013, 03:44 AM   #11
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Tell the salesman at the gun store what you just told us. Ask him to show you different guns and ask a lot of questions. You'll find the right one.

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Tell the salesman at the gun store what you just told us. Ask him to show you different guns and ask a lot of questions. You'll find the right one.
Thanks man I appreciate it
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You are very welcome. Have you already held some autos you like?
Yes I have held the p226 sig the glock 20 and a para ordinance 1911
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Yes I have held the p226 sig the glock 20 and a para ordinance 1911
All of which are very nice handguns. The Para-ordinances are too large for my hands, unless they make single stack versions????
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All of which are very nice handguns. The Para-ordinances are too large for my hands, unless they make single stack versions????
I don't think they do. I'm heading to cabelas tomorrow to talk to someone and see what the suggest. Thank you very much for your help (:
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I would also look at the Springfield xd/and m's, Kimbers, H&Ks, and every other brand of handgun they carry. Most at Cabelas should be a good gun to own. And take a grain of salt with whatever preferences the counter guys suggest. While filling out papers on my own purchases, I have sat and listened to the salespeople offering advice on how to shoot a 500 S&W etc, for someone's very first handgun for Alaska, etc, and about fainted on what they were telling them. Many salespeople at the gun stores I have been to know as much about guns as nuclear physics.

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If you can handle it, my personal favorite is a 10mm. A Glock20 would be great at home

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A shooting range with a good selection of guns you can rent will be helpful also, nothing like try before you buy

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If you can handle it, my personal favorite is a 10mm. A Glock20 would be great at home
I looked at that pistol and I liked the feel and the price on it I will look further into it tomorrow
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Also take a look at the cost differences and availability of 10mm, 9mm, 40s&w, and 45acp, and see what they have and what they cost and decide if you can afford the most expensive, or just the least. And know to really use a gun in self defense, train train train, or in your case, Freighttrain, Freighttrain, Freighttrain to get comfortable with the gun and know it inside and out fully. Unless you can do that, you will forget a lot of things when someone is kicking down your front door.

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