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Old 02-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #21
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Well, DAMN, were you old enough to drink that Koolaid back then? I had to roll my own when I was 25 or 26 y.o. You guessed it S&W 586 .357 mag., wish I still had her!
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Well, DAMN, were you old enough to drink that Koolaid back then? I had to roll my own when I was 25 or 26 y.o. You guessed it S&W 586 .357 mag., wish I still had her!
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:43 PM   #23
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what is a good beginner handgun brand that is reasonably priced? I'm looking for something to buy but I want something good.I'm still kinda new.can anybody help me out?
Didn't know what purpose you wanted the gun for but I love my ruger single six convertible. 22/22 magnum. Great starter pistol for small game and plinking. Single action can start some great habits for beginners with good fundamentals for sighting up clean accuracy.
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Depends on your use. If for concealed carry you might want something light and small but with stopping power. Some women might start with a 22 revolver. Not much stopping power but simple with no recoil. Men might want a Ruger LCR, Taurus, or S&W equivalent. If for home defense a 357 revolver which you can use 38 wadcutters for practice but load with 357s for the real thing. I think the rental idea is a good one at your local range. Best to read, read, read the forums but try for yourself.
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Although a revolver is not "cool" by today's standards, I still use it when I really want to pick on "hot shots" at the range in accuracy contests.

As an instructor, I've used the revolver to demonstrate the proper sequence of firing a handgun, and to help identify problems new shooters are having when they cannot hit with their new semi-autos.
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I love my revolvers, I only have two of them but I shoot them the most. My Gp100 and a Jframe. The Jframe is my wifes carry gun and the Ruger was my first handgun purchase. With mild 38's there is basicly no recoil. My son is eight and hes shot it with a little help from me and he gets the biggest smile when he shoots it.
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If you are new to handguns, get a 38spl revolver and learn to shoot that. If you're looking for a good carry gun to learn to shoot, someone mention a Bersa 380, I have one it's a wonderful gun and a joy to carry and shoot. good luck
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another suggestion. don't overlook buying used if it's been taken care of. sometimes can get you a higher quality or better brand by buying used. if buying used, then find someone who knows guns, i mean actually does know what to look for and not someone who thinks he does. i have bought some really nice guns in the past by buying used and saved a bunch of money.

first pistol, the 22lr is a good place to start, as is the 9mm, if ammo was more available, and nothing wrong with going with a revolver in 357 and shooting 38's out of it for cheap practice. some may think revolvers are old school, but i still like them and still shoot them. very good learning platformfor shooting pistols.
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http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwrel&v=GQpfQd1397E

Is probably a safe choice even though its not a handgun...may be bit harder to conceal
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