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Old 05-15-2013, 03:44 PM   #11
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I have an extra holster. Do you think it fits your nephews gun?
its sounds like a good fit.
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I tried .22 and its too small i was thinking of buying the cz which alot people told me to buy but the gun don't feel right and i am a bit sciptical regarding reliability i want a gun that can shoot 2000 rounds plus and don't get jammed
Just out of curiousity, too small for what?

If you find a gun that can shoot 2000 rounds without a jam, let me know what it is.

But it is important to buy one that feels "right" in your hand.
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Just out of curiousity, too small for what?

If you find a gun that can shoot 2000 rounds without a jam, let me know what it is.

But it is important to buy one that feels "right" in your hand.
No gun manufacturer can guarantee any amount of discharges with no jams.

As txpossum already said, the gun that's feels right if probably your best choice.
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There are other threads in this forum that address this same topic. Try browsing thru them, it may help.
Also, Manufacturers, including CZ, make several models of varying sizes, from pocket size to big monsters.
CZ has a model called 2075 RAMI, which can be had in 9MM or .40 cal, 6.5 inches long, 4.75 inches tall. some "compact" sizes like the P-06 models.
Get on the internet, do a Google search for CZ handguns.
It may help your search to use the manufacturer's full name:
Ceskoslovenska-Zbrojovka (in Brno, Czechoslovakia)

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A lot of good advice so far. Definitely at least "grip" test any gun before you buy, and test shoot if you can. For concealed carry, you need something small enough to conceal (I prefer 9mm in Taurus 709 Slim, S&W Shield, or CZ RAMI). For home defense, you want something larger (I use the SIG SP2022 9mm) and/or a 12 gauge shotgun (check out the IAC Hawk 982).

Since you are new to this handgun, self defense arena, definitely take some good self defense handgun classes. I also recommend you check out the many free YouTube videos made by Massad Ayoob, a world-class instructor in handgun use and self defense, who has recorded training sessions in Judicious Use of Force, Shoot to Live, Home Invasion, Preparation for Home Defense, and What to Do After a Shooting. Just Google his name and these topics and the YouTubes should show up. Very good instructional information from an expert, and free.

Whatever caliber you decide for a handgun, here is a very good technical review of self defense ammo:
http://ammo.ar15.com/project/Self_Defense_Ammo_FAQ/index.htm

This is an informative review by a doctor of different gunshot wounds effects; we all need to be aware of this real-life information:
http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/2012/08/26/doctor-talks-about-gunshot-wounds/

Take care, and best wishes to you and yours!

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Very informative lecture. Well worth 34 minutes.

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Get a revolver for a first time gun. Like a 38/357. They don't jam, and are much safer to use for a beginner than any brand of auto. Once you are comfortable with how they operate, safety etc, you can graduate to the autos without the inherent risks that come with them.

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What do you want the gun for? HD, CCW, plinking, etc. Without knowing what you plan to do with it, it's nearly impossible to advise you. There is no "one gun" for everyone. And most gun enthusiasts don't stop at one gun. Gun are fascinating pieces of mechanical engineering. Each one is different. Pick up some magazines (the kind you read) and do a bit of research, like you are doing here. Once you learn the respect for the gun you will enjoy the sport, at every level.

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Two things I recommend:

Go to this thread and watch the videos:
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/choosing-handgun-mike-seeklander-58208/

Go here and find a gun safety class near you:
http://www.nrainstructors.org/searchcourse.aspx

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I tried .22 and its too small i was thinking of buying the cz which alot people told me to buy but the gun don't feel right and i am a bit sciptical regarding reliability i want a gun that can shoot 2000 rounds plus and don't get jammed
Jamming tends to be a Cheap/Crappy Ammo Issue or a Lack of Cleaning Issue more often than a pistol issue.

That being said....for a pistol to abuse the living daylights out of...nothing takes more abuse than a Glock or a Hi-Point.
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