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Old 03-27-2009, 07:59 AM   #11
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Congratulations. Welcome to the sport & the forum.

Excellent choice, and I think you will be well pleased.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:39 AM   #12
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The gun is no longer a new purchase for him. Look at the date of the original thread....lol.

We need to make the date larger I think so people can see when the OP was posted.

P.S. I've made this mistake too. Now I know to look at the date of the OP or the last post...lol.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:00 PM   #13
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I too am new to the gun world. I have been into guns for a while I just haven't owned one. I recently bought a XD 9mm sub-compact after months of research. Love it! Why do I have the urge to buy more? I'd love to get something a lil' bigger, maybe a m1a, mini14, or a sks. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:40 AM   #14
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I'm no expert, just an Old Soldier. My kids are all out of the nest so we don't have any safes. After decades of humping a ruck and a rifle, I see long guns in 308 as the best weapons for defense... rifle for long range... shotgun for the here and now. I see the primary value of a pistol as being a tool to fight your way to your long guns. I carried a 1911 in the Army and during annual qualification we always joked that its max effective range was how far you could throw it. I always asked my 1SGT to have an M-16 or M-4 under my seat "just in case". Now I am into 40cal pistols.

But for home defense there is nothing like a shotgun. I recommend a Mossberg 930 SPX loaded with 00 Buck or #2 Buck... or possibly the new "hybrid rounds" that mix and match.
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July 2008???? Really?
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Been lots of zombie threads lately...
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Very nice first gun.
The XD is, IMO the best, most rugged polymer pistol ever made.
Great choice!
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Very nice first gun.
The XD is, IMO the best, most rugged polymer pistol ever made.
Great choice!
What...What? Ever heard of a S&W Sigma.


I just have to give love for the Sigma, no one else ever does.
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What...What? Ever heard of a S&W Sigma.


I just have to give love for the Sigma, no one else ever does.

I gave you a thumbs up just for your dogged determination.
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Well, I am going to refer to it every chance I get.
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