First Gun PrOn (WARNING: these images may not be suitable for minors)

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by TheDaggle, May 18, 2010.

  1. TheDaggle

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    Gentlemen, after five solid months of research, scouring FTF, and one moderate disappointment, I picked up my first firearm today. I had originally planned to acquire an XDm through an LEO, but intricacies in Soviet, I mean California, law kiboshed that idea. I eventually fell back on one of the 3 pistols I was already acquainted with, the Sig Sauer p226. I don't think I'll regret this outcome :D.
     

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  2. TheDaggle

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    Sig's TFO night sights are BRIGHT. I don't feel they're necessary for me, but I'm certainly not removing them.
     

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  3. TheDaggle

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    Range trip and report on monday 5/24 with my sister and possibly Mr.Incredible, if he's not too burned out from saving kittens out of trees. I have 500+ rounds to burn, and a few doozies from my dad's collection, as well. Any suggestions (wet newspaper already intended)?
     
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  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Excellent choice. Is it a 9 or a 40?
     
  5. TheDaggle

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    .40. You just picked one up yourself, right?.40? Over the years I've had the chance to shoot a couple dozen handguns, but the pistols were almost all .40s, as this is my dad's dept.'s caliber, so its really all he owns. I've read a lot of caliber war threads and articles, and I eventually decided to stick to what I know.
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Cool. Mine's a nine.
     
  7. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I think you'll really like that one. From what I've read about them they are great pistols. I haven't tried one myself though.

    Thanks for posting! :cool:
     
  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Congrats. Looking forward to range report.
     
  9. NGIB

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    The Sig 226 is one of the true classics. Had one for a time myself but I prefer the 228/229 as it's a tad smaller for carry. You'll enjoy it...
     
  10. Troy Michalik

    Troy Michalik Is it Friday yet? Supporter

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    Congrats. You could have definitely done worse for a first gun. You'll be happy with the Sig for years. Very well build machine.

    And look, you can even trim your toenails when you run out of ammo. :D
     
  11. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Very cool man.
    Hard to wait for the first bang huh?
     
  12. TheDaggle

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    Yeah! Wait, what?
     
  13. TheDaggle

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    Argh! Pick up time was 2:30 on monday, had class at 5:30 or I would have been up the mountain to the range in a hurry.
     
  14. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Wow, really nice man. I could only dream to be able to afford the $2899 (for the Aust-legal X5 Allround) it would cost to pick one of those up here :eek:

    Hope it shoots beautifully for you :)
     
  15. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Congrats on the new purchase. I'm looking forward to your range report.
     
  16. DrumJunkie

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    I have a 226 (9mm) and a 229 (40). Sig SAuer makes a hell of a pistol.