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Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by glock40, Jan 10, 2012.
What should I get for my first firearm
You'll have to be more specific as to what you want to do with that first firearm. There are many of types of guns for you to choose from.
lol good one.
How about a Glock 40?
You also cannot go wrong with a 1911 or a Springfield Armory XD.
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Many of us recommend a .22 for a first gun.
Like WOC said, we need some specifics on what exactly your looking for.
Also it would help, if by firearm you could tell us, do you mean rifle, shotgun, or handgun.
Trips right. A .22 is usually the best gun for a new shooter. But small calibers like 9mm, .223 (for rifles, I imagine a .223 handgun kicks pretty bad), ect would probably be good too if you want more power, but not alot of kick
What exactly do you want it for? Just for fun, concealed carry, home defense, competition, or something else?
i know this is the handgun section, but the first gun shouldn't be a semi auto pistol.
it should be a .22 rifle. (to learn basic shooting)
then a 12 or 20 gauge shotgun. (single shot break open or pump action)
then a centerfire rifle. (bolt action or semi auto)
after that you can start branching out into the pistol world. (i'd start with a revolver)
crawl first, then walk, then run.
Thanks for the comments,I'm talking about a handgun, I was thinking bout a glock40, its home defense
From your screen name you allready know what you want glock40
Glock 20 10mm
Have you ever shot a revolver? My Ruger GP100 in .357mag/.38special is more than adequate for home defense (a bit long for easy carry), but is sooooooooo much fun at the target range. There are lots of ammo options too. Try one before you decide.
^^^ The only Glock i really want.
Ill second that. Ruger .357 mags are awesome! I learned to shoot with my dad's. I was more accurate with that over the mark2 .22lr.
Some of those .38 target loads are about as soft-kicking as .22LR, especially with a 6" barrel. Additionally, as far as a home defense gun, i would absolutely hate to get smacked in the face with a revolver like my GP100; try that with tupperware (like my XD45).
The Glock 23 in .40 cal. Is a good choice..