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Hello everyone!

I stumbled on this website after searching in the internet for a Fire arms forums. I recently bought a new pistol (SpringField XD .40). I decided to buy a pistol after my wife and I came home from the hospital (3 days after giving birth to my daughter) and found our house burglarized, and thats when I decided to buy a handgun.

I don't know much about firearms, Never own one, Never fired one either. I'm hoping if I stick around long enough in this this forum long enough Ill learn a few things.
 

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Welcome Dnery, sorry about your bad experience.

The good news is it brought you here.

This is a great place to get answers to any questions you might have.

Just remember that a thick skin and a good sense of humor will carry you a long way.

We’re an irreverent bunch here at FTF but there is an incredible reservoir of firearm knowledge and Mark loyalty!

With that said, sorry about your gun selection!




 

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Welcome to the Forum -

I am glad you have purchased a handgun for your personal defense, but I am a bit concerned that you "don't know anything about firearms" because a weapon in the wrong hands is no different than a weapon in unfamilar hands.

The good news is there are tons of threads about first time owners and what they need to do to get up to speed.

The important thing is safety, safety, safety and practice, practice, practice...

Again, welcome to the forum...

JD
 

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Welcome!

Welcome and glad to have you around!
Sorry read about your home intrusion. Please train and be proficient with your gun, as says JD "a weapon in the wrong hands is no different than a weapon in unfamiliar hands" remember why do you decide to buy a gun in first place?.. Your family safety. When you are a gun owner is your responsibility became a SAFE and RESPONSABLE gun user; not only to you but to all the people that count on you.
You arrive at the best fourum :D Now that you have the tools, learn to use them.
 

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Welcome !

Sorry to hear about the break in! Congrats on the birth of your daughter. :):D I would suggest taking a firearms safty course, they are very instructive and will introduce you to professionals and professional instruction. They usually don't cost that much but the info you learn there is priceless. Like all the other posts above, pratctice, practice, practice!! My nephew has an XD-40, and he likes it very much.
 

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Safety Training First!

Hello everyone!

I stumbled on this website after searching in the internet for a Fire arms forums. I recently bought a new pistol (SpringField XD .40). I decided to buy a pistol after my wife and I came home from the hospital (3 days after giving birth to my daughter) and found our house burglarized, and thats when I decided to buy a handgun.

I don't know much about firearms, Never own one, Never fired one either. I'm hoping if I stick around long enough in this this forum long enough Ill learn a few things.
+1+ On the safety course! Make the XD-40 an extension of your arm. If I was to suggest a 1st gun it would NOT be a Hi Cap auto, but a 4" .357 Mag. Become totaly proficient with .38WC., and a few cyls. of full house .357-125GR. JHP. According to an old guy named Hatcher, the full house .357-125JHP has the same kill power as a 230GR full metal jacketed .45ACP. The revolver is uaually easier to adjust to during the firearms learning process. Good luck:D:Dand take care of that new Little One!!;)
 

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welcome here!
well lucky you!
you stumbled upon a treasure cove of knowledge
glad to have you on board
:D
 
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