Firearms Talk banner
1 - 20 of 33 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hello, my name is Allen. I'm turning 21 on January 15th, so I'll be eligible to own a pistol. I can't wait! I honestly have no idea on where to start so I checked around on some forums and found this one to be the most informative. I look forward to learning lots on here!

I shot my mom's 44 mag snubnose the other day at a can, and fell in love with it immediately. I don't plan on going with that big of a caliber, though. I'm probably going to get a .22 full sized pistol to begin with, and work my way up. I will appreciate any and all information, tips, and recommendations from anyone!

Much fun to come!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
962 Posts
congrats on being almost old enough to purchase a handgun. i can remember when i turned 21 i was so excited that i started doing research on handguns and decided to go with the glock mod 30, its a .45. my birthday is the 16 of january so thats pretty cool. im turning 26 so were not that far off. i just hope its gunna be warm enough to hunt some squirrel and rabbit. that would be the best bday present from mohter earth
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
congrats on being almost old enough to purchase a handgun. i can remember when i turned 21 i was so excited that i started doing research on handguns and decided to go with the glock mod 30, its a .45. my birthday is the 16 of january so thats pretty cool. im turning 26 so were not that far off. i just hope its gunna be warm enough to hunt some squirrel and rabbit. that would be the best bday present from mohter earth
Haha that's pretty cool. I'm not sure if I'll be killing game for fun. Mostly just plinkering (if that's what you call it).

I'm also going to get my license to carry. In GA all you have to do is get a background check, pass it with no felonies, pay a $26 fee and $20 fee. Then, wait for them in the mail. They will be mailed anywhere from 3-6 months. After the 1st year, it's only $20 every year. 3-6 months Plenty of time for me to get used to my gun.

:D

I can't wait!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
962 Posts
i had to complete a course of 20 hrs and we had to supply atleast 250 rounds and had to pass a shooting course, but it was fun in my opinion. the sherrifs that instructed us were very informative and helpful. what state you from? im in ohio
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
i had to complete a course of 20 hrs and we had to supply atleast 250 rounds and had to pass a shooting course, but it was fun in my opinion. the sherrifs that instructed us were very informative and helpful. what state you from? im in ohio
Woah, that's a lot, haha.

Georgia!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
962 Posts
the hrs or the rounds? both werent bad. the hours were between two days lunch included in that time and all that shooting improved my accuracy and confidence in my gun, so all the time and money was definitly worth it to me
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
the hrs or the rounds? both werent bad. the hours were between two days lunch included in that time and all that shooting improved my accuracy and confidence in my gun, so all the time and money was definitly worth it to me
I was comparing it to "none" in GA. I agree with you, it must've been well worth it!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
962 Posts
i was wrong about the hours it was 16 not twenty. my coffe hadnt kicked in yet it was a sat and sun class
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
962 Posts
on sunday it was a little rainy. which was cool cuz they made us go out and shoot anyways. the one cop said "you never get to choose when or what time youll be a target" i thought that was pretty neat
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
on sunday it was a little rainy. which was cool cuz they made us go out and shoot anyways. the one cop said "you never get to choose when or what time youll be a target" i thought that was pretty neat
That's something to think about. How would a gun stand up to water?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
962 Posts
glocks are kinda like the ak of hanguns, but as long as its not a tsunami and fills the barrel any gun should do fine
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,071 Posts
If you like 9mm Glocks and such and want a light but sturdy gun for CCW in the winter go with the CZ-75 PO-1 They are much bang for the buck...range anywhere from 480-550 most of the time.

Me I'm probably going to get a CZ-82 myself for CCW later on in life.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
962 Posts
i bought my glock at tax time when i turned 21. i was so excited. ordered the gun in january, the gun shop got it in march and called me. that day i went to the store filled out the paper work paid for her and took her home with a 50 round box of winchester rounds:D it was the second happiest day of my life
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
962 Posts
what are you looking for? auto/ revolver
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Either will do. I'm not picky. :)

Although, I would assume that a revolver is more reliable.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
962 Posts
taurus has some good .357 magnum 2" snubs that would be good for a first gun. its practically two guns in one cuz you can also shoot .38 spl out of it aswell. i prefer autos though cant really think of one off the top of my head for the 300 dolla mark but im sure some one on this forum can help
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,619 Posts
i prefer autos though cant really think of one off the top of my head for the 300 dolla mark but im sure some one on this forum can help
Bugarian Makarov. Look to the left....

Ammo is becoming more available and it's not that pricey.
 
1 - 20 of 33 Posts
Top