GUN first time shooting a gun v.range

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  1. deltarider99

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    first time shoot ever, 2 clips @ about 30-40 ft, shooting with a 22. Also shot a 38, 357, and the 22

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    Ive read some posts and I am ready to learn alot more, mostly just for the range and stuff, nothing too hardcore
     
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    magazine, not clips
     
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    what is the difference? :rofl:
     
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    aim higher
     
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    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Np. Are you looking to get one in the future?
     
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    The more I think about it, the more I want one, but not really sure on what I want. I just know I want to have a lil safe in my closet that is bolted into the ground or something so its rather impossible to steal. Leaning more towards using it on the range and stuff and not so much on home protection.
     
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    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    I hear ya. Did you like the .22? They are great, cheap to shoot and just fun in general.
     
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    If you don't know what you want for a first gun, you can't go wrong with a Ruger 10/22.
     
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    yeah, the .22 was nice, felt good in the hand and shot well, not enough recoil though, I wanna shoot some stuff that will crap my pants:rofl:
     
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    where exactly is the best place to buy guns once I find one and its everything that I want?
     
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    A gun store.
     
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    raped on pricing?
     
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    You can go online if there isn't a store near you. They will have to ship to a store though. Google some in your area and stop by. If you want to just browse check out www.budsgunshop.com
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    www.gunbroker.com
    Or go to the links at the top of this forum.
     
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    thanks, who makes good handguns, how about S&W?
     
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    Go to the range again, rent out a few pistols that you're looking to buy. Try them out, buy the one you're most comfortable/shoot best with.
     
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    fair enough, someone wanna explain the difference in ammo to me or a link?
     
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    How much are you wanting to spend? I'm assuming Pistol?
     
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    Lots of people make good ones. The best way to pick you a good handgun is to go fondle/try on quite a few, and then see if you can shoot some as well. Do a little online research to see about reliability and other things, and then finally find one that's going for what you're willing to spend.

    Handguns can run from $100 to upwards of a grand (and more). A .22 is an excellent way to start, especially if you just like to go to the range (ammo is EXTREMELY cheaper than other stuff).

    In a .22 handgun, good starting points would be a Walther P22, or a Ruger .22 pistol (there's various ones).

    Now, if you'd like to step it up a notch, you can go up to a 9mm, which, along with .40 and .45, is a standard in handgun (and the most common to find).

    9mm handguns can be found in Walther, Taurus, Glock, Springfield xD series, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Remington, and practically every other manufacturer out there.

    Shoot a little more, find out what you like. Read up online on everything, and go from there. My everyday carry gun is a Taurus PT-111 Millenium Pro.. not many people have heard of them per se, but it was what I liked, is reliable, fit great in my hand, and was around a price I was willing to pay.

    Have fun above all, BE SAFE and learn your basic safety rules.. and welcome to a great hobby/sport/money pit. :h5:
     
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    It doesnt have to be a pistol, and price range is probably no more than 300, maybe 350.
     
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    If you have already decided that you don't wish the gun for home defense purposes, I don't see any reason why a .22 wouldn't be great fun, especially on your wallet. 9mm would be the next best choice.

    You say you've already decided not to have it for home defense.. although I don't agree with it, I'm not here to argue with you, and it's your choice entirely. Contrary to popular belief, those in gun crew are very accepting to just have people who like to go shoot, and .22 or 9mm would provide the best bang for your buck, because ammo is cheaper (.22 much more than 9mm).
     
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    Does it have to be a handgun at all, or are rifles welcome?

    A Ruger 10/22 would work great in that range, but it's a rifle. Handguns generally run higher than your 300-350 price range.
     
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    thanks for the info, cant be any worse than modifying a car, lol.

    I like both the .22 and 9mm I shot, and even more the .38 I shot compliments of a retired cop. I do think I want a gun with a bottom feed or uses a magazine instead of a spindle feed or whatever.
     

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