GUN Going to be buying my first gun this month

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  1. Tills

    Tills Lets Go Flyers

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    My wife has a hatred of guns so for the 10 years we have been together I have not really challenged the "No Guns in the House" rule. Just not that important to me.

    Well the past couple of weeks there have been some incidents in the area. Tonight at 11pm a state trooper knocked at our door about someone breaking into the shed of the neighbor behind us.

    I have had it. I need something more then the dogs we have in the house to protect us. I am going to head out to the range with my friend this weekend to shoot some guns. I wrote down the ones that are in the "sticky" list and will see if they have any of those that I can rent. Shooting is not new to me. I qualified on the M-16 when I was in ROTC and I used to shoot .22's at my local armory as part of an NRA saftey course that I took.

    Once I decide on the gun that I would like to buy, where should I purchase it from? Is it better to buy from your local gunsmith or from an internet site? Does it matter if you buy a gun from someplace out of state?

    The shit is going to hit the fan but I can't afford to wait 15+ minutes for the state police to show up if someone decides they want to break into my house or do something worse.
     
  2. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    belt feds are the best for home defense.
     
  3. sebeck

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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    shotgun FTW... home defence champions
     
  5. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    If their's a good gundshop locally I prefer to keep my business local. Also check with local FFL's or even pawnshops about ordering what you want. Then get training, train as much as you can afford. Then train some more, only stopping when you're reduced to eating Ramen.
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Footrat?


    Seriously, look for your state laws regarding firearms and find what firearm fits you best, then look for a good deal on said firearm in local shops.
     
  7. krott5333

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    support your local gun dealers.. and buying over the internet can be a pain in the ass.. gotta get an FFL to transfer it for you, pay a transfer fee, pay shipping, yada yada.
     
  8. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    local gun dealers = paying out the ass.
     
  9. Tills

    Tills Lets Go Flyers

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    What is an FFL?
     
  10. Alphaeus

    Alphaeus New Member

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    Federal Firearms Liscense. Gun dealers need to have them.

    And get a shotgun. Probably your best choice if you're getting a firearm strictly for home defense. If you want to make a hobby out of it too, then I would say get a pistol.
     
  11. Gaunt

    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    PKM will do just nicely
     
  12. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    A shotgun is your cheapest bet. If I didn't own any other gun I'd probably want a shotgun.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    Are you talking a gun for home defense and home defense only? It all depends on your skill, if I wanted a gun for nothing other than to defend my home in close quarters, I'd probably get a shotgun with a very short barrel (scatter gun) aim won't matter too much, but the down side is you will hit everything. However is you are going to kill someone in your house to defend your family what is having to replace a TV and patch a wall in conparison to getting the best chance of hitting your target.
     
  14. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    Have you ever shot a shotgun? At least at a typical home defense distance? Onto paper? You're talking about it like its a room sweeping cannon, you're pattern will be a few inches. Aim still very much matters.
     
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    Yup, at a few feet you're talking a spread of just a few inches. It's not like firing a blunderbuss filled with rocks and silverware.
     
  16. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Very true, but I do want a gun that throws rocks and silverware. That way you could say, don't you see the knife in his hand? :coolugh:
     

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