GUN Going to the range in a few hours. Need rental suggestions.

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  1. DC

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    Going to fire the .22 a bit, and going to rent a handgun or two...what would you recommend from this list for me to try? Never shot a handgun in my life.

    http://www.vra-ohio.com/handgun.htm
     
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    The Glock 17 & the Nighthawk .45... they're both pretty much best in class.

    EDIT: Actually it would probably be best to start of the Walter P22. That would let you get the feel for a handgun without getting a recoil twitch.
     
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    hipoint 9mm :o
     
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    To learn how to properly deal with ftfs/ftes?
     
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    just to teach yourself to never buy cheap :o
     
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    Why's that? I've got a hipoint carbine, never had a problem with it.

    The bigger question is what kind of gun range doesn't have a DE for rent? :greddy: :hsugh:
     
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    any of the springfields, SIGs, GLOCKs.....hell, anything other than the Bersa I would rent (and the hipoints)
     
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    glock 17/19

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    -P226 .357 sig and .40 SW
     
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    I'd also go for the FN five-seven... but that's just me. I've always wanted to shoot on of those.
     
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    I wonder how much the range ammo is though
     
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    SW22A.. most bang for your buck, and you're not going to get any nasty flinching habits from it.
     
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    I always wanted to try a Walther P99 in 9MM and .40 :sad2:
     
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    Correction...I'll be going tomorrow...for today I'm too lazy.
     
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    Got one here it's fun..insanely accurate with the kick of a .22


    Go shoot a Desert Eagle .50 :x:
     
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    I can't believe the closest thing they have to a 1911 is the PO LDA. :sad2:
     
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    I don't know why they don't have any of the larger handguns there to rent. The place has only been open for a few months though.
     
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    NIGHTHAWK CUSTOM

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    start with a .22, ruger or the likes. then try small frame and large frame in the popular calibers: 9mm, .40, .45 (hk, glock, sig, xd) then hit up a 1911 or two - para, kimber, springfield. then go big: .50 de, 44mag. that is a pretty good lineup, as far as shooting a wide range of brands, calibers, frame sizes, styles. a first range day for handguns should be an event... do it right.
     
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    If we ever have a shoot, you can try my .40.
     
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    Still haven't went, car in for warranty work, but dumb question here...Say gun rental is $8/hr. Is that per gun, or an overall rental fee of $8/hr. I want to test many guns to see what I like, and I was wondering if I'd have to pay $8 for every gun I put a couple of rounds through.
     
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    depends on the range. At my indoor range, once you pay the rental + range fees, you can swap guns as many times as you want, so long as you buy their ammo.
     
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    Dunno about there, but my local range works like this:

    Gun rental is $8 (around there, it's been a while). That's per gun as long as you're there. However, with a rental you have to shoot their ammo (that you buy at their prices). If you switch guns, it's another $8. If you switch caliber, you need to buy another box of their ammo. If you don't, then of course you don't need new ammo.
     
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    I'm going to go with the G17. 9mm is a good round to get started on a pistol, just like a 22 is a good starting rifle round. The 38 special isn't a bad round either so I might try the 2 S&W revolvers the 637 and 632.

    One reason I would lean towards the revolvers is that you can leave blank chambers and when you land on a empty you can see just how much if any you are compensating or anticipating the shot, its what I do with my .357 mag (only I have 357, 38 and empty in the chamber to add varying degrees)

    I started on 30-06 and 45 and looking back I would still get those guns from my grandmother, but I would have bought a 22 and a 9mm as starter guns to work on the finer points, instead of spending time ironing out the kinks I worked in later on. Stupid bigger is better mindset.
     

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