GUN looking for first gun, need some direction

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  1. Orkin Yards

    Orkin Yards 5.9 Limited, have you driven one lately?

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    So I have been thinking about getting a handgun for a year or so now - and my attitude has been I don't want a gun until I have a place to shoot and get good with it - eventually I would like to carry, but not until i'm confident with whatever gun I get.

    I'm going to be living in dallas for the summer and will be able to go shoot on the weekends, whereas now there isn't a place close to me that doesn't require membership which I can't afford.

    QUESTIONS:

    What is the smartest way to go about purchasing a hand gun?
    - should I go take a class, or just go shoot a bunch of guns and see what feels best? should I just buy a well respected gun and adapt to it or what?

    If I buy a gun in TX but I am only there for 3 months is it difficult to register it in another state or whatever? And how will I be allowed to have the gun stored?

    I'm trying to do this right or not do it at all so any help would be appreciated
     
  2. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I dunno what TX laws are in reguards to out of state buyers you might not be able to buy a handgun in TX unless your a resident. Your better off getting it in your homestate, does your homestate require registration?
     
  3. Orkin Yards

    Orkin Yards 5.9 Limited, have you driven one lately?

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    I'm from MS - I'm not sure how any of the laws work on that stuff - is there a good website out there about state laws and regulations...
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    www.packing.org pick the desired state in the pulldown menu and it'll list the laws reguarding handguns and ccw
     
  5. Orkin Yards

    Orkin Yards 5.9 Limited, have you driven one lately?

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    site isn't working for me, thank-you thought I'll check back
     
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    buy one chambered in 9mm though. It would be pointless for you to have a 40 or 45
     
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    you need to start off with a desert eagle... they are by far the best handgun to learn on











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    go to a gunsmith in your area and start asking questions he'll more than likely hook you up with something you will feel comfortable with, and won't regret!
     
  8. krott5333

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    read the sticky, and buy a 9mm
     
  9. Orkin Yards

    Orkin Yards 5.9 Limited, have you driven one lately?

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    :bash: I feel like a newb - thank-you for pointing the sticky out
     

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