GUN Went to a range for the first time today.

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  1. SuperoDeus

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    I went to a range for the first time today. It was an amazing experiance. I shot a bareta and it felt great. It was so calming, all my worries from school and life and what not just went away and all i was thinking of was the gun. My really close friend just started getting into target shooting, he just got his permit. I'm going to start the paper work this week and sign up for the class. If anyone has any good suggestions for what kinf of firearm I should get, or look at rather, I really want a 9mm. I used his .38 cal and it wasn't as comfortable for me. And I'm not doing this just so I can have a gun and do stupid shit, I've always been fasinated by them and their history. I'm going to buy all the saftey equipment when I get one (tigger lock, safe, amo safe, ect).
     
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    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    If you want a 9mm try a Sig. They are > *

    Trigger locks are gay.

    Safety equipment for guns = safety glasses and earplugs/muffs.
     
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    It's all about what is comfortable for you to fire.

    You said you did not like your friend's .38, I assume that was a revolver. See if the range will let you rent guns, and just try out anything that looks appealing until you find out what is comfortable and you are consistant with, and go from there. Before I actually shot a handgun, I was all about USP's. I shot one, and had no consistancy. I tried out a couple other guns, some I did better with and some I did worse. I had always thought that 1911's looked like something I would never be interested in until I actually shot one, and now I own one. I'm not saying that a 1911 is the perfect gun for everyone, but it works well for me.

    If you can't find a range that rents guns out, then see if you can talk friends into going to the range with you, and offer to buy ammo. Most people have no problem letting others shoot their guns.
     
  4. SuperoDeus

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    Yeah, the one we are going to be going to does, he told me the same thing, I plan on doing that until I've had a good sampling of whats out there, and yes, it was a revolver, I forget what make though,, I remeber it's made in Hartford CT.
     
  5. krott5333

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    trigger locks = :greddy:


    Glock FTW
     
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    And get a safe over a trigger lock.
     
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    owned by thread preview. thought you shot a bar
     
  8. SuperoDeus

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    I just want to be as safe as possible with it, I'd feel alot safer knowing that I'm the only one able to use it.
     
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    i have a trigger lock id sell you :)
     
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    If it's in a safe, then you're the only one who can use it.
     
  11. SuperoDeus

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    I can't buy ayhting used, except textbooks, other than that, it has to be new :o
     
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    But what about when it's not, I'd rather not risk anything, I don't see what people have against them :dunno:
     
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    Do you live with people you don't trust, or fear break ins? If you don't have those problems, then don't worry about throwing 11ty locks on it. Locking it up also makes it difficult to use in case you need it. A good hiding place is better than any kind of lock or safe.
     
  14. SuperoDeus

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    I have a bigger concern over someone finding it that ever having to use it in an emergency. And even in an emergency, I would be very hesitant to use it.
     
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    Zombie Pornstar I'm cumming RAWL

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    OP, who else lives in your home?
     
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    who gives a fuck if he wants a trigger lock. its his choice. just like others choice not to have guns. buy my trigger lock
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    prepare to get hooked, and spend a shit load of time and money!

    its been said before - rent as many guns as you can, different calibres, different sizes, different trigger styles... and find what you like and suits you hand the best... fit the gun to you, rather than fitting yourself to the gun
     
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    Do not worry so much about a lock or safe at the moment.

    Focus on what gun is comfortable and feels right for you. Go to gun shops, shows, the range and hold and handle as many as you can. Certainly shoot as many as you can at the range. Figure out what caliber you are interested in as that will narrow some models down right away. 9mm is an excellent choice especially for a first gun. If you get into this, there will certainly be more to follow ;)

    You said you are going to take a class. That is a great start. Do that for sure and any other training you find and are interested in.

    Once you have decided on a gun and are comfortable with it then worry about how you will secure it (obviously before you buy it or when you buy it, although if you keep it at home with no ammo you can take your time with then). There are plenty of smaller safes with anything from key to electronic touchpad to full on combination spin dials for safety. Trigger locks are an option but does that mean you are just going to leave it around laying out somewhere? You will want somewhere secure to store it.

    Congrats. Shooting is a wonderful hobby and welcome to the club!!!
     
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    Oh and as for guns to consider, the popular ones are:

    Sig Sauer - www.sigforum.com
    Glock - www.glocktalk.com
    Beretta - www.berettaforum.com
    Heckler & Koch - www.hkpro.com

    Sig Sauer 226, Glock 17, Beretta 92 and HK USP are all very popular models from each. I primarly shoot a Sig 226 (LOVE IT) but there are tons of Glock fans here as well as Sig and others. These are all semi autos.
     
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    I just want to keep it so when It's not in a safe, it's still safe.
     
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    Moving on from the trigger lock. I know different brands of ammo shoot different;;y, which ones do you guys use? 9mm.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Welcome to the addiction. I have spent 1400 to 1500 in the last few months alone on guns/gun accessories and for tools so I can make my own AK.

    Can definately get expensive, but its well worth it.
     
  23. Thumper

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    Depends on what you are doing. Winchester white box target ammo is probably fine if you are just going to terrorize paper at the range or whatever else you can find cheap. If you are going to consider having the gun for self defense or carrying it, a JHP round (jacketed hollow point) is the way to go. Lots of opinions and options there but if you go that route make sure you buy some and shoot it as well so you are familiar with it.
     
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    where in CT are you? im in MA right over the border. colt and savage are from hartford. mossberg is from CT too i believe.

    S&W is from Springfield hooah. 5 min drive for me.
     
  25. krott5333

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    hey fellow home invader, give me a minute to unlock my gun :x:


    anyway, as far as pistols go, I prefer 9mm. Plenty of power, lots of good defensive loads available, and its cheap ammo (relatively). also, you tend to get a better capacity than a gun with 40 or 45.

    less recoil, harder to develop a flinch, etc etc.

    9mm FTW
     

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