My first gun

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    My first gun

    I finally bought one. I received my CCW permit about a month ago and spent the month renting guns and practicing to determine what I should buy.

    I was very close to buying the XD40SC but the M&P mag deal made me think twice.

    I am now the proud owner of a SW 340. Pictures tomorrow.

    I think I will take Sarah Brady's advice...a gun a month.

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    Congrats and welcome to the family. Is the 340 a scandium frame?
    I'd really like to see a range report on one of those.

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    Congratulations

    Now since this is your first gun, go get some training in the proper use of firearms BEFORE you start carrying it! Welcome to the world!
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    Ok, good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwebel View Post
    Congrats and welcome to the family. Is the 340 a scandium frame?
    I'd really like to see a range report on one of those.
    I don't know what scandium is; it sounds like a metal. The grip is some kind of plastic/rubber stuff. It feels very good in my hand, which is one reason I selected that model. That, and it can shoot .357 though I only shot .38 special when I tried [a similar model] out.

    I will put one hundred rounds through it next week and provide a range report.

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    Congrats...

    on the permit and new gun...

    Stay armed...stay safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwebel View Post
    Congrats and welcome to the family. Is the 340 a scandium frame?
    I'd really like to see a range report on one of those.
    Yes, the 340 and all of its variants are Scandium framed guns. It will have either a titanium cylinder or a stainless steel cylinder depending on the model. There are also different sights to choose from.

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    Congratulations. Stay alert and safe out their.
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    Congrats! And enjoy your new wheely!
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    Congratulations on your permit & first gun!

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    Congratulations! Before you know it, you'll have more guns than you'll have time to tend to them with loving care and pampering visits to the range.

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    Congratulations. Wait until you get your second.....than third........it never ends. They are like tatoos and potato chips.
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    Congratulations bro! No matter how many guns you have that 340 will always be special! Good choice by the way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    Congratulations bro! No matter how many guns you have that 340 will always be special! Good choice by the way!
    Thanks. I was going to post picture today but they came out blurry. Plus, they were too big to upload.

    I am taking it to the range tomorrow. I plan on shooting .38 special, .38 special +p and .357 magnum. From what I understand about the 340 I will be firing 101 rounds, 50, 50, 1.

    It is 12 ounces. My cell phone weighs more. And, now I know what scandium is!

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    Have fun and HANG ON! My aluminum framed Mod 37 kicks pretty good, and that's only with .38 +P. Let us know how the .357s treat you.
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