Selecting a Handgun for Defense: Part 1. Semi-Automatics

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Huh, never though of that, and I though I was the stuff for making it into a PDF.
    Talking about the guns, when it comes to keep them at home, they are hard to tackle, how about having a pistol. Could you please guide me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymph View Post
    Talking about the guns, when it comes to keep them at home, they are hard to tackle, how about having a pistol. Could you please guide me.
    Your message here is so extremely vague and half-baked, that it is basically meaningless.

    Try to compose your thoughts into a specific question.

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    Great work. Thank you JD.
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    Good article.

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    All I can say is that I am totally blown away by all the information on DC !!!
    Unfourtunatly I have been home for several months now with back and hip issues. Since joining this forum in May I am just amazed with all the knowledge the people on this forum have. Like this thred I keep finding things like this that just keep adding to the things that I have learned from all the great people on this site. All the combined real life experience just makes you want to learn more and more. I have not read this much since 30+ years ago in high school, and actually retained. The people on this forum have made my venture into C/C less stressfull and much more educational then I ever expected. I feel more comfortable with my decision to carry then I would have without all the GREAT advice !! I have also started to do some training as a result of this site. Somthing I probably would never have done concidering I thought I was pretty knowledgable already.Made me realize I did not know as much as I thought I did.

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    JD - I know you wrote this several years ago, but if your still reading this thread, kudos to you. Nice work. Every gun shop should be required to have a guy like you behind the counter. I agree, make it a sticky for the top of page. (PS - based on your criteria of affordability I may have substituted Beretta or Ruger for HK on the top 8). Great read.

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    Great thread.

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    Yes,as neophyte not only doesn't have the skill but also the knowledge to even know which questions to ask. Just like what pistol suit for novice and how to appraise a pistol. Forgive our fledglings' fool question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pistolero_lo View Post
    JD - I know you wrote this several years ago, but if your still reading this thread, kudos to you. Nice work. Every gun shop should be required to have a guy like you behind the counter. I agree, make it a sticky for the top of page. (PS - based on your criteria of affordability I may have substituted Beretta or Ruger for HK on the top 8). Great read.
    Agreed, I've changed it to the "Big 10" and added both.

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    Some great basic info all in one thread. I wish I had found this thread first. But, the inportant part is that you get all the information to make the right decision for you. I can see how your holster is as important as your pistol. I tried an inexpensive DeSantis Soft Tuk for my Ruger SR9c, and find it very uncomfortable and hard to use. I have just ordered a custom made holster from Jeffery Custom Leather. He hand bones them for a per model custome fit. I am looking forward to recieving it.

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    Very helpful info!

    Wow, I searched the internet for days with questions about everything you wrote and here it is in one place. Wish I found it first. I just sent in application for cwp and am trying to figure out what to buy and all the dao/sa/jhp/acp/cal/blah/blah/blah is so confusing. I'm gonna try to print this article and study it when I have time. Thanks! =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conidala View Post
    Wow, I searched the internet for days with questions about everything you wrote and here it is in one place. Wish I found it first. I just sent in application for cwp and am trying to figure out what to buy and all the dao/sa/jhp/acp/cal/blah/blah/blah is so confusing. I'm gonna try to print this article and study it when I have time. Thanks! =)
    You're welcome, make sure to go under "Thread tools" and select "Show Printable Version"

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    Very thorough and well done !
    Ok, now who are you and what Gun Magazine do you work for ??? LOL !!

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    Wow. Thank you, JD, for this excellent article and now we can share it with others. Thank you, Admin, for making it a Sticky so it doesn't get lost in all the threads.
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    We'll I like both semi auto and revolvers.I use all my handguns for carry . PISTOLS: Glock17 ,ruger380,S+W 99,Springfield hicap loaded,don't Laugh Sigma 9mm fire over 2.5k not one jam! ,22 ruger mark 2
    Revolvers :Ruger security-six 357 stainless, Charter House 44 spl bulldog,weighs 21 oz empty ! ,22 cal revolver derringer,S+W Bodyguard 38spl w/lazer site,bobbed hammer.((this one you
    don't take to the range ange shoot more than 10-15 rounds.great carry revolver downside price $625,5shot. Most of these would be good for anyone starting out,except the 22's I've had one
    exceptional sigma for 10 years and one bad one for 3 days so it's a crap shoot with that brand .

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