if you didn't have any guns right now..

This is a discussion on if you didn't have any guns right now.. within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I'm assuming that if I didn't have any guns, that I would not be familiar with shooting... A good .22 rifle would be my choice ...

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    Senior Member Array cmidkiff's Avatar
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    I'm assuming that if I didn't have any guns, that I would not be familiar with shooting...

    A good .22 rifle would be my choice to introduce someone to shooting, and my recommendation for a 'first gun' purchase. I'd want to be comfortable shooting this before starting with handguns, and _very_ familiar with handguns before starting with the CCW process.

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    I voted pistol, but a revolver sounds good too. a nice 4" I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmidkiff
    I'm assuming that if I didn't have any guns, that I would not be familiar with shooting...
    Bad assumption. I bought my first gun about 19 months ago, but it was far from the first one I had ever fired. It was the first one I bought due to the simple fact that 20 months ago,my living conditions prohibited me from conveniently storing one. I was in the active duty Army and living on post, so all privately owned weapons had to go in the arms room. That wasn't a viable solution for me and HD on base wasn't a concern, so I was weaponless. As soon as I moved off post and turned 21, I bought a .38 revolver. I chose the revolver because I could afford it and home defense was my main priority, not concealed carry. My second purchase was a pistol for concealed carry, just as soon as I moved back to PA and applied for a permit. Now I've got even numbers of wheelguns and bottomfeeders. It's good to have options.
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    Went pistol. Seems like it would be the most useful option for SD.
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    No question about it; pistol for me.
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