Buying my First gun, any suggestions?
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December 8th, 2009 12:34 PM
I'm going to go along with the other .22 recomendations. I really think the sig mosquito has alot going for it because it has the same controls as the 226. This would make the transition overto a larger caliber easier. Also a .22 semi auto loaded up with CCI velocitors would be nothing to sneaze at as far as a defensive gun. JMHO
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December 8th, 2009 01:50 PM
I understod about...none of that...
Originally Posted by Raider39a
all those mods sound nice, but I have no idea what the hell any of it means, a gun with THAT many specs and mods would most likely confuse the hell outta me as a first gun choice...
I dunno, there are a ton of diff brands and choices and servarl diff specs out there...
as i said, I think I'll just have to go with a SA Revolver, because with all of the reaserch I've done, they still seem to be the most SIMPLE gun out there, simple to load, simple to maintain, simple to shoot, clean, and with the choice of lower Cal ammo, simple to own.
now I just have to find a good one for under $500
December 8th, 2009 02:53 PM
Originally Posted by ShadeDeciple
Actually, IMO, a Double Action revolver is easier to shoot, and all other seems to be the same as the SA. Just my opinion.
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December 8th, 2009 10:22 PM
SA, DA, doesn't really matter, I kinda like the idea of having to ready the hammer myself and as far as the general mechanics of the gun, a Single action would be easier to reassemble after I took the gun apart, which I defently would.
"know your weapon inside and out".
December 9th, 2009 02:28 PM
I bought a used S&W revolver (686, a .357 magnum stainless steel, no internal lock) for $500, one of the simplest weapons around, just about any revolver is actually.
Heavy enough to soak up the recoil and quite accurate.
December 9th, 2009 03:04 PM
I want to reinforce all the advice given so far and put strong preference on "BEING PATIENT". You're only 22 and you'll probably get hooked just like I did the first time. You have lots of time to investigate all the areas of interest. I just started about a year ago and you wouldn't believe the amount money I could have saved if I'd had a little patience.
Originally Posted by ShadeDeciple
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December 10th, 2009 04:12 PM
You could buy a 357 Mag revolver and shoot 38 Specials out of it. You could buy a CZ and get the Cadet 22lr conversion kit for it.
If you are truly going to take it completely apart, remember revolvers are actually more mechanically complex than semi-auto pistols.
December 10th, 2009 04:22 PM
My first was a S&W 686P-6" revolver.
Product: Model 686 Plus Revolver - 6", 7-Shot
Ignore the list prices that see on manufacturers web site... The market price is lower.
That was most similar to my Dad's nightstand gun, was the first hand gun that I ever shot, and is my nightstand gun.
IMHO 3" and 4" barrell lengths are also great choices.
.38 ammo is plentiful and inexpensive to practice with and not a bad defensive round. And then the .357 makes a pretty darn good defensive round.
There is just nothing more reliable, accurate and SIMPLE to operate and to maintain than a great revolver.
December 11th, 2009 10:15 PM
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December 12th, 2009 01:29 AM
What part of Georgia are you in? Maybe we got someone close enough to mentor you and let you shoot some different guns...
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