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    I've owned shotguns and rifles and hunted all my life. Had an incident where I found myself naked, with only a mag light at the top of my stairs. The incident was nothing but underscored how vulnerable I felt having shotguns locked up two floors below where I needed them. With 3 children in the house I'd rather not keep the shotguns upstairs. And I got to thinking - it's time to buy a handgun (I've always wanted one anyway).

    I started peppering a friend and handgun owner, with questions and he directed me to this site. Invaluable.

    I have decided to buy something with stopping power for my home and something more compact to carry in my car. I'll be getting licensed and registered in the next 1 - 3 months and then I plan on buying.

    I also plan on using this site to help me make my purchase. Thanks in advance!

    Let's hope they never get used beyond the range!

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    Hello Bill,

    Welcome from St. Louis.

    Try getting to one of the indoor ranges to rent a couple guns before you take your CCW class. Try a pistol and a revolver. I recommend Top Gun in Arnold or Bulls Eye in the city. Top gun is clean and new.
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