New member from the Murder Mitten

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    Welcome from Virginia.

    One thing to remember, all guns are different, even in the same manufacturer. Just because you get familiar with one make and model, doesn't mean other makes and models will be the same. Always read the instruction manual and understand it. If your buying used, if the manual doesn't come with it, get one from the manufacturer prior to attempting to use the weapon. Most manufacturers no have a downloadable PDF for their manuals.
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    Welcome from another newbie also from Wisconsin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolverine181 View Post
    Thanks guys.

    But, I always find myself afraid of a gun randomly going off (even possible?)
    Once you get some time with gun in hand you will understand the only way a modern, high quailty hand gun will fire is by pulling the trigger. I'm sure you are not worried about your cordless drill starting up and drilling someone or your car leaving your driveway with out you, right? Of couse not but you understand how they work and you soon will understand how your gun works.

    I carry my pistol with a bullet in the chamber and my pistol has no direct trigger safety. Only your finger can pull the trigger, I only put my finger on the trigger when want to shoot something.
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    Welcome from Missouri.

    To understand your fear of guns, one only needs to look at the negitive mystic given by many sources (ie. movies, TV).

    A firearm is a tool. It has no magical properties. It is a tool used for getting food (hunting) and protecting the family from any threat (self defense). Also used in sport (ie shooting clays).

    Are you afraid of a hammer? It can and has been used to kill. No, you aren't afraid of it because you know how to use one safely.

    Firearm is the same way. A firearm is only as safe as the person using it (just like a hammer).

    Learn about it and become familiar with it. Your fear will melt the more you learn.
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    I'm afraid of hammers, Spirit51. I've smacked a finger or thumb too many times not to be, lol. Beautiful black fingernails. Guess I better go back & read the owner's manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GH View Post
    I'm afraid of hammers, Spirit51. I've smacked a finger or thumb too many times not to be, lol. Beautiful black fingernails. Guess I better go back & read the owner's manual.
    I think instead of a owner's manual, your education of it came in "Beautiful black fingernails". So I am guessing you don't need to paint your nails for Halloween?
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    Welcome aboard wolverine181 from the great state of Pennsylvania!

    Quote Originally Posted by 1911247 View Post
    ...i was cleaning a beretta...just bought this weapon the day before...firearm was seized , i was charged with gross negligence...crime scene investigators were able to re-create this malfunction...suing the gunshop i bought it at, and the man who had altered it faced felony charges...
    And that is why (to this day) I will not buy a "used" gun that I plan on actually using (vs. collecting).
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    I only buy used guns that i know the internal functions of like the back of my hand. If i dont know every sear length, Peening point, Lockup and part number. I wont buy it used :-D

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