Welcome from Ohio.
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Welcome to the forum from SW Ohio.
Live to ride, ride to live. Harley Road King And keep a .45 handy Kimber Custom TLE II
Welcome from Ohio.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Welcome from North Mississippi. This is a great place to get good info
Hello, jcpeewee, and welcome from Missouri to a great forum. Good people and info here! Cehck out the subforum on CCWs - lots of discussions on different handguns for CC. Check out online reviews, and definitely at least grip test handguns you are interested in before you buy. If you can, borrow or rent handguns to practice at ranges.
Since you will be new to this handgun, self defense arena, consider taking some good self defense classes when you get your handguns. I also recommend you check out the many free YouTube videos made by Massad Ayoob, a world-class instructor in handgun use and self defense, who has recorded training sessions in Judicious Use of Force, Shoot to Live, Home Invasion, Preparation for Home Defense, and What to Do After a Shooting. Just Google his name and these topics and the YouTubes should show up. Very good instructional information from an expert, and free.
Here is a very good technical review of self defense ammo, for when you are ready to consider this:
Best Choices for Self Defense Ammo
This is an informative review by a doctor of different gunshot wounds effects; we all need to be aware of this real-life information:
Doctor Talks About Gunshot Wounds
Take care, and best wishes to you and yours!
Navy P-3 pilot; Army Huey & Blackhawk pilot (ret.)
Welcome from N.E. Mississippi.
Ace aka Ricky
Welcome from South Carolina...
Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.
Welcome from the Gulf Coast.
"Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6"
Flight Surgeon, USAF
Law Enforcement Tactical Surgeon
NRA Benefactor Member
Welcome to Defensive Carry from Olympia, WA; in the Great Pacific Northwest!
Only two defining forces have ever died for you.....
1. Jesus Christ.
2. The American Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, and Coast Guardsman.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom!
Welcome from Mesa, Arizona via Afghanistan
Welcome from Alabama!
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. " - Edmund Burke