Welcome from South Carolina...
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Welcome from Delaware!
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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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, We have a similar situation my Wife is new to handguns, not to firearms in general. She hunted as a kid shotgun & bow.
I assumed she would not like shooting my .357, she bought a new kimber 9mm. Pistol Course on Sunday then at least 6 month wait
here in NY. I am very excited for her and for myself as well. I have been away from shooting for too long. Best of luck to you.
Hello, Bindiboop, and welcome from Missouri to a great forum. Good people and info here! For selecting your first gun, decide on a type, size, and caliber that will meet your intended purpose. Research reviews of handguns you might be interested in, and visit stores to grip test ones you are interested in. If you can, rent prospective guns at a range and test fire them.
Since you are new to this handgun, self defense arena, once you have decided on a handgun, consider taking some good self defense classes. 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, when you want 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 Mesa, Arizona via Afghanistan
Welcome from Houston, TX
Lot's to consider when purchasing first gun. Many ranges here have guns you can rent. Try before you buy if possible.
Welcome from So Cal!
If you can rent guns to shoot I highly recommend it. Any you like will then have to be considered for carry mode. It's a fun, but evolving process. I have changed guns a few times but my jframe s&w 442 has always remained. Best of luck, stay safe.
"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" ~ Mark Twain
Welcome aboard from another Michigander......Enjoy the ride.
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