Hi, Looking to buy my first gun for CC

Hi, Looking to buy my first gun for CC

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    Hi, Looking to buy my first gun for CC

    Hi there, I am in N. CA and attended my first gun class last week. I had a BLAST shooting my husbands .357 Rossi 4" revolver. I shot with both .38 and .357 rounds, and I have to say, I kept in in the center about 80% of the time. I was quite pleased with myself I am really glad to have found this forum as I will be looking for as much feedback as I can get on purchasing my first gun.


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    Welcome from mid-Michigan. Lots of good information here as well as a wide variety of opinions for you to consider. Are you partial to revolvers or are you willing to try a semi-auto?
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    You also need to consider how you intend to carry. Will it be on your person, in a bag or in some other way?

    My wife just went to the range for the first time last week and she really enjoyed shooting my Glock 17. It is too big for her to carry, but it is a start. We will start looking for a gun she likes in the near future.

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    Welcome from the Pacific Northwest!!! Do not rush buying a gun. If you plan on CC this firearm take a little bit more time IMO. GO to a few gun shops and hold a few different guns/styles. You want it to be comfy in your hand and not to heavy or bulky. If you have a range near-by maybe they have a rental option. If so spend some time shooting different firearms!

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    My fiance had the same issue- she's been around rifles and shotguns her whole life, but hadn't had much exposure to handguns. We went out to the range and she shot several semi-autos and revolvers, but in the end enjoyed revolvers most. As a few have already pointed out, you need to decide how you're going to carry the weapon, what caliber you feel most confident with, and what feels best in your hands. Good luck!
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    Welcome from Wisconsin!

    Good luck in finding a firearm that fits you & you can shoot well. I can offer a bunch of suggestions but most of them are becoming increasingly hard to find in stock with long wait times for delivery. It's a decision you'll have to make on your own as we all have our likes & dislikes. Any gun you buy can be effective with lots of practice.
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    Hello! Welcome from Southeast Kansas!

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    Welcome from Florida,You may want to check out S&W bodygaurd

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    Several good suggestions already, rent before you buy #1, #2 if it's to heavy, to big, you can't shoot it, or you don't like it you won't carry it. now as for carry there are several ladies on you tube who show how they CC. and clothing will make a difference. If you go with a small gun the snap bra holsters called a flash bang seems really good was watching video where they took a young lady who had never carried at all and in about 5 minutes of practice they had her drawing and firing in about 1.5 seconds.
    Flashbang bra holster demo, fast, and practical. - YouTube

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