New girl from Tennessee

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    Hey, im Kristin and I will be 25 this year. My boyfriend is getting me into guns for protection. I have been followed to my car after dark and followed to work at 4am. It makes both of us un comfortable and we feel like I need protection. We have been looking at guns for me and I am looking for something light with little recoil. He had a Sig but sold it to get something smaller. I don't know too much about guns because I am just learning. I am hoping to learn some knowledge from this site to surprise him with lol His mother and I are going to enroll in the classes and get our gun carry permits asap. I'd also love a pink gun lol


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    Welcome from a fellow TN member. You'll find that there are a lot of great people here and some nice post, which will help you decide.

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    the class will help but you are going to need lots of practice. I would go to a range that rents guns an shoot a bunch find what is comfortable for you. Buy it along with 5boxs of ammo an start shootin. I would also start parkinging in lighted areas an getting someone to walk you to your car. Do not be afraid to call the police even if you think someone is outside or following you. Get a good small flashlight to carry. Good Luck
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    Welcom here! We need more ladies on this Forum to represent the fastest growing demographic of the shooting and carry community! Welcome. This is a very well moderated Forum (I am not a moderator). Ask questions! Good luck. Train to be safe and profecient, and then train some more.
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    Welcome! I have two daughters that are about your age and they will be taking their basic firearms safety courses to get their CCWs in the next couple of months. I congratulate you on making the decision to take responsibility for your own safety and security. You say that you want a light gun with little recoil. That's almost an oxymoron. The weight of the pistol (and other issues such as if it is a semi-auto or a revolver) is a primary factor in recoil given a particular caliber. You can go with a light round .380 or even .22 and maybe get away with a light firearm. If you want to go with 9mm, .40, .357/38, or .45 you're going to want a handgun with a bit more mass to it. Go to a range that has guns to rent and shoot a lot of calibers. Figure out what you're comfortable with and talk to people about the minimum caliber you will want for self-defense (opinions will vary greatly on this). Also, depending on how you choose to carry (or not) such as just in home, on your person, in a purse, etc., you may find you can use a handgun that is a bit larger than you might initially think. Good luck to you and use this forum to sort some of these issues out.
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    I now have a small flashlight and I park near light poles. It still makes me nervous. I have pepper spray but I still do not feel safe when I am walking alone.

    I'm going to carry the gun in my purse. I like the 9mm and the .40 the best. The gun I shot was not too heavy and had very little recoil.

    I will look for ranges around me and start getting more practice and shooting different guns.

    Thanks for all the welcomes!

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    You're already ahead of the game by understanding the need for training. It's the single most important thing you can do. Furthermore, the training you receive with your CCW isn't enough. Seek out more before/after and strive to continually practice what you've been taught. You'll find that shooting in general is a fun, challenging and ultimately a very rewarding experience.

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