New girl debating to purchase and carry in GA

This is a discussion on New girl debating to purchase and carry in GA within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; Howdy!...

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 44 of 44

Thread: New girl debating to purchase and carry in GA

  1. #31
    Senior Member
    Array enigmaone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    englewood fl
    Posts
    1,054
    Howdy!
    quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #32
    VIP Member Array eagle5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    3,289
    Welcome from Pennsylvania.

  4. #33
    VIP Member Array raevan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    washington
    Posts
    4,849
    Welcome from Washington State.

  5. #34
    Senior Member Array Cap'n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Posts
    1,100
    Welcome from Tennessee! The Sig 239 is an excellent firearm and 9mm is a very effective round especially using +p ammo.
    Welcome to Tennessee, the patron state of shootin' stuff.--SHOOTER

  6. #35
    Member Array xd.40sub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    magna, ut
    Posts
    307
    welcome aboard and have fun shopping for your pistol. I have a few but it's always fun to look at what is out there
    do what you can with what you have where you are at (theodore roosevelt)

  7. #36
    Senior Member Array rabywk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    St. Louis Metro Area
    Posts
    675
    Welcome from IL
    NRA Rifle Coach
    NRA Pistol Instructor
    NRA Personal Protection In the Home Instructor

    --- Some of the friendliest people I have ever talked to are gun owners and shooters and according to the gun activists we are the mass murders and felons of the nation???

  8. #37
    VIP Member
    Array nn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    7,120
    Welcome aboard

  9. #38
    Moderator
    Array Bark'n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    West Central Missouri
    Posts
    9,917
    Welcome!

    I hope you find this to be a friendly and informative place to spend some spare time!

    Always happy to have new members and I hope you choose to contribute here with us. Lots of lively debate!

    Sounds like you have narrowed down your quest for a good defenive gun and of all you have listed, each one is a fine weapon.

    As another poster stated, don't worry about getting one that turns out not to be the one you like best! Guns really hold their value and you should be able to sell it without problems if you don't like it!

    For me, it's an extremely rare day that I'll get rid of one. If it turns out to be one that doesn't fit me or something I usually will just keep it and acquire a new one!

    Buying guns can get to be a habit if you aren't careful!

    I hope you come to really enjoy shooting like the rest of us. Not only is it a fun and relaxing sport, but it's one that can be used to directly save your life or that of a loved one some day!
    -Bark'n
    Semper Fi


    "The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."

  10. #39
    VIP Member Array havegunjoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    2,206

    Try Trap.

    Quote Originally Posted by cherryblossommj View Post
    Last Saturday, my husband took me Skeet Shooting with a 20 gauge, it was fun, but painful so not really a new hobby for me. Today we went to an all day three class thing where we learned gun safety, got to shoot various guns, and learned basics about concealed weapons carrying. I loved it! I have always wanted a gun for my safety, but kinda been scared of them. After learning so much I feel much more enthusiastic about the idea. Of all the guns that I shot today I really liked a Sig, which I think was the Sig Sauer p239... and even more than anything the S&W 3913LS. It was fabulous. So now... I'm researching... I have been reading and have heard more about the Sig Sauer p239, S&W 3913LS, and the S&W 908S. I really would love to hear any suggestions and thoughts. I tried revolvers too, but the grip and snap was just so much better on the two pistols. I also tried 22s, (as stated) the 9mms, 38 specials, 40s, and 45s... The 9mm is definitely my preference.
    You only shoot one shot at a time. The two you sometimes shoot in Skeet can be a lot for a beginner. The pain comes from not having the gun firmly planted into your shoulder. If it is off a little or not firm you get a good jolt. Add a second one right away from Skeet and that can be a lot. Concentrate on keeping it firmly planted.

    As for handguns just try as many different ones as you can. I'd recommend 9mm or .380. If you are looking for a carry gun you will trade lite and concealable for some ease of shooting. It's hard to conceal a big, heavy gun but the lite ones are harder to handle when shooting. You need to try many to determine what works.
    DEMOCRACY IS TWO WOLVES AND A LAMB VOTING ON WHAT TO HAVE FOR LUNCH. LIBERTY IS A WELL ARMED LAMB CONtestING THE VOTE.

    Certified Instructor for Minnesota Carry Permit
    NRA Pistol and Personal Protection Insrtuctor
    Utah Permit Certified Instructor

  11. #40
    VIP Member Array Rob72's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    OK
    Posts
    3,468
    Hi, cb! That 239 would be a hard-to-beat "first gun"!

  12. #41
    Senior Member Array tegemu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Orange Park, Fla.
    Posts
    997
    Welcome Cherry. Check out www.corneredcat.com , a website by a woman for women and she is one savvy lady. You will find a ton of good info on her site.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence in their behalf. - George Orwell

  13. #42
    VIP Member Array mcp1810's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    4,961
    Welcome! And may I add....

    SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG SIG......
    I just happen to love my Sigs!

  14. #43
    VIP Member
    Array deadeye111's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    5,106
    Welcome from SE Missouri.

  15. #44
    VIP Member
    Array 64zebra's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Panhandle of Texas
    Posts
    6,445
    Welcome from Texas!

    sounds to me that you're off to a great start trying out a lot of different weapons and calibers, thats the way to do it!
    get something that you can 1) handle, 2) shoot great, and 3) that YOU picked out, not someone else!

    good luck
    LEO/CHL
    Certified Glock Armorer

    "I got a touch of hangover bureaucrat, don't push me"
    --G.W. McClintock

    Independence is declared; it must be maintained. Sam Houston-3/2/1836
    If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Looking to purchase a G26, for those who carry one.....
    By sig1860 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: October 11th, 2009, 07:08 AM
  2. What's Your Next Purchase Carry Gun
    By puncho in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 125
    Last Post: August 26th, 2009, 09:06 PM
  3. Question? Making my next carry purchase
    By stargzer in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: November 19th, 2008, 09:13 PM
  4. 13yr girl stabbed and killed by 14yr girl
    By Derrin33 in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: March 18th, 2008, 09:35 PM
  5. Telling the new girl you carry?
    By Crexrun in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: November 4th, 2006, 08:22 PM