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Welcome from a fellow Ohioan, currently displaced due to work.
Fortes Fortuna Juvat
Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor
Welcome from Alabama.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein
Training means learning the rules. Experience means learning the exceptions.
Welcome from MI & yes hit a range & rent some different guns (its fun anyway)
Kimber Eclipse Target 2
Glock 19 (3rd Gen)
Kahr PM9 (wife's edc)
NRA Life Member
Welcome from Central California!
Lex et Libertas — Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus, et Fidelis!
"Not only do the people who put their lives on the line to protect the rest of us deserve better, we all deserve better than to have our own security undermined by those who undermine law enforcement." -Thomas Sowell
welcome from Texas!
Certified Glock Armorer
"I got a touch of hangover bureaucrat, don't push me"
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?
Welcome from central Mississippi.
Welcome from another Michiganian!
Arthritis can vary greatly, and we've no idea of the severity of yours. If you have to, you could even go as far as carrying a 22LR, such as the Walther P-99. But I doubt you'll have to.
In general, you want to carry the largest, hardest hitting caliber you can practice regularly with. For many of us, that will be the .45 ACP.
Good advice above on the instructor and trying several handguns. That will be money well spent.
Is it the shooting/recoil etc. that is most likely to be a problem for you, or is it manipulating the action of the weapon (springs and such)? You may end up being better off with a revolver than a semi-auto. Again, depends on the severity of you condition.
Trying several = knowing what will work for you. Best of luck!
Regards, T Bone.
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety". Benjamin Franklin
Hi and welcome from Fort Worth TX!
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Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx
welcome from s.e. michigan.
(SHERIFF BUFORD T. JUSTICE) "what the hell is
the world coming too"
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U.S. ARMY FT.SILL, OKLA.
Welcome, from the Catskill Mountains of New York State!
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
-- Benjamin Franklin