Welcome to DC from Utah
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Welcome from Minnesota
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Welcome to DC from Utah
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welcome from the panhandle of Texas
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If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?
Welcome from Alabama, Tishia.
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Welcome from Las Vegas, Nevada!
One thing might want to do is take a trip to a local gun store. Try holding the various size guns. Check to see how the various guns feel as you hold them. Once you decide on the type grip the next question is the caliber of the gun.
Try and find what caliber is the best for you. You want a caliber that you feel comfortable shooting. You don't want the smallest caliber but not a gun that is too much for you. If you can rent the gun, rent it and see how you handle the recoil. Too small of a caliber is less effective. Too much of a caliber handgun is hard to shoot with regards to recoil. Experiment with the right size & caliber. You will find the right gun through trial & error.
"Gun control is being able to hit your target."
Welcome from central Mississippi.
Some training centers have 'Ladies Only' classes with female instructors. In Memphis, TN Rangemasters offer such classes. I do not know if they have any in somewhere like Fayetteville, Ar.
The minimum carry caliber I suggest is .380.
For best concealment a sub-compact semi auto would fit the bill. Revolvers are good for a first pistol as they are simpler to use but are more bulky.
The Arkansas CCP is quite easy to obtain. It now costs $60 for the application and $60 for the range qualification instructor fee.
The holster you select will depend upon the weapon you choose and what works best for you carrying the holster/weapon concealed.
Always wear hearing and eye protection while shooting.
My name is Tishia and I have recently decided I will no longer be a victim. I am doing research about the steps I need to take to carry concealed. I have never shot a gun before and I am overwhelmed by all the possibilities out there for firearms and add into that all the possible holsters and different locations on my body to carry. I'm hoping that with the help of my husband and with all of your feedback, I will figure out what may work for me.
Thanks for reading. :)
Tishia (A.K.A. Naturallia)[/QUOTE]
Glock 33 .357 SIG plus .40 S&W barrel for most of practice. Keep loaded with .357 SIG hollow point for home protection.
RugerLCP .380 equipped with Crimson Trace for everyday carry.
Hi and welcome from Fort Worth TX!
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I'm in Missouri :)
Thank you all for the kind welcoming.
I'm peeking around, asking a few questions here and there and everybody has been so helpful.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”
― Thomas Paine
Howdy and welcome from Dallas.
"Eternity is Too Long to be Wrong"
Texas CHL Instructor & Holder & Utah CFP Instructor
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Welcome from Mass.
While people are saying "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, ... and they will not escape. 1Th 5:3
Welcome from the Michigan's Thumb.
We the willing, being guided by the unknowing, Doing impossible feats, for the ungrateful, Have been doing so much with so little for so long,
We now feel qualified to do, absolutely anything, with literally nothing