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Old 12-05-2012, 18:27   #1
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Hi All:

I have never owned a gun....I am considering the purchase of a Gen 3 or 4 G19 or G17. Before I decide I will be taking a intro course to hand guns given at a local shooting range.

My wife thinks I am crazy for even considering the purchase of a firearm. I will be spending some time with a relative to shoot his Gen 3 G19 this week....should be interesting. I think the last time I shot a gun was 50 plus years ago....

I look forward to any "words of wisdom"........

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Old 12-05-2012, 18:31   #2
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welcome, and congrats on deciding to become a gun owner!

very wise to take a gun safety/training course before owning...kudos to you.

I own a Gen4 G17, and I love it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 18:31   #3
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If you can try out a number of different pistols and revolvers before making your purchase. Many ranges have rentals available.
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Old 12-05-2012, 18:50   #4
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If you can try out a number of different pistols and revolvers before making your purchase. Many ranges have rentals available.
Yep...they rent them for like an additional $10.00. Nice to try them out first...thanks!!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 18:54   #5
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You will love the 17 or 19. I have 10,000 out of my 17 and close to 8,000 out of my 19. I shoot my 19 at pistol matches.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:07   #9
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Welcome! I am new to pistols as well and took an intro gun safety course as well. You are wise to do so.

I was able to try a couple different types at the course and really enjoyed the glocks. I decided on a 21 but will be getting a 17 or 19 in the future.

Good luck with your purchase!


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Old 12-06-2012, 07:31   #10
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Welcome aboard.

You're gonna love the 19.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:58   #13
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Welcome! I am new to pistols as well and took an intro gun safety course as well. You are wise to do so.

I was able to try a couple different types at the course and really enjoyed the glocks. I decided on a 21 but will be getting a 17 or 19 in the future.

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Why did you decide to choose the 21???
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Old 12-06-2012, 16:16   #14
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Why did you decide to choose the 21???
I liked how the 21 fit my hand better than the 19 and I wanted the .45 for HD. In the back of my head I knew I would end up getting the 17 at some point too.


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Congrats and welcome! But, be careful - shooting firearms can be addictive!
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Old 12-06-2012, 21:25   #18
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You will love the 17 or 19. I have 10,000 out of my 17 and close to 8,000 out of my 19. I shoot my 19 at pistol matches.
Forgive my ignorance...how do you know and how do you keep track and why???
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Old 12-07-2012, 19:21   #20
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Well I went and fired a G19 and a H&K today......

Help!!! The noise from my gun, the noise from others on the shooting range, the recoil (I felt like a hand grenade went off in my hand), and smell of gun power have me bummed!!!

I am thinking maybe hand guns are not for me......

What I thought would be fun was more pain than pleasure.....what's with me??????
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