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First Post- Complete gun novice

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by Hej Hej, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Hej Hej

    Hej Hej

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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"........
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012
  2. 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.
     


  3. Wil Ufgood

    Wil Ufgood GTDS #88 CLM

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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.
     
  4. Hej Hej

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    Yep...they rent them for like an additional $10.00. Nice to try them out first...thanks!!!
     
  5. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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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.
     
  6. mitch 2.0

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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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  7. Lowjiber

    Lowjiber

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    Welcome aboard.

    You're gonna love the 19.
     
  8. Hej Hej

    Hej Hej

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    Why did you decide to choose the 21???
     
  9. mitch 2.0

    mitch 2.0

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    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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  10. GlockinNJ

    GlockinNJ

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    Congrats and welcome! But, be careful - shooting firearms can be addictive!
     
  11. mknpwr

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    Guns are a sickness, the only known cure is more guns. Welcome.

    Sent from my rotary dial phone
     
  12. Hej Hej

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    Forgive my ignorance...how do you know and how do you keep track and why???
     
  13. Hej Hej

    Hej Hej

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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??????:crying: