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Shot my first hand gun today

Went with my Mopar friends Mark and Ron to the firing range and they let me try ther .38's and .45 revolver's. Alot tougher than it look's to hit the target 30' away. It was a blast (no pun intened). I'm looking forward to getting mine in a month or so.
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you will get the hang of it
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Most ranges have beginners shooting classes. They are very worthwhile!

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I grew up with rifles and shotguns, but once I acquired a 9mm, it sorta grew on me.

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I bought my first handgun after I was married and have had a love affair with them ever since. My wife does approve of this affair vs. the other type of affair that I could have. Smith & Wesson 629, Dan Wesson 357 mag, and a High Point 40 S&W. They are a blast, literally.

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theyre addictive like cars

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just purchased a new springfield 1911 about a month ago myself. now i have a reloader and pump out .45 rounds like its nobodys business. be careful, shooting eats money just as fast BBFs do!

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More of a wheel man myself, .44 mag is the flavor of choice.

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Carry Permit

MN. law permits a citizen to carry a weapon on their person under certain circumstances after following certain guidelines and being issued a "conceal carry" permit. IMO, apply for the permit, if MN. approves your application and you satisfy MN. requirements, it will be time well spent. Being a responsible gun owner is very important, for you and the public.

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Yea shooting is a blast i used to be into it big time and you aint kiddin darrin about being addicting i remember one time going into a gun shop to buy bullits and coming out with a new $400 piece you just had to have. My favorate to shoot is my snubnose 44mag if you use remington 180 grain cartridges lookout i get a 3' flame out of those i would put one regular and one hot load 3 of each to see the diffrence its wild the last time i had it at the range a year ago two off duty cops were plinking away and came down a few bays to see what the hell i was shooting.
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I love going to the range but it does get expensive!! I have a Ruger P97DC .45 and I bought a S&W40VE to carry at Christmas time and love it. The Ruger is a little large to carry but the S&W is perfect!! It shoots very well too, nice feel. You will get addicted to it just like the cars! Remember, practice makes perfect!!


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I can see this is going to expensive it doesn't look like you can just own one. Were are going to try our hand at trap and skeet also. It's very touchy on the conceal and carry up here, almost to the point of not worth it. I'm thinking 9mm what's out there in the $300 to $500 range? I may get a chance this fall to meet Mr. Beretta, my neighbor was his nanny in Italy and they have become good friends. She is getting married and he will be here on business so he may come to the wedding, that would be way cool like meeting the Carol Shelby of pistol's.
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Uf63, If ya'll have an Academy Sports up your way, (sporting goods store) they have the S&W sigma series handguns for sale considerabely cheaper than S&W. I paid around $360 or so with tax. They are available in 9mm or .40. Very nice and light weight for the money and shoots very well. These guns sell for about $458 on S&W's website. Gun shows are a pretty good place to at least check out and hold many different models. I would suggest touching and feeling and find something that is comfortable in your hand. Good luck and happy hunting!!


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Thanks Keith I'll find one here in town to take a look at. there is a range up here that rents hand gun's, my son and I are going over and try some.
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I'd say skip the 9mm and go straight for the .45 or larger unless all you ever possibly will use it for is paper punching, then go for a .22 I'm a newbie with the pistol stuff too but have improved in aim quite a bit. One pistol I can't shoot worth a darn and no one else seems to be able to either is my friend's S&W sigma .40. Besides everything about it just plain feeling cheap (aside from the horrid trigger), the slide fits very loose on the frame and wiggles with the barrel in relation to the frame. I think that's where the groups-all-over-the-place comes from. My other friend's Sig P220 in .45 shoots great and feels lovely too. I liked his PX4 Storm Berretta in .45 too, probably even more than the much pricier Sig. Still, I've not shot a handgun yet that's more accurate than my .357 Ruger revolver Security Six.

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