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dawg23
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
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That's the point, it isn't negligible. Going bang is of paramount importance.

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You're acting like there's a huge difference though. Revolvers can mess up too.
Downshift is 100% correct - it isn't negligible if your life depends n the gun going bang.

There are cheap revolvers that are far less reliable than a Ruger or S&W. There are lots of cheap (and quite a few expensive) semi-autos that are far less reliable than an M&P, a SIG, an HK or a Glock.

Anyone considering a handgun for self-defense should get a quality gun. Anything mechanical can fail, but the probability of experiencing a failure can be reduced by selecting a make & model with a proven record of reliability.


DisplacedBuckeye
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
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That's the point, it isnt negligible.


Except that it is.

You know, for normal people.


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DisplacedBuckeye
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
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Downshift is 100% correct


No, he isn't. In 2019, a revolver is no longer the best choice. Hell, in 1989 it wasn't the best choice.


AlxTgr
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
This will be fun.


DisplacedBuckeye
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
Probably. People are usually reluctant to admit they don't know what they're talking about.


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dstone12
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
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Probably. People are usually reluctant to admit they don't know what they're talking about.



You can put me in this category of not being anywhere near an expert. Not even mid level. . I just still like what I like. It it was very fun and informative to do the research.

But the guy that said this:
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You need to see which ones feel comfortable in your hand. Then go to a range and shoot them. You probably have a good idea after that...

Is right.

I supposed that includes pistols and revolvers.
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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
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People are usually reluctant to admit they don't know what they're talking about


I'm sure you'll get around to it one day.

Many people arent going to practice clearing jams unless their gun actually jams. They are going to practice pulling the trigger if they practice anything at all. To operate a revolver, just pull the trigger.

Let's go through some more revolver positives:

-It will function with the barrel jammed against something
-Most can shoot multiple calibers (38/357)
-It will function if it is limp wristed
-It will function if one round is a dud
-Anybody strong enough to pull the trigger can fully operate it


DisplacedBuckeye
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
You're still stuck on going bang as the only thing that matters.

Because you don't know what you're talking about.

Like I said...

This was already explained for you. Just read this until you get it.


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dawg23
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
At the risk of providing voyeuristic pleasure to your sycophant, it should have been pretty clear that I was referring to Downshift's statements that I quoted in my post - and that I was replying to a member who quoted those statements. I'm quite sure I have never claimed that revolvers are the best choice now, or that they were in 1989, or that they were in any year since then.

I'm well aware of your penchant for arguing, but you'll have to do so with someone else. Unless the topic is snake identification - then we could have a debate.


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DisplacedBuckeye
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
I quoted the relevant part of your post and addressed it. If you don't want to defend it, don't. I don't care.


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AlxTgr
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
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but you'll have to do so with someone else.
Dammit


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OSchoenauer
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
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Alright. Looking for my first handgun.

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Somebody's gotta knight for the wheel guns around here ?



My $0.02:

If you are new to shooting in general (or handguns in particular), you first need to have something to learn / train with.

IMHO, the ideal trainer for newbies, and for the instruction of women and children, is a Ruger SP-101 in 22LR.

Ammunition is cheap, which removes one excuse for not practicing.

Recoil and noise are [comparatively] minimal, allowing the instructee to concentrate on fundamentals of safety, gunhandling, and marksmanship.

And it's very easy to verify that a double-action revolver is unloaded -- an important thing for the uninitiated.

Once basic good habits have become ingrained, it’s a lot easier to transition to something bigger.

And you get the added bonus of ending up with two guns, instead of one.





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oleheat
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
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Glock 18 /thread




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Sparty3131
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
They are not the cheapest. But a 1911 in .45 acp has been the King of Semi-Autos for over 100 years. The clips hold less rounds than a 9mm. But so much more knockdown power. My wife shoots my full sized S&W 1911 TA as good, if not better than me. See how they fit your hands.
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Moondawg2565
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
CDNNSPORTS.COM has the Sig Sauer P320 9mm for $399. Cant beat it!


Korin
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
Except this is 2019.


Korin
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CDNNSPORTS.COM has the Sig Sauer P320 9mm for $399. Cant beat it!

The M&P 2 Compact is cheaper.


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DisplacedBuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
Better than a revolver.


weagle99
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re: Help me buy my first handgun
There are guns, and then there is working art.



The .45 Colt is never a mistake


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