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View Poll Results: What's a better first gun for a beginner?
.22lr 20 64.52%
9mm 11 35.48%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-31-2015, 11:13 PM
 
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Yeah, I know what they are. But you said we were going to see "some Glocks, Berettas and more Sigs."

Are you by chance off your meds? I'm not trying to be insulting, and I ask with all seriousness.


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Old 01-31-2015, 11:38 PM
 
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I can vouch for the Beretta. It's about as user-friendly a gun for a new shooter as you're going to find. The U.S. military has been using it for about 30 years now, a ringing endorsement IMHO. Keep in mind, the military takes a lot of guys who have never even handled a pistol and turns them into competent shooters in volume on an annual basis. To be able to do that, you need a durable and reliable platform (military weapons take some abuse but tend to be well maintained throughout their life cycle) and functionally user-friendly. The Beretta is by no means a "must have" for any collector, but if you're just starting out you can't go wrong with the 92FS. It's an affordable gun, solid quality, and you'll never have trouble finding parts/accessories for it.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:19 AM
 
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You can never go wrong buying a .22 LR if your going to practice when starting out. Then you can decide what you want for defense later.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I load 9mm and .38 Specials for less than $5 a box. When is the last time you saw a $5 box of .22s?
Really, you are comparing reload price to retail. Apples and oranges here.
I see 100 round boxes of .22 for $5 at walmart weekly.
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:08 AM
 
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I only picked 9mm because you said you've shot it and it wasn't overwhelming. Only downside I see is if you develop a flinch right before firing, whereas a .22 doesn't kick/scream as much when you fire it.

If you're going to carry a 9mm you need to practice with 9mm.
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