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originally posted by: Tempter
Hey, OP! You've taken a good first step to becoming a smart gun owner, and that is to ask a lot of questions.
You might want to consider buying a pellet gun pistol and practice shooting with that.
You might find you're more comfortable shooting a non-lethal weapon to become more comfortable with the idea of holding something truly deadly in your hand.
I'm guessing this might be a factor for many new shooters.
originally posted by: Outlier13
originally posted by: nOraKat
I think it’s a dangerous mentality to think that everyone will decide to act uncivil to each other.
Have you ever been in the aftermath of a natural disaster where basic everyday services have stopped working? I.E. no food, gas, water, electricity, etc?
The average person does not have enough emergency food or water on hand at any given time to last them more than 2 days. Which is why it has been shown that civil unrest begins within the first 36 hours after a natural disaster occurs.
When people are out of resources and they need those resources for either themselves or their family...I think you would be very surprised at how quickly people move into self preservation mode. At this point civility goes out the window.
Name one case in the last thousand years...
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: DanDanDat
A decision that is sometimes neglected is the chamber of handguns-rifles. I suggest matching them if that makes sense.
In other words 9mm glock and 9mm carbine if a carbine is a viable option. Simpler to stock ammo.