posted on May, 31 2008 @ 10:06 AM
I went with 9mm because I'm fairly new to shooting hand guns. 9mm is very easy to control. Possibly I'll move up to 357sig or 40s&w, as the stopping
power is adventageous, once I have everything else down pat.
I chose Glock simply because of their reliability, and the fact they are hardened before they are coated (same reasons apply to Sig also).
Any gun is better than no gun. Go to a pawn shop and get a cheap used small callibre one. Practise with it, then when you are ready, go find a newer,
As the above poster stated, drills are very important. Dry firing and sighting, clearing jams, reloading etc should be practised often. You don't
have to go to the range and spend money on ammo every time.
You have to learn to clean them. You have to learn trajectories and loads. You have to know your gun. How it handles, where it's limitations and
If you look online, there are old army manuals that cover everything. You can also find videos on strategy for defense and static/moving target
training. (You will be amazed how much harder it is to hit something that's moving. And your pretty much garaunteed that if you ever get into a
situation where you need to use your gun, your opponent will be moving!)
I actually went out and bought a 1000fps air rifle yesterday, so I can learn hitting moving targets. The $130 I paid for it equates to about 100
rounds in my british 303 for my rifle. I probably shot about 200 pellets just yesterday alone! And I made improvements. Thats another thing, if you
are just starting out, buy an air pistol for $40 - $60 and some targets. You can shoot all you want in your backyard. You'll be amazed at the
progress in your motor functions. And that's the point of training, to get the motions down without having to think about it. The quicker you can get
on target, hold aim, and be aware of your surroundings, the better, right?