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posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 08:16 PM
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I'd like to ask you all if this is appropriate. First of all I don't know how to work a gun for the life of me. I'd like to have one for self-defense purposes.

Like for when the chips hit the fan.

But I'd like to start out small before getting into the big guns. You know like a BB gun that kids use. You can hunt small game with it and it's easy to use.

Does that seem like a good starting point? So I can get used to them and gradually work my way up? But you know, I'm starting to think it is a good idea.

What do you guys think?




posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 08:54 PM
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Go to a local shooting range and rent a .22 and then work your way up. Not much kick and easy to control and it is a "real" firearm.

Although I would still get a BB gun because you can hunt small game with them and they are still effective.

But I suggest doing what I said first and you're going to want a Rifle and handgun, or a Shotgun and handgun. Either way your going to want a handgun for backup purposes, chambered in either 9mm or .45, even .40 because they are pretty popular rounds these days too, if you go with a semi-auto

If you decide on a revolver get a .357 magnum and that way you can shoot either .38 special or .357 magnum. If you get a shotgun get it in 12gauge. If you get a rifle I would suggest something in .308, or .223.

The idea I'm getting at is to buy weapons in the most common calibers, because in sit-x your more than likely find common calibers, over exotic calibers.

Personally "working up" to a real gun is kind of pointless when talking about going from a BB gun to a firearm. Just go to your local range and rent a .22. The people that work at the range will be more than willing to teach you firearm safety and teach the basics.

Good luck!




posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 09:17 PM
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BB guns are fun, not the most accurate but its fun to align your sight and get that target!
I would also agree go with a .22.
Also check your states gun laws about fire arms. Unfortunately in my state you have to register in order to purchase even a BB gun! A disgusting slap in the constitutions face.



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 09:20 PM
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Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
Go to a local shooting range and rent a .22 and then work your way up. Not much kick and easy to control and it is a "real" firearm.

Although I would still get a BB gun because you can hunt small game with them and they are still effective.

But I suggest doing what I said first and you're going to want a Rifle and handgun, or a Shotgun and handgun. Either way your going to want a handgun for backup purposes, chambered in either 9mm or .45, even .40 because they are pretty popular rounds these days too, if you go with a semi-auto

If you decide on a revolver get a .357 magnum and that way you can shoot either .38 special or .357 magnum. If you get a shotgun get it in 12gauge. If you get a rifle I would suggest something in .308, or .223.

The idea I'm getting at is to buy weapons in the most common calibers, because in sit-x your more than likely find common calibers, over exotic calibers.

Personally "working up" to a real gun is kind of pointless when talking about going from a BB gun to a firearm. Just go to your local range and rent a .22. The people that work at the range will be more than willing to teach you firearm safety and teach the basics.

Good luck!



Thank you very much for your input. I don't know anything about firearms, but that does sound like a better idea. I still don't know what sit-x is. Though I'm aware of this recession that's happening. I understand far too well what might happen.

This is something I'll definitely think about. I mean I hate the sound of a gun after you pull the trigger. But sometimes I just think one day I might need to know this.

So I guess it makes a lot of sense when I think about it.



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 09:25 PM
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I hadn't thought about a BB gun for small game. That could be useful indeed.



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 09:38 PM
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You can also find ammo for it right now too.


Get one that shoots pellets. Then you can also smelt your own pellets. You can also use your used lead core bullets after you take down big game as material for pellets also. Just heat the used bullet and melt the lead and it will come right out.

Lead is one thing that will not be hard to find.

Another good thing is that they are silent and good for rabbits, squirrels and birds.

[edit on 1-3-2009 by Hastobemoretolife]



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 09:44 PM
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I was thinking also for killing rats and shooting out street lights and for a distraction?



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 09:46 PM
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I'm going to say this right now, if you are not comfortable shooting a firearm and scared of them, then get a bow and arrow, and stick the BB gun. Remember that any weapon that is not permanently attached to your body can be taken away and used against you.

I would ultimately suggest getting over that fear real quick because a firearm ,I wouldn't say it will make you safer, but it will level the playing field and give you an equal chance at survival.

Make sure you spend the extra cash and get a reliable weapon.



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 09:52 PM
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That too.

They can also be good to practice shooting with also. I know it doesn't correctly simulate a firearm, but any practice is better than no practice.

There is probably an untold amount of situations that they could be used in. Just kind of hard to think about every situation when your not in it.

[edit on 1-3-2009 by Hastobemoretolife]



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 10:01 PM
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Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
reply to post by Ronnie K.
 


I'm going to say this right now, if you are not comfortable shooting a firearm and scared of them, then get a bow and arrow, and stick the BB gun. Remember that any weapon that is not permanently attached to your body can be taken away and used against you.

I would ultimately suggest getting over that fear real quick because a firearm ,I wouldn't say it will make you safer, but it will level the playing field and give you an equal chance at survival.

Make sure you spend the extra cash and get a reliable weapon.


Gun silencers don't sound too bad at this moment.



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 10:07 PM
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you use to be able to get darts for bb guns , darts have good penetration. I had a friend back in Nova Scotia who could kill rabbits , with or without darts, the guy was an excellent shot
images.bidorbuy.co.za...
models like these are the best , the design is simple don't go for pumps, too many moving parts , KISS= keep it simple stupid. One shot, not as cool looking, but the valve compresses air quite efficiently. Co2 propellant models suck as far as I know.
Small game only, you might peg a game bird if your a good shot, some do.

Honestly I don't know much about fire arms perhaps others here might have better suggestions in the bb gun domain . As for defense... your better off throwing rocks or insults .



[edit on 1-3-2009 by OpusMarkII]

[edit on 1-3-2009 by OpusMarkII]



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 10:23 PM
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If you live in America you have to purchase a tax stamp for $200 and go through a whole bunch of other malarkey to get one, legally. They also take away accuracy and range.

You can get books that tell you how to make them. But to actually make them is illegal. In other words do not break the law.



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 10:25 PM
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your better off throwing rocks or insults .




That was good.

I don't know about you but I don't care how it looks as long as it does what it was designed to do and good at it.



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 05:10 AM
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I have 2 Bows here at home, as well as 2 22 riffles, and 3 BB guns. But I figure that the BB guns may come in handy for small birds, rabbits, squirrels, ect. Plus my daughter is learning how to use one. I figure if I can teach her to use the BB guns first then if needed later on I will allow her the bigger riffles. My son I wouldnt even trust with a BB gun, knowing him I would get one in the butt. I personally prefer a Bow its silent but deadly.



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