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Your first gun?

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posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 01:30 AM

Originally posted by jd140
reply to post by Replikant

For a newbie I recommend a Red Rider BB gun. Just don't shoot your eye out.

Lol "a Christmas story" i loved that film watched it a hundred times loved his obsession with that italian lamp.

[edit on 15-9-2009 by windowlicker80]

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 01:32 AM
reply to post by ziggy1706

I think you're thinking of the Mosin-Nagant. They're a good rifle but only out to 600-800yds. More if you had it precision tuned, but at that point a Dragunov/SVD would be a better option. Shoots a 7.62x54R round. On the plus side, they run 100-150 bucks for a decent condition one from J&G Sales here in AZ(they'll ship to your FFL if you really want one).

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 01:38 AM
My first gun was a .22 rifle. I shot squirrels with it from our porch. We ate them. They were very tasty. I got this gun when was 10. I have no idea what ever happened to it, but it was an excellent gun for small game.

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 01:49 AM
My first gun was a 22 zip gun that i made on my fathers old craftsman lathe.
i was only 16 years old.
The 1960s were the good old days days.

Since then i have had many guns and built a few home made gun.

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 03:06 AM
I picked up a Marlin .22 magnum for less than $100 at a pawn shop. Perfect first gun. I also have a Smith & Wesson M&P .40 which has been a great gun so far.

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 03:29 AM
Listening to your situation, I think you may want to look into a Walther P22. They are very small and light weight, carry 10 rounds and are very reliable gun IMHO. Most importantly, even a brand new one I think would only run around 250usd.

Or maybe a lightweight hammerless revolver, this would have at most 7 more likely 5 or 6 round capacity. It would also cost at least double the waltherp22, for a nice one anyways.

Good luck.

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 10:26 AM
Wow, thank you to everyone who replied, and for all of the information! It's very helpful, although there seem to be quite a few great recommendations.
I'm definitely writing all of this down!

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 10:31 AM
M16A2, compliments of the Marine Corps, which I immediately ditched in favor of an AK74, compliments of a recently deceased Honduran.

Best all around weapon owned: Mossberg 500. Just can't beat a compact 12 gauge for home defense.

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 11:50 AM

Originally posted by digger2381

Originally posted by Griever0311
I picked up an XD9, an 870MCS, and a Colt .223. All from the same gun store. In one week.

I'll second the Springfield XD and the Remington 870, both quality guns, both in my closet, both rather affordable.

I can't advise the 223 just because of ammo prices and shortages, atm.

I've still never fired the XD, was actually considering one when I bought my 1911 gov't .45acp

Have you fired the 1911? What's the xd like in comparison to some other popular .45's?

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 12:46 PM
BTW I'm also female.

My first pistol was a Springfield XD sub-compact .40. It is still one of my favorite handguns. I now carry the Kahr MK40. That is a bit more expensive but is just about the smallest .40 you'll find. Both are very nice pistols.

I discoverd I LOVE a good rifle. AK-47 or most variants of the AK-47 particularly the Yugoslavian M70AB2 or Sagia in .223. Ruger 10/22 is one you can't go wrong with; Inexpensive, light weight, accurate, cheep ammo, great all around.

Get the largest caliber you can handle. (with practice you can handle anything

Malone Labe!

[edit on 16-9-2009 by VAPatriot]

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 04:01 PM
reply to post by VirginiaGreen

I own an XD45 as well (that one stays at home), and I prefer it to 1911-style handguns primarily because it carries twice as many rounds as a "standard" 1911. Also as a matter of preference, I like the ergonomics a little better, too; the angle of the grip is a little different than that of 1911s. I forget the difference, but it's there, and it's noticable, especially when you're firing the weapon; I've always had an easier time bringing the weapon back in line for follow-on shots, it feels like it's recoiling more straight back instead of up.

As a disclaimer, I can only speak about the XD45 in relation to 1911s, because I don't own anything else in .45 except a Les Baer Thunder Ranch.

[edit on 2009/9/16 by Griever0311]

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 04:03 PM
Walther P88...I meant business,LOL!
Still a great handgun IMO...then I got Glock for the heck of it,it's SO easy to learn to shoot and load.

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 05:14 PM
Savage 30-30 bolt action rifle, and a SW .38 revolver. Still have the revolver.

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 06:00 PM
My first weapon that I purchased was an Argentinean 1911 clone that I bought at a gun show for 50 bucks. My next 3 handguns were 1911s then I bought a Mossburg 590 and an AR-15.
My last purchase was a Glock 17.
All have performed well for me and I would recommend them to anyone.

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 06:02 PM
My wife and I both have permits to carry and we only got them because things are dicey in Detroit. She did not feel safe when walking the dog.

For her, a first time gun was a Smith and Wesson Model 642 with a Crimson Trace Laser Grip. She is very good with it and it is very reliable as a revolver. The laser is point and shoot also and a deterent.

For me, the S&W .40 round is the most accurate. I carry a Glock 27 w/ extended clip with a lasermax guide rod (prefer a crimson trace though).

I have a mossy 500 with 00 buck shot for home defence w/ a light and laser, pistol grip. There is also a Sig Sauer P220 SAS Carry on the nightstand with a crimson trace. A Beretta 96 sits in the closet. I won't tell ya where I stash the Bersa Thunder Plus .380.

I want to sell the Sig and Beretta though and get a Springfield XD

Bottom line, get what ya feel comfortable with and try several before you buy. I hated Glocks for the longest time, but now I could not imagine being without it. My brother who is a cop carry's a Glock 27 as a backup and off duty carry. I got him a trigger safety so he doesn't shoot himself (again). Glocks have very poor trigger safety.

Anywho... good luck

P.S. Everything I have is legal therefore I choose to excercise my freedom of speech without losing my weapons!

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 06:09 PM
reply to post by Replikant

My first and only gun is a nice AK-47 Style weapon. I chose it for ammo costs, the cheap cost for a reliable weapon and the accessories.

I bought it on sale for 450 and have since put another 250 or so into furniture upgrades.

What I would reccomend for you.. is a .380 Semi-Auto hand gun.. Don't listen to all the guys that think bigger is always better. But the best advice I can give you.. is make some friends or see if there is a gun range that has weapons you can use on site. Try some out. Go with what you can use comfortably and accurately. Aim for a gun that you can get at least 3 accurate shots off in succession. Also, look for someone to teach you the right techniques. This means look for the NRA instructors.

But if you can handle a 9MM very well. Get a glock or a springfield XD.. But most importantly you need a hand gun that you can use efficiently.. Even its just a .22 (This isn't bad actually. I can empty a 14 round clip into a target in less then 3 seconds with next to no muzzle rise.)

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 07:27 PM
reply to post by Replikant

as a matter of fact i just finished my purchase on my first gun today. an uberti single action .45, 5 and a half inch barrel, walnut grips. beautiful, comfortable grip, perfectly weighted. i love it.

wish i could have gotten an actual colt single action, but the colts are just too expensive for my budget. the uberti cattleman, which is what i got, is a very nice colt clone and only costs 400-600 dollars or so depending on barrel length, finish and type of grips.

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 08:53 PM
First Gun purchased was a Mossberg 500
This gun is a great gun and my favorite because it does a lot of things well , and in my opinion is the most effective HD tool you can own (With the stock folded in and tube full of 00 Buck) with the stock folded out and with Brenneke KO's in 2 3/4 Its pretty effective out to about 75 yards
(love the look on friends faces once they fire a 3" mag slug , It's a combination of Surprise , Fear and Laughter usually accompanied by HOLY S***!)

First Rifle purchased Was a Romanian SAR-1
I've always been an AK guy , It's just a very simple system and goes bang everytime
(Even my Black Rifle friends Respect it and smile after a mag)
(once cut a tree in half with it)

First Pistol purchased was a Glock 17. Still my favorite Pistol , the 9mm works fine for me , I can put shots anywhere I want , double tap friendly , actually fires underwater ( yes I verified it , must be fully submerged)

Edit to add: First gun I ever Fired was my fathers Walther PPK/S in 380 , It was his Backup gun , (this was late 80's) I think It would be a great gun for a 1st time shooter.

[edit on 16-9-2009 by EyesWideShut]

[edit on 16-9-2009 by EyesWideShut]

posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:36 AM
I havent fired a gun since i was 15 and it was 22lr. Right now i'm wanting to get something myself for self defense in case of the big boogey man plot coming to fruition but i've been told i cant purchase one. I'm here in the US on a green card but it says that in texas you dont need a permit to own a shotgun or riffle or handgun but you do have to go thru a background check...i'm really confused

For now all i could get was a used Jenning Model T bow from 1975 off of craigslist, but that's not really for defense, i actualy wana get my 1st buck with a bow, more interesting to me.

posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:41 AM
reply to post by jcjace

It's because you're not a full citizen yet (Unless you are)

You need to obtain full citizen ship and then you can buy a gun here like anyone else.

A permit is different, I believe a few states require them but most do not (Unless you are going to conceal it on your person)

I don't know how far along you are with your citizen ship but as soon as you complete it you should be able to buy one, especially in Texas.

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