posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 06:32 PM
Hello all, Im mainly posting here because I like the ATS community and think some of you gun owners can help me out. Ive been thinking about buying a
handgun or rifle for about a year to keep in the house incase of burglery, though I have no reason to believe it may happen I want to have it as an
option. The problem is I dont have much money to throw around here and Im looking at a $200 range, which makes buying harder to figure out when
dealing with used things. Some of my friends, who arent THAT knowledgeable to be honest, suggested I look into some of the rifles carried at Walmart,
though I do hate shopping there >_< They said a decent handgun will cost more than a decent rifle. I also know that .22 is the best option for amo
money wise. Im not looking for something fun and flashy, just a reliable weapon to grab if I ever hear some suspicious noises, which Im sure ATS
members will understand.
Should I go for a rifle over a handgun? I know handguns offer more protection outside of the home, which is something I may look into in the future,
but honestly I just want something to store in my home just in case, not carry around. That being said, Im still open to handguns if they are still a
good choice at the $200. Understand I dont have the money right now, Im in the process of saving up as I am a online college student with a minimum
wage job so making these purchases takes a little time to scrounge up the money.
I know buying used can be beneficial as well, money wise, but I just dont know anyone who would come down to a shop with me and make sure I dont screw
myself. Any comments are greatly appreciated, and yes I am educating myself on gun safety and hope to join some sort of range in the future, i think
it could be fun to shoot targets as well, but my goal is security. Thanks.
edit on 14-12-2012 by tehdouglas because: (no reason