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There are a lot of gun people here, right?

So a buddy of mine just bought this hand cannon. This gun is ridiculous. I have yet to see it at the range, but just holding it is frightening. It is EXACTLY like this one: http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/Vie...?Item=12192477

He has talked me into getting my FOID card, and will be taking me to a guns show in a month for my first purchase...


What do you think would make a good first firearm?


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Good first firearm? something in 9mm (semi-auto) or .357(revolver) .Find something that fits your hand comfortably. Some pistols have a HUGE. Personally I usually recommend a single action revolver as a first pistol. You then have to cock the hammer before every shot. Less chance of accidentally firing when you dont want it to. Also easier to clean. Just my opinion.
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and you most likely wont have your FOID card in a month..not this time of year. A lot of hunters applying and it always takes longer in the Fall

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hope yer name and description don't match some douche in another state or they'll be askin for fingerprints etc. to confirm your identity. Good luck
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Where do this still have gun shows around here? I've been looking around but there are less and less gun shows in this area.
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My 1st gun that I had target practice with and felt comfy with was a Sig P228. That was all my ex ex ex collected. It was a single/double action and it didn't have a heavy recoil. I HATE guns that have a heavy recoil. Scares the crap out of me. It's like when you know you are about to pop a balloon and you close your eyes as you pop it....... except..... you shouldn't close your eyes when you fire!!!
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Hey girl, I've got the pistol for you. It's a .22 Ruger target. Almost no recoil, stupidly accurate, cheap to fire, builds confidence and skills, doesn't build recoil flinch and punches satisfying little holes in whatever you select as fast as you can pull the trigger. After all these years, it's still one of my favorite weapons in the vault.

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Oh, not that I'd admit to owning weapons of any sort in front of Big Brother.

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Oh, not that I'd admit to owning weapons of any sort in front of Big Brother.

lol of course not.
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Are you looking to sell it Bruce?

If so tell me alittle more about it.

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Where is this gun range?? Inquiring minds wnat to know?? Thanks
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In regards to the state gun shows, if you visit the State Police website, they list them. OR, you could just click this link... http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/gunshow.pdf

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This is way out there but for anyone interested Indiana has about the best public rifle/ pistol ranges. First and closest is Willow Slough it's south on Indy boulevard all the way down til you're along side St. Anne Ill, the range is hidden away back in there. No cost to you except fuel to go They have a full time range officer and everyone is helpful. Second and much further out is Jasper/Pulaski or as they call it out there J/P this is near the intersections of 110 and 10 in Medaryville. Here there is a 200 yard range, 3 100yard ranges and a bunch of pistol lanes. The range officer that was there last time I was there was a real PITA. both places have a few rules aside from basic safety, only paper targets no steel silouettes or other "junk", no incendiaries AKA tracers everything else goes BTW since Indiana is a state not a "peoples republic" like Illinois you may come across someone ripping off mag's at a time in a class3 these are legal there they might let you look at it if you're nice I just figured you folks oughta know if you wanna good place to go. Also last time I went to BG I was more afraid of the folks there then the gov't just my opinion play safe
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we talked about some of the IN places last year I think. I would like to go to a longer range sometime. Theres also the Bristol Range in Bristol, WI. Let move around, it doesnt bother me

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gh°st= colt .45 + 357. magnum

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