Before you post, read this. we seem to be getting a lot of "what should i get?" threads here lately. so, in light of this, i just want to suggest that anyone who wants to ask such questions also add: what will the firearm be used for? just going to the range? home defense? concealed carry? compensation for a small penis? what price range? what caliber? if you already have a specific firearm in mind, this helps people help you more efficiently. less hanky-panky and monkeyshines, as it were. also, people keep asking about firearms laws in their states, or nationwide. while i don't mind people doing this, PLEASE verify the information either by looking into your federal/state/local laws, or by contacting someone like a prosecutor, judge, or an attorney that deals with firearm laws. police officers do not always know the laws. you can count on them to tell you what they will arrest or hassle you for, but not what you will get prosecuted for. i may add more stuff later, but i think that about covers what was on my mind. if you have any suggestions of other stuff to add to my "before you post" list, feel free.