GUN Tips on getting my first weapon ??

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Too many of these paranoia movies, threads, discussions are getting to me. I don't wanna be the only person without a weapon, heh. I've served a little bit in the Army and Marine Corps, and I'm black. :wavey:

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heh, thanks for one opinion. I would assume opinions differ on what is 'all I need'.

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I guess the first step would be finding all the gun stores in the area, doing some physical research, finding prices, learning what's a normal price, and what's marked up. What breaks down easily, what needs constant cleaning, what are the most commonly purchased weapons, how long a background check takes, etc....

Oh, lol, I should probably find out if I can have a weapon on campus in my apartment.


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Jul 5, 2005
Free State
What tasks do you need a gun to perform? Fun? SD? CC?

Usually a 9mm pistol of the plastic variety is the better all around first gun. It's also the hardest to learn to shoot really well which is another good reason to get a pistol first.


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Sep 10, 2004
Dallas and OKC
heh, thanks for one opinion. I would assume opinions differ on what is 'all I need'.

But not by much. Remington 870, Glock 19

Those are two great weapons to start with and meet the paranoia/SHTF needs of most people.

Beyond that, if you are looking for something to learn to shoot with and not about impressing your friends.... Ruger 10/22, Ruger 22/45 or Browning Buckmark.


Looks like I picked the wrong week....
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Jul 21, 2004
The Potato Field
heh, thanks for one opinion. I would assume opinions differ on what is 'all I need'.

Not a bad opinion really.

There's a number of alternatives to the glock that are equally reliable and priced similarly....find some place that will let you rent, find what you like, buy what you like, practice with it.

Same goes for the shotty....590 is good, so is the Remmy 870.

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