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    Who here doesn't own a handgun yet?

    Please tell us why....

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    I don't own anyting yet. I have no money for one and the wife and I are a little cautious about having a gun with our daughter around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruckus3008 View Post
    I don't own anyting yet. I have no money for one and the wife and I are a little cautious about having a gun with our daughter around.
    Well there are always right and wrong ways to do things. If you feel that you would like a gun but are worried about having a child in the house then simply get a lock box for the gun. They can be had cheap and are very secure. Also keep your ammo in a different location. Depending on the age make sure she knows what a firearm does and teach her to respect it so she does not get curious. Good guns can be had for cheap. Sure there you can get hi-points for around $150 but if I were you I would check out CDNN or a gun action site. You can get used S&W auto's in the $250 range and for the money they are great guns! My .02

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    I have a six and eleven year old at home. When my Glock isn't on my hip it's in my little eighty dollar gun safe. The little hands never get to touch it.

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    Gunut's got it right. There are pistols that are key-lockable as well for just your situation. You can also get a trigger or cable lock for free. I'd recommend an actual little safe or lockable cabinet though. For under $200 you can get something along the lines of a PA-63 pistol. Hi-points are just as cheap. Not the highest quality nor the most accurate but they're a good place to start for a beginner with limited funds.

    You should also educate your daughter on firearm safety. It may save her life someday.

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    For defense, I don't think I could buy a hi point. Just me.

    But U can get a Ruger P95 for $250 or so new. Or, the little Bersa 380 that looks like the PPK for $199. Stoeger Cougar is maybe $320-$330. Great gun.

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    I started this thread because I thought we might be able to provide assistance and avice to anyone that needed it...

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    Thumbs up Not yet

    I don't own one yet...I did say yet. I'm currently weighing the vast options out there. I really like the Beretta Px4 and am planning on hitting the range on Thursday to test it along with a couple other guns. I have very little, ok next to no, experience with guns but I do have some very knowledgeable and willing to help. I also have a 9 year old and have all ready started training and teaching her about gun safety. She has already shot a little 22 Ruger with an instructor so she knows they are NOT toys, she loved target shooting might I add. I also have a safe to keep it away from any chances of her friends or anyone getting to it.

    I'd like to thank everyone in this forum for the vast amount of information and knowledge I have gotten from reading posts on this forum over the past week alone. I can't tell you how much help reading the posts on this site has been. Again Thank you all and keep up the great posts

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMac View Post
    I don't own one yet...I did say yet. I'm currently weighing the vast options out there. I really like the Beretta Px4 and am planning on hitting the range on Thursday to test it along with a couple other guns. I have very little, ok next to no, experience with guns but I do have some very knowledgeable and willing to help. I also have a 9 year old and have all ready started training and teaching her about gun safety. She has already shot a little 22 Ruger with an instructor so she knows they are NOT toys, she loved target shooting might I add. I also have a safe to keep it away from any chances of her friends or anyone getting to it.

    I'd like to thank everyone in this forum for the vast amount of information and knowledge I have gotten from reading posts on this forum over the past week alone. I can't tell you how much help reading the posts on this site has been. Again Thank you all and keep up the great posts
    Well, I am glad this place has helped U a little.

    Make sure to read this thread:

    Newbie to guns? Need help? Where to start?

    And, as U start to figure out what brand U like the best, feel free to ask about it. We're here to help

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    I have a six and eleven year old at home. When my Glock isn't on my hip it's in my little eighty dollar gun safe. The little hands never get to touch it.
    I kinda did things differant. Growing up I was always playing with my fathers guns when they were out. Did some crazy stuff so when I had kids I made it a point to teach them everything and whenever they wanted to see the guns I would drop everything and let them handle them. I took them shooting as soon as they could pull the trigger. I ask them now and they tell me they never played with them because they knew they could handle anytime by asking. When over at friends houses they just said no. I remember yelling at them to get in the car one morning when they were 10 and 7 and they would not enter because I left my 45 on the seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy View Post
    I kinda did things differant. Growing up I was always playing with my fathers guns when they were out. Did some crazy stuff so when I had kids I made it a point to teach them everything and whenever they wanted to see the guns I would drop everything and let them handle them. I took them shooting as soon as they could pull the trigger. I ask them now and they tell me they never played with them because they knew they could handle anytime by asking. When over at friends houses they just said no. I remember yelling at them to get in the car one morning when they were 10 and 7 and they would not enter because I left my 45 on the seat.
    Same here almost, I grew up being taught guns were tools, like an ax or knife, and I had my fill of axes by 13 years old(we had a fireplace as primary heat source ), between my father,grandfather and uncles I knew not to play with them. I also took my kids out at the first sign of interest and educated them about the dangers(and fun) of shooting.Gave all 3 boys a handgun for their graduation presents and not on N.D. among them (yet) and none of them are in jail either.(My daughter opted for the money instead of a pistol for graduation, didnt see that one coming........NOT ).

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    I have shown my kids a little about my guns as far as safety is concerned. When they show an interest in shooting I have a pellet rifle with a collapsable stock that would be perfect for teaching them marksmanship. I have let them pull the trigger on my Glock just so they knew how easy it was and that they were not to touch it when I was not with them.

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    *raises hand*

    I grew up with guns...my dad had a pretty great collection. I was always more in to rifles than handguns growing up, and when I moved out I just never got around to buying one. My dad had my guns at home, and I'd just drive to my parents' house and go shooting with him and my brother.

    Then my parents moved to Texas, and took my dad's guns and my c.1890 30/30 Winchester with them.

    I'm only just getting back in to shooting...been going out with friends of mine and finally decided that it was time to get my own.

    I'm in the process of deciding which to get, and as I mentioned in the "Next gun" thread, I'm debating a 1911 or the Walther P99. I've been lurking here (unregistered) for several weeks as I've been doing my research. Going out and renting both guns this weekend to get a better idea of what I want.

    It helps that the real estate market is not doing well here in CA, since that's convinced my wife that we don't need to pinch every penny and I didn't have to have any sort of argument about spending the money on a decent handgun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dood View Post
    I've been lurking here (unregistered) for several weeks as I've been doing my research. Going out and renting both guns this weekend to get a better idea of what I want.
    Glad U registered and found us

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    Having little ones in the house myself, I'm also concerned about that danger. I've done my part with teaching them all of the rules of safety, and have let them handle them when I'm cleaning them too. I believe that it removes that sense of mystery if they've already handled them.

    While I've always had the handguns locked up in a small safe with the bolts for the long guns, I was concerned that one of their friends may find their way into the closet and drag out one of the long guns. I figured that no amount of describing that the bolt was locked up would placate an angry parent that is ignorant or fearful of guns. Perhaps rightly so.

    That's the main reason I finally broke down and picked up a cabinet that will ensure the long guns stay out of the hands of the little ones.

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    I don't have one yet...

    I am still waiting on my permit to get processed right now. As for "Why did you wait until now to get the permit"...I cannot answer that...I guess I figured I never needed one.

    I am not sure why all of a sudden I have this urge to get one...I hope it doesn't pass while I am waiting for the paperwork to get processed for the permit.

    My 30th Birthday is Feb 18th. My paperwork should be completed around then (I hope before then) and I would love to buy myself a handgun as a present.

    So I have about 4 weeks to figure out which one I want.

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    I dont have one as of right now.But I have owned one before.I had a Spingfield stainless Champion 45.Sold it due to not really having anyplce to shoot when I wanted without driving for about an hour.Now I am market for a new gun.The Lil womans family have couple good places to shoot.Looking at 9MM's and 40's for myself and 38 for her.I have made an offer on a Beretta 96 on another board just waiting to see what happens.

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    Good luck w/ the Beretta

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