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      What additional costs go along with a new gun purchase?

      Okay guys, I'm 90% sure I'm going to go with a G19 or G17, more than likely the G19 as I live in CA and only can carry 10 rds anyhow (legally at least).

      I've already passed the $25 test (which was super easy).

      I'm looking to get a G19 or G17 for $570 plus sales tax. What other fees will in incur upon purchasing. Licensing fees? Etc? I'm guessing it depends from state to state.

      Thanks!

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      ,,,,,ammo.

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      Thats it?

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      If you buy any Glock be warned the factory trigger is poor. It's OK for a carry gun, but if you want to shoot well you will need to have a trigger job done. I have no idea what it would cost in CA, but in Texas it would be about $40-60$ in parts and about the same in labor if you cannot do it yourself. If the gun doesn't come with night sights you will probably want those if you ever plan to use it at night or low light. Those run about $100 here installed. Other nice parts to install on a Glock are and extended slide lock, extended magazine release and extended take down lever. If you carry you will need a holster. If you want to be able to use the gun well you will need lots of ammo for practice and a place to shoot.

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      What does the night site do?

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      You also need a really strong, stiff belt, a really well-designed and well-made holster, and a carrier for your reload magazine.
      Expect to spend at least $200.00 for the entire outfit. The cost may be more like $300.00, in the end.
      If you're spending less than $175.00, you're buying a rig of insufficient quality for carry purposes.

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      Are you serious? Do you prefer a holster that goes behind the back, or one thats in the front by your junk?

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      Quote Originally Posted by TheLAGuy View Post
      What does the night site do?
      They glow in the dark. I suppose they glow in the daytime too, but they're more noticeable in the dark.

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      Ammo, Range fees, targets, mag loaders when you get tired of loading 16+ rounds at a time, magazins, more ammo, dillon calendars, and if you are lucky, ammo for friends and family for more target practice.

      there is always, training classes, they may not be mandantory, but learning the proper use and handling of your firearm, should be considered as part of your "right" to posses a leathal wheapon.

      ymmv

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      What additional costs go along with a new gun purchase?

      One gun, two guns, three guns, more
      Pistols, rifles, shotguns score!
      Ammo, ammo, ammo more!
      It'll never end till you are poor!

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      More ammo for self defense or target range?

      Whats your guys take on a laser site? Pointless and only used in the movies? and in War?

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      For self defence a laser site is GREAT!!

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      Re: What additional costs go along with a new gun purchase?

      Quote Originally Posted by TheLAGuy View Post
      Are you serious? Do you prefer a holster that goes behind the back, or one thats in the front by your junk?
      Yes, he's serious. A good holster runs close to $100, there's some thin will be in the $65-$70 range that aren't bad.

      As for location, behind the back is bad, and "in front by your junk" shouldn't be done until you are confident that you aren't going to blow your junk off, especially with a Glock.

      Typically, the best place for a holster is on your side or slighly behind the point of your hip.

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      Purchase a firearm, that you DON'T have to change everything on.....why purchase a firearm, that has to be changed....there are plenty of choices that don't need any changing, ie. more money....
      Quote Originally Posted by Dragonheart View Post
      If you buy any Glock be warned the factory trigger is poor. It's OK for a carry gun, but if you want to shoot well you will need to have a trigger job done. I have no idea what it would cost in CA, but in Texas it would be about $40-60$ in parts and about the same in labor if you cannot do it yourself. If the gun doesn't come with night sights you will probably want those if you ever plan to use it at night or low light. Those run about $100 here installed. Other nice parts to install on a Glock are and extended slide lock, extended magazine release and extended take down lever. If you carry you will need a holster. If you want to be able to use the gun well you will need lots of ammo for practice and a place to shoot.

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      Quote Originally Posted by berettabone View Post
      Purchase a firearm, that you DON'T have to change everything on.....why purchase a firearm, that has to be changed....there are plenty of choices that don't need any changing, ie. more money....
      what firearm would that be?

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      For revolvers:

      Gun
      holsters (you will end up buying several before you decide which is best)
      Ammo
      hearing protection
      shooting glasses
      cleaning materials
      oil
      targets

      For autos, add:

      Magazines (for holding bullets, not for reading)
      recoil springs (cheap and not required often)


      Holsters can add up to some serious money and everyone seems to buy several before they are happy.

      Ammo is the single largest expense (if you practice).

      And if the range is a good ways off, gasoline can be the bigger expense.

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      Just outta curiosity, why so many holsters?

      I live in CA, so I'm guessing one, maybe two holsters will be enough as really the only time I'd be able to use them, is if stuff hit the fan!? Right?

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      Quote Originally Posted by TheLAGuy View Post
      what firearm would that be?
      No one has any real way of knowing, firearms are personal objects. While I get what BerettaBone is saying IE get a gun the way you want it, you don't really know yet what you want, or like, or won't like.

      Stock Glocks aren't that bad, if you're just going to do casual range shooting etc. Most guns can use a good trigger job regardless of make and model.

      Quote Originally Posted by TheLAGuy View Post
      Just outta curiosity, why so many holsters?

      I live in CA, so I'm guessing one, maybe two holsters will be enough as really the only time I'd be able to use them, is if stuff hit the fan!? Right?
      Again, holsters are a very personal things, pending on body type and make/model of firearm, it can take some trial and error to find "the right holster" for you.

      It's not uncommon for those that are "into carry" to end up with a half dozen holsters or more.

      As you're in LA, don't sweat the carry/holster issue as you're not going to get a permit any time soon.

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      What else would you use a gun for rather than casual shooting? I mean they're for protection but hopefully you dont have to go that far, right?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dragonheart View Post
      If you buy any Glock be warned the factory trigger is poor. It's OK for a carry gun, but if you want to shoot well you will need to have a trigger job done. .
      ??? Um no, the factory glock triggers are fine...

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