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    Talking New member from Florida

    Hi to everyone, my name is Rick. I am completely new to handguns and very excited about purchasing my first. My wife has finally agreed to to let me own a handgun (insert tears of joy here) as I have only fired rifles in the past. I've held a few different handguns at the local range/shop can't remember which ones but I do remember one because of how perfect it felt in my hand, it was a S&W M&P 9mm. I will be making a purchase in the next few weeks so if there are any other suggestions please feel free.

    Happy and safe shooting to everyone.
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    Welcome from southeast Texas. For a first handgun, your choice of a 9mm is a good one.The M&P is a good handgun, but, if you can get to a range that rents, try as many as possible to give you better options. Glock, XD, M&P, Sig, etc. All good choices, just how much do you want to spend? Good luck with your search, keep us posted.

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    Welcome from a former FL resident and hopefully a return resident later this year!

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    Sarasota waving hello.
    your first job is finding a gun shop that has what you want.
    Forget the price. Just finding guns is hard.

    AFS

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    Quote Originally Posted by AirForceShooter View Post
    Sarasota waving hello.
    your first job is finding a gun shop that has what you want.
    Forget the price. Just finding guns is hard.

    AFS
    I'm also in sarasota. I've been to take aim

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    Welcome from Northern Colorado.

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    Hello from Maryland. +1 for the feel of the M&P 9mm. I just bought SA XDm 9mm. Good luck in your quest.

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    welcome from Michigan..Also check out the CZ 75 they come in a variety of compacts (like P01 and D PCR Compaact) and in full size ( CZ 75 BD, CZ 75 SP01)..

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    Welcome from Wyoming. If you like the M&P look at the springfield XD also.

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    Welcome from Orlando (soon to be St Pete).

    Congrats (all most) on the M&P. 'Course I'm biased. I own two. Use to own a Glock, use to own 4 XDs... Now just 2 M&Ps... 9PRO, and 9c. (And a few 3 or 4 others)

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    Welcome from Orlando.

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    Wecome to the forum, there are a lot of friendly and knowledgable people here so I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay.

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    Smile Welcome

    Welcome aboard from Pinellas County. It's always good to see another Floridian come join the fold.
    Note that there is an area for Floridian shooters (and all others), if you have Florida specific questions.

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    Welcome from California

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