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    Total gun newb from North VA

    Hi all,

    Complete gun newbie from North Virginia here, actually originally Kansas City, MO, just moved here last Sept. I have no military, law enforcement or gun experience and am really looking for information on handguns.

    If anybody could recommend books, magazines or websites for a complete utter noob about handguns I'd really appreciate it. I'm essentially just a citizen concerned about my own safety with all the stupid violent vulgarities on the streets and looking to get a handgun for personal safety and maybe some recreational shooting just to improve my marksmanship.

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    welcome to the forum! im sure youll enjoy it and learn alot!

    as far as your question goes, im fairly certain everyone on this forum will tell you to take a saftey class (and you should). and this website has a lot of great info on it as well, hope it helps!


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    Welcome to the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rccola712 View Post
    welcome to the forum! im sure youll enjoy it and learn alot!

    as far as your question goes, im fairly certain everyone on this forum will tell you to take a saftey class (and you should). and this website has a lot of great info on it as well, hope it helps!

    That was my first thought. I don't have a hand gun yet, do I need one for a safety class? XD Sorry if these are really dumb questions. Thanks.

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    i think www.handgunforum.net is a pretty good place to start i hear they have lots of info on just about any gun u can think of........lol

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    Welcome from Eastern North Carolina.

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    Welcome to the forum!

    If you haven't already done so, please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the forum guidelines and some of the other important forum rules.

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    Welcome to the Forum, I am sure you will find all sorts of information here. You are taking the right steps by coming and asking questions there is plenty of expirence that can be found within these pages, the only stupid question is the one that goes unasked.

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    By all means read all you can and get an understanding, but definately take a safety course. Reading is great but there is no substitute for hands on learning. I imagine if you check with some of your local gun stores they could hook you up with someone that could get you some training and hands on help. Good luck and welcome.

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    i doubt a saftey class is required to get a handgun, but its definitly a good idea to get one. you may have to get a permit to get a handgun though, you do here in nc.



    this should be a pretty good place to look to double check

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    BONJOUR from rural France.

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    And another welcome from southern AZ!

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