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    medlhed is offline Junior Member
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    Im trying to figure out what would be some good guns for me.

    hello, im a new member and i am just trying to find out what types of guns would be best in everyones opinion. I currently am serveing in the U.S. Army reserve and am in the middle of my second tour in iraq. I currently have a shotgun that my grandfather passed down to me and i would like to know any and all info about it. Also I would like to know any thing about the different manufactors like kimber and others. If they are good guns or not. Thank you and welcome to my thread.

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    Welcome from North Carolina.

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    Another welcome from NC.

    As to your question, read this forum from cover to cover, ask any questions you have without reservation, and you'll find any answers you need.

    Thanks for your service, stay safe!

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    First, thank you for your service to this country. Second, welcome from southeast Texas. Third, what type of handguns are you interested in, revolvers, semi auto's, calibers, etc.? What shotgun did your grandfather leave to you?

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    Welcome to the forum, Medlhed. you will find all the information you need, and some info you don't, on this message board. see ya around the forum.

    laterz.

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    medlhed is offline Junior Member
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    Thank you for all the replies. My grandfather left me a rather old shotgun. A winchester 12 gauge from 1897. Im looking to get in to hunting when i get back as soon as i get a hunting permit and a gun permit. I also would like to get a pistol. My unit is doing a deal for some soliders, we can have a kimber 1911 custom 2. The options are 3",4",and 5". I decided that i wouldnt get one just for the fact that i dont know much about them and they are 950 dollars plus 150 for a wooden felt box.

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    judgeparker is offline Junior Member
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    Thank you for your service medlhed. Your grandpaws shot gun may and probably does have a Damascus twist barrel that was made from three or four flat pieces of steel that were heated red hot then hammered together around a solid form .The problem with these old Damascus twist barrels is that rust you can not see gets in the seams and weakens them. DO NOT SHOOT that old shot gun until you take it to a good gunsmith because it might blow apart. If it were mine and it belonged to my grandfather I would clean it carefully and put it in my safe as a prised keepsake. Buy yourself a good pump 12ga like a Mossberg 500 it can be used for hunting and cant be beat for home defense. As for a pistol don't rush when you get home shop around and find the one you really like Good luck and come home safe!

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    Welcome aboard. Buy one of each until you run out of money.

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