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    super Newb!

    Hey guys! Quite new to guns and especially new to the site! I plan on making handguns a new hobby of mine...so i plan on learning alot from you guys and gals! I got my popcorn ready if y'all have the reading material!

    P.S. what would be a good handgun to start off with?! my brother has a .45 but i plan on carrying a .40?! any particular name brands?! or guns that feel good?!

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    Welcome to the forum.

    As for your question, I'll let someone smarter than me take a swing at that one.

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    Welcome to the forum!!

    and in regards to getting your first gun, your best bet is to do as much research as possible, a good place to start is the new shooter sticky here:http://handgunforum.net/showthread.php?t=14198

    also get out and hold as many guns as possible, this is the best way to learn what fits you the best. good luck on your search!

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    Welcome from 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

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    Welcome from southeast Texas.

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    Welcome to the forum shftyazn,

    If you haven't already, take rccola712's advice and follow the link that he provided above. That will save you about a month's worth of debating and research. Enjoy!


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    Of course read the sticky's that are listed. There are hundreds of years of combined experiece in them.
    My personal thoughts are these. #1 Take the N.R.A. Saftey course. You'll become better aquainted with the general types of manual of arms. (triggers, saftey, etc.) It is generally taught in small groups, so you'll be able to ask questios. It's about 4 hours of classroom, plus some range time. Your local range will most likely know a N.R.A. certfied instructor. #2 Then, go to your local gun shop / range and rent different models to get a more personal feel of some guns. Plan on several trips. Ensure to tell the Range Safety officer (R.O.) that you are a novice, and ask him to keep an eye on you.
    Don't be in a hurry to purchase a gun. There are a lot of good models out there, but you have to decide which best suits your needs.
    Happy Shooting

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    Welcome and check out the Smith& Wesson M & P .40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shftyazn View Post
    Hey guys! Quite new to guns and especially new to the site! I plan on making handguns a new hobby of mine...
    this hobby could be termed a sickness. you can't stop with just owning one gun. pretty soon, it will be one or two of every caliber...at least!!

    welcome to the forum.

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    Thanks guys for all the advice! I've held a few Springfield XDs and they feel pretty good in the hand. But I will take everybody's advice and I've already been reading the sticky's! Thanks again guys!

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    Read, read, read. Visit every forum, even the ones you don't think apply to you like specific brand forums. There's lot's of information everywhere here. Post any questions you have as there are no limits beyond the forum guidelines. Pay attention, there's alot of experience here. You'll learn how to shoot safely, you'll find your first gun, and you're off to the races. Welcome from NC.

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    Welcome from NC and you might want to check out the Glock section as they are pretty easy to use, but it is each to their own. Enjoy

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