welcome and congrats
Hey, everyone. I'm new to handguns, but with a little one on the way, I gotta be prepared to defend my family. Striving to be as responsible in gun ownership as fatherhood. If anyone cares to share tips on shooting (or raising a baby) please, really PLEASE don't be shy, all assistance is greatly appreciated.
Welcome to the site, and congratulations on BOTH of your new additions (child AND handgun)!
Welcome and congratulations from a fellow Texan.
Thanks for the welcome, y'all.
Grinder, I bought a Ruger LC9. Just waiting for it to arrive at FFL.
Can someone suggest some decent, reasonably priced, and clean shooting 9mm ammo? I've searched and am considering Remington® UMC 9mm Luger Handgun Ammo Mega Pack of 250 rounds for $62.99. Back in another life, I shot shotgun and Remington was usual brand I bought for my Remington 12 ga. But I don't have a clue on handgun bullets. Anybody familiar with either the gun or ammo I've listed?
The past couple of years, Rem seems to be having the lower quality ammo of the major companies. I would suggest Black Hills, Hornady, CCI/Speer, Federal or Winchester over Rem; but you need to see what fires best in YOUR firearm.
Take an instructional course. I would suggest starting out with the NRA Basic Pistol Course.
Be aware there are several 9mm names, and they are not all the same. The 9mm Luger is also known as the 9mm Parabellum and 9x19. 9mm NATO has a higher chamber pressure than a standard 9x19. For a 9x19 that is approved for +P ammo, the 9mm NATO should not damage the firearm as long as the ammo and firearm are not defective. 9mm NATO has a lower chamber pressure than 9mm +P. Stay away from 9MM +P+ ammo, as most is made for sub-machine guns. Very few handguns are approved for 9mm +P+. If you feel you need this much power, look at going to a different caliber.
9x19=9mm Luger=9mm Parabellum.
9x17=.380 ACP=9mm Short=9mm Kurz
Be careful if you reload, as you cannot use the same 9mm bullet in all different 9mm cartridges. One example is the bullet for a 9mm Makarov is wider in diameter than the bullet for a 9x19.