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    Hello from a Newbie.

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    Hi all,
    Great site, very informative. Looking to purchase my first firearm soon. Think I'm going to go with a Browning Buckmark. I want something to get comfortable with, plink around and shoot targets. The ammo is cheap enough and, from what I've been reading. It seems like to perfect choice for a novice to learn the basics and have fun with.
    I'm from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Name is Joe

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    welcome from southern oregon

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    Welcome and good choice of first gun. And might I suggest taking a entry level shooting class, it really helps speed up the learning curve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stangfreek94 View Post
    Hi all,
    Great site, very informative. Looking to purchase my first firearm soon. Think I'm going to go with a Browning Buckmark. I want something to get comfortable with, plink around and shoot targets. The ammo is cheap enough and, from what I've been reading. It seems like to perfect choice for a novice to learn the basics and have fun with.
    I'm from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Name is Joe
    Welcome to the forum buddy! Good choice with the Browning.

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    Welcome to HandGunForum.net!
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    Welcome from a fellow newb. I just purchased a similar weapon, the Ruger 22/45. It was a toss up between the Ruger or the Browning. Never shot the Browning, so I went with the Ruger.

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    Thanks everyone. I put a deposit down on a Buckmark Contour Tacticle wed. Just the long wait now.
    I also held and thought hard about the Ruger. But, in the end the Browning just felt better in my hand. I'm sure either 1 is far more capable than I am.

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    Welcome Stangfreek94,From Jax's Florida..

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    nice choice for your first firearm, you are correct something like the buckmark or mark III would be the best thing to get familiar with handguns. youd be surprised how many people who've never shot a handgun want something like a 45 for their first. but anyways great choice and welcome to the forum from the great state of shooting s**t alabama.

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    I would second the no .45 (or .357..) for a first handgun.
    That is what I semi regularly started shooting on, and I was always upset that I couldnt get a grouping closer than the diameter of a toilet seat... No joke, that was one of my first targets I started blasting at.... Maybe three out of the six shots would hit the lid when I first started shooting.

    I took out the Ruger this last Sunday. What a kick in the pants!! By the end of the 250+ rounds I put in it, I was pretty accurate both close, and 30+ yards (maybe a bit of luck as well...) if I took my time. On the other hand, I love how fast you can squeeze off rounds with that gun!!

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    Welcome, Joe.

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    Welcome from SE Texas.

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    welcome from AZ......

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