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    Howdy all.New to the forum as well as handgun ownership and looking for advice.I'm going to be making my first purchase in the very near future and want some enlightened advice.

    Cheers all.

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    Howdy from the Lone Star State.

    The best advice I could give is go fire as many of the guns you are considering as you possibly can. Rent at the range or borrow from friends, if you can. It's difficult, at best, to try to make a decision solely based on reading literature, getting free advice on the internet or even handling pistols in a store. Being able to actually fire a gun is the best way to determine what feels best and shoots best for you. Everyone has a different opinion about which guns are the best. It will ultimately depend on your intended use of the gun, how it feels in your hand, amount you want to spend, etc.

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    Welcome to the forum! I think it's very important that one buys a gun based on what they are going to do with it, not necessarily what everyone else uses a gun for. Is it going to be used for home defense, carrying, hunting, target shooting, etc? Unfortunately no one gun does all of those best. You just have to make a decision and compromise. Again, most importantly, buy it for what YOU are going to do with it. Just my two bits.

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    Welcome along. Give us some information, what you want the gun for, how much you want to spend, and what classes have you or are planning to take and you will get a lot of good info and advice.

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