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    decided on new 9mm - what else do I need?

    I am getting my first handgun (beretta 92) and I am planning on taking some practice at the NRA facility in Fairfax VA. I am thinking about a case and ear protection. What else? My guess is any eye protection will be fine? I have ordered a biometric gun safe to keep it secure. I am going to do some target shooting and have it available for
    home defense but I would probably turn to my 12g pump for that.

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    Indoor ranges tend to be loud you may want earplugs or molded hard earplugs and the headset. Any safety approved glasses that aren't so cheap they distort your vision are fine. Get some dummy ammo to learn to handle the pistol safely and some snap caps for dry firing. As you said the 12 gauge should be your go to gun for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donn12 View Post
    I am getting my first handgun (beretta 92) and I am planning on taking some practice at the NRA facility in Fairfax VA. I am thinking about a case and ear protection. What else? My guess is any eye protection will be fine? I have ordered a biometric gun safe to keep it secure. I am going to do some target shooting and have it available for
    home defense but I would probably turn to my 12g pump for that.
    I would buy some decent ear muffs, and a couple spare magazines. I have soft cases for most of my handguns too. I like to have at least three magazines for each handgun I own. JMHO.

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    If you intend to carry, you'll want a good holster, mag carrier, and a strong (stiff) belt.
    Training is your friend, and good practice drills.

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    Before you develop bad habits, hire one of the freelance consultants from the bulletin board at the NRA or through one of the area commercial operations. You should start with the fundamentals and work into more advanced topics. Fundamentals are grip, stance, presentation, sighting, trigger pull, mag changes, safety, etc. You should also learn solutions to malfunctions so you can clear them in a life threatening situation..

    Find a good source for ammunition and a great holster. I like the Wild Bill's Fusion Paddle and Comp-Tac Kydex and Blade-Tech Kydex and the nextholster Guardian (IWB). Check out Natchez Shooting Supplies, Palmetto State Armory, USAammo, The-Armory, SGammo and Cheaperthandirt for good ammo prices. Buy in bulk My favorite target right now is Blazer Aluminum and Brass 115 for 9mm. PMC and USAammo also have great pricing but they tend to be smokier and a bit dirtier. For competition I am buying 147gr Lawman brass, and Ga Arms 147gr.

    The training is criticial.
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