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    treysc1471 is offline Junior Member
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    First Handgun questions

    I turn 21 in two months and I've always been very interested in handguns and I want to purchase one. I really just want it for shooting at the range and learning how to shoot before I move on to a better gun. I have done a little research on the Bersa Thunder .38 and the ruger p95 which are in my price range of around $300. I want a semi automatic gun and not a revolver. Does anyone have any advice on either of these guns or any others in this category? Also does anyone recommend a certain caliber for my first gun?

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    If this is for purely range time how about a .22.Ruger has a great semi and would be perfect to learn how to shoot effectively.All handguns require the same shooting skills.Learn on a .22 and then step up.It is also a very fun one to shoot.A .22 can give you alot of pure enjoyment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skullfr View Post
    If this is for purely range time how about a .22.Ruger has a great semi and would be perfect to learn how to shoot effectively.All handguns require the same shooting skills.Learn on a .22 and then step up.It is also a very fun one to shoot.A .22 can give you alot of pure enjoyment.
    Thanks, Ill check the .22 Ruger out.

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    I got a p95 as my first gun. Ive carried it daily for over 2-3 years. I love it. 9m ammo is second cheapest aside from .22. Like the previous poster said if its just a range gun get a .22 it's cheapest to shoot.

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    +1 on the .22 or save a little more and get a 9mm and a conversion kit to .22...............JJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by chessail77 View Post
    +1 on the .22 or save a little more and get a 9mm and a conversion kit to .22...............JJ
    A good example of this is the sig p226 and p229. You can get the upper receiver and barrel for a 22, 40, 9, and 357. Although it's expensive. I believe it's worth it.

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