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    I think it's kind of funny, that a lot of people suggest using CHEAP ammo....spend a few bucks more, and shoot something of a bit higher quality, saves you troubles down the line.......I see people using cheap ammo, and a week later, they're asking why their firearm keeps misfiring, stovepiping, FTF, etc.

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    I've never really seen any cheap ammo. But, I have seen less expensive ammo.

    If you happen to have a firearm that you've shot a lot of rounds thru, and you know it functions just fine, then yes, go ahead and buy some less-expensive ammo and see if it cycles fine.

    But, if I buy a new gun, I'm gonna put good ammo thru it, if for nothing else, just to make sure that the gun functions correctly.

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    I'm going to suggest something different a revolver 38/357 use it for target pratice self defense and when camping fishing for snakes or animals that can threaten your life and limb. Is easy to use and very reliable. Suggest S&W or Ruger

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    The FMJ ammo at Walmart are not "cheap", they're just inexpensive/less expensive and are great for target shooting. I use the ammo that cost $1 or more per round for personal defense and get the ones that cost $10-$15/box of 50 for target shooting.

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    So I think I'm going go with a 9mm for my first gun, then through time I'll get a .40, .45, .357, etc. Now I need to figure what! My local gun shop/ shooting range has only a glock and berretta for 9mm in rentals so I'm watching a lot of videos online on different guns to choose. I have been liking the walther ppq but not sure yet. My lgs has one and I've felt it and it feels good, but that's different from feeling it shooting. So kinda in bind and looking at buying blindly a little, mostly going off videos. So any suggestions shoot away so I can watch videos on them.

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    Check out the Ruger SR9.....got all the safeties, good price point, good sights, good trigger.......

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    If you are undecided on which caliber to go with for your 1st gun, I suggest you shoot some at the range to see which one you will like best. I like the .45 ACP better than the 9mm but 9mm ammo is cheaper so I practice more with it. I agree the 9mm is a good choice for 1st gun. I have the SR9 and the SR9c in stainless. Both are excellent 9mm pistols.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    no dumb question is this forum
    we're here to help
    i don't have a lot of knowledge to ammo sensitivity

    one other thing - remember the sig 226 actually won the army tests in 1985 - the gun that is - they lost the contract due to the Maintenance bid was higher than Beretta's
    That's BS. The sig 226 did not actually win the army tests(the gun that is), the M9 and Sig 226 were the only two to pass the requirements and trials held in 1984 not 1985. In January of 1985 the M9 was adopted as the official sidearm of the U.S. military mainly do to under bidding Sig(which in my opinion are over priced) and having a plant in Maryland up and running. What part of the test did it win? Reliability, durability, etc? According to Beretta the M9 was held more reliable than the Sig 226 during the trials, but ask Sig and they will probably give you an opposite answer.
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    I am set on 9mm for my first gun, then through time it will be other sizes and what not. I have shot a 9mm before and .45 and I did like both but I think right now a 9mm will be logical. It just depends what!

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    Go 9 mm Glock, it's the best.
    If you are inexpert, remember that glocks doesn't have safetyes.
    Bye

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    I will say I am not a full glock person yet so I'm not looking at them for my first gun. Like mentioned before I do like the walther ppq, seen a lot of videos on them and held one at my local shop and did like it a lot. I'm going check out that Ruger people mentioned and I did try and felt a sig 2022 I believe and liked it.

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    Question for you guys, I have heard that when you buy a new gun you shouldn't shoot it first instead you should clean it first cause company's over oil, is this true?

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    It's not in the manuals but yes, I cleaned all the new guns before taking them to the range.

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    Ok I will have to dothat when getting gun. Sadly it's taking longer then I wanted because of holiday and gf bday in same month! Plus just got back to working at my job after being on a horrible 6 month medical leave. But it does help me do research! Just gotta make sure I get gun before permit expires!

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