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    elkhunter108 is offline Junior Member
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    Finally 21! Looking to purchase first pistol.

    I am looking to purchase my first pistol. Looking for good suggestions. I know I want something with bigger then a 9mm. I will use it when I bow hunt for protection against bear/cats as well as personal protection as I am about to enroll for Concealed Weapons class. Just seeing what people have and what they think? Thanks

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    You'll need 2 firearms...........one for bear/cats, and one for conceal carry................pretty hard to find one that will accomplish both situations.

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    For the bear/cats I would take my 44 Magnum (S&W Model 629 4"barel)........... For concealed carry I have a Ruger SP101 .357 Magnum with 3"inch barel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berettabone View Post
    You'll need 2 firearms...........one for bear/cats, and one for conceal carry................pretty hard to find one that will accomplish both situations.
    Haha, a Glock 29sf (10mm) will accomplish both goals

    I had a G30sf (.45 version of the 29sf) and they are awesome guns!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkhunter108 View Post
    I am looking to purchase my first pistol. Looking for good suggestions. I know I want something with bigger then a 9mm. I will use it when I bow hunt for protection against bear/cats as well as personal protection as I am about to enroll for Concealed Weapons class. Just seeing what people have and what they think? Thanks
    I strongly suggest that you use the forum's search function, looking for "new gun" and "first gun" topics, as well as topics relating to your own preferred choices.
    All of this has been discussed at length before, here, and it's silly to want to reinvent the wheel without a little preparation.

    Note, also, that the 9mm is probably completely inadequate against bears—unless your desire is only to make the bear angry, as well as hungry.

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    Good luck being accurate with a bear charging.......
    Quote Originally Posted by jakeleinen1 View Post
    Haha, a Glock 29sf (10mm) will accomplish both goals

    I had a G30sf (.45 version of the 29sf) and they are awesome guns!!!!

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    Not sure you can drop a full grown enraged bear with a 10 mm or .45 but if it works be sure and bring a change of underwear along

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