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  1. New to Handguns Area
    Hello, I am looking to hopefully purchase my first handgun sometime in October (maybe sooner). I am curious as to what suggestions anyone may have based on my budget (<$600) and current preferences. I prefer new vs used. I like heavy, larger frame revolvers. Looks like I prefer smaller, heavier...
  2. General Discussion
    Working on a project that shares the stories of individuals in Southern California about to purchase a new gun. First-time buyer?! Adding to a collection? Finally found a rare antique? If you’re open to sharing your story, please write gunbuyerproject (at) gmail (dot) com. Tell us about yourself...
  3. General Semi-Auto
    I recently ordered a Springfield XD40 and a Rossi 971 4in .357 blued.:smt082 My GF doesnt want to hear about it so I figured I had to tell someone! I wanted a carry pistol but i felt it would be better to get the full size service xd. Will that be to big to conceal? (I live in Minnesota where it...
  4. General Semi-Auto
    This is the first forum I've EVER registered/signed up for. I've been planning and dreaming of purchasing my first handgun for a while. Im at the point that I can afford to purchase a high quality gun and I've done some of my own research, but before I pull the trigger I thought Id get a little...
  5. Ruger
    Hello everyone. I'm new to these forums and firearms but I have been getting a great deal of friendly and incredibly helpful advice since joining this community. I still feel I have a long way to go before being very comfortable with firearms. My instructor brought a variety of firearms for me...
  6. New to Handguns Area
    For my first gun I was thinking a S&W M&P40c I basically tried every gun in the case at my LGS and it just felt right. I've done a lot of research on these and they seem like great guns. The one they had was used and they wanted $425 for it. Is that a fair price or should I spend a little more...
  7. New to Handguns Area
    I just completed a 3 hours Introduction to Handguns course from my local range. I shot 50 rounds with a Sig Sauer P229. I am going to try some other guns before I purchase, but the range doesn't have the guns I'd like to try. The problem I had was that, when I de-cocked the gun, I had to...
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