Thread: I want to get a gun, advice?
4/07/2007 10:13am, #11
Smith and Wesson used to make a fine gun, but now a days, I wouldn't buy one because S&W are a bunch of sell out ***** **** fags.“We are surrounded by warships and don’t have time to talk. Please pray for us.” — One Somali Pirate.
4/07/2007 10:40am, #12Originally Posted by pauli
Bear in mind the following was told to me by a drunk buddy who, while not a habitual liar, may have been fucking with me in the particular instance;
I heard a horrible story concerning the GWOT where a guy was dispatched to kill a terrorist halawada (google it) in an allied country. As he wanted to frame Shin Bet, he chose a ruger .22 pistol modified to be fully automatic. (Shin bet likes to empty an entire clip of .22 into a guys neck then run off on a motorcycle.)
Without going into too much detail, he wound up chasing the man down the street at 3am with 20 rounds of .22 jostling around his windpipe, and had to bash his head in when he collapsed after a few blocks. So even in the right hands, a .22 is not well suited to a controlled, well planned assassination, much less spontanious, confusing and terrifying self defense.
Start out with a .357 or a .40 - you only really need one firearm unless you're compensating or a hunter. With the money you save, buy your wife a present.
edit: the .38 is a f4g0t round that doesn't kill. Look into the US invasion of the Philippines.
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4/07/2007 10:50am, #13
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So I guess I'm gonna use it to for practice at the shooting range (haven't shot a thing in over 2 decades), and something with manly power but a short (4") barrel (a .357 Magnum Revolver as oldman suggested) ... and a shotgun (I'm on a buying spree) :new_alienRead this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.
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4/07/2007 2:40pm, #14
Go to a gun store that rents guns. Tell them up front what you are looking for. Let them know that you are serious about buying - from them - and they will bend over backwards with advice and assistance.
You can spend $50-$100 in an afternoon of shooting many different models and calibers. In the long run that money will be well spent. Professional experience + first hand experience = winning combination.
4/07/2007 10:14pm, #15Originally Posted by fubar
edit: holy **** sfgoon, that story was awesome. more plz.
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4/07/2007 11:53pm, #16
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first bit of advice ...when buying a gun don't do this
4/08/2007 1:09am, #17
Did anyone recomend a GAU-19 yet?
4/08/2007 4:50am, #18
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We started humbly at G(lock) 19... You jumped a few levels, but it's OK, OP's range of choice just got a bit broader...
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4/08/2007 1:38pm, #19
Mossberg 500 series, I would say, relatively cheap, fun to fire, and minimal maintenence time, good for a beginner, if you want a shotgun that is...
4/08/2007 4:48pm, #20
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Colt Peacemaker. Or a BAR. Or, better yet, a Wind And The Lion-style Winchester.