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Old February 5th, 2010, 07:23 AM   #21
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Fantastic!!!! Thank you all for your help!!!! I did not even know you could rent. That is exactly what I am going to do.

Thank you all for your very helpful advice.

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Whatever you decide to buy make sure you practice with it and I don't mean practice shooting paper with one eye closed and at full draw. Practice pulling the gun out of your concealment position and firing rounds off. Don't think so much about perfect shots but getting the gun up and firing. 90% of gun fights happen within 7 yards that is roughly the distance of your out stretched arms and another persons. During thses gunfights 6 to 7 rounds are normally exchanged with only 2 hitting their target. This means it is not necessarily who can shoot better but who gets the gun up AND on target first. Don't carry a gun and pull it if you don't want to use it. This is a good way to escalate a situation and get yourself killed.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 01:53 PM   #23
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Whatever you decide to buy make sure you practice with it and I don't mean practice shooting paper with one eye closed and at full draw. Practice pulling the gun out of your concealment position and firing rounds off. Don't think so much about perfect shots but getting the gun up and firing. 90% of gun fights happen within 7 yards that is roughly the distance of your out stretched arms and another persons. During thses gunfights 6 to 7 rounds are normally exchanged with only 2 hitting their target. This means it is not necessarily who can shoot better but who gets the gun up AND on target first. Don't carry a gun and pull it if you don't want to use it. This is a good way to escalate a situation and get yourself killed.
7 yards = 21 feet. You have very long arms, my friend.
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my bad 3 yards
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AR15 and then show it off at Pondorosa.
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AR15 and then show it off at Pondorosa.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 05:18 PM   #28
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Give a 629 Smith a try.

I have a S&W .38 special airweight. With a ligt weigt gun such as that it takes a lot of practice to get used to it. It jumps.

I also have a 45 M&P S&W. I like it much more than the Glock. The big thing is to make sure you are comfortable with the gun and that the gun fits you.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 01:44 PM   #29
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Went to Target sports today and they were very helpful. Fired a M&P range size 9mm. Very nice!! Going to try a Glock next.
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Went to Target sports today and they were very helpful. Fired a M&P range size 9mm. Very nice!! Going to try a Glock next.
Good job educating yourself, you're on your way to being a responsible gun owner.
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Went to Target today as well, tried out a S&W .357, shot .38 spl

Haven't fired a revolver before, the fit and balance were good, but still a little cramped on the middle and ring fingers.

Shot 2 boxes of .38, need more range time to get my groupings tighter, these were all at 50 feet.

I went to the Royal Oak store, I highly reccommend them, very helpful and courteous.
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Just remember that Guns Galore usually has the same exact firearm in stock except for a lot cheaper. And being you live in white lake its probably the same drive to either one. Shoot at Target, deal with GG bs cutsomer service and save some $$$$$$.

Oh and when you go to the police office to get your purchase permit the hours are illegal (supposed to be the same hours they conduct normal business) but to avoid a confrontation be there before 4pm Tues Wed Fri and before 430 on thurs (note no monday hours even though they conduct normal business on monday.) But make sure the records lady that notarizes your permit signs it. She didn't sign mine and I had to wait 4 days because of the shitty hours thing and lost out on my gun I wanted. Which that was Firing Lines fault.
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