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    Default Tips and more for first time handgun owners/shooters

    Thought we could open a real can of worms with a title like this.

    My first comment is about what I carry and why.
    Glock 19 in 9mm

    With my body type the G19 is easy enough for me to conceal. It is large enough for me to comfortably get good contact with both hands on the frame. The distance between the front and rear sight allows for reasonably good aim. Glocks are known for being reliable. They are simple to break down and clean.

    While I really wanted a Glock in .357 Sig I eventually decided against this choice for several reasons. 1) cost of ammo. 2) availability of ammo 3) .357 Sig will go through several walls and a refrigerator before it starts to slow down. I do not want to be responsable for damage to my next door neighbor 4) 9mm is possably the most common round on the market today with the exception of the .22

    Most shootings take place at a distance of about 4 feet. In other words a very short step and arms length. Are you mentally prepaired to shoot and live with the life changing result of that shooting? I would do anything possable to avoid having to shoot. Walking away or running away may be the best choice. The recent shooting in Colorado is something most sheepdogs will mentally struggle with. If they had been armed what would they have done? Yes we have a thread on this topic.

    The choice to carry or even have a firearm in your home is not a choice to be taken lightly.
    Last edited by AlfaDog; 08-04-2012 at 03:20 PM.
    To be vigilant, prepared and capable is more than a motto;
    it is a duty to those we love and care for.


    The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
    but because of those who look on and do nothing."....
    Albert Einstein

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