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qtmac_mien
03-02-2010, 5:56 PM
I've been wanting a handgun for now for a few months so i decided to take my handgun safety test a month ago. i narrowed my choices down to a Springfield XD or Beretta Px4 storm both in a .40cal but i was leaning more towards the Storm. All the local places i went to in my town either didn't have one i could play with or couldn't get period because their dealers was back ordered and i had already saved up money for one. After i found out no one could get one for awhile i just stopped looking and decided to spend the money i saved up.

Well today a new gun shop opened and i decided to go take a look at what they got. First thing i went to look at was the bolt action rifles because i've been wanting a Remington 700 in a 308. I then get done talking to the guy about the 700 and decided to just ask if they had any Beretta Px4 storms. He then walks down to the very first gun case and pulls out 2 of them. I'm thinking to myself they are both 9mm because that's what all the other shops had. He puts them down in front of me and i see a .40 SnW on one of the tags and i'm like wow they actually have what i want. They close at 6pm and now its 530 and im just pondering if i should get it now or wait again. So i start talking to them about other crap like our local shooting ranges, where they use to work etc.. and next thing in know im signing papers and putting down a deposit for the Beretta.

Now the wait begins and i get to pick it up on the 12 @6pm when they close. Great

sirgiles
03-02-2010, 6:03 PM
congrats! we await your range report and gun porn.

evidens83
03-02-2010, 6:10 PM
Very fine choice! Congrats make sure you update us with pics when its out of jail!

Donkeypunch0420
03-02-2010, 6:12 PM
Congrats! Sounds like the salesperson used the "assumption close" on ya. Worked fine huh?

Greg-Dawg
03-02-2010, 6:20 PM
Congrats the PX4 Storm is a good gun. But I prefer ze Glocks.

Echidin
03-02-2010, 6:33 PM
Congratulations on your first handgun. And the addiction begins...

nn3453
03-02-2010, 6:43 PM
Congrats.

Now practice!

Is there a reason you did not want the 9mm?

qtmac_mien
03-02-2010, 6:52 PM
Congrats.

Now practice!

Is there a reason you did not want the 9mm?

thanks everyone

i didn't want a 9mm because it's so common and i just wanted something a little diff. I'm not yet a hardcore gunny so everything i learn is from calguns.net or my co-worker who is the biggest gun whore ever. i talk to him a lot and he is what got me to go .40 over 9mm and .45

Synergy
03-02-2010, 7:18 PM
thanks everyone

i didn't want a 9mm because it's so common and i just wanted something a little diff. I'm not yet a hardcore gunny so everything i learn is from calguns.net or my co-worker who is the biggest gun whore ever. i talk to him a lot and he is what got me to go .40 over 9mm and .45

.45 FTW... Dont be a scared of em! :D

qtmac_mien
03-02-2010, 7:23 PM
.45 FTW... Dont be a scared of em! :D


hahaha if i EVER decide to get another pistol it will be a kimber .45

A426RIDER
03-02-2010, 7:27 PM
Welcome to the club. :clap:

Joe
03-02-2010, 7:29 PM
Congrats! Sounds like the salesperson used the "assumption close" on ya. Worked fine huh?

The only difference is he actually wanted to purchase the px4

Joe
03-02-2010, 7:30 PM
thanks everyone

i didn't want a 9mm because it's so common and i just wanted something a little diff. I'm not yet a hardcore gunny so everything i learn is from calguns.net or my co-worker who is the biggest gun whore ever. i talk to him a lot and he is what got me to go .40 over 9mm and .45

you wanted something different so you got a .40? lol :D

Gress
03-02-2010, 7:34 PM
hahaha if i EVER decide to get another pistol it will be a kimber .45

And this will happen before you know :)

Congrats and welcome!

qtmac_mien
03-02-2010, 7:34 PM
you wanted something different so you got a .40? lol :D

lol i know its not DIFFERENT but its something different around here and what all my buddys have

Ding126
03-02-2010, 7:35 PM
Congrats!! When you grow older..you'll want an HK.




j/k

HkFan416
03-02-2010, 7:43 PM
congrats man. The beretta is a fine weapon. Be sure to post pics

qtmac_mien
03-02-2010, 7:46 PM
ill be sure to post pics with my pride and joy ar too lol

walter
03-02-2010, 7:57 PM
My pref if money no issue auto only 45,9,22,40,380 and the only reason the 40 is in front of the 380 cuz I have t found a reliabl 380 yet. I absolutely HATE 40.

tempurasan
03-02-2010, 8:11 PM
qtmac_mien,

Congrats! I just joined this forum so I figured my first post shall be one to congrats a fellow new gun owner. Today I also bought my first handgun. After a couple months of research, I started out wanting a 1911 to wanting an SR9. My other choices were the SIG P226 and the Browning Hi Power. About a week ago a friend just casually dropped "why not CZ?" I couldn't believe that it had never entered my mind before.

So I started researching and became very interested in the CZ 75b (though I was also enamored with the SP-01). The reason i wanted a CZ 75b is because it looked and felt alot like a Hi Power. So today after taking the HSC at the local Turner's, I handled a CZ 75b 9mm. I was very impressed. I also played around with an Ruger SR9, although I liked it, I didn't love it as much as the CZ. But deep down I really wanted a .40. So after much difficulty I decided to try one more gun shop, and if I didn't find a .40 I would come back and purchase the pistol. Guess what, the next shop I went to HAD a 75b .40. I immediately purchased it. Now for the 10 long days of sleepless nights until I can start shedding lead at the local range.

Anyway, rather longwinded, but it's a pretty big moment for me. Congratulation on the new gun!

Catheaven
03-02-2010, 8:11 PM
hahaha if i EVER decide to get another pistol it will be a kimber .45


That's what i'm aiming to get for my 2nd handgun too

chvz80
03-02-2010, 8:14 PM
so what are you buying next? :D

chvz80
03-02-2010, 8:16 PM
That's what i'm aiming to get for my 2nd handgun too

I get to pick up my kimber on the 6th @ 4:02, they are worth every penny.

nrvnqsrxk
03-02-2010, 8:31 PM
LOL I had to resist the urge to tell Tempurasan to go post in the introductions thread before continuing.

Note to self: This is Calguns, not LF.

Congrats on your purchase! I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun with the Storm. Make sure you invest in yourself and get some training! Don't know where you're located, but look up ITTS with Scott Reitz in the LA area or Firearms Training Associates in Corona (google ftatv).

qtmac_mien
03-02-2010, 8:59 PM
qtmac_mien,

Congrats! I just joined this forum so I figured my first post shall be one to congrats a fellow new gun owner. Today I also bought my first handgun. After a couple months of research, I started out wanting a 1911 to wanting an SR9. My other choices were the SIG P226 and the Browning Hi Power. About a week ago a friend just casually dropped "why not CZ?" I couldn't believe that it had never entered my mind before.

So I started researching and became very interested in the CZ 75b (though I was also enamored with the SP-01). The reason i wanted a CZ 75b is because it looked and felt alot like a Hi Power. So today after taking the HSC at the local Turner's, I handled a CZ 75b 9mm. I was very impressed. I also played around with an Ruger SR9, although I liked it, I didn't love it as much as the CZ. But deep down I really wanted a .40. So after much difficulty I decided to try one more gun shop, and if I didn't find a .40 I would come back and purchase the pistol. Guess what, the next shop I went to HAD a 75b .40. I immediately purchased it. Now for the 10 long days of sleepless nights until I can start shedding lead at the local range.

Anyway, rather longwinded, but it's a pretty big moment for me. Congratulation on the new gun!

thanks and congrats to you too hahah

kozumasbullitt
03-02-2010, 9:17 PM
thanks everyone

i didn't want a 9mm because it's so common and i just wanted something a little diff. I'm not yet a hardcore gunny so everything i learn is from calguns.net or my co-worker who is the biggest gun whore ever. i talk to him a lot and he is what got me to go .40 over 9mm and .45

thats funny, i wanted a 9mm and i found only 40 models until i went to BAGV and they had both.

Ivonne
03-02-2010, 9:21 PM
Welcome to our world, the fun starts now!!! I love my Px4 40...You will too!

Have fun!!