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11-17-2011, 4:18 PM
Good Afternoon to all I go by the name of RUGERGIRL I Have recently began to shoot guns and wondering if anyone can recommend a gun i might want to start off with to get used to the feeling and get a good stance down hit me up with any pointers. Thank you and look forward to meeting some new folks

Cen Cal Gunner
11-17-2011, 4:22 PM
Welcome to the forums Rugergirl!

11-17-2011, 4:25 PM
i'd suggest you post your question in either the "Ladies Forum" section, or "California handguns" section.

welcome to the forum.

11-17-2011, 4:26 PM
Welcome. Are you talking pistols or rifles?

11-17-2011, 4:30 PM
Welcome Aboard!:hurray:

11-17-2011, 4:30 PM
Welcome. Are you talking pistols or rifles?

now that's a good question, that i neglected to ask.

11-17-2011, 4:31 PM
Welcome! How about a ruger? :) I couldn't resist.

11-17-2011, 4:33 PM
Welcome Rugergirl! :)

SoCal Bob
11-17-2011, 5:17 PM
Welcome to Calguns. As noted above you didn't specify handgun or rifle, you also didn't specify caliber or price range.

I will just recommend that you don't overlook something in .22lr. They are usually less expensive to buy and at about $20 for a bulk box of .22lr they are inexpensive to shoot. All the skills you learn with a .22 work with all the other calibers. A 22 is also great to have to introduce new people to shooting, especially those who say they are afraid of guns.

11-17-2011, 5:41 PM
Welcome to Calguns! :)

Since your name is rugergirl, I'm gonna have to go ahead and say get a Ruger 10/22.

11-17-2011, 5:47 PM

11-17-2011, 5:57 PM
Welcome to Calguns!

11-17-2011, 5:59 PM
Thank You for all the Welcomes, I like my boyfriends Ruger .40SW and it seemed like a good calibur but he thinks i should try shooting a Revolver maybe a .38 for home protection. Looking for something compact. I tried the Glock 27 and it just didnt fit me. any suggestions on what i should try out at the range.


11-17-2011, 6:24 PM

Your bio indicates youre in Watsonville, so stop by Markleys and try a few handguns out. Ask for Paul, he's a really nice guy and will get you all squared away.

Be sure to hold them for feel, see what's good for you.

Over there I had a few favorites:

FN 5-7 5.7x28mm
Glock 17 9mm
Sig 226 9mm
CZ-75 9mm
Springfield XD 9mm
Ruger Mk/III .22LR
HK USP .45
Various 1911's in different chamberings

I shoot out there pretty regularly if you ever want to try out my XDm or my wife's SW 422, just drop a line.

11-17-2011, 6:40 PM
Welcome aboard!

11-17-2011, 8:10 PM
Welcome aboard.

Wicked Pete
11-18-2011, 8:52 AM

11-18-2011, 12:40 PM
Welcome aboard RUGERGIRL !

11-18-2011, 12:48 PM
welcome! are you looking at getting into handguns or rifles first? there was a recent discussion on good handguns for females in the ladies forum.

11-18-2011, 4:09 PM

11-19-2011, 3:01 AM
Welcome and have fun!

11-19-2011, 3:16 AM
Get a 1911 :D

11-19-2011, 7:19 AM
Welcome aboard from a fellow SC County resident! As suggested by others, check out the women-shooters forum here. And don't discount 22LR for learning.

Big Jake
11-19-2011, 7:38 AM