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pabster
03-07-2012, 12:18 PM
Hey everyone! I was referred to this site by a member over at For B Bodies Only, as I'm a Mopar nut. Couldn't be more of a FNG here, just starting to begin the process of buying my first firearm.

Looking for a weapon for home defense... nothing happened that made me want to go this route, more that I feel like a firearm in my house is something I won't need until I really need it, better to have it just in case.

Starting to zero in on either a 9mm pistol or .38 special revolver for my needs. I've heard the shotgun argument, but I'm sticking with a pistol to start with. Any input into what to consider purchasing would be much appreciated.

Thanks, looking forward to being a member of Calguns!

thomashoward
03-07-2012, 1:11 PM
welcome from Santa Rosa

Follow this thread. good advice and informative for the first timer
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=8173797#post8173797
I would recommend going to a range that has loaners and try a few out

Fishing,Hunting and other in Vacaville
Bullseye in San Rafael
Center Mass Shooting range in Vacaville

WolfSamurai
03-07-2012, 1:25 PM
Welcome to CalGuns.

odysseus
03-07-2012, 1:26 PM
Howdy neighbor!

.22guy
03-07-2012, 4:20 PM
Welcome to Calguns! :)

biloutkast
03-07-2012, 4:31 PM
Welcome aboard~!

SoCal Bob
03-07-2012, 4:49 PM
Welcome to Calguns.

bsg
03-07-2012, 5:06 PM
welcome to the forum.

sl4ck3r
03-07-2012, 5:14 PM
welcome! try out the different guns at renter ranges and then decide :)

den888
03-07-2012, 5:31 PM
Welcome!

bikr4jc
03-07-2012, 6:28 PM
Welcome!!!

zod
03-07-2012, 7:09 PM
Welcome aboard.

Flowmini98
03-07-2012, 8:57 PM
Welcome, I just made my first handgun purchase and before I went to CenterMass range in Vacaville and shot about 10 different handguns along with 3 that my buddy brought with him...I narrowed my choices down greatly after doing that.

pabster
03-07-2012, 10:04 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome! I'll be heading to the nearest range... probably Bullseye in San Rafael, very soon to start narrowing the search!

LikeAllGuns
03-07-2012, 11:35 PM
have fun.....This place rocks

t0kie
03-08-2012, 6:09 AM
Welcome to Calguns.

xXx Sir Sik xXx
03-08-2012, 6:28 AM
Welcome

Sonny188
03-08-2012, 3:32 PM
Welcome!

h0use
03-08-2012, 4:17 PM
welcome

Wicked Pete
03-09-2012, 6:27 AM
Yea, Mopar.

Home defense? My opinion: most anything that goes "bang" will do the job. There are skills involved....yunno?...situational awareness/being "surgical" with your weapon. Good Lawyer.

Ubermcoupe
03-09-2012, 9:27 PM
Pabster,

Welcome to Calguns! I would suggest checking out the Handgun section (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/forumdisplay.php?f=66). :)

DeanW66
03-12-2012, 1:55 PM
Welcome aboard! Lots of useful info and helpful folks 'round these parts.

Sunderland
03-12-2012, 10:48 PM
Welcome aboard.

pabster
04-12-2012, 3:10 PM
Yee haw! Took a beginner handgun course yesterday, very informative and enjoyable. Got out on the range, and shot a .22, and a 9mm. Found the Glock 34 to be the perfect fit, felt good in my hand, I was comfortable shooting it, and had no problem getting some good groupings at 7 yards. Not far, I know, but hey- it's a good start.

So I plunked down the cash, passed the safety test, filled out the paperwork. I'll be taking my new gun home in 10 days! As someone completely new to firearms, I couldn't be happier. I'm sure I'll be posting a lot more soon. Thanks for the warm welcome and the great advice!

C.Bronson
04-12-2012, 4:07 PM
hello hello...from santa rosa
Cheers
Bart

Colt-45
04-12-2012, 7:07 PM
Welcome to the forum.