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2full2ride
03-12-2012, 9:38 PM
Hi my name is Mark and I have been doing extensive research on different guns, handguns and rifles. I want to know exactly what I am getting myself into before I get into it. Currently I am looking at an XD9mm or XD40. Also looking for an AR15 also.

jonc
03-12-2012, 9:39 PM
ENJOY!!!

paul0660
03-12-2012, 9:40 PM
Currently I am looking at an XD9mm or XD40

So, why? Price, material, availability, format.......? Those are good guns, but there are many others.

bsg
03-12-2012, 9:52 PM
welcome to the forum.

SoCal Bob
03-12-2012, 10:11 PM
Welcome to Calguns. I don't know what your budget is like but keep in mind that 9mm ammo is less expensive than .40 if you plan to shoot it a lot.

Sunderland
03-12-2012, 10:36 PM
Welcome aboard. There is a lot of good information posted in the stickies for Handguns and Centerfire rifles to start your search.

Bill Carson
03-12-2012, 10:51 PM
Welcome to Calguns

zod
03-12-2012, 11:55 PM
Welcome aboard.

TheUgliestDuck
03-13-2012, 12:16 AM
Hey welcome. I use an XD .40 for work and have been very happy with it. And ARs are fun also!

hefedehefe
03-13-2012, 12:21 AM
Get an FNP9 or FNP40 while/if you still can. Just got mine and love it

OldShooter32
03-13-2012, 2:59 AM
Glad you are researching before you buy; such wisdom is rare!

Bert Gamble
03-13-2012, 3:00 AM
Welcome

t0kie
03-13-2012, 5:44 AM
Welcome to Calguns.
If possible, you should try all kinds of them before buying.

the86d
03-13-2012, 6:14 AM
AR look for a logo you want, as they are all close to the same (5.56mm NATO chamber, 1:8 twist so you can shoot the "good stuff", and the cheap stuff well too).

M9 9mm (Beretta 92*) for the easy pickins' with no upward-moving parts that jingle with the slide locked back), .45 because they don't make a .46 (although they do make a .50). :)

Welcome!

bikr4jc
03-13-2012, 6:25 AM
Welcome!! X2 on shooting them. Goto a local range and try out a few to help pick the one you want. Where u located?

Wicked Pete
03-13-2012, 6:51 AM
Welcome Mark. Yea, first gun decisions are tough. Good Luck.

SacTown
03-13-2012, 7:16 AM
X3 on shooting before you buy! Especially if it is your first handgun. Try calling your local ranges and ask them if they have what you are looking to buy for rental. Shouldn't be more than 10-15 bucks + their ammo (will be a little more than usual) but better to shoot and find out which handgun you like before buying it and then realizing that you don't like it...

btw XDs are great guns but I still recommend checking out others as well. Goodluck.

.22guy
03-13-2012, 9:07 AM
Welcome to Calguns! :)

BlackTydeTactical
03-13-2012, 9:09 AM
Welcome aboard!

shooperman
03-13-2012, 9:10 AM
Welcome. I would definitely recommend a XD. I have the compact 9mm and love it. I'm sure you will too. Enjoy.

den888
03-13-2012, 4:35 PM
Welcome!

SouperMan
03-13-2012, 9:03 PM
Welcome aboard!

LikeAllGuns
03-13-2012, 10:56 PM
Have Fun.. Be safe with new hobby !!!

Paper Boy
03-14-2012, 7:40 AM
Welcome

xXx Sir Sik xXx
03-14-2012, 10:45 AM
Welcome

DeanW66
03-18-2012, 3:37 PM
Welcome aboard!

RugerFanRyan
03-18-2012, 3:40 PM
Welcome!

Pssst get a Px4 :cool:

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AlabamaBound
03-18-2012, 6:38 PM
Welcome