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asaseung
11-15-2012, 6:25 PM
What's up ladies and gentleman!

Recently moved up to Norcal (Vallejo) from Socal (San Bernardino) and damn is it cold up here.

Anyways, I'm in the market to making my very first firearm purchase. The gun would be for home defense, but I would also like to have a gun I can use at the shooting range to practice and learn how to utilize the gun correctly. I've searched around the web for "beginner guns... first time buyer guns.. etc." And there are just so much to choose from..

I saw some mixed reviews for some of the entry level handguns (Ruger P95, Sig Sauer Mosquito, and some other ones.)

I was hoping I can get some of your opinions on where to start, what gun would be ideal and fun, where to go (if you have reputable shops in the area), and what to take into consideration.

Thanks!

Anthony

Colt562
11-15-2012, 6:33 PM
Welcome to the Forums

Rider1k
11-15-2012, 6:35 PM
Welcome to Calguns

skosh69
11-15-2012, 6:41 PM
Welcome to the bay!

You have AAA Sports right there in Vallejo. They have a large selection of guns, but prices can be a tad high.

There's Canyon Sports in Martinez, City Arms in Pleasant Hill and Gun's, Fishing and Other stuff over in Vacaville. I've bought guns from all 3 of these places and would recommend them to anyone.

The shop in Vacaville also rents guns, so you might want to give them a try, so that you can rent a few different types to see what you might like.

You can't go wrong with a S&W M&P, Springfield XD or a Glock, just my .02! You have to pick a budget first, how much are you willing to spend!

polo.45
11-15-2012, 6:42 PM
Welcome!!! You are in the right place!

zod
11-15-2012, 6:56 PM
Welcome aboard.

1000stars
11-15-2012, 6:58 PM
Welcome Anthony.

asaseung
11-15-2012, 7:01 PM
Welcome to the bay!

You have AAA Sports right there in Vallejo. They have a large selection of guns, but prices can be a tad high.

There's Canyon Sports in Martinez, City Arms in Pleasant Hill and Gun's, Fishing and Other stuff over in Vacaville. I've bought guns from all 3 of these places and would recommend them to anyone.

The shop in Vacaville also rents guns, so you might want to give them a try, so that you can rent a few different types to see what you might like.

You can't go wrong with a S&W M&P, Springfield XD or a Glock, just my .02! You have to pick a budget first, how much are you willing to spend!

Thanks for the information!

I've gotta definitely check out some of those shops. Since it's my first purchase, I'm willing to spend up to 400-500 bucks.

Ziggy91
11-15-2012, 7:06 PM
Fresh meat!!!

:party:


jk

Welcome.

fighterpilot562
11-15-2012, 7:18 PM
Welcome

skosh69
11-15-2012, 7:21 PM
Fresh meat!!!

:party:


jk

Welcome.

fresh fish, fresh fish, fresh fish....:43:

.22guy
11-15-2012, 7:46 PM
Welcome to Calguns! :)

HatersLOVEme : )
11-15-2012, 8:12 PM
Welcome to the CGN don't let the wackos scare you away they are actually the best part of this site ! :wacko:

I'm actually in 707 also ( next town over from you ) your best bet is going to a range who rents handguns and put your hands on a few see what you like the feel of - then rent it and go shoot it repeat .

It may take a few trips and a few different guns and calibers before you find one thats a good fit for you or you may luck out and find something you like right away I can suggest a place not to far from you that I go to and some options you have if you want to PM me feel free to do so :yes:

For plinking ( target practice ) 22lr is fine and ammo is way cheap but for home defense you probably want a bit more knock down power like a 9mm or .40 which is more expensive to shoot but well worth it in my opinion don't get me wrong something is better than nothing and there are many variables to think about when making your decision like if you have kids or live in a apartment / condo where it may go through walls but there is even special ammo that helps fix that problem .

Use the search function and play nice with others so to speak lol there tons of info to be found out / researched on here just be sure to read and follow the rules .

jonc
11-15-2012, 8:26 PM
Enjoy!!

SoCal Bob
11-15-2012, 10:35 PM
Welcome. Ruger's tend to be very reliable and built like tanks. The P95 would make a great first gun especially if budget was an issue. Sig Mosquito's can have reliability issues, you might want to consider a Ruger 22/45 instead.

chozenfew805
11-15-2012, 10:58 PM
Welcome Aboard!:hurray:

onegtalon
11-15-2012, 11:48 PM
Welcome aboard!


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10mm
11-16-2012, 12:47 AM
Hola, comprate un Glock 17. Nunca te va fallar.;)

BlackTydeTactical
11-16-2012, 12:57 AM
Welcome aboard!

Firerescuebatt07
11-16-2012, 2:24 AM
welcome!

fouber
11-16-2012, 6:49 AM
Nice to see you. Welcome aboard =^..^=

den888
11-16-2012, 9:10 AM
Welcome!