So, your thinking about buying your first handgun.

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  1. Missourian
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    While I was visiting my folks in Florida, they asked me to go with them to the gun shop to help them pick out a home defense sidearm.

    These videos answer some of the questions they had for me about handguns (pistols).


    Handgun Safety Tips

    If you only watch one of these videos, this is the one it should be.

    This guys handle on Youtube is Nutnfancy. He has a plethora of fantastic videos.

    [youtube]0v-mxvnFLfc[/youtube]




    Women and Guns

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    Revolver vs. Semi-automatic

    Also has a bunch of great videos on handguns.

    [youtube]HgEQ4bX30uo&feature=related[/youtube]



    What Caliber is best for Me?

    More informitive videos here too.

    [youtube]vnQ07BfteJ8[/youtube]



    Single action vs. Double action

    In this video the phrase "span the hammer" IMO means the same as cocking the hammer.

    [youtube]aB3husfXmqI&feature=related[/youtube]



    Choosing a First Handgun

    [youtube]4anaSPH5x7U[/youtube]


     
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    My advice in a nutshell:

    1. Big enough caliber to stop a large assailant. 9mm or larger.
    2. No separate safety. Pulling the trigger against a pin that you forgot to unlatch because you're nervous about a guy about to beat you into oblivion will get you killed that much faster.
    3. Buy good quality ammunition made specifically for defense.
     
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    I recommend this one for the ladies....

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    Taurus 44/410.






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    What not to do when firing a gun:

    [youtube]wAgtUTlnxLw[/youtube]
     
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    m y dad h e have Lahti Husqvrarnna.. this are 9mm like glock but i dont think this have separate safety.
     
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    What kind of gun would be best to stop a coyote from killing my cat, or a black bear?

    I am so clueless on this crud..... but it just seems wrong living on the edge of wilderness without one....almost suicidal to NOT have a gun or riffle..... :(
     
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    AK47 would stop anything. you can buy it for 5 dollars..... near Iraq's border.
     
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    m y dad he uss 22 LR Lapua. thiis are made i n Finland.
     
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    Get a shot gun---if it's already got your cat its a gonner anyway unless you're a damn good shot--- and fast.
     

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