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Old April 16th, 2012, 08:48 AM #1
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Hi, all

I am new here and MD. to be honest, I even don't have my own gun, but I would like to joint this family soon. I am sure I will get a lot useful information in this forum.

I have been working in Army for years, but I am a civilian,

I did some market research and found Glock G-17 might be the one I like. any advice?

Thanks,

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Old April 16th, 2012, 10:34 AM #2
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The Glock 17 would be a great 1st gun choice. Try to find one used to save a little money. Consider getting training before your purchase. Many instructors will have. G17 available to teach you.
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Glocks are great pistols.
You can rent guns at some indoor ranges (TargetMaster on Rt 202 is one I'm familiar with) 9mm is a good choice also because ammo is cheaper and recoil is less.

Look into an intro course like First shots or Basic pistol
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Welcome, fellow Cecil-tuckian! I love my Glock, but like others will tell you it is best to try out a variety (rent or try a friends) and see what fits you the best. And Yes, get training and then train some more.
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welcome from elkton
useful information yup lots of it
any idea what might be your first firearm?
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Hi, all

I am new here and MD. to be honest, I even don't have my own gun, but I would like to joint this family soon. I am sure I will get a lot useful information in this forum.

I have been working in Army for years, but I am a civilian,

I did some market research and found Glock G-17 might be the one I like. any advice?

Thanks,

Mike
I second the motion, go rent a few guns or shoot a friends gun. People generally say that I like the angle of the grip on a Glock, or I like the angle of the Springfield XD... or brand __________. Offer to buy some ammo for a friend (and shoot most of it up) and see if you like it.

Oh yeah...welcome to the forum!!

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Hidey Ho from SMIBville. Settle in with some sweet lemonade(official beverage)and enjoy the show.
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Greetings from a fellow Ceciltuckian!
Also work for the Army at APG.
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Greetings from a fellow Ceciltuckian!
Also work for the Army at APG.
I noticed your profile at my first visit here. I work in APG too.
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If it absolutely, positively, must go bang every time you pull the trigger, Glock would be an excellent choice. The only question remaining it full size, compact or sub-compact.
try all three.
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welcome from carroll county and heed the advice from helpful strangers. Rent, borrow, steal(just kidding), a gun from a range or friend or a generous and helpful member. buy ammo for said gun and try it out. worst case scenario, you're out the cost of a box of ammo but you know what you like/don't like. best case scenario is you make a straight shot for the gun counter to pick up your new/used gun that you're sure you'll love. I have an XD-9 for rent for the low, low, price of a box of ammo and a soda. Or a tall glass of lemonade.........sweet lemonade......mmmmmm......sweet lemonade
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