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Old 04-13-2009, 10:11 AM   #16
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Any of you gun owners ever had occasion to use your weapons for the purpose Taso mentiones, i.e., "to defend life, liberty, and property"?

Just curious (and not meant to stir the gun-control debate).
Once pulled .357 for the win. No shots fired. Everyone went home safe.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:19 AM   #17
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Once pulled .357 for the win. No shots fired. Everyone went home safe.
What happened?
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:30 PM   #18
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60 minutes did a peice on Virginia and its gun shows. Am,azing so literally I could go top one of these gun shows as a CDN and buy private sale.

Amazing AK 47's to boot
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:32 PM   #19
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Anyone know a good guide for first time gun buyers in Massachusetts?
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:41 PM   #20
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Biglaw,

You may want to check this out:
http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/MASL.pdf

lozen, you can't buy a real AK 47 that easily. what you can get is a semi-automatic version, which is really not much different than the mini 14 I got.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:35 PM   #21
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^^^ thanks
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:45 PM   #22
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Anyone know a good guide for first time gun buyers in Massachusetts?
Yeah, drive up to NH or VT to buy it. Cash & carry.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:34 PM   #23
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Yeah, I want a handgun for home defense, something small but still with stopping power, and something that won't kick like a mule when I fire it.

And yes there are lots of gun ranges around here, you're saying I can go there and rent a gun(s) to shoot so I can have a better idea about what to buy?

What type of bullets should I get for practice vs. real life (aka I actually had to shoot somebody). Hollow points are what you should use for defense right?
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:41 PM   #24
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Yeah, I want a handgun for home defense, something small but still with stopping power, and something that won't kick like a mule when I fire it.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ithaca_Auto_&_Burglar

[x] small (ish)

[x] kicks like a mule

[ ] requires alot of skill to hit your target at night when groggy and scared

[x] recommended
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:42 PM   #25
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Allow me to intrude to ask one more question, please:

Were those of you who purchased guns in the last few years required to take any kind of class or instruction on safety?

(Again, I am not trying to create an argument, but just curious about the process.)
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:47 PM   #26
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Allow me to intrude to ask one more question, please:

Were those of you who purchased guns in the last few years required to take any kind of class or instruction on safety?

(Again, I am not trying to create an argument, but just curious about the process.)
In AZ, no. 10 minute background check then out the door.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:47 PM   #27
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Allow me to intrude to ask one more question, please:

Were those of you who purchased guns in the last few years required to take any kind of class or instruction on safety?

(Again, I am not trying to create an argument, but just curious about the process.)
AFIK no one is required to take a safety class but any gun store, shooting club, or firearms advocacy group will line you up for free or cheap classes if you ask.
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:05 PM   #28
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I'm interested in getting my first handgun. The websites I found (googled first handgun or something) recommended starting with a .38LR and getting out and firing a ton. Advantages: Cheap, accurate, low kick, flat trajectory, cheap rimfire bullets, and safer in that it'll put a smaller hole in someone if you accidentally shoot them.

Whatdaya guys think?
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:11 PM   #29
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AFIK no one is required to take a safety class but any gun store, shooting club, or firearms advocacy group will line you up for free or cheap classes if you ask.
Not quite true. In the People's Republic of California you need a "handgun safety certificate" to get a license to buy a gun. This requires fingerprinting, proof of residency, and the passing of a written and hands-on safety test. I'm sure all the gang members in Oakland and South-Central passed with flying colors. The aforementioned Massachusetts has similar gestapo like rules.
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:17 PM   #30
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Nice Mini14, Taso.

Top to bottom: .410 shotgun, .270 Winchester, Mosin Nagant M-38 7.62x54r


Ruger 10/22


Letting my mom borrow this right now, Taurus PT111 9mm millennium


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Wynton,

I don't think classes are required in any state to buy a gun.
Edit: except myabe cali i guess lol
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