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Old 12-04-2019, 04:54 PM   #76
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Generally women have a hard time grasping the concept "you're not going to break it, just grip it and rip it"

usually I see them grasp it lightly, and pull it softly.. if you know what I mean.
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Springfield XDE 9mm is the easiest racking thing I’ve ever seen.
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Old 12-04-2019, 06:47 PM   #78
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I carry a shield in 9mm and shot the new Springfield Hellcat today while I was at the range. Really nice carry pistol. The increased capacity is a big plus.

https://www.springfield-armory.com/hellcat-features/
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I carry a shield in 9mm and shot the new Springfield Hellcat today while I was at the range. Really nice carry pistol. The increased capacity is a big plus.

https://www.springfield-armory.com/hellcat-features/
I got lucky and found a store that had a hellcat in stock so I bought it, have not shot it yet. What was your overall impression of it?
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Really,,,, you should start with a cheap gun to learn to shoot. Then as your skill improve with that firearm, then look at a better weapon. After all you don't start driving a $50.000 car, do you?. NO. Get a klunker 9MM first. Get the basics down, how to shoot, how to clean, how to be comfortable with a weapon in you hand at any time. Then step up to a higher quality unit. No need spending big $$$$ on something you might not like or you find out that 9MM is not for you.
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I've told them to grasp the slide and hold while pushing the frame with their other hand.

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Really,,,, you should start with a cheap gun to learn to shoot. Then as your skill improve with that firearm, then look at a better weapon.
never understood this theory. Rent guns at the range, shoot some of your friends guns, buy what you want.

though i partially agree, in the sense that people are less likely to use or practice with something they are not comfortable with. If you buy the cheapest gun you can buy, and it shoots like dog shit, you won't be inclined to practice with it or buy another. if you pay $800 and it is difficult to shoot, doesn't fit in the hands right, or otherwise, same outcome.
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Really,,,, you should start with a cheap gun to learn to shoot.
I would disagree with this 100%. Learn to shoot on the best stuff possible.
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never understood this theory. Rent guns at the range, shoot some of your friends guns, buy what you want.

though i partially agree, in the sense that people are less likely to use or practice with something they are not comfortable with. If you buy the cheapest gun you can buy, and it shoots like dog shit, you won't be inclined to practice with it or buy another. if you pay $800 and it is difficult to shoot, doesn't fit in the hands right, or otherwise, same outcome.
That's my theory also. I bought a Glock 17 as a first gun and hated it and couldn't hit anything with it. Lucky for me my brother-in-law took me back out with a Hi-power and it was very nice to shoot.
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I put some reduced recoil loads in my mom's Airweight. She didn't like the full power ones. They hurt her hand.
I'm really happy with mine. I love the lite weight.
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Wife had only ever shot one pistol in her life. Once she was interested in getting her permit she tried all kinds of different pistols and loved the G19.
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As for striker fired vs DA/SA, for a beginning shooter I think a striker fired gun is easier overall. Trigger pull is the same from first to last shot with less gun manipulations to worry with. More to using a DA/SA gun, from the 2 different trigger pulls to decocking the gun after strings of fire. The learning curve is a bit steeper.
Agreed. Whatever the weapon chosen one must train like a life depended on it.

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