never understood this theory. Rent guns at the range, shoot some of your friends guns, buy what you want.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.
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.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.
Agreed. Whatever the weapon chosen one must train like a life depended on it.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.
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.
I put a cylinder and slide trigger in mine, adjustable trigger shoe, and it shoots great. It's still got the "reliable rattle" as the old timers say. I'm really happy with it.The gun certainly should not be "cheap" but nor does it need to be "the best". It needs to be comfortable to the shooter and it needs to perform adequately.
It's my understanding that the quality of their guns has gotten much better over the past 5 years or so - Rock Island Armory (Armscor) , but 10 years ago I sure the hell wouldn't have told someone to purchase one of their 1911's to learn to shoot.
I was shooting at the Sheriff's training range with some people some years back and two of the SWAT officers were talking and I heard one of them say that he was going to get his wife to buy him a RIA 1911 45 for his Bday because he really wanted a 1911. He had shot the RIA at a local gun store range.
A bit later I told him that I had heard his conversation and if he'd like to shoot my Sig Tac 1911 he could. I handed him the gun and two mags.
He got done and said " Well thanks, you just cost my wife and me a bunch more money. There's no way in hell I'd buy a RIA after shooting your Sig"
And he's right. The old RIA 1911's were junk compared to a Sig. the gun's were loose, the trigger sucked and the sights sucked. The trigger on the Sig is one of the best out of the box triggers you'll find for a factory gun.
There's not any reason to shot a cheap gun. And there's certainly no reason to learn with one. Bad idea.
BTW, for the Glock owners, one thing I found out with shooting with the SWAT guys over a number of years, all of them had replaced the stock 8 lbs trigger with a 4-5 lbs trigger. I shot their guns 9mm, .40 cal and .45's with the replacement triggers and the guns were way better than stock. I still didn't much care for any of them when compared to my 1911's.
As a matter of fact I turned a couple of them on to .38 Super 1911. I did buy a "cheap" RIA 1911 38 super (the only legal one I could get in California) and gave it to a gunsmith friend. $350 later with a trigger job, adjustable sights and bushing that gun is just awesome, and is one of my 2 favorite hand guns.
The gun store down the street from me said they were having trouble selling hellcats. Everybody wants the Sig P365, especially the SAS version. Then again, they have a huge inventory and they're a Sig Elite dealer.Visited my local store today and put my name on a hellcat. There is a decently long line in front of me.
I dont know about having trouble, they are not even being shipped to many dealers yet.The gun store down the street from me said they were having trouble selling hellcats. Everybody wants the Sig P365, especially the SAS version. Then again, they have a huge inventory and they're a Sig Elite dealer.
I've got a Firestar 45. Bought it in '91 and always liked it. I've been looking for a nine to go with it, but there aren't many out there.FYI:
Star Firestar size vs full body 1911:
I can shoot it more accurately than any Glock I've shot. It just fits my hand well, and the weight absorbs recoil nicely.
If you ever see one for sale take a good look at it.
Do you live in the Chicagoland area? If not, they don't sell over the Internet. Where as they are the largest gun store in the area, maybe in Illinois, they are also the most conservative. They have the only gun range in the area that doesn't allow rifles larger than .22. It's kinda weird because they have a massive rifle selection.Who is it? I will buy it from them.
Thanks. I will check them out.Do you live in the Chicagoland area? If not, they don't sell over the Internet. Where as they are the largest gun store in the area, maybe in Illinois, they are also the most conservative. They have the only gun range in the area that doesn't allow rifles larger than .22. It's kinda weird because they have a massive rifle selection.
There are 3 things I like about this gun store.
1) They're close.
2) They're usually very competitive on price.
3) They give you written paperwork with a purchase at no additional charge. Living in Illinois, I like that. It's better than a cash register receipt with no information on it.
Since you asked, their name is Mega Sports.