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    Quote Originally Posted by linung View Post
    go for a 45ACP.... 9mm is more of a target practice round.
    Really? Wonder why it was the sidearm calibre chosen by the US Army recently? Guess they only do target practice.

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    What caliber handguns do you own and shoot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTW View Post
    What caliber handguns do you own and shoot?
    Glock 17 9mm and Glock 21 45ACP!



    17 for everyday target practice. 21 for fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by linung View Post
    Glock 17 9mm and Glock 21 45ACP!



    17 for everyday target practice. 21 for fun!!

    Nice irons. Or is it polymers? Either way still nice pieces.

    Help me out here - your statement that 9mm is a practice round is based on your experience as a PAL RPAL owner/shooter for how long? May 2017?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTW View Post
    Help me out here - your statement that 9mm is a practice round is based on your experience as a PAL RPAL owner/shooter for how long? May 2017?
    Go shoot a few clips. If you feel differently, be free to leave your two cents for the new guy.

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    I have. I own and shoot a few handguns in real life - not first person shooter games -
    9 mm Luger, 40 S&W. 22lr, 380 ACP, and 45 ACP. I may have a tad more hands on experience than May 2017 (June 1978), and would not be so eager to make a nonsense blanket statement about a specific calibre being suited only for target practice, especially when the Beretta M9 in 9 mm Parabellum was the designated sidearm of the US Military for over 30 years, and was recently replaced by a modular sidearm in 3 caliber, non of which was 45 ACP.

    So for my 2 cents, for the OP, 22 lr is a good starting point, see if you can handle some different guns that feel right for you, take everything here with a grain of salt, sift through some of the good advice others have posted above, and buy the one that fits and feels right. Start smaller, avoid developing a flinch by choosing too large a calibre at first and above all have fun experiences. Proper technique and regular practice outweighs caliber.

    Going out to shoot a few magazines now. Don't own any "clips".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Thanks for the opinion. I'm only looking at .22's right now and actually settled on a Savage Mk 2 G as the wood stock felt much more natural then the synthetic. The price was also better. In the future I'll look into the Mosin. A 7.62 is a few pennies more to shoot but it looks like a beautiful rifle.
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    1911 .22, eh? I don't know much about rechambering but could you change that out to the original .45? A .22 1911 would be nice to start out with if I do buy a pistol.

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