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  • JRT
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    If you are only going to buy one pistol near term, I suggest the Sig Sauer P320X-Compact.

    Watch some review videos at the link.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=p320...vid&source=lnt

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  • Officer of Engineers
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    Go to a nearby gun range and rent some pistols to try out, Would give you an idea what you can handle and what you like or dislike. Every one is different in their own personal preferences. I prefer a wood grip over polymers but that is just me. I can handle polymers just fine (I had to when I was serving) but it's my money I'm spending.

    One more thing. Pistol shooting is a perishable skill. I have not shot my pistols in over a year. I think my groupings would be around 10-12 inches. It would take me half a day to get it back down to 3-4 inches. You will need a lot longer (weeks/months) to get it down to that level,
    Last edited by Officer of Engineers; 07 Mar 20,, 17:19.

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  • Wonderful Plans
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    Originally posted by surfgun View Post
    I posted the link for the content of listing the names of components of pistols to help with you nomenclature.
    Thanks. Choosing the right pistol is a careful process. I was hoping for more responses. I should've anticipated that you would respond to this thread since your avatar is of a gun, funny that I didn't even think of that.

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  • surfgun
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    I posted the link for the content of listing the names of components of pistols to help with you nomenclature.

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  • Wonderful Plans
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    Originally posted by surfgun View Post
    I already took gun safety courses years ago. I suppose they'll make me do it once again but thanks anyway for the uh... aid.

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  • surfgun
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    This may help.
    https://www.handgunsafetycourse.com/...099_700077850/

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  • Wonderful Plans
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    I need to learn my terminology. I was under the assumption that a cartridge was similar to a magazine but side loaded instead of end loaded.

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  • surfgun
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    You are confusing a cartridge for a magazine.
    A cartridge is a metallic case, the primer, charge and bullet.
    Last edited by surfgun; 07 Mar 20,, 00:53.

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  • Wonderful Plans
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    Originally posted by JRT
    Restate this requirement.
    What is your intended meaning?

    While it was probably not your intended meaning, "manual load, no cartridges" implies use of something like a Ruger Single Action Army black powder revolver, which is not easily concealed and would not be among the good choices fore personal defense.
    I would like to load the bullets one at a time instead of sliding a cartridge into the butt of the gun.

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  • Wonderful Plans
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    Originally posted by surfgun View Post
    Nowadays semi automatic pistols cost less than revolvers. That is full retail. No one pays that.
    To learn and get used to such revolver it also accepts mild .38 Special cartridges, then one you get more experienced you can step up to loading it with .357’s.
    Yeah I was thinking something vintage, without all the new safety mechanisms and all that. One simple safety pin is good enough. You want your gun accessible for quick use not inside a fingertrap with a code and a lock or whatever. I will check out the site and the local shops. I just wanted a good idea of what I should before I go out to make my purchase.

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  • surfgun
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    Nowadays semi automatic pistols cost less than revolvers. That is full retail. No one pays that.
    To learn and get used to such revolver it also accepts mild .38 Special cartridges, then one you get more experienced you can step up to loading it with .357’s.

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  • Wonderful Plans
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    Thats a good start. I didnt think of the website. I always think gunshop. $900 for that? I imagine other small pistols should be around the same price.

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  • surfgun
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    This is a good multi purpose piece.
    https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearm...-combat-magnum

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  • surfgun
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    So a small or medium sized revolver 2”-4” barrel? Budget?
    Last edited by surfgun; 06 Mar 20,, 21:58.

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  • Wonderful Plans
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    Originally posted by surfgun View Post
    A company with a proud history and has made some great guns in the past. So not as good as they where, but sadly that is the case for almost all of the manufacturers.
    What type of pistol/revolver are you in the market for? Target, hunting, plinking, carry or home defense? Experience level any physical limitations may also come into play in a recommendation.
    No physical limitations. Lethal not cannonlike. Short barrel, easy to conceal in a coat or waist apparatus. Manual load, no cartridges or magazines. Something you wouldn't bring to a roadblock shootout. Home defense, personal protection.

    If the pistol must be vintage because all the manufacturers are making junk now then I won't mind the search requirements. Model numbers that fit this outline that you know of is good enough, leaving out models known to malfunction.
    Last edited by Wonderful Plans; 06 Mar 20,, 21:57.

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