Another newbie with a question...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by choburka, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. choburka

    choburka New Member

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    Hi all,
    Okay so i'm new to the whole firearm world. I own a 223 rifle that i've shot maybe a box and a half of shells through. Now i'm interested in getting a handgun. I think mostly for fun, not really for protection (but maybe down the road). A co-worker of mine is offering to sell me his lorcin .380 for $70.
    Now this will be the first handgun I've ever owned or even shot. I think I'm might just be interested in getting a 22. But he is telling me that I can put a lower grianed round in it so it doesn't have quite the punch to it.
    Any suggestions... would I just be throwing my money away, or would this be a good entry level gun. I've never heard of Lorcin... is it safe? Is it gonna blow up in my hand?
    Thanks in advance to any advice or suggestions...
    Chris
  2. inplanotx

    inplanotx New Member

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    I would advise against the Lorcin and for a Ruger 22 semi-auto as a first gun. Ammo is cheap and you can shoot a lot of it.
  3. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    Not in my opinion safe or worth $70. Some may disagree with me.
    Ruger or Browning are well worth the money and will last a life time if taken care of.

    The Lorcin may last a lifetime if you are over 75 years old. :D
  4. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Lorcin pistols are cheap made and won't last long is you spend very much time at the range. I'd suggest a Ruger MkII .22 cal auto. Accurate,reliable,and ammo is very inexpensive.
  5. Deputy Dawg

    Deputy Dawg Active Member

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    I would go with the Ruger also, the Lorcin is cheap made will not hold up to a lot of use.just my 5 cents worths, inflation.
  6. choburka

    choburka New Member

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    Thanks for the information. Your comments really helped me make my decision NOT to purchase the lorcin. I appreciate you taking the time to help me out. You are defiantely are Good People here!!!
  7. glocknut

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    You mean...someone actually got one of them to work ??!!!!! :eek: :D

    mike
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  8. henry0reilly

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    re: 1st hand gun

    Unless you just have your heart set on an automatic, I would strongly urge you to consider a revolver as a first handgun.

    The Ruger Super Single Six is an excellent choice.

    A single action handgun is the best for learning handgun marksmanship.
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