Newbie (well, sorta...). With some questions.

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Marie, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. Marie

    Marie Member

    Apr 24, 2020
    Hi, y'all :) As posted in another forum here, I'm somewhat new to guns - used to shoot rifles as a child, and I've been shooting handguns for 2 years. Just purchased my first one, a 9m SA ambi 1911. Someone in the other forum accused y'all of being a possible source of knowledge for me, so, I came in to hang out here. I welcome any advice you want to throw (or shoot) my way!

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  2. rawright54

    rawright54 Philogynist & Sycophant, Looking For Work Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2013
    Bullhead City, AZ
    Have you taken a basic pistol course yet? I've been shooting regularly since I bought my first pistol ( a Crossman pump-type pellet gun) when I was 6. It cost me a whole week's allowance ($1.00), and it leaked like a sieve. Repairing that was my first gunsmithing experience, but I got it done!

    But a few years ago I took the NRA Basic Pistol course, and I learned a ton! It was well worth the cost and time, and I enjoyed it so much I went back to certify as an instructor. I highly recommend it, no matter how comfortable you are with your current knowledge.
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  3. howlnmad

    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    1911, never a bad choice. I don't care what caliber.
  4. Gadget2203

    Gadget2203 New Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    I would find a friend that is safe and comfortable with pistols and go shoot. Get the safe handling down and then shoot some just to get comfortable. After the comfort part is down I would focus on technique. You can follow pros on Instagram or watch YouTube videos to get great tips and find some drills you think would be fun or challenging
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  5. Wild Turkey Cogburn

    Wild Turkey Cogburn Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2018
    Welcome, Marie

    Advice and opinions are plentiful around here.

    Most of it is worth every bit of what you pay for it.

    Seriously, welcome and always eager to help a new shooter.

    There are no dumb questions.
    1911 is an excellent answer.
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