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

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

  1. Marie

    Marie Member

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    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!

    ~Marie.
     
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  2. rawright54

    rawright54 Philogynist & Sycophant, Looking For Work Supporting Member

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    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

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    1911, never a bad choice. I don't care what caliber.
     
  4. Gadget2203

    Gadget2203 New Member

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    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

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    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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