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    Hello!
    I just found this site and decided to sign up hoping I can learn more. Except for a few visits to the gun range over the years with family members, I'm new to firearms. I'm from Connecticut and in the process of getting my permit.

    My first question; We were told in class that we should bring a 1st aid kit with us when we go shooting. I'm assuming my tiny one with band aids isn't what he meant. What kind of kit should I get/make?

    Secondly; I plan on trying out pistols before buying anything, but there are SO many! Any suggestions as to which I should start with? I'll be looking to buy something small (for a 5' girl to conceal carry) with minimal recoil and relatively inexpensive ammo. I'm open to both revolvers & semi autos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatGunChic View Post
    Hello!
    I just found this site and decided to sign up hoping I can learn more. Except for a few visits to the gun range over the years with family members, I'm new to firearms. I'm from Connecticut and in the process of getting my permit.

    My first question; We were told in class that we should bring a 1st aid kit with us when we go shooting. I'm assuming my tiny one with band aids isn't what he meant. What kind of kit should I get/make?

    Secondly; I plan on trying out pistols before buying anything, but there are SO many! Any suggestions as to which I should start with? I'll be looking to buy something small (for a 5' girl to conceal carry) with minimal recoil and relatively inexpensive ammo. I'm open to both revolvers & semi autos.
    Even though its a good idea to carry a first aid kit in your vehicle (BTW, I do.), I never heard a firearms instructor telling anyone to take a kit shooting.

    I suggest you look at the following ......

    Bersa Thunder 380
    Sig Sauer P238
    Sig Sauer P938
    Walther PPK/S
    Colt Mustang
    Beretta Nano
    Ruger SR9C
    Springfield XD Mod 2
    Springfield XDS

    ...... for starters.
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    Awesome, thank you! I'll look into those!

    Yeah, he said it was a good idea to have no matter where you're shooting, and gave an example of a guy who gets hurts almost every time he goes to that range, lol.

    I just realized I accidentally posted this thread twice, the other not having all the info. That's what I get for going online before coffee. Sorry!
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    Keep checking back. Other members will be along and also make suggestions.
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    Glock 42 small reliable soft shooter. 380 caliber. You should try the Glock 43 as well it's 9mm. You are using your head to try the pistols that interest you before dropping the cash on one.
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    I am not going to make suggestions. This is something personal and takes time and research to figure out. Which is what you are doing. I get that.

    This takes you going to a gun shop and touching and feeling to find out for your self. My preferred is likely not yours.

    I will say this. Size is very important. Caliber is also important. While I recommend nothing smaller than a 9mm in a semi auto or 38 special in a revolver. If you cannot hit your target it does not matter. This is key. Your instructor should be assisting you with this. Also renting some to shoot would be helpful to you.

    Don't get in to big a hurry, you will figure it out with a little research. I will tell you this much. The snub nose 38 revolvers are the most carried gun on planet.

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    I'll be looking to buy something small (for a 5' girl to conceal carry)
    with minimal recoil - Nothing more than 9mm and if it is going to be small and probably lite .380 could be rough
    and relatively inexpensive ammo. - I cannot think of any, especially for defense
    I'm open to both revolvers & semi autos. - Two come to mind
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    Oh yeah and I have never carried a first aid kit to the range in my life. They always have them there. Sounds like a good idea though.
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    Welcome from Canada Eh!


    My suggestion would be like Larry said, take the time it takes to really try everything that looks good to you. Getting your first gun is not something you do from one day to the next. Research and try try try. In the end one of them will speak to you. It sounds funny but at one point you will say omg! this one is it. Until then, try another. Don't forget that revolvers are NOT like pistols, specially the grip. If you're getting one to carry, make damn sure you get enough practice for when you use it in a stress situation you will instinctively get your fingers out of the way, or you will need that first aid kit
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