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    I know many here are not familiar with the game the OP is talking about. Here is a [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
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    I agree, firearms in video game are a shooter's dream arsenal, but it is what it is, a video game. It's not cause you're an expert commando in a game that you'll ace the real things, you have to start with a safety class and work your way up, there's no do over reset button if you shoot someone or yourself. I also agree that one might look upon a .22 rifle as crap after playing today's war games, but Real guns makes real holes and unlike in a video game are very dangerous and must be respected and handled with safety first.

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    I would suggest starting with air soft for recreation, and then pellet guns for small game hunting. Safety classes should be the very first step, especially for someone whose sole experience is video games. I found air soft to be a very important factor in training for real life, and it is not expensive, and relatively safe. During warm weather I shoot an airsoft every day, well over a hundred BBs. I still live fire my firearms, but some drills I will not do with a loaded gun, drawing practice in particular.

    Like already said, get video games OUT of your head. Mixing games with real firearms is stupid, sorry that sounds harsh, but better harsh than sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Scientist View Post
    Are you wanting a handgun, rifle or shotgun?

    When you say "low budget" what do you mean? A maximum dollar amount would help.
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    Originally Posted by Mad Scientist [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Are you wanting a handgun, rifle or shotgun?

    When you say "low budget" what do you mean? A maximum dollar amount would help.



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    Now that you have established a price point, there are plenty of good guns that can be bought for $500 or less. Next, what is your intended purpose for this gun? That will play a huge part in what you should buy. Carry weapon? Home defense? Target shooting? Range toy? Hunting? There are many reasons for owning a gun and many different guns for each reason or intended purpose.

    Without using the word "Mostly" what is your intended purpose for this gun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkingwolf View Post
    I would suggest starting with air soft for recreation, and then pellet guns for small game hunting. Safety classes should be the very first step, especially for someone whose sole experience is video games. I found air soft to be a very important factor in training for real life, and it is not expensive, and relatively safe. During warm weather I shoot an airsoft every day, well over a hundred BBs. I still live fire my firearms, but some drills I will not do with a loaded gun, drawing practice in particular.

    Like already said, get video games OUT of your head. Mixing games with real firearms is stupid, sorry that sounds harsh, but better harsh than sorry.

    Lol don't worry i don't base my life off of the video games but i'll try out the airsoft and pellet gun, but i'll be a real gun too so that i can see how it works, and i want to learn things like dismantling and jamming a gun too it might come in handy someday, i'm sorry for the late replies i just woke up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KW Gary M View Post
    Originally Posted by Mad Scientist [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Are you wanting a handgun, rifle or shotgun?

    When you say "low budget" what do you mean? A maximum dollar amount would help.





    Now that you have established a price point, there are plenty of good guns that can be bought for $500 or less. Next, what is your intended purpose for this gun? That will play a huge part in what you should buy. Carry weapon? Home defense? Target shooting? Range toy? Hunting? There are many reasons for owning a gun and many different guns for each reason or intended purpose.

    Without using the word "Mostly" what is your intended purpose for this gun?
    I could use it for home defense also, the handgun permit i'm waiting until i'm 21, i'm also trying to become an armed security officer too i'm currently an unarmed security officer at the airport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akhan97 View Post
    I could use it for home defense also, the handgun permit i'm waiting until i'm 21, i'm also trying to become an armed security officer too i'm currently an unarmed security officer at the airport.
    For a first gun that is going to be used for home defense I would get a 4" barrel .357 Magnum. Very simple gun to use, you can practice with 38 Specials and keep it loaded with powerful .357 Mags, very little maintenance required, there are many good revolvers under $500 especially if you're willing to buy used, the 4" barrel will make a good gun to carry as an armed security officer and the .357 Mag load will stop anything that walks on two legs as well as most things that walk on 4 legs.

    I own over 35 handguns and if I had to give them all up but one I would keep my Ruger GP100 .357 Mag 4" barrel in stainless.
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    You don't say where you live, but based on the paperwork you've filled out so far, and the
    apparent mountain you have in front of you, I'm thinking it would be cheaper, and easier, to move
    to a non-nanny state, first. How much are all the fees and permits going to cost you, in
    Nogunistan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akhan97 View Post
    I could use it for home defense also, the handgun permit i'm waiting until i'm 21, i'm also trying to become an armed security officer too i'm currently an unarmed security officer at the airport.
    You'll want to check with the other armed officers in your company and see what they use. Some of those guys may know their gun stuff (and you can verify their answers here, of course). You'll likely get some good advice on how to find a gun in your price range. Lot's of great pistols and revolvers for $500 or less.

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