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Just purchased my first ever firearm...

Here it is...pretty happy about it. It's a Ruger GP-100. It fires .38 special +p rounds but at the moment is is fully loaded with six .357 Magnum rounds which tend to keep bad guys at a reasonable distance.

Any other owners, where do you purchase ammo?

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Here it is...pretty happy about it. It's a Ruger GP-100. It fires .38 special +p rounds but at the moment is is fully loaded with six .357 Magnum rounds which tend to keep bad guys at a reasonable distance.

Any other owners, where do you purchase ammo?

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Rugers are a good starting point. Are you in the states? If so midway USA is a good place to buy ammo. Although its hard to find ammo anywhere with the economy the way it is.
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Rugers are a good starting point. Are you in the states? If so midway USA is a good place to buy ammo. Although its hard to find ammo anywhere with the economy the way it is.
Yes in the states. Figure I better stock up before they make it illegal to buy ammo...
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Matt- You can order it online, so just do a google search.

I am more of .45 guy myself, but do not currently own one. Just a couple of Broomhandle Mausers.

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Yes in the states. Figure I better stock up before they make it illegal to buy ammo...

The problem isn't so much finding it but more finding it for a good price! Pretty sure were safe for awhile from gun laws. If you have questions about guns let me know. I'm pretty knowledgable in the field. In runs in the familyHave you thought about a AR-15 for your next gun?
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Actually in my thought process I was thinking of a short barrel shot-gun followed by a SIG semi-auto 9mm...

Any reason you would recommend the AR-15 over those?

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Here it is...pretty happy about it. It's a Ruger GP-100. It fires .38 special +p rounds but at the moment is is fully loaded with six .357 Magnum rounds which tend to keep bad guys at a reasonable distance.

Any other owners, where do you purchase ammo?

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I personally prefer "the Judge" by Taurus. It's a .45/410 which is a intruder stopper. Load it with 410 1st followed by a .45 and you won't need the rest of the cylinder. As to ammo my wife's cousin owns a gun shop so I'm OK. Good luck and be careful.
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Can't go wrong with a Sig Matt. I have a 229 and a 226. I'd consider a 40 over a nine though. I also have a .38 cal Rossi.... good gun for the money.

Definitely invest in a good 12 gauge shot gun.

AmmoMan is a good source. Also good prices come up from time to time on these links:

https://www.targetsportsusa.com

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Actually in my thought process I was thinking of a short barrel shot-gun followed by a SIG semi-auto 9mm...

Any reason you would recommend the AR-15 over those?

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Sigs are great handguns. A 226 or a 229 are great handguns. The only thing you would have to watch out for is that the sigs pistol grips are quit large. I have a Remington 870 synthetic express 12g with a 18" barrel. 870's are like the jeeps of guns, there are parts everywhere and there cheap!
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Thanks for all the inputs guys. Appreciate it. All ears as unlike with cars I am new to the gun owner's world, so I have a lot to learn.
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Here's a site that mainly specializes in ar's but everybody there knows a lot about all guns. I know the man who owns the site. It's: http://oa2.org/Forum/index.php if you have questions this would be the place to go!
Maybe see you there!
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Here it is...pretty happy about it. It's a Ruger GP-100. It fires .38 special +p rounds but at the moment is is fully loaded with six .357 Magnum rounds which tend to keep bad guys at a reasonable distance.

Any other owners, where do you purchase ammo?

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Try this e-store
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My brother just bought 1,000 rounds for his .45 @$400
He says they have very aggressive pricing, good service, quick shipping

Ammo prices finally appear to be dropping...until POTUS makes another anti-gun comment
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Here it is...pretty happy about it. It's a Ruger GP-100. It fires .38 special +p rounds but at the moment is is fully loaded with six .357 Magnum rounds which tend to keep bad guys at a reasonable distance.

Any other owners, where do you purchase ammo?

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looks heavy...light weight pistols are much easier to carry... downside is less accuracy due to recoil and short barrel... which are designed for self defense...for in close very short range not like a gunfight in the movies...there are good choices for light weight even composite weapons that don't feel like one is carrying a brick
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[QUOTE=MBFerrari;278425]Here it is...pretty happy about it. It's a Ruger GP-100. It fires .38 special +p rounds but at the moment is is fully loaded with six .357 Magnum rounds which tend to keep bad guys at a reasonable distance.

Hi Matt, from someone who's never live in the US and couldn't imagine carrying a gun around; as you allude to above, why would a bad guy care what ammo you have in your gun? Surely they couldn't tell? And also do I understand right that you intend to carry your gun around on a daily basis? Is that common I the US these days?

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Here it is...pretty happy about it. It's a Ruger GP-100. It fires .38 special +p rounds but at the moment is is fully loaded with six .357 Magnum rounds which tend to keep bad guys at a reasonable distance.

Hi Matt, from someone who's never live in the US and couldn't imagine carrying a gun around; as you allude to above, why would a bad guy care what ammo you have in your gun? Surely they couldn't tell? And also do I understand right that you intend to carry your gun around on a daily basis? Is that common I the US these days?

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it is a lot more common today than it was a few years back...applications for permits to carry concealed weapons are at all time highs.... ammunition is in scarce supply... high unemployment rates and weak economic conditions raise concerns for those that "have" vs those that "don't have"... petty crime is rampant, car jackings common, etc... personal safety is of great concern... visual impact of a large caliber is a deterent ( from the amount of potential damage )... standard issue small caliber pea shooters do damage and inflict pain but really don't do much to immediately bring anyone down... which is a reason many police departments restrict their weapons to small low power weapons... the intent is to slow offenders, not eliminate them permanently
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it is a lot more common today than it was a few years back...applications for permits to carry concealed weapons are at all time highs.... ammunition is in scarce supply... high unemployment rates and weak economic conditions raise concerns for those that "have" vs those that "don't have"... petty crime is rampant, car jackings common, etc... personal safety is of great concern... visual impact of a large caliber is a deterent ( from the amount of potential damage )... standard issue small caliber pea shooters do damage and inflict pain but really don't do much to immediately bring anyone down... which is a reason many police departments restrict their weapons to small low power weapons... the intent is to slow offenders, not eliminate them permanently
do you believe a first-time owner will get a concealed carry permit without showing he wanders about with sacks of gold bullion or the like?

as to home defense, when I bought our weekend getaway from New York City 30 years ago, an old 1860 farmhouse on 55 acres on a two-lane rural highway, I stopped by the local dealer to buy a 'home defense' weapon. I had been an officer in the Navy and qualified with the SW1911 .45ACP - (when my old ship, Intrepid, was at Guantanamo my C.O. had me on S.P. duty in Caimanera - incidentally the spot at which they insert the tube when they want to give the woprld an enema - and my partner and I went with .45s, nightsticks and S.P. arm brassards). anyway, the store owner, a superb gunsmith, laughed and said, Seth, if that's the whole job, what you want is a short barrel pump action shotgun filled with deer slugs. Any experienced intruder hears you arm that thing and he's gone with the wind. So I bought a .357 Colt Python. and the short barrel.

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there is no prior weapons experience or specific occupation requirements for a first timer, although a weapons safety course may be required


there are employers that require the management to carry weapons while at work as part of getting employment


a short barrel shot gun might be a big distraction to the women in the area, when carried in the trousers :=)
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