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    Thumbs up First handgun. Any ideas?

    So. My license will be in my hand in about one and a half month.
    I'll be able to buy .22 handguns then. After an additional 6 months, I will be able to buy anything up to .50 Action Express.

    I'm sort of wondering what .22 gun I should buy...
    I'm more fond of service gun type weapons, not sport pistols.

    After the .22, what larger caliber service type handgun should I, or anyone else, buy?

    Pictures, the wherefore and why.




    EDIT: Do not under any circumstances turn this into some whiny ass hippie spring flood of complaints about guns and violence.
    Real men like guns, beer, bloody steak and some good ol' violence.
    If you do not like it, get the hell out.

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    With no regard for price range...Kimber Custom. By far the best handgun I've ever shot. Even with unmarked iron sights it was no problem putting my first group into a quarter sized area.

    I have a Smith and Wesson Military and Police .40. It's a great gun, too, and much cheaper. Plus, you can't go wrong with a 15 round magazine of .40. Although, the version I have has no safety, which isn't really recommended.

    Glocks are awesome reliability wise, but they have a unique feel. I've only found one way to grip them that is actually comfortable so, while they are great guns, I would recommend holding one and/or shooting one first.

    Also, I have virtually no knowledge of .22 pistols so I can't really help you there.
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    ^ I can agree that lots of .40 is awesome.
    Tried a friend's CZ75 ST IPSC .40 earlier this year. It's my favorite caliber thus far.



    Also tried a Glock in May last year...
    Gotta say I liked it when I was entirely new to shooting. The square shape is sort of...
    Well, it feels cheap even if it's really high quality.
    Hadn't actually learned the stuff properly yet, but I shot fairly well with it. It'd be the kind of gun i'd want if I was a soldier engaged in long marches where stuff gets dirty.
    For the range... Not so much...

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    Looked at the Kimber custom...
    Well... Gotta say that I like the 1911 type guns in theory...
    But i've shot a lot with one, and it wasn't my thing, really.

    It might be that the trigger pull literally was at eight pounds...

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    i dont know much about handguns, but it wouldnt hurt to get a good ol Smith & Wesson Magnum revolver or the desert eagle.
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    I've heard, but never seen any first hand evidence, that Desert Eagles are supposed to be pretty crappy...
    S&W does make some fine weapons, though.

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    As for the legality of firearms in Australia:

    Firearm laws in Australia are enforced at a State level. The minimum age for any shooter is 12 years. To obtain a full firearm licence a person must pass a background check, a basic course of firearm safety and be at least 18 years of age.
    For every firearm, a purchaser must obtain a Permit To Acquire. The first permit for each person has a mandatory 28 day delay before it is issued. In some states, such as Queensland, this is waived for second and subsequent firearms of the same class, whilst in others, it is not. For each firearm a "Genuine Reason" must be given, relating to pest control, hunting, target shooting, or collecting. Self-defense is not accepted as a reason for issuing a licence.
    Handguns are only available to target shooting club members after a rigorous probation period. Since the 1996 Port Arthur massacre, all semi-automatic longarms and pump shotguns have been almost completely banned. There is an on-going amnesty for those who surrender such weapons.

    It seems like Australia has the exactly same rules as in my country, Sweden.
    It is not forbidden at all, you just have to be a sports shooter.
    It is, after all, a sport. A fun one, at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    As for the legality of firearms in Australia:




    It seems like Australia has the exactly same rules as in my country, Sweden.
    It is not forbidden at all, you just have to be a sports shooter.
    It is, after all, a sport. A fun one, at that.
    Meh. I see nothing worng with owning a gun also, unless you dont any harm with it, sure...
    I mean, noting strikes up a conversation like hanging up a rifle on the wall...
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    Even guys like me that hate watching ball sports love guns and talking about guns, generally.

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    Now, back to the damn topic now that the legality issue has been addressed and Victor hopefully thrown out of here for good.

    What gun(s) would you buy as your first weapon? (addressed to no one in particular)

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