Gun advice?

Re: Gun advice?

PostBy: Pancho On: Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:39 pm

freetown fred wrote:Plenty of 22 ammo up here at the 2 Ma & Pa gun shops I do business with ;)


Send some this way.....anytime there's a shipment around here it's gone moments later.
I can find it on the interwebz but at stupid prices.
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Re: Gun advice?

PostBy: Pancho On: Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:59 pm

As to the OP's question, you can't go wrong with an 870 for an all around general service shotgun. There are plenty of barrels available for that frame so you can shoot ducks, goosers, deer, turkey, intruders, target shoot or use it for a boat oar. If kept clean and lubed, it'll probably outlast you (even with abuse).

As for a handgun.....there are so many choices. It all comes down to what you want to do with it. If it's just something to have and occasionally shoot, select something you can easily get ammo for in your area and that feels right in your hand. If you are going to carry (I don't know if you can carry in NJ....and I'm shocked they let you have a weapon out there), that opens another Pandora's box.

Again, SO many to choose from but the way I look at it, you need it to go BANG when you need it to go BANG. Keep it simple and a wheel gun is about as simple as it gets. I carry a hammerless S&W .38 (I think it's a mod # 642). Light, simple, shoots good, feels good in my hand and if by some reason it doesn't go BANG when you pull the trigger....pull it again.

My second choice for a small but snotty carry weapon would be a Springfield XDs 45 semi auto. Small package with umph. Feels real good in my hand. I have not yet shot this weapon (lack of availability in this area....in all black anyways) but I know many who have them and they love them for a carry piece.

The choices are so many and opinions on the internet are kinda like arse holes. If there are indoor ranges in your area that you can rent/shoot.....that's the best way (IMO) to select a handgun. Narrow down what you want to do with it, shoot as many weapons that fall within a range of what you want to do and get to shootin'.
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Re: Gun advice?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:53 am

Pancho wrote:As to the OP's question, you can't go wrong with an 870 for an all around general service shotgun. There are plenty of barrels available for that frame so you can shoot ducks, goosers, deer, turkey, intruders, target shoot or use it for a boat oar. If kept clean and lubed, it'll probably outlast you (even with abuse).

As for a handgun.....there are so many choices. It all comes down to what you want to do with it. If it's just something to have and occasionally shoot, select something you can easily get ammo for in your area and that feels right in your hand. If you are going to carry (I don't know if you can carry in NJ....and I'm shocked they let you have a weapon out there), that opens another Pandora's box.

Again, SO many to choose from but the way I look at it, you need it to go BANG when you need it to go BANG. Keep it simple and a wheel gun is about as simple as it gets. I carry a hammerless S&W .38 (I think it's a mod # 642). Light, simple, shoots good, feels good in my hand and if by some reason it doesn't go BANG when you pull the trigger....pull it again.

My second choice for a small but snotty carry weapon would be a Springfield XDs 45 semi auto. Small package with umph. Feels real good in my hand. I have not yet shot this weapon (lack of availability in this area....in all black anyways) but I know many who have them and they love them for a carry piece.

The choices are so many and opinions on the internet are kinda like arse holes. If there are indoor ranges in your area that you can rent/shoot.....that's the best way (IMO) to select a handgun. Narrow down what you want to do with it, shoot as many weapons that fall within a range of what you want to do and get to shootin'.


Thanks. I have decided on the 870, though I've been banned from buying anymore guns by the better half for at least a month or two. I bought two within a month of each other. A Taurus PT1911AR .45 and a Beretta 92FS (wish I had spent the extra $60 on the M9 but oh well there aren't any real differences between the two other than engravings). New Jersey does not allow carry. They are being sued by a man from Fredon; I believe, and the NRA though because of their, "WILL NOT ISSUE" law though.

I started going to the range close to my house (well it's 40 minutes away) that rents by the hour. It's an indoor range.
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