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Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by NoviceSquared, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. NoviceSquared

    NoviceSquared portland Member

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    Me and my fiance just got our first guns. A his & hers set of Ruger LCP and LC9.

    Can't wait to learn all about 'em and shoot 'em!

    Any recommendations for defense rounds for either/both?
     
  2. DOA

    DOA Aloha, OR -185th & TV Hwy Active Member

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    Sounds great:thumbup:! Beats getting a matching tattoo(s), lol
    Hours of fun vs one and done.

    Here are a couple defense rounds that we carry, my wife and I.
    Hornady Critical Defense
    PDX1
     
  3. Gun Mechanic

    Gun Mechanic Portland Active Member

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    Congrats!

    I carry Speer Gold Dots. The jacket is bonded to the core. This virtually eliminates core-jacket separation.

    Gun Mechanic
     
  4. NoviceSquared

    NoviceSquared portland Member

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    After looking at the tests, I'm going with Hornady. I'm gonna go back and get some money back though, 'cause I paid for an LCP with crimson laser, and she got one with lasermax. That's like a $90 difference.
     
  5. dklime

    dklime Montana New Member

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    Congrats! Those are probably good ones to start with. However, get some instruction like from an NRA instructor. The basic pistol course through the NRA is great for beginners and long time shooters. The local sheriff's office or the NRA website can give a list of instructors in your area.....happy shooting! Education is the only way we can be assured our right to carry a firearm stays intact!
     
  6. Wifey

    Wifey N.E. PDX Active Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Happy day for sure!
    When my husband & I started getting into handguns I told him I would not purchase a 2nd gun until taking a class. I don't know how much, if any, you both have done but I highly recommend the PST 101 Basic Handgun Skill Development at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. The cost is only $139 and with passing you receive the certificate for your CCL. It is an 8 hr. class with 4 in the classroom & 4 in the range. Well worth the money.
    Have fun!
    Wifey
     
  7. NoviceSquared

    NoviceSquared portland Member

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    The very place we're planning on going! :)