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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lisabrat, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. lisabrat

    lisabrat portland New Member

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    hello everyone,
    I just joined and wanted to introduce myself to you all.
    I am a newbie regarding firearms and I just purchased one. I am looking forward to taking it to the range and also learning everything I can. I also wanted to put a laser on this handgun -- does anyone have a gunsmith they could recommend. I would like to one day go hunting, but thats going to be awhile....In the meantime I will practice, learn, and keep on practicing. Well, I guess that's all for now. Oh yeah, I live in Portland, Oregon so if you could recommend a gunsmith in this area that would be great. Thank you for reading my post and I look forward to hearing from you.
    Lisabrat
     
  2. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Welcome.

    I highly recommend taking a class or two before you modify your new firearm much. Just get to know it before you spend money on things you might not really need once you learn the ins-and-outs.

    As for putting on a laser, most of the time (depending on the type of handgun) you don't need a gunsmith. You just need the internet, a search engine, and friend video demonstration. Again, it all depends on the particular firearm.

    Again, welcome. :)
     
  3. x1hunter89

    x1hunter89 gresham oregon Active Member

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    welcome crimson trace lasers are easy to install and so are the ones that go on a bottom rail any newby could do it im pretty sure
     
  4. lisabrat

    lisabrat portland New Member

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    thank you I aprpreciate your responses. What I purchased is a Springfield XDM 9mm I really like the feel and it doesn' t have much kick to it. Since I am not a big lady with strong arms, this firearm feels comfortable.
     
  5. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Great. I really like XDs and XDMs.
    You shouldn't need a gunsmith to put a laser on it. Though, after you train with it a bit you may not feel you need it. One would just slip on the front rail easily. There are all different types out there. I'm sure there are reviews on this site of various ones out there.

    Or do research on what you really want.

    Enjoy.
     
  6. lisabrat

    lisabrat portland New Member

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    Hello Morpheus,
    Thank you. I do realize that I need to get better acquainted with my XDM. I did go and searched online and found a few options had no idea how simple that would be, and yes it does take time getting to know myself with my gun. Have a great evening I have to get back to studying. :)
    ~L
     
  7. Bunny

    Bunny Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome :wave: