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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by k13west, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. k13west

    k13west Oregon New Member

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    I've been hunting all my life but I'm new to handguns and centerfire rifles. This website community has a wealth of knowledge and I'm looking to learn as much as I can from the people on the forum.

    I'm currently looking for a sidearm for bowhunting, and considering a Ruger or S&W .357, or possibly a 357 Sig. Any thoughts? Should I consider a used gun as I shop?

    I look forward to quality discussion and the chance to gain some knowledge.

    K13
     
  2. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Hi K13, welcome to the forum! You can't go wrong with a .357 but it will depend on what you are comfortable shooting. You don't list what part of the state you are in but I suggest you go to a range and try out different pistols and revolvers before you buy. I've picked up a ton of used guns and have had very few issues in doing so. Enjoy! Gary
     
  3. k13west

    k13west Oregon New Member

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    Thanks for the reply, Capt. I'm in east Portland for the summers and Tillamook in the winter, I'd love to find a range where I could get a chance to shoot different revolvers. I know that the English Pit in Vancouver rents handguns, are there places in Oregon that do the same?
     
  4. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. I have a Glock G20 that is getting use as my woods sidearm. 10mm and 357 mag are relatively comparable. I like having the extra capacity. It's not a revolver though.

    The Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center also rents handguns. It's close to the Clackamas Town Center.
     
  5. stavros4570

    stavros4570 eugene,or. Member

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    Use a Ruger Blackhawk in 45colt. The bigger the chunk of lead, the sooner it's over!
     
  6. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard:thumbup: