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Old 10-14-2016, 06:53 PM
Adam Helmer Adam Helmer is offline
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Location: Mansfield, PA
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Concealed Carry Handguns?

Many friends and NEW CCW folks want advice on which handgun to buy and carry. I always advise new handgun owners to go with a double action revolver in .38 Special, or larger. I also advise a minimum of 5 boxes of ammo to get into the groove. As for semi-auto handguns, I advise a minimum of 5 boxes of ammo to "groove" the gun and action. Some semi-auto pistols have a lot of safeties, decocking levers, etc., and it takes range time to sort it all out.

I support CCW and train many folks annually here on my farm. For new folks, I think a DA revolver is a good place to start because anyone who used a cap gun or water pistol can use a DA revolver. The semi-auto pistols require more training, but is very doable.

I am encouraged by all the new CCW folks seeking training. They are safer than merely dialing 911 and finding out "We have no one to send at this time,"

Adam Helmer
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