Sunday, July 10, 2011

Weapons permit...

Yes, I shall soon be a card carrying member of the NRA...

I recently applied for my weapons permit, I had been toying around with the idea for a while now and then went ahead and did it. I was informed that it could take up to three months before I receive it, that's a serious background check, if you ask me...

I had to go to the court house to fill out an application and pay some fees, then off I went to the Police station to get my finger-prints taken...fun!!

So where is my buddy Fred, I need help deciding on what piece to get...

5 comments:

Fred said...

Well, well excellent!!!! Minor point: to be precise, just getting a pistol (that is what you're getting and not a Bazooka, right?) won't automatically grant you membership in the NRA. If you were joking, apologies.

Besides, I don't have much love for the NRA these days.

So, your pistola: the easiest type of pistol is a revolver. No fuss, no muss. You won't have to deal with safeties, etc.

That said, revolvers don't have much capacity so the alternative is a semi-automatic.

Whatever the case, you must go to a gun range and rent out a Glock model 17 or 19 AND a .38 or .357 revolver and shoot at least 20 rounds through each (more's better). This will give you a good idea what each is capable of and whether you're drawn to one or the other.

That's it for now. Let me know if you'd like more information.

F

Lolita said...

Nice!!

I've done 9mm and .22!

Cool, I'll try the .38 and .357. Does the brand matter? Say Glock over S&W?

Fred said...

ALWAYS Glock. Always.

Fred said...

Just re-read: Glocks make semi-automatics only. I like S&W revolvers as well as Rugers. For a personal protection round, I recommend the .357 although it's a biting round to shoot.

Lolita said...

I tried a .357 with .38 special rounds...I'm gonna need more practice with those. I think I handle semi-automatics better than revolvers.