Finally got my first gun!!


desert gator
March 17, 2009, 10:09 PM
I got my first gun today. After months of very stressful debate I went ahead and bought a Walther PPS 9mm. I picked it up for 600 dollars which I hope was a good deal. I am very excited and eager to learn as much as possible about it. Even though I have my ccw I do not plan on carrying it for a couple months when I am more familiar, comfortable, and confident in my safe handling skills. I want to carry it iwb, so maybe you guys can give me some suggestions on holsters

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March 17, 2009, 10:15 PM
Great idea to get more familiar with it before carrying it! I personally always recommend the HighNoon Bare Asset. It has a 15 degree cant, its cheap(but better and no wait time than more expensive holsters), and its very thin so it helps with concealment.

March 17, 2009, 10:37 PM
check with ranges and go to some pistol competitions. youll learn alot faster than just standing in a spot and shooting. I use my cz rami while (mostly) everyone else uses a 1911 of some kind. i dont score very well but it does help gun handling. lot more fun also.

March 17, 2009, 10:48 PM
Congratulations! Welcome to the wonderful world of addiction. What are you buying next? :neener:

+1 for doing (or at least observing) some competition. Nothing promotes growth (safety, skill, safety, speed, safety, confidence, safety) like competing against a clock with an RO standing over your shoulder.

March 17, 2009, 10:51 PM
Good luck saving any money now... it is worse than meth...;)

desert gator
March 17, 2009, 11:10 PM
Yeah from everyone I have talked to I gather guns are addicting to buy. The shop that I got it from told me they would see me next week, I asked for what? THey replied my next gun purchase. Im not sure what I want to buy next.

March 17, 2009, 11:12 PM
Ask PT1911 what to get next.:D

Gee, I wonder what he'd recommend? :p

Dan Crocker
March 17, 2009, 11:14 PM
Oh, I just saw those on sale for $150 with 6 extra mags and 500 rds of ammo.

KIDDING! I hope you enjoy it!

March 17, 2009, 11:15 PM
hehe... well.. honestly i would recommend a Taurus PT 1911 or a Walther P-22.. both are great values and I think every collection should include a 1911 and a p-22... 1911 speaks for itself and the p-22 is just too much fun and cheap to shoot and offers great practice without the typical (sissy) feel of a .22. lol... just my $.02

March 18, 2009, 01:16 AM
Excellent selection. A good .22 will do wonders for your shooting and save you $. 500 .22 and 200 9mm WWB makes for a great day at the range.

March 18, 2009, 01:28 AM
Enjoy it, learn to shoot it, and good luck finding ammo for it! You may also want to think about your next gun purchase. Perhaps a long arm?

March 18, 2009, 04:56 AM
I think you made a good choice on the PPS. It is an excellent carry gun. I also carry a 9mm PPS every single day. You might as well save yourself some time and money and get the best IWB right away.

KD Holsters - Dakota Defender

The price is not too bad, at $70. The wait is about 5 months, but you said you wanted to wait a few months. For me the wait was painful, but now that I have it, it was well worth it. It is by far the most comfortable holster I've ever worn. Had it on all day a few days ago while helping my dad move, never bothered me at all. Nobody knew it was there under my jeans and t-shirt.

Just One Shot
March 18, 2009, 09:08 AM
Welcome to the wonderful world of firearms!

Always remember........SAFETY FIRST!


March 18, 2009, 10:51 AM
Congrats! Now you need to get a 1911 :evil:

March 18, 2009, 01:48 PM
Congrats!!! Got my first handgun back in November. Since then I've bought six more. :what:

But I am not ashamed. :evil:

Now I'm looking to find a Ruger LCP and then I'll be done for awhile. :cool: Or so I say. :rolleyes:

March 19, 2009, 08:12 PM
I'd say you did OK on price ... was it with one or two magazines?

I also have a PPS, I ordered a SuperTuck for it, I'll report on it when I get it.

March 19, 2009, 08:15 PM
Like Pcola said: the first gun I bought was less than a year ago, and 3 already joined it (with another on the way)

desert gator
March 19, 2009, 10:53 PM
thanks for the input guys and the info on holsters. I am already planning my next gun I either want to get a 40 cal, or a revolver for ccw

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