Bought my first gun.. then my second..


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Knuckle
August 5, 2012, 04:33 PM
I've been admiring handguns more and more the last few months, and I recently decided it was time to make my first purchase. I like all-steel guns way more than polymer, especially in a stainless finish. My favorite gun has always been the CZ-75B in stainless. I've searched and searched but couldn't find one in the configuration I was dead-set on.

There really wasn't anything else that sang to me, so I settled on a 22lr GSG-1911 as my first gun. Everyone loves the 1911 platform, and this would be a cheap and practical target shooter that would allow me to learn about firearms and gain more experience as I decide want I want in a centerfire gun.

I started out handling it unloaded, moved on to drywall hangers, then to Colibri powderless rounds. I was ready to make my first range trip any day... then it happened...I saw a beautiful CZ-75B in polished stainless steel in the used case at the LGS. To me, its the best looking gun in the world. I wasn't planning to buy my next gun for months... but you know damn well I took that sexy thing home that day.

I went to the range the very next morning (yesterday). My first time shooting a handgun (and I already owned two lol). Holy hell did I have fun. That 100 round box of WWB got used up in a hurry. I also put more than 100 rounds through the 1911. Four different kinds, ranging from Thunderbolt to Stingers. No hiccups with anything. Next range trip is tomorrow :)

Not the best pic, but here you go:
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Questions...
-I plan to focus on the .22 my next few sessions, but what kind of 9mm ammo can I try to get a different feel than the WWB I used the first time? I'd like to keep it relatively cheap.
-I expect some wear, but does anyone have any tips for maintenance of the exterior?
-How big of a pain/expense would it be the replace the sights on the CZ? My eyes suck.
-Any recommended reading/viewing on shooting technique?
-When will I stop wanting new guns?
-Am I the only steel gun lover? If you're not into revolvers or $1,000 1911s, you don't have a huge selection to choose from.
-Can .22lr be any more awesome? fun:cost ratio is amazing.
-The GSG came with a rail (which I removed), but a laser would be fun. I'm not willing to spend much on a rimfire toy... does that leave any decent options?

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smalls
August 5, 2012, 04:51 PM
There's going to be very little to no difference between 115 gr. 9mm ammo. You could try wwb 147 gr. Ammo or some NATO rounds. You'll get a little more oomph with them. Other than that you'll have premium defensive stuff in +P.

wbwanzer
August 5, 2012, 04:51 PM
Congrtas on your new toys and hobby! :D

I'm not going to try to answer all of your questions, but here is some info:

It would be a good idea to get yourself a few lessons with an instructor if you are new to this game.

Aside from holster wear if you carry, just be careful with the gun. I always put down a mat at my shooting stall to lay the gun on to protect it. All of my pistols still look like new.

Other brands of 9mm will pretty much feel like the WWB that you already shot.

You're not going to stop buying guns. ;)

Oh yeah. Almost forgot; Welcome to the forum.

mf-dif
August 5, 2012, 09:47 PM
The finish on the gsg 1911 is really thin. I also own one and its a blast to shoot and pretty accurate as well. The finish is really thin on that one. If you want to use a laser youll have to put the tac rail back on. Thatll also allow you access to mount an over slide red dot if you want. Stingers are awesome through that pistol.

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