I've just started shooting guns within the last year and bought a membership to a range. Shot a variety of guns, (H&K, Sig, SA, Beretta, CZ). I have narrowed possible purchase down to either Sig 226 or XD-9. After a trip to shooting supply store I have decided on the XD-9 Tactical 5 in. Just over 3 weeks from the purchase. Looking forward to putting this gun through some serious range time. I figure I will shoot about 200-250 rounds on initial break-in.
I was freaked out by handguns at first. My 16 yr old son encouraged me to take him to the range and I quickly became comfortable shooting. It has given us great bonding time together.
I also inhereted from my Dad an old bolt action 410 and his favorite Browning Auto-5. I am also going to go back and pick up two more rifles he had. 22-LR and another 12ga.
Now that the kids are grown up, my wife has given her blessing on my future purchase and said as long as it is kept locked up in the house, she is fine with it. She also claims to be freaked out by guns. I told her to give it a chance and I will take her to the range and get her to shoot sometime soon.
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