First Gun Purchase
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Alright, k/ommandos, here's the situation. I'm a college student seriously contemplating my first gun purchase, and I'm trying to decide between a small revolver or auto.
Primary use would be for nightstand, but I also hike quite frequently and I live in bear country, so I'd like to have something a bit more effective than a whistle. Daily concealed carry isn't really an issue.
Thing is, 1: I'm tight on cash (courtesy of the US public educational system) and 2: I may be moving out of gun-friendly SC soon and with all these states either instituting or discussing magazine limits, I'm not sure I want to get into a high cap polymer wonder. Maybe just easier to stick with a gun under 10 rounds to begin with and get good with it.
So for around $400, there are a number of second and third tier (Taurus) .357s in the wheel gun side, and maybe a Bersa .380 on the auto side of things. Question is, is the added punch of .357 for the incredibly unlikely event of running into a bear worth it? Or should I go with higher capacity, faster reloaded, easier to control, but far weaker .380? A little 5 shot revolver also has greater versatility of ammo it can shoot, but there is the lower cap, higher weight, and shorter sight radius. .380 is never ideal, but enough for most situations, but would it take a brown bear if it came to it?
TLDR: Cheap .357 or cheap .380 for first "all-rounder" gun?
Rhodesian Camo Group Buy Thread / Milsurp Fashion General Circlejerk
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So I'm guessing a lot of you got your packages from Nugget Enterprises today?
Ivan is probably still busy with his latest wave of shipments, but that should be clearing up soon. Then he can really help us with this project.
Until then, go ahead and discuss camo, milsurp gear, latest acquisitions, etc.
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