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 I just recieved my firearms permit and I'm about to purchase my first gun. Any input on from police officers on what kind of pistol i should get?  ps. I want be a poilce officer for California in case that makes any difference.

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Would be happy to help.


Do you have any formal training in firearms safety, handling and fundamentals of marksmanship??

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Since is your first firearm purchase.  My questions are how do you know about guns?  I know that sounds a bit stupid.  It is a real good question.  Next questions, have you had any practice at shooting?  Last but not least, are you ready for the total responsibility in carrying a firearm? 


I have had to shoot one person and that was not that long ago.  I don't care what they teach you on the range, it is not the same.  My shoot was justified and I was cleared of wrong doing or it was a clean shoot.  I was being shoot at, at the itme.  Deadly force.  Yes I hit the person shooting at me, on the second round.  I was still responsible for the first round that left the muzzle of my firearm.  It was my responsiblity till it ran out of gas (just a phase there) or it hit someone or something.  I hope they share with you in class.  It is a lot different in real life and I was surprised how unprepard for it.  Once you answer those questions, I will be happy to help...


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The legal responsibilities of owning/carrying a firearm outweigh the technical aspects, I think.  Remember that every bullet you fire has a lawyer attached to it, plus one for your weapon, one for you, and two or three or eight for who/whatever you hit.  Kudos for desiring the responsibility that comes with carrying a firearm as a civilian and for taking an active role in your own defense - just make sure you're covered legally as well.  I have heard of insurance for CCW permit holders; it may be a good idea to look into.


Other than that, good luck on your journey to LEO-land, and keep us posted.

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 Thank you so much for all your replies. Yes, I have had the basic training that allows me to carry a firearm on the jobs that it applies to. I have only been to the firing range once, but I do believe I am responisble enough to own a gun and understand the legal liabilities that come with it (I am going to graudate with bachelor's degree in criminal justice in two weeks, I am not  by any means trying to brag).  Mostly my knowledge of guns comes from my cousin who is in the Marines, and is  just the very basics.The main reason I want a gun is so that once I enter the academy I will already be familiar with them. Once again, thanks to all of you!

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So this is going to be for a security job?


 

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My strong advice to you is get some more training on the range.  Get into some shooting competitions maybe, like IDPA, to put you in a simulated situations with the bad guys.  Maybe, like the range I go to, has that type of simulation training.  It will give you a real good idea what it is like to be under pressure, obviously not like the real thing, but it helps.  The main thing is you need instruction on the range and lots of practice. 


"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." - Ronald Reagan

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I would suggest finding a gun shop with a range who will allow you to shoot a variety of handguns. As others have suggested train with a firearms trainer to develope skills and safe habits. When you find the right weapon the light bulb will go off.