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    Picking up my first gun tomorrow!

    For those of you who've read any of my previous posts, I'm 18 and pretty new to the whole open carry deal. Well tomorrow my father and I are going to a local gun shop in Orange, VA owned and operated by Ned Purcell!

    I wanted a Kimber Custom Crimson Carry II, but I wasn't able to afford it. I've decided to go with a brand new Glock 22 .40 cal Gen 3. I'd prefer the 1911 but I've always had a passion for Glocks as well and this way I'm getting the most bang for my buck!!

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    Congratulations! Getting your first handgun is an important occasion to say the least.

    What kind of holster do you plan to buy?
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    If you like the G22, did you also consider the G23 as well? Just something to think about as it is a very good .40S&W for carry purposes.
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    I gave thought into the 21 and the 23 as well. I wanted a .45 but after shooting them all I decided the g22 was the one I wanted. I will be getting a blackhawk level 2 serpa holster! 2 1/2 hours then its mine!

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    Congratulations!

    I'm excited for you. I remember my first firearm purchase, as well as my first handgun purchase. You've picked a good one as well. I had a G22 some time ago, gen-1 I think, sold it, I still kick myself.

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    At least your range ammo will be cheaper. I find .40 at about 30 cents but .45 at about 34 cents when I can find it at all.

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    Grats kid!!!
    If you have any questions at all, please ask.
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    solid choice! i was always a fan of Glocks (still am) i was going to get a 22 also...but then i got some trigger time on the XDs XDMs. Yeah the trigger took the cake on that one for me plus 19 rounds in a flush fitting magazine (i had a gungasm when i saw that). good holster choice as well...exactly what i have. its very fast and ergonomic... best of luck in your endeavors!
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    Glocks are excellent, I do admit. And when you sell it, you won't have to kick yourself for very long since they're everywhere and you'll buy another. :-p

    I'm still drooling on a G20....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ixtow View Post
    I'm still drooling on a G20....
    EEEWWWW 10 mm

    go with the .45 if you want big bore! 10 mm is so espensives!

    but i digress, if 10 mm wasn't so expensive id have to think about one also major power
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