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Thread: New to Firearms ? Need advice on buying your first Gun ? Read this !

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    I'm glad you all liked the little write up. Some members have asked why I haven't suggested other calibers or guns. Well the other common calibers are mostly .30 and .32. As a round for Self defense, I dislike .30 for it velocity, bullet recoshe and over penetration. For a new user, it will also be difficult to control and unsafe as 95 % of .30 pistols in Pakistan are TT's.

    .32 was the popular choice in Pakistan till 9mm became a non prohibited bore. It's dying out a slow death which is why .32 cal pistols are much cheaper than 9mm ones. It does make for a good conceal carry weapon though because of it's size but then were are discussing home and self defense and there is no comparison between a .32 and 9mm hollow point bullet.

    Makarovs are good guns, keep in mind that the Mak uses 9x18 bullets not your standard 9x19. Those bullets (9x18) are much harder to find and also expensive (Rs. 65 appox).

    I have gotten a few requests to do a similar thread for the Rifles and the Shotgun section as well. When I get some more free time I will write it up.

    @Ka_Khan Was making up for missed time, :cool:

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    Nicely placed fact and advice for the new potential Handgun owners/Wana be owners or users. The thread contains all the basic information needed for the new gun owners and it serves others as well.

    This really serves those who want to get the first hand information about how to own a handgun or make up their mind to buy which type of gun as their first gun.

    Good job Abbas Bhai.
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    It's a bullseye ... right to the point.
    Good work Abbas Bhai!

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    Dear Abbas Bhai A.S.W,
    First of all many many thanks for this information.
    Abbas bhai, i will soon receive my licens for a pistol and i need your expert advice for bying one.........and as my budget is low so please tell me......Is CF 98 is available at Rs. 30 k in Karachi ? and please also suggest a dealer......and my other choice is Beretta 92 FS clone manufactured by Khyber Arms....will u please guide me.....and tell me if i buy Beretta 92 FS clone then what are the tricks to make sure that i got a good one ?

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    Well done Abbas bhai, very short and snappy, covering quickly the A to Z of buying a new pistol. Bravo :D
    A lot of the guys who keep a gun at home for safety are the same guys who refuse to wear a seat belt!

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    it was really nice and informative effort, keep it up sir

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    Sir, Iwant to purchase a 9mm Taurus 24/7 pisol on my NPB licence, pl tell me about ur dealership in Lahore (Punjab)?

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    @ mian14... Mian sb, welcome to PakGuns! Plz go through the first post on this thread. You'll find all relevant info
    in this single post. For any additional help required, you are more than welcome to ask. And one thing more, we
    are forum for firearms enthusiasts, learning n promoting knowledge of safe handling of legal firearms. We don't have
    any dealership anywhere :) However, you can get useful info about delers, in the dealers review section.

    http://www.pakguns.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3021

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    Dear Abbas Bhai,
    Aoa,
    Your handgun info seemed like a prayer answered. i am planning to buy my first gun for SD. (i have never even fired a gun before) and your post really has helped me in making my mind. but there are a few extra questions that i have and i dont know who to ask apart from you so please bear with me. they may seem stupid or too plain even to answer.
    1. I have decided to buy Canik 55, how can i apply for a gun licence ?
    2. How can i practice shooting it....i have read a few of the post on the form saying shooting ranges....Can anyone go to these ranges and practice or do i have to become a member?
    3. do i need an instructor to guide me ?

    Once again appologies for these seemingly stupid questions. but then you can ony get a good advice from gurus only.
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    1. to have easy processing of your MOI license you need to spend about 15k, you have to find a dealer as per your location.
    2. for practice you have to have a range membership, otherwise NO place is suggested.
    3. yes instructors are there.
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    Thank you for the reply.
    I live in Clifton boatbasin area would you be kind enough to suggest a near by dealer.
    any advice of near by range and what kind of membership fee are we talking about. is it easy to get the membership ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARJ
    Thank you for the reply.
    I live in Clifton boatbasin area would you be kind enough to suggest a near by dealer.
    any advice of near by range and what kind of membership fee are we talking about. is it easy to get the membership ?
    You have three dealers located near your place. (1) Ahmed Traders at Khadda Market; (2) DAAD on main Zamzama; and (3) Elahi Bux opposite ICAP near Teen Talwar.

    Try these three, however, some generally prefer DAAD for this purpose. Don't ask more as the forum rules currently do not allow further discussion on this topic due to the law and order situation in our nation.

    As for Range? Easier route for you would be a couple of kilometers down the seashore in a boat. Just kidding. The only option we Karachiites have is the PNS Karsaz Range and I do not know whether they have once again opened new memberships for civilians. However, if you personally know someone who is a member there and if he / she is willing to take you there as a guest, then also you can use Karsaz range, at a per visit charge of Rs. 225 I think.

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    salam guys....i have a very basic query......i have got a budget of 75000 rupees and i want to buy best handgun in this range from here in karachi. i visited the market but confused. i saw stoeger cougar 9mm, taurus 24/7 series, and some other i dont remember. a chinese one also......

    as you guys are all experts and gurus...please suggest me some better advice. thanks.

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    To use that old, trite and hackneyed query..

    What do U plan on using it for.. HD/SD or CC??

    HD (Home defense
    SD (Self defense)
    CC (conceal carry)

    while some weapons can be fine in each and every role.. but the vast majority are spacialised in application.
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    All PG experts agree that in 60 to 75k range, Baikal MP-446 is the best you can buy. Should be around 65k. Plz read following link by ADMIN
    http://www.pakguns.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3021

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    Welcome to PG Farhan.

    I suggest that you first go through this thread

    http://www.pakguns.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3021

    Then put up specific questions and we will be more than happy to guide you through to your first purchase.

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    I would suggest you a CZ 999 scorpion... looks performance and specs in one package. I assume by your question that you just want a general purpose weapon. some plinking, also HD and a seldom carry thingy.
    Rest of the research is upto you, go through all the threads under handgun sub section.
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    Assalam Aleekum

    I am new to this forum and and new to guns as well. But a fast learner.
    I have applied for lic a month ago and still waiting.Probablay more than a month. Is that normal waiting period.

    There a few questions in my mind. If i want to purchase Sigma(.40), will it require some special lic as It is not 9mm.
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    Welcome on board vik, nice to have you here. If you look around for our "sticky" threads, most of such questions have already been answered there for all newer members. However, taking the opportunity, let me tell you 4-6 weeks time for a license is A VERY NORMAL waiting time! Better wait a few more days and then push your agent for some result. As regards the Sigma .40, I wouldn't suggest you that caliber at all, since it's very rare and you'll have serious availability issues with this round. Choose something which is popular, even the Sigma is available in 9mm! And no, all calibers in handguns from .22-.45 are considered NPB weapons, you need no special license, neither to the best of my knowledge do we have any "special" licenses as such, apart from the PB ones, which are not required at all for semi-automatic weapons, anyhow. Enjoy your stay here!
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