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Best Starter Pistol for First Time Gun Owners; Glock 19 Gen 4, Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm & More

Handguns are powerful tools that can help individuals keep themselves safe, no matter if you are looking for a job in law enforcement, home protection, or personal defense. There are a few ideal options for a first gun, once the appropriate safety courses are taken, state requirements are met, and the buyer feels comfortable with the prospect of safely owning a firearm. With this in mind, we at Shooting Range Industries would like to share the options ideal for your first handgun.

Glock 19 Gen 4

The Glock 19 is widely regarded as the gold standard in handguns as a tried-and-true classic. It is a common recommendation at gun shops as a first handgun with a light frame and simple design. Because of its wide availability and reduced frequency of reloading its magazine holds 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition. Also, to accommodate any hand size, the Gen 4 Glock 19 also has customizable grips.

Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm

Because of its compact size and comfort, a small but powerful gun, the Smith & Wesson M&P 9 is a popular option for first-time gun owners. Where it is simple to handle, its no-frills design makes it so. An excellent firearm for self-defense is the Smith & Wesson M&P 9 with a 17-round magazine.

Springfield XD-M

The Springfield XD-M handgun line offers superior ergonomics and impressive power and is available in three 9mm size options. The 3 safeties; manual, grip, and trigger are appreciated by a beginner. Offering comfort and precise control, it has an individualized curved grip. Its versatility allows for law enforcement, on the range, or for concealed carrying options.

Ruger LCR 9mm

Due to their point-and-shoot simplicity, revolvers like the trusty Ruger LCR9 are excellent for first-time handgun owners. Making accidental firing less likely the Ruger LCR9 doesn’t have much of a learning curve, and the long trigger pull is exceptional and not extra features or complicated functions. Before getting a Ruger LCR9, buyers should spend time at a gun range to make sure that their accuracy is up to scratch as it only has a five-round capacity.

Custom Shooting Ranges for Firearm Weapons Practice & Training

Buying a handgun for the first time can be intimidating and if you are unsure, it is in your better interest to take the time to do your research and ask friends, family, colleagues, and acquaintances for their opinions if any of are experienced with handguns. Once you have found the perfect handgun for you, it is essential you learn the basics regarding safety and handling. Be sure to have a secure place for your weapon, such as a gun safe. Properly educate every one that lives with you about the safety protocols of the guns. Take safety gun classes, basic shooting courses, and be sure to hit the shooting ranges as often as possible. If possible, purchase an air soft pistol replica to practice drills, stance, and so many other elements of shooting while off the range. No matter which pistol you purchase, be sure you comfortable with it. Shooting Range Industries designs, manufactures and delivers custom portable shooting ranges that can be installed on your own property! Contact us to learn more today.