Hello?

Hello PrepHole, I was recently robbed at gunpoint and now I'm thinking about getting my own gun. I don't know anything about guns and so I was wondering if there was any insights worth knowing before jumping in.

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Just take the gun out of his hands and beat him with it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      He had a friend with a huge hunting knife. Wasn't worth the risk.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        What were you going to do if you had a gun? Give it to the guy with the big knife?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        question: would you realistically have had time to draw a weapon in this case -- and use it?

        you should 100% get a weapon, the caliber doesn't matter so much as you being able to operate it. but awareness, de-escalation and good sneakers to run in save more lives than guns.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah OP, what are you? Some kind of gay samurai robot? It's called the right to bare arms for a reason, sucka!

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    yeah

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    here's some hot tips:

    >Pistol calibers above a .25 and below a .357 aren't different enough from each other performance wise to really matter, find the one you're most comfortable with
    >google and follow your local carry laws (or if you live in a noguns city just follow your intuition)
    >both semi-autos and revolvers are reasonable choices, it comes down to comfort since most self-defense shootings end without having to reload

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      thanks I wrote down the caliber tip

      where do you live?

      I live in a red state

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      this is all good advice, but someone might have a tantrum about it.
      my addition:
      >check local laws
      >get something that fits your hands
      >get something to carry it in, otherwise you'll leave it at home
      >if you plan to only have it at home, make sure are storing it safely
      >treat it as if it is loaded at all times, be very careful as a gun has the potential to kill you or people you should not harm
      >finally, train for the situation. You don't always have to pull a gun, and sometimes you won't have any other option, but you need to be ready.

      otherwise follow this guy's advice. Caliber won't be that massively important with modern ballistics. I recommend looking at 9mm because it will offer the most options.

      Here is what I reccomend:
      https://fnamerica.com/products/pistols/fn-502-tactical-blk/

      the 502 is easy to learn and use, take care of and quality for a good price. I carry the tactical version.

      Be safe, but keep yourself safe. Always be mindful that the tool you have the God given right to possess can harm or kill others or yourself. If you can, avoid using it, if you cannot avoid using it, do not hesitate.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    where do you live?

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Guns are "winner sees first" weapon, whoever notices the target first and gets a shot off, is usually the winner.

    Ergo, guns are useless if you have no situational awareness. It would be like buying a massive claymore without being able to lift it.

    #1 I would recommend training your awareness

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      question: would you realistically have had time to draw a weapon in this case -- and use it?

      you should 100% get a weapon, the caliber doesn't matter so much as you being able to operate it. but awareness, de-escalation and good sneakers to run in save more lives than guns.

      I was actually thinking about this earlier and in that situation I still would've lost. I was too comfortable because I was taking a walk on a route I've been using for years and so they approached me with their weapons out before I even noticed. Fortunately I don't think I can go anywhere by myself without being paranoid now.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        being caught slipping happens. in reality, this is why awareness matters. in reality, even with a gun on me I would've turned around if I saw two guys approaching me in an unusual fashion.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The strong don’t need guns. Guns are tools of the weak. This is true. If you disagree with me it’s ok, you’re wrong.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Put your finger into the barrel and he can't fire the gun anymore. If he does, the resulting damage to the gun would cause him an injury. You can then rob him in return.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If your looking for CCW, how much are you willing to carry? Do you live in jacket year round weather or are you going to need something small? Sig makes good pocket .380 (P238) that you could wear with anything comfortably and if you want something bigger you could got for a P365

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I live in a too fucking hot all year place so I am gonna have to get something small.

      Practice, practice, practice even more. Nothing is more important than training, the feat of operating the weapon, then firing a certain amount of rounds at several targets has to come from muscle memory - remember that this is something that you must do when surprised and shocked by seeing the threat of violence.

      It's not like you have to be Jim Zubiena but when you work fast, you might be able to get a shot off very fast if the robber doesn't focus.

      Obviously, nothing except surrendering your money will help if you get surprised and the gun is pointing at you all the time. Don't think a gun always saves you!

      I figured I would have to practice. I hope it isn't crazy expensive to go frequently.

      This is #1. Also, remember that the $50 in you wallet is not worth your life and don’t even think about shooting them in the back unless you like prison.

      Unfortunately they took my phone so it's a -$800 but I'm extremely happy I got out of that physically unscathed.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        P238 is a really good option because you can get a little pocket holster for it that will fit and conceal in anything. If you want to go bigger you can carry IWB but it’s uncomfortable, unnecessary, and anyone who tells you different is lying.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks, I wrote your rec down

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Look into
            Glock 43x / 48
            Sig P365 / XL
            Ruger LCRx in your preferred caliber (357 can shoot 38sp)
            Ruger MAX-9
            S&W Shield EZ
            Springfield Hellcat
            Taurus GX4
            Taurus G3C

            Hopefully this will set you on the right track.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Practice, practice, practice even more. Nothing is more important than training, the feat of operating the weapon, then firing a certain amount of rounds at several targets has to come from muscle memory - remember that this is something that you must do when surprised and shocked by seeing the threat of violence.

    It's not like you have to be Jim Zubiena but when you work fast, you might be able to get a shot off very fast if the robber doesn't focus.

    Obviously, nothing except surrendering your money will help if you get surprised and the gun is pointing at you all the time. Don't think a gun always saves you!

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This is #1. Also, remember that the $50 in you wallet is not worth your life and don’t even think about shooting them in the back unless you like prison.

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