Almost ready to by my first!

BONESTOCKBONESTOCK New MemberPosts: 7 New Member
I have my LTC class A number for Mass. Just waiting on the card and pin number to come in.

So far, top of my list is the S&W M&P Shield in 9mm.

This seems like a nice firearm for my first and to conceal carry.

I don't plan to have a bunch of guns. This seems like one I can use for carry and the range.

Then a shotgun for home defence and a 22 cal rifle for range target plinking.

Any others I should look at to compare that are legal in Ma? Doesn't seem like much here. Went to a local gun shop but wasn't given much attention as I didn't yet have my card and pin.

Just didn't see others that were similar to the shield.

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,897 Senior Member
    Seems like a plan
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,834 Senior Member
    First, I am really sorry that you have to put up with all that nonsense to engage in a Constitutional Right...further, I'm sorry that you live in a place that determines what firearms you may own...please consider moving to free America.

    With that out of the way....congratulations...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,659 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    First, I am really sorry that you have to put up with all that nonsense to engage in a Constitutional Right...further, I'm sorry that you live in a place that determines what firearms you may own...please consider moving to free America.

    With that out of the way....congratulations...
    :that: :agree:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Good for you. Stay safe. If the gun shop you went to was inattentive, maybe find one that is. The first gun shop that I went to when I moved to Oregon was a great experience. Even after explaining that I was new to guns and not ready to purchase one yet, the counter guy was friendly and informative. He explained a lot of things about firearms to me. Some of the other shops I've been to have an attitude and don't want anything to do with you unless you have bucks to spend. Then suddenly they get real friendly. I don't go back.

    I worked at a Harley dealership for years. I think new folks who go into a Harley shop or a gun store are often a little intimidated. It's like intruding into a secret society. I always went out of my way to make newbies feel comfortable and welcome. I encouraged questions and gave honest answers. I always told folks there are no stupid questions but if they want stupid answers say so and I'd oblige. It was great to see these people go from newbie to enthusiastic riders. Many of them brought their spouses, kids and friends to meet me. I formed many friendships. Hell, I even married one.
    The answer to 1984 is 1776
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,659 Senior Member
    Many of them brought their spouses, kids and friends to meet me. I formed many friendships. Hell, I even married one.
    Spouse, Kid or Friend?
    :roll2:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • BONESTOCKBONESTOCK New Member Posts: 7 New Member
    Great story! Yeah. I'm going to try a didn't place nearby. But I'll wait until I get my card. I'm really liking the Shield so it's at the top of my list. Maybe I can find someplace that let's my rent s and try a few guns.
  • KENFU1911KENFU1911 Senior Member Posts: 1,052 Senior Member
    BONESTOCK wrote: »
    Great story! . Maybe I can find someplace that let's my rent s and try a few guns.

    Excellent idea.......see what works for YOU...........and welcome to the circus.......Ken
    My idea of a warning shot is when the 2nd bad guy watches his 1st buddy go down....
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,053 Senior Member
    BONESTOCK wrote: »
    I don't plan to have a bunch of guns.
    :rotflmao:

    None of us do.
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,259 Senior Member
    How many is a bunch? I don't think I'm there yet.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,834 Senior Member
    BAMAAK wrote: »
    How many is a bunch?

    Something less than a plethora...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • North ForestNorth Forest Member Posts: 310 Member
    Yeah.......when I bought my first gun I thought it would be just one for home protection. Then I discovered how much I really enjoyed shooting. Then I got a shotgun, then I got a carry pistol, then I got a carry pistol for the wife, then I got a rifle, then I got a carbine, then I got a larger caliber shooter pistol........now I want a nice revolver and/or another carbine.........I don't really see any end to it and I'm good with that.......
  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 6,045 Senior Member
    Yeah I didn't plan on having a lot of guns when I showed up here. 4 pistols and a shotgun later...I'm ready for more.

    But they all have a purpose. Even if that purpose is pleasing me. ;-)



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  • BONESTOCKBONESTOCK New Member Posts: 7 New Member
    Haha! You've all been bit. Happens to me with car mods! Pretty sure it'll be the same for these firearms. Lol!
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,663 Senior Member
    BONESTOCK wrote: »
    Haha! You've all been bit. Happens to me with car mods! Pretty sure it'll be the same for these firearms. Lol!

    Guns are cheaper than 4x4s and associated mods.

    Welcome to the club. I, unlike the others here, planned to have a bunch of guns. I still plan on getting more.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 6,045 Senior Member
    BONESTOCK wrote: »
    Haha! You've all been bit. Happens to me with car mods! Pretty sure it'll be the same for these firearms. Lol!

    Yeah..start the clock ticking. We'll be looking for your next thread, "What should I get next, the shotgun or the 22?" Which should happen…oh around the end of December. :jester:
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Something less than a plethora...

    Excellent word usage. One definition is an inexhaustible amount or supply. I'm not there yet but I'm peddling as fast as I can.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,802 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    First, I am really sorry that you have to put up with all that nonsense to engage in a Constitutional Right...further, I'm sorry that you live in a place that determines what firearms you may own...please consider moving to free America.

    With that out of the way....congratulations...

    Actually this guy like our Bro Weatherby are our Heroes. They are fighting the good fight. If nobody stands up to the libtard goverments eventually we may all lose. Hang in there you guys.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,802 Senior Member
    Yeah.......when I bought my first gun I thought it would be just one for home protection. Then I discovered how much I really enjoyed shooting. Then I got a shotgun, then I got a carry pistol, then I got a carry pistol for the wife, then I got a rifle, then I got a carbine, then I got a larger caliber shooter pistol........now I want a nice revolver and/or another carbine.........I don't really see any end to it and I'm good with that.......

    HaHaHa North Forest, this sounds like my life story according to firearms. I bought one rifle 48 years ago. I bought a shotgun 36 years ago when my dad told me to get my own and quit wearing his out. I bought another rifle and another rifle and then a hand gun, and another hand gun and another rifle and the madness went into a tail spin and I'm still in it, LOL!!! Then I got a divorce and she got more than half what I had. So I started over again and have exceeded the number I lost. Just remember, Never say Never! with guns.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
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