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Handgun for a broken old Soldier

Posted: 01 Feb 2020, 10:36
by Texchappy
Salutations and Howdy. My name is Tony and I’m a wounded warrior*. I lead with that because it has a bearing on what I’m doing here; I have TBI and nerve damage that leaves me weak and and with painfully sensitive skin.

I’m looking for a handgun. I was drawn to the newly released Ruger 57 but the gun store had sold the only one they had received. I handled the FN FiveseveN and really liked the feel of it. The 5.7*28 round sounds on what I’ve read as a good fit for my needs (light weapon with low recoil but still decent damage dealing if God forbid I need it). Found the gun reddit and it seems disliked there but those answering didn’t seem terribly knowledgeable.

I’m looking at getting a FiveseveN and while I can a PS90 to pair with it. Given my needs and what those weapons offer, I ask you good folks if I’m on the right track?

*I was a Chaplain so I didn’t carry a rifle or sidearm for my entire nine years in. In fact, I’ve only shot once since I was a kid — and that’s been a fair bit of time.

Re: Handgun for a broken old Soldier

Posted: 03 Feb 2020, 21:08
by blueorison
Welcome, Texchappy! Great name!

I'll shoot you a PM. We have another chaplain on here. Also, I'm in Texas...if I infer your nickname, correctly.

Re: Handgun for a broken old Soldier

Posted: 03 Feb 2020, 21:53
by Texchappy
blueorison wrote:
03 Feb 2020, 21:08
Welcome, Texchappy! Great name!

I'll shoot you a PM. We have another chaplain on here. Also, I'm in Texas...if I infer your nickname, correctly.
Lived in Austin many years ago and live in Lubbock now.