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Old October 28, 2004, 08:57 PM   #1
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Newbie section

I frequent other (non gun) boards, I was wondering if there was a forum for new guy questions,e.g. what gun, how often to clean it, local laws, etc. I know it is annoying to see the same questions asked week after week.
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Old October 28, 2004, 10:41 PM   #2
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No, there's no specific forum. Legal questions go into L&P. Gun choice and maintenance questions go in General Discussion or in one of the firearm-type forums (rifles, semi-auto handguns, etc.).


Which gun to buy:
Make a list of guns that satisfy your criteria. Try some/most of them out. Once you narrow it down to a few that you like, and can't choose between them based on function or accuracy, then it's more productive to ask in the forums to get others' opinions. Just asking what gun to get is going to get you a million different responses if you don't have any idea what you want.

How often to clean a gun:
If you're asking what the minimum is... some guns tolerate less cleaning; others will jam when neglected. Obviously, you can clean them as often as you want.
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Old October 28, 2004, 10:43 PM   #3
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Hey. Welcome to the Firing Line.

I don't think there would be a newbie/advanced section. Here are the costs...
1. Experts would generally get tired of answering newbie questions and not visit the newbie section
2. Eventually you'd have newbie answering newbie question. "Is 5.56 good? 'Yes, with its superior tumbling capabilities, if you hit a man in the shoulder it would tumble down to his center mass and explode'"

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Old October 28, 2004, 10:51 PM   #4
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There's no "dumb" questions. There are those who ask frequently asked questions without using the Search feature first (to see if it's been asked before). This can be a bit annoying to the rest of us "newbies" (we all are); but you'll generally find patience here.

Still, the Search feature is pretty powerful as a tool before you post.

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