eastman is spot on. Do yourself a favor. Take some time, read the manual, clean and lube the firearm. Get some good ammo and test it out at the range. Use a firm grip. Get some help if you need. Ask questions if you need help and keep a log. Good luck on your adventure.
*Enjoy it, be safe and be healthy.
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If you know someone who shoots, offer to take them to the range with you. Most will be happy to go and help you learn the basics, like proper sight picture, grip, stance and will likely be better able to handle any malfunctions you run into. Most modern guns are fairly reliable, but many will have a few problems when brand new. As other have said, get some quality ammo and enjoy after cleaning and lubricating.
If you are new KNOW THIS,. This is not a range gun, it’s for point blank emergency use. With that in mind expect to SUCK at first. It WILL hurt your hand after 20-40 rounds. Just expect these things and don’t get immediately disappointed . It takes some practice to get to shoot the mouse guns well.
I usually never shoot more than a box in mine. The rest are with something larger and far less punishing. If you do find it is killing your hands web you can get sleeve grips that help some and they’re cheap.
If you still have questions, I'd suggest you take your pistol to your local gun shop, explain your situation, ask for advice on lubricating it. Depending on the shop, look for an older guy behind the counter. Most mom and pop shops are willing to help new gun owners. Then maybe buy some ammo for it or maybe some cleaning supplies. Everybody wins. Good luck with your LCP!
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