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Vertiviper 01-28-2009 07:31 PM

.22 LR Pistols
 
I'll be getting my pistol permit in the coming months and am already thinking about pistol options.

In terms of personal priority I would first like to learn propper form and technique and then move onto something that packs a bigger punch.

With that said, aside from your basic 9mm, are there 22lr pistols? I figured 9mm is "fair" priced to shoot, but 22lr is dirt cheap to shoot and you can spend the whole day learning for only a few bucks.

Down the road i would get something bigger :D

junho806 01-28-2009 07:35 PM

try the P22
many of our member have it and they seem to love it
its cheap too!

Vertiviper 01-28-2009 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by junho806 (Post 66238)
try the P22
many of our member have it and they seem to love it
its cheap too!

the Walther?

canebrake 01-28-2009 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Vertiviper (Post 66237)
I'll be getting my pistol permit in the coming months and am already thinking about pistol options.

In terms of personal priority I would first like to learn propper form and technique and then move onto something that packs a bigger punch.

With that said, aside from your basic 9mm, are there 22lr pistols? I figured 9mm is "fair" priced to shoot, but 22lr is dirt cheap to shoot and you can spend the whole day learning for only a few bucks.

Down the road i would get something bigger :D

Here's a thought: Do Both. :p

Find a used 1911 Government in 45 ACP and buy a Wilson Combat .22 conversion.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...Parts/422C.jpg

Shoot cheap and go big when you want. You will be training on the same grip, trigger etc. Total outlay would be close to a new 1911 and you get two guns in one!

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...imation392.gif

matt g 01-28-2009 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 66242)
Here's a thought: Do Both. :p

Find a used 1911 Government in 45 ACP and buy a Wilson Combat .22 conversion.

Shoot cheap and go big when you want. You will be training on the same grip, trigger etc. Total outlay would be close to a new 1911 and you get two guns in one!

QFMFT! Except the Gov't. Model part.

Vertiviper 01-28-2009 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by matt g (Post 66246)
QFMFT! Except the Gov't. Model part.

IDK WTF QFMFT means!?! lol

Vertiviper 01-28-2009 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 66242)
Here's a thought: Do Both. :p

Find a used 1911 Government in 45 ACP and buy a Wilson Combat .22 conversion.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...Parts/422C.jpg

Shoot cheap and go big when you want. You will be training on the same grip, trigger etc. Total outlay would be close to a new 1911 and you get two guns in one!

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...imation392.gif


That sounds like a good idea, but for over $300 for the kit..am I almost better off buying the P22 and let that handle the dirty 22lr round, maybe?


I'm just basing this on the idea that converting a firearm like an AR15 into a 22lr is bad because of how dirty the round is..........I would guess the same concept might apply to pistols?

c3shooter 01-28-2009 09:52 PM

The conversion kits are fun- but IMHO, rather pricy. Yes, 22LR ammo is a bit dirty. For the money, why not go ahead and get a good Ruger 22 auto? I am still shooting a Standard Model that I bought in 1971. I could not lift all the ammo that one has digested, and still shoots well.

Franciscomv 01-29-2009 01:14 AM

Does it have to be a semi-auto? Ever since I bought my S&W 617 my Ruger MKIII has been sitting in a drawer. That revolver is ridiculously accurate. It's a great way to practice double action trigger technique.

Vertiviper 01-29-2009 02:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Franciscomv (Post 66327)
Does it have to be a semi-auto? Ever since I bought my S&W 617 my Ruger MKIII has been sitting in a drawer. That revolver is ridiculously accurate. It's a great way to practice double action trigger technique.

Being it's going to be my first pistol and one that I want to learn on by shooting lots and lots and lots of rounds, I think a semi-auto might be the right route in a 22lr.

I don't know anything about revolvers so i'm always open to ideas. :D


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