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Old 01-11-2012, 03:19 PM   #11
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I got both a Ruger Single Six with two cylinders and a Browning Buckmark. I like the Ruger because I can shoot 22 mag, 22lr 22l, 22 shorts. I like the Buckmark because it a great target gun.

Both guns have their advantages and disadvantages. Both are fun to shoot. A 22 revolver is a great starter gun to help teach newbies how to shoot. For safety reasons I don't like newbies to use auto-loaders if they never fired a gun before.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:54 PM   #12
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One of the good reasons to shoot .22s, in addition to it being just plain fun, is as a sub caliber surrogate to your major caliber gun. Use the .22 for much of your practice, then switching to the major caliber gun. Since I like to play with revos, I have several .22s that match major caliber revos I like. My 4” .45 ACP S&W 625PC is matched very nicely with my 4” S&W 617. But for pure fun, the autos are hard to beat. I really like to have fun with my Ruger MK II and MK III autos.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:38 PM   #13
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Default .22 pistol

For some reason I have never equated shear volume of fire with shooting enjoyment, with this in mine I would suggest that a top line revolver would be something to look at.I am very impressed with my Mod.17 S&W.

For cheap practice and training I like same frame conversions.In my case my Sig P 226 with .22, 9mm, and .40 S&W works quite well.

For more serious target work I use a Hammerli International.

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I had one of those GSG guns for a while. Good shooter. Reliable. Loads of fun. The one gotcha to watch for is that the barrel is held in place in the frame by a screw which goes through right side of the frame, through the lug underneath the barrel and then into a threaded hole on the left side of the frame. The frame is VERY soft metal, and the first time I took the gun down for a thorough cleaning after about 500 rounds, when I put the screw back in, it stripped out the threads. And it took very little pressure to do it. A lot less than it should. If you ever take that screw out be very careful putting it back in.
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I know they are sat night specials but I really like the phoenix Arm HP22 you can get an inexpensive kit with gun 3 AND 5 inch barrels for under 200 and theyre great accurate little guns. and theyll eat whatever you feed them and they are 9+1 capacity
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Originally Posted by NvRbanArms View Post
With the silencer???
I'm still thinking about getting the suppressor but the damn thing cost twice as much as the gun when you include the $200 tax stamp.

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How many rounds put through it? I'm thinking about it.
Somewhere north of 2K. Nothing but fun and complements!

If I were to buy this gun again, I'd get the Colt, it breaks down like a 1911 and doesn't use a screw to capture the barrel lug.

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I've had Buckmarks and Rugers but much prefered my High Standard "Sharpshooter" (cheapest of the good HS).
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Just purchased a S&W model 41, not cheap but worth the investment. The 7" barrel is now drilled and tapped for scope. The trigger is sweet.
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Can't go wrong with ruger. And if you want something that sorta feels like a 1911 go with the 22/45.

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I've had good luck with my Sig Mosquito. I like how it's nearly a full sized pistol. I've got over 2000 rounds through it and really haven't had any issues.

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