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Old 09-03-2011, 12:20 AM   #21
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and please feel welcome to suggest any others

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1911's ARE single action,but single action does not mean you have to cock the hammer on the first shot(well technically it does)but it means that when you pull back the slide,the hammer automatically gets cocked by the slide,the only difference in double action pistols is that you can de-cock the hammer,carry it safe and pull off your first shot in double action because the trigger on a DA will also operate the hammer to cock back as where a SA will never make the hammer do anything.I'd reccomend what I have,the Ruger MK3 22/45 .22LR,it was designed to imitate the approximate feel and operation of a 1911 and it never jams,I have the basic model and love it,and it's SA the same as a 1911 is.



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Also I forgot to mention I paid $265+ tax and all that.

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The Walther P22 sounds like a great starter option.

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Let me preface this with: I'm 6'6", 250lbs. I have BIG hands. BIG hands. I think the P22 might be slightly too small, but it's VERY comfortable to shoot. It really is incredible how comfortable that gun can be. Have you ever held one? Pick one up, point it around, set it down, pick it up again. You get used to it quickly. My girlfriend is 5'8" and otherwise petite, and it fits her as well. I own a P22 and have 4654 rounds through it. I get the occasional FTE/FTF, but most of the FTF's have been the ammo's fault. Most of the FTE's start occurring after 300 rounds at the range of the cheap bulk stuff. I shot 700 rounds of CCI MiniMag the first day at the range and didn't have the slightest of problems. I was looking for a centerfire pistol-style 22LR pistol to train my girlfriend on (and get her used to pistols as she was afraid of them). I couldn't be happier. I definitely like it better than the Sig Mosquito. I now want a 1911-22 (not instead of, but as well as, my P22) since I recently bought a 1911, but I learned a lot from shooting the P22.

The other thing I'd recommend is looking through this list. It might help.

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The Sig is a wonderful choice. Walther is very nice as well, as is the Browning. I agree with the person who said the Ruger is a pain to clean, but will add that it is also a very well built weapon and will suit your needs well. Any of these are IMHO good buys. Happy Plinking!

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Have to agree with a Mark III Ruger. Dead solid reliable, inexpensive to buy, inexpensive to shoot, and any .22 makes a great gun for new shooters. As was mentioned before, the Mark III has a very similar grip to a 1911 which is great. Especially if you like it a decide you want a 1911 later one. I highly suggest trying one out to see what you think.

Sure, they break down a little different than most guns but I would hardly call them a PITA to clean.

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