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Old 02-14-2011, 03:24 AM   #1
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So i finally turned 21 and since i live in NJ i can finally get a pistol permit to buy a pistol. So i have been looking around and thinking about maybe my frist hand gun being a .22 caliber since im a beginner with pistols and i heard there good beginner guns. Was looking at the Rugers and saw a couple i like. Any helpful ideas on if this is a good choice or what u think would be a good thing to do. Also was thinking .22 since i have a .22 riffle so it would be good on ammo since it can be used one both.

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Old 02-14-2011, 03:42 AM   #2
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Good choice! Many like the rugers, I prefer browning.



You can't go wrong with either one. Fun and cheap to shoot.

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I would go with a Ruger Mark 3, just make sure it has a long barrel and adjustable sights.

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I will echo that the .22LR is a very good choice for a first pistol and I like the Ruger MkIII 6". They run about $280.

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Agree with my friends above. The Ruger 22/45, the Ruger Mark III, or the Browning Buckmark are all great choices. I have a short barreled Mark III Hunter and my son has a longer barreled 22/45 - both are great shooters and great platforms to learn handgun shooting. Note that mine cost double what my son's did...



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YOu can't go wrong with either the Browning or the Ruger. I don't care for the MkIII because of the CA DOJ Approved loaded chamber indacator on it. I feel it is not needed and it shows Rugers willingness to bend to the Draconian Rule of CA.

Also take a look at the Berretta Neos. It is a decent looking pistol and shoots good.

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Choosing the same caliber as your rifle is cost effective. Lots of choices out there. As usual, my suggestion would be to get your hands on as many as you can, and get what feels best to you.

Browning Buckmarks are good......


As are the Rugers.....

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I don't care for the MkIII because of the CA DOJ Approved loaded chamber indacator on it. I feel it is not needed and it shows Rugers willingness to bend to the Draconian Rule of CA.
I agree that the LCI and the mag disconnect hurt the gun and have been known to cause problems. The good thing is they are both easy to remove which makes the Mark III into a Mark II...
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Thanks everyone for the help def gonna go out to some places and check out a couple handguns and see what i like. Also another reason i kinda like a .22 is if i bring a girl to the range i feel the .22 is something they could shoot and it wont be to bad for them like a .44 or something would be haha

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Good thinking.

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