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Old 07-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of purchasing the Smith & Wesson m&p 22 for teaching my daughters to shoot. My thinking is that it is a full size gun platform and that benefits in two ways...1. It isn't much of a transition to my other guns except for recoil and... 2. It may be more controllable for them because of its size. My youngest is 9 already. I would appreciate any wisdom y'all have...thanks.

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Old 07-10-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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.22 is always a good caliber for beginners. It will be a fun shooter even for you. The only thing I would say is that the ar platform is very different from you're typical rifle like a bolt action or pump. That said basic concepts of safety etc are the same. Buy it and have fun.

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Thanks, I do have the Ruger 10/22 but I was asking about the handgun of that name. Sorry, I should have been more specific

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i ve shot the M&P in several calibers including the .22 its very fun to shoot and you are right the main difference is recoil from any other M&P. tho the slide is alot lighter and easier to rack then the 9mm or .40 as long as they can get a good grip on it they will have a great time plinking with it

id say go for it i have a Sig Sauer Mosquito and my 6 year old son shoots it like a champ very accurate and fun little gun

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Thanks, I was looking at the Mosquito by Sig but one guy at the range steered me away because he said it was too finicky with ammo. What has been your experience, if ya don't mind me asking? I like Sig, I have the P229 and love it.

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it is kinda picky with ammo but then again so am i i usually shoot cci and never had a problem

but almost all the .22 caliber handguns are picky in some way with ammo

CHEAP AMMO= CHEAP RESULTS

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Thanks, I was looking at the Mosquito by Sig but one guy at the range steered me away because he said it was too finicky with ammo. What has been your experience, if ya don't mind me asking? I like Sig, I have the P229 and love it.
These are both my favorite .22's I never didlike the Rugers style I lean slightly towards S&W because the Sig does seem to be ammo picky. CCI is however quite reliable. My experience is if your going to buy a Semi-auto .22 your gonna have stoppages. Ftf Fte etc. the ammo is cheap and its tons of fun!! Quite frankly your not going to try to save your family's life with it and the stoppages act as a learning tool for younger shooters!!
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CCI mini mags seem to be the best ammo choice for a .22 handgun, a rifle too for that matter. which ever one you choose just feed her good ammo

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CCI mini mags seem to be the best ammo choice for a .22 handgun, a rifle too for that matter. which ever one you choose just feed her good ammo
Agreed! A guns diet is very important... Now if only I could stick to good one
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Agreed! A guns diet is very important... Now if only I could stick to good one
Tell me about it :-)

My guns also stay well fed,lol
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