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500to22nut 12-25-2012 05:04 PM

Starting handguns
 
Hi everyone, I'm still new and I am wondering what recommendations there are for an affordable starter handgun?
I was thinking something in 22lr because I can shoot 22 all day on my range and then I can move up. But right now I'm buying my first shotgun wich is a mossberg 500 field then a either a marlin 735 or 7 something and them a handgun

JonM 12-25-2012 05:09 PM

ruger 22's of any type are great starter guns. they come in all flavors.

steadyshot 12-25-2012 05:35 PM

Ruger and the Browning Buck Mark are some good choices.

shadecorp 12-25-2012 07:34 PM

Yep,
Cant go wrong with a Ruger.
Have a few in the safe.
Just bought the 22/45.

marc29th 12-25-2012 07:50 PM

+1 for the Ruger Mark III or 22/45

kalboy26 12-25-2012 08:51 PM

I own the Ruger mark III, it has been a great little gun with thousands of rounds through it. It is what I used to teach my wife on or any first timers. The only complaint I have about it is its a pain to clean. Tends to jam a little more when its really cold out as well, but from what I've seen that's common with a lot of the .22s.

500to22nut 12-25-2012 09:56 PM

Post pictures of all the guns mentioned please

steadyshot 12-26-2012 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by 500to22nut (Post 1065897)
Post pictures of all the guns mentioned please

Here is a picture of my Ruger Mark III

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...421/001-19.jpg

Here is a picture of a Browning Buckmark. I'm going to be picking up a Buckmark in the next few weeks my self.

http://ximages.wholesalehunter.com/p...0051448490.jpg

CrazedJava 12-26-2012 02:19 AM

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I bought a Beretta U22 Neos with a 6" barrel for $250. It's a good solid gun, accurate, and about as reliable as a .22 auto is going to be.

Generally cheaper than the Ruger or Buckmark, but those are both good guns to. The Beretta styling is not for everyone.

The grip seems small but I found it comfortable even with my freakishly long mutant fingers.

Colby 12-26-2012 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by 500to22nut (Post 1065606)
Hi everyone, I'm still new and I am wondering what recommendations there are for an affordable starter handgun?
I was thinking something in 22lr because I can shoot 22 all day on my range and then I can move up. But right now I'm buying my first shotgun wich is a mossberg 500 field then a either a marlin 735 or 7 something and them a handgun

Are you new to shooting?
If so, a revolver may be a good first gun. I teaches a lot of stuff.

I agree with the good Ruger comments. They make excellent guns.

The 22 revolvers - like Smith and Wesson or Ruger cost a little more than the semi-auto's, but they are excellent guns that you will never regret having.


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