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Old 02-23-2012, 08:48 PM   #21
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if you are really set on a 9mm then i wouldnt rule out a Hi-point C9. it's fairly heavy and durable so recoil, while noticeable, shouldnt be to much of a problem. they can be bought new for around 150$ and there is a very informative forum dedicated to Hi-point owners (including myself). if anythnig goes wrong with your gun they have a lifetime warranty which at 13 should be a good long time. something to consider.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:51 PM   #22
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Getting ready to get my first pistol. Comparing the Glock 19 Gen3 vs the Springield XD9. My focus is the least amount of muzzle flip and best on target accuracy (all other factors equal). Your advice on the best option of the two will be appreciated.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:46 PM   #23
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Okay my decision for caliber has been made .22 so I am thinking of keeping the ruger mark I,ii,and iii in mind I will also keep the bersa thunder .22
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:50 PM   #24
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Also whats so bad about the mark iii all I hear is oh! Don't get the mark iii you must get the mark ii the only problem with that is the mark ii is discontinued also which would you recommend the ruger mark iii or the bersa thunder .22
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:22 AM   #25
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Also whats so bad about the mark iii all I hear is oh! Don't get the mark iii you must get the mark ii the only problem with that is the mark ii is discontinued also which would you recommend the ruger mark iii or the bersa thunder .22
The only thing I see different than my Mark II is that the Mark III has a loaded chamber indicator. I've not heard anything negative about these newer pistols, other than the indicator I'd be surprise if the internals weren't interchangeable with older models. As far as Bersa .22 pistols go I've just not researched them but I have looked over .380's and a friend owned a Bersa Thunder 40, they are great quality for an affordable price.
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Take a look at the Phoenix HP22; it is a very nice little shooter.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:46 PM   #27
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Thanks so far on my list is
-ruger mark iii
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Anything to add?
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:02 PM   #29
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When i was a youngster, my father bought a .22LR AMT Lightning for me to target practice with. It was basically a knock-off of the Ruger Mark II. This was back in maybe 1982 or so; the pistol is still in my safe (though i need to do some minor work on it now). Get the Ruger Mark whichever you can find.

If you want something less conventional, you might want to check out one of those Ruger 10-22 Chargers; it is like a cut-down 10-22 rifle. As far as i know, the 25 round banana mags for the 10-22 rifle will fit it and be fun for can killing. http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/74/products_id/55794/Handguns/Ruger/Ruger+Rimfire+Pistols/Ruger%2022LR%20CHARGER%2010IN%20W/%20Fired%20Shell%20Casing/

I wouldn't completely writeoff a revolver though. There are some fine .22lr revolvers out there, though many will exceed $300. I personally feel this might be a safer way to get started in shooting depending on the experience level of those who will be shooting with you.

Also, if there is a black powder enthusiast in your family, you might find a black powder pistol interesting. I have a couple and really enjoy them for target practice, though i don't know what i could hunt with them. I have one like this: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Home/Pietta-Revolvers-with-Starters-Kits%7C/pc/105625080/c/112132080/Pietta-Model-1858-New-Army-44-Caliber-Revolver-with-Starter-Kit/731907.uts?destination=%2Fbrowse.cmd%3FcategoryId% 3D112132080%26WTz_l%3DUnknown%253Bcat104792580%253 Bcat104701680%253BMCcat104503680&WTz_l=Unknown%3Bc at104792580%3Bcat104701680%3BMCcat104503680%3Bcat1 12132080 and another that is a single-shot, side-lock, percussion pistol similar to this one http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting/Black-Powder/Pistols-Revolvers%7C/pc/104792580/c/104701680/sc/104503680/Traditions-Trapper-50-Caliber-Percussion-Pistol/740925.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fshoot ing-black-powder-pistols-revolvers%2F_%2FN-1100201%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104503680%3FWTz_l%3DSBC%253Bcat104792 580%253Bcat104701680&WTz_l=SBC%3Bcat104792580%3Bca t104701680%3Bcat104503680 just less fancy. The single shot is one of my favorites for range time; everybody i shoot with wants to try it.


edit* For the record, i LOVE the bersa thunder .380, but not for a first handgun or a range gun. I had one that never jammed and was suprisingly accurate for a small handgun; my sister now carries it. It is designed to be concealable more so than a range gun.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:01 PM   #30
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This is way off subject but would a ruger 10/22 rifle be funner to shoot than a .22 pistol?
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