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Old 06-01-2011, 08:34 PM   #11
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This. Make sure you only use CCI Mini-Mags in it though or you may have feed and misfire problems...
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I have never owned or really shot guns. I am looking for a good reliable semiauto handgun that I can learn the fundamentals of marksmanship on. I am considering a 22caliber because they are relatively inexpensive as guns go and the ammo is cheap. I was hoping to get some suggestions on what to look into and to help me with my descision.

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a P22 is a good gun,, I have one,,, it is a fun lil gun,, foer the money,,, I'd tell you to , buy a Glock 9mm or and XDM in 9mm, some used Glocks cost just lil bit more than a new P22,,
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I know this isn't the least expensive option, but what about a CZ75b in 9mm and the CZ "kadet kit" that lets you swap out the 9mm slide & barrel & magazine for a 22LR set? If you can afford it, it would let you practice with 22LR while leaving the pistol in 9mm setup for any defensive needs.

CZ-USA -> CZ 75 B

CZ-USA -> CZ 75 KADET ADAPTER

I saw some used CZ75b's (i guess police/military trade ins) for about $350 at this place: Widener's Reloading and Shooting Supply INC

I love my CZ75b; it has never jammed on me and feels very solid in the hand. I do not have a kadet kit for mine, not yet anyways.

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.38 Special isn't as cheap as .22LR but allows for less expensive practice than full house .357 MAG.

I have an EAA Windicator 2" Snubby and it's a hoot with .38 Spec or .357 Mag.

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Another vote for the Ruger Mk Series... The Walthers are cool looking guns but they don't have a feel that carries over into other guns... They are too compact for me to be comfortable shooting them and some of them can be very ammo sensitive. The Rugers tend to shoot just about anything put through them and as far as cleaning, it is a pain but rarely must be done... We go a couple bricks of ammo ( brick and a half or so at the least) before a thorough cleaning of dad's MKII is necessary... You can get the Rugers for very reasonable prices too... I like the 22/45 series but some folks don't fancy polymer trigger frames... My SR9 (full frame Ruger 9mm with polymer lower unit) shoots great and feels very good... If you want to shoot something that screams NICE GUN, Ruger just released a 1911 of their own recently that can be had for around 6 bills (subject to change)...

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I just bought one of the Ruger P95 9mm pistols a couple weekends ago (stainless model) Ruger® P-Series P95™ Centerfire Pistol Models. Very happy with it. About $350 out the door. It is a little heavy when compared with others, but if you are on a budget, you won't mind the extra weight.

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Take a look at the Kel Tec PMR-30 pistol. A good .22 magnum that holds a lot of ammo and would make a good survival gun if needed. Probably about the best way to go for a training gun and survival gun at one time.

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Orangello thx for the post. I was really considering that option bc I fell in love with the cz75b while looking up guns that were suggested to me. Although I have yet to handle one. I've yet to see if any of the local ranges have any fir rentals

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