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Old 08-24-2009, 10:30 PM   #21
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LOL thats too much boom lol!
C'mon now.....don't be a girl about it.........
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C'mon now.....don't be a girl about it.........
U know what!!! **** IT! Im going with the Nitro .600!!!
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The reason they are suggesting you start out with something like a .22 is this: I'm a big guy myself, and have several magnum revolvers of varying size, but I wind up shooting more .22 than anything else. The key (goal) to shooting is the ability to hit your target. It takes awhile to truly master sight alignment & trigger control, and ammo ain't cheap these days. With a .22 you can afford to practice enough to be a MUCH better shot than if you stick to only magnum loads-unless you're slightly wealthy. Also starting out with something like a .44 magnum MAY induce flinching. Don't get us wrong-there's nothing quite like shooting magnum revolvers, just that you need to get the basics down pat 1st with something you can afford to shoot-A LOT.

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The reason they are suggesting you start out with something like a .22 is this: I'm a big guy myself, and have several magnum revolvers of varying size, but I wind up shooting more .22 than anything else. The key (goal) to shooting is the ability to hit your target. It takes awhile to truly master sight alignment & trigger control, and ammo ain't cheap these days. With a .22 you can afford to practice enough to be a MUCH better shot than if you stick to only magnum loads-unless you're slightly wealthy. Also starting out with something like a .44 magnum MAY induce flinching. Don't get us wrong-there's nothing quite like shooting magnum revolvers, just that you need to get the basics down pat 1st with something you can afford to shoot-A LOT.
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I suggest a Noisy Cricket.

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The reason they are suggesting you start out with something like a .22 is this: I'm a big guy myself, and have several magnum revolvers of varying size, but I wind up shooting more .22 than anything else. The key (goal) to shooting is the ability to hit your target. It takes awhile to truly master sight alignment & trigger control, and ammo ain't cheap these days. With a .22 you can afford to practice enough to be a MUCH better shot than if you stick to only magnum loads-unless you're slightly wealthy. Also starting out with something like a .44 magnum MAY induce flinching. Don't get us wrong-there's nothing quite like shooting magnum revolvers, just that you need to get the basics down pat 1st with something you can afford to shoot-A LOT.
Thanks man. I understand it now. I didnt fully get it before, but now that you explained it and can relate to me I understand.
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Once again the Bear brings reason to the mind of a new shooter. Nice job Bear!

Good luck Skylar and let us know what you decide.

Can we get the Bear a merrit badge for distinguised service?

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Ya i dont have too much experience shooting, but I handle the kick very well.
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Sky, if you were to buy this wheel gun as your first, I'd bet it would be your last.

Starting with a large frame hand cannon like that at your age would have you searching ski or bowling forums in a month!

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^ The American Tactical Imports (ATI) GSG 1911, GERG2210M1911, 22LR, Semi-Auto

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I like the semi autos myself so no revolver recommend from me.

But as to the caliber, what do you want the gun for? If you want to target shoot get the 22lr. The cost of ammo makes the 22 a much more sensible choice. if you want the gun for home defense, then go with the larger calibers.

I have a 22 pistol and a few larger. I shoot the 22 the most because I can afford it.

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Sky, if you were to buy this wheel gun as your first, I'd bet it would be your last.

Starting with a large frame hand cannon like that at your age would have you searching ski or bowling forums in a month!

You came here for an education and the ability to avoid mistakes made by members here at the FTF. Show your intelligence by continuing on that path.

In firearms, there is no instant-gratification, to do it right (safe) takes time. cane

Baby steps, start small and learn the way you should, with an accumulation of experience and the tutelage here of some of the finest pistolsmiths on earth.

Take my advice and by the time you are my age you will have amassed a small fortune by saving the money I've pissed away on firearm mistakes over the past six decades.

Want a great start? Take a look at this outstanding first firearm;



^ The American Tactical Imports (ATI) GSG 1911, GERG2210M1911, 22LR, Semi-Auto

A .22LR 1911 for <$300.

See if you like shooting cheap. I'll bet whatever guns you add to your arsenal in the future, this sweetheart will remain your favorite (and first) gun!
Well a few posts ago I said that I understand what u guys mean, n that im gonna follow it..... But ya, im gonna work my way up the ladder. Would you guys say go with a .357, or deffenitly a .22?
Im guessing the .22 lol.
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