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Old 10-14-2009, 01:54 PM   #1
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Hi, Im looking for a good .22 handgun for concealed carry. something reliable that wont fail when i need it most. I have read things about the Walther p22 and the sig mosquito it doesn't seem like there are to many fans of those guns around here. any other suggestions? Thanks

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Old 10-14-2009, 01:56 PM   #2
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Why do you want a .22 in particular?

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Why do you want a .22 in particular?
+1 for Jess's response. Not sure I'd consider any .22 a reliable defense gun. Rimfire ammo in and of itself is less reliable than centerfire ammo as well...
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Right now just because there pretty inexpensive compared to a larger caliber gun.

Besides .22 What would be your recommendation?

Im 21 so im very new to guns, and i have a pretty low budget.

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Depending on what your budget actually is and since you're new to guns - I'd suggest a small frame revolver in .38 special. I picked up a used S&W Airweight recently for $265:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f16/new-bug-18261/

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Dont they make .357 that can also fire .38?

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All .357s can fire .38s, but you indicated a low budget and a dedicated .38 is generally less expensive than a .357 snubbie. I have a 686+ 7 shot, 3 inch barrel .357 - but these are $600+ even used.

I will never personally recommend a Taurus or Rossi revolver so I was looking at something to recommend that wouldn't break the bank...

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thanks for the help, whats wrong with taurus or rossi?

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thanks for the help, whats wrong with taurus or rossi?
I have no first hand knowledge of either of those brands, but the mixed reviews on them are enough to make me steer clear. When my budget is tight I look for names I trust on used guns. Not that its a surefire way either but seems to have worked so far.

Where do you want to carry? Do you want to shoot a ton at the range? What is your specific budget?

ETA-if a .22 is the only thing you have/can get/feel comfortable with I am all for defending one's self and loved ones by doing the best you can with what you have.
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I would carry everywhere allowed by law. Im not sure, What do range fees usually run? And it is around 4-500.00

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