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Old 07-01-2013, 08:49 PM   #11
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Stay away from the Plinker Tactical 35 rnd mags. They've been hit or miss with reliability for feeding. Got one. Hate it. Basically a paper weight until I can rip it open and see what I can tinker with. S&W mags all work flawlessly.
That won't be an issue. I live in NJ. :-(
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I have the S&W and its an awesome lightweight gun and its great if you have kids that want to learn as well.

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I have the S&W and its an awesome lightweight gun and its great if you have kids that want to learn as well.
That was exactly my intention. My son turns 8 at the end of the month and I'm getting him a pellet gun to start out. But eventually he'll be shooting the .22.
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Heck of a gun..thousands of rounds through it. VERY reliable. I've also got it's bigger brother, a regular S&W M&P15. The feel is nearly identical and you can practice with 22lr a lot cheaper than .223. The weight is quite a bit more and the charging handle takes more of a pull though.
Also, i saw a mention on the Plinker Tactical 35 rd mags. I've got 3 of them and they do take some getting used to but once you figure them out they are reliable. Using the loading rod takes about 90% of the stress out. Also, the rounds need to be pointing slightly up as loaded, if you push way down and dump them in flat, they won't feed reliably.

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You can not go wrong with the S&W 15 22. There are fine little rifles and accurate. I would be sure to get one with the flat top on it so you can mount other optics sights and etc. I think they all come that way but not sure. It would be a great rifle for you and your son to go to the range and shoot also teaching him safe gun handling and shooting basics.
At 8 he is not too young to begin teaching him to shoot a real gun!
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I just spoke to my neighbor and he's gonna get a price for me. He's got the AR15 in .223 so I can just play with his when we go to the range. His may be a little more fun, but I'll be able to shoot all day without going broke. I have a feeling he may be borrowing the .22.

As far as my son goes, yes, I agree, 8 is old enough to learn to handle a gun but, between the stigma surrounding guns in NJ and the fact that my wife is generally "anti-gun" I need to ease him(them) into it. Plus, some local ranges have air-gun competitions and I thought that would be fun for him. He's extremely competitive for his age (he's an awesome wrestler).

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That is great! Thanks for being a good Dad and spending time with him regarding the shooting sport. He is part of our Second Amendment Insurance for the future! A Positive VOTE for the sport we all love here on the FTF.


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My wife took mine. She loves it. The adjustable stock really makes it great for smaller shooters. I put a 1.5-6x scope on it for her. She lets me shoot a few rounds occasionally.

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You can not go wrong with the S&W 15 22. There are fine little rifles and accurate. I would be sure to get one with the flat top on it so you can mount other optics sights and etc. I think they all come that way but not sure. It would be a great rifle for you and your son to go to the range and shoot also teaching him safe gun handling and shooting basics.
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Most of the ones I've seen come with easily removable magpul sights, at least mine did.
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I do, and I love it. It's my more fun than a barrel of monkeys gun.
Same for me. I've had one 4 years (got an early model) and it's still my favorite fun gun, followed very closely by my Henry Golden Boy. My sons began shooting it in elementary school and though they are teens now, it still fits them as well as their mother and I due to its M4 design.
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