Originally Posted by danf_fl
I don't know what pins you plan on shooting with a .22lr (bobby pins?).
Regulation bowling pins can be done with a 9mm (I would not go smaller), but more is better if you can handle it.
So, that leaves most of the handgun carbines (and include the .30 Cal M-1 carbine).
They are steel plates we have at the gun club I belong to , have several shapes and sizes , just a fun shoot , 1st and last place make the same money LOL , we don't knock them over just hit them and it is timed , the 22 is just cheap to shoot , if you can find ammo , and fun , only hand gun loads and no magnums