yet another...what should I buy next

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by apwvsd40ve, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    First..I would like to thank all of you. I bought my first handgun (Smith & Wesson sd40ve) a few weeks back and have been glued to these forums ever since. You have provided a wealth of useful info.

    Second..I know have the fever and am already looking at my next purchase. I have been looking at .22 calibers for plinking and such. I have looked at lot of diff. Options such as chiappa 1911-22, cimarron plinkster, and even a m&p. I like the cowboy action/style and think it might be fun but have also read a lot regarding a rimfire feeling the same as your HD/EDC (hence m&p) .

    I know the ultimate answer is that it is all in what I want out of a gun but since this is a rimfire..I am not sure. Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I would start by looking at the S&W. Their .22 is setup like you M&P. You are kind of familiar with the workings of that already.

    There is a lot to be said about muscle memory.
     

  3. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    thanks for your help. I guess my other issue is spending twice the money for something that I am going to plink sround my house/property with. Main purpose for this would an around the house firearm that allows me to have fun and not drive my neighbors nuts
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Airsoft????????
     
  5. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    I have thought about that also but dont know much about them...will look into that.
     
  6. JosephMD

    JosephMD New Member

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    you could go with something like a ruger mark iii or 22/45 or maybe a smith and wesson 22a
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I dunno but i will say forget the chiappa 1911-22 ;)
     
  8. FZ1911

    FZ1911 New Member

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    I have the:
    Ruger SR22 x2
    S&W M&P22
    EAA Bounty Hunter

    Had:
    Walther P22 x2
    Sig Mosquito
    Ruger Mark III
    ISSC

    If you have big hands the M&P will fit the bill the best. When bought it was between it and the chiappa 1911-22. I choose the M&P because the slide stop cut out in the slide has a steel pin so less likely to wear out.

    The EAA Bounty Hunter is a big heavy 9 shot cowboy gun. It is the same size as my Ruger Vaquero 44mag.

    The Ruger SR22s are just like the Walther P22s in size and look but have shot all brands of ammo without being picky.
     
  9. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    My brother-in-law has the M&P 22. I was very impressed with that pistol. It has a fantastic trigger.
     
  10. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Heritage Arms Rough Rider 22lr/22wmr = $200 - $250ish!

    Ruger Single 10 (22lr.)/Single 9 (22wmr)/Convertible (22lr./22wmr) = $500 - $600ish!

    $250 - $400 = lots o' ammo!
     
  11. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    Thanks very much for this...it is hard to pass up that chiappa based solely on price but with a .22 ....def. Don't want it to wear out...cowboy style just looks cool lol...have shot the plinkerton..that's only reason its on list Bc reviews are horrible
     
  12. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    oUT of curiosity..what is the deal with the mark III...I think it is rather ungly...is it more accurate than most .22 cal.?
     
  13. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    Saw one of these at an LGS ...thought about this one ...do you own one? Is it a better build than what the plinkerton seems to be?
     
  14. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    Correction...meant the heritage
     
  15. Toll13

    Toll13 New Member

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    My Father's Day gift last year was a Rough Rider. Wife picked it up for $170 and I don't have a single bad thing to say about it. It knocks over steel plates at 20 yards with out fail and it only took a few round to get used to the sights. You and your wallet will be happy.
     

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  16. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    Thanks for the info...good to know!
     
  17. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    Toll,

    I purchased the heritage arms..great little shooter and will serve the exact purpose that I need. Could not ask fire a better price foe that it is either!
     
  18. JosephMD

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    It is just a good target shooter, but it does have a unique look. The Mark III comes in many different flavors. I've put about 50 rounds through a friends Target model.

    Of those Rugers, I prefer the 22/45 Target, I think it makes a better pistol for practice that translates to larger hand guns.

    J
     
  19. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    Ruger 22/45 5000 rds through mine without a hiccup
     
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