GUN First Gun: 9mm vs. .22

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Tre003, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. Tre003

    Tre003 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    MA
    I've always heard that your first gun should be a .22, and its very tempting since the ammo is DIRT cheap and so are the pistols. I also understand its a matter of preference.. I wont be carrying the firearm.. its damn near impossible to get a CCW in Rhode Island :greddy:. I've been looking at the Walther P22, P99 and the Taurus Millenium Pro. What do you guys suggest.

    What is a place for inexpensive ammo? I've been looking on cheaperthandirt.com (50 Rds. of .22 for ~$1.60 vs. 50 Rds. of 9mm or .40 for ~$9-12)
     
  2. Ford4Life

    Ford4Life Guest

    Get the 9mm, then you can use it for range shooting as well as home/personal protection.
     
  3. Tre003

    Tre003 OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    MA
    I'll be getting a shotgun for home protection
     
  4. CKMustangCobra

    CKMustangCobra New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2003
    Messages:
    2,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Depends on what you want it for.

    Plan to carry and use for defense, go with the 9mm.

    Just want a cheap plinker, go with the .22

    I just recently bought a Beretta NEOS for a plinker and it's been badass.... loads of fun!
     
  5. Cannondale

    Cannondale OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Messages:
    83,763
    Likes Received:
    561
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    If you plan on getting a shotty for home defense, get the .22. I have lots of fun taking my Ruger Mark 1 to the range. I can shoot all day and not worry about ammo costs, and it is really low impact on your wrist.
     
  6. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    Messages:
    9,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    The P99 is high quality, the P22 can be a different matter. .22's are really quite a lot of fun.
     
  7. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    15,333
    Likes Received:
    0
    Buying .22 ammo online is kind of worthless after shipping charges. You should be able to find a box of 500 rounds for $10 locally.
     
  8. GTP

    GTP New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Messages:
    17,344
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    In my lab. In Canada.
    7.62x25
     
  9. H.P.

    H.P. Guest

    .
     
  10. Gein

    Gein New Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Messages:
    22,896
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    7.62 nagant sir! :rofl:
     
  11. Trlstyle

    Trlstyle New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2007
    Messages:
    6,563
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    AC-130W
    Brand new (as in not used; older model) P22 for the win. you cant go wrong with 550 rounds @ $11
     
  12. Resin

    Resin OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Messages:
    25,580
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wa
    i just picked up buckmark...its alot more fun to shoot it in woods instead of at a range
     
  13. GTP

    GTP New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Messages:
    17,344
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    In my lab. In Canada.
    Cheapest centerfire caliber up here...2280 rnds for 200$ :bowdown:
     
  14. GTP

    GTP New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Messages:
    17,344
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    In my lab. In Canada.
    This is what I got...1953 and no FTFs yet! *knocks on wood*
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    Messages:
    9,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    orly? :big grin:

    7.62 nagant is not 7.62 x 25
     
  16. Trlstyle

    Trlstyle New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2007
    Messages:
    6,563
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    AC-130W
    :eek3: :eek3: :eek3: Any word from Walther? I have had zero issues with mine.
     
  17. jeepilot

    jeepilot Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Messages:
    4,603
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KCMO
    link to stripperclips? I've got a couple of spam cans of some 7.62 tok, but i've been getting ftfire.
     
  18. GTP

    GTP New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Messages:
    17,344
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    In my lab. In Canada.
    I was talking about 7.62X25Tokarev....and CENTREFIRE not rimfire :(
     
  19. GTP

    GTP New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Messages:
    17,344
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    In my lab. In Canada.
    don't know about the laws, but marstar.ca might sell to Americans. Their price is higher now as well.
     
  20. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2004
    Messages:
    5,336
    Likes Received:
    0
    Holy shit :eek3:

    On a side note....I have the 5'' p22 too and the next purchase will definitely be a 3'' barrel. I hate the damn compensator on the end; it just refuses to stay tight.
     
  21. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    Messages:
    9,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
  22. Cannondale

    Cannondale OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Messages:
    83,763
    Likes Received:
    561
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    My buddy has one that did the EXACT same thing. His probably has 50K+ rounds through it, but it is cracked in the same place.

    Weird
     

Share This Page