GUN Just turned 21... what should i get for less than 300?

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  1. jeepilot

    jeepilot Banned

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    Just turned 21 on the 21st. I'm planning on going to a gunshow on new year's eve with a friend... I'm looking to spend around 300, and want either 9mm, .380auto, or .22... Gun will see lots of range time, as my college has an indoor range that's open twice a week. I'd like to keep the cost of ammo down, cause i'll want to be shooting a lot.

    Anyone got any suggestions? I'm thinking maybe a ruger .22 target mk2 or 22/45(btw what's the difference on these?).. or a keltec to play with.

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  2. Ford4Life

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    Go with a .22, dirt cheap ammo on college budget. Can't go wrong with a Ruger for a 22.
     
  3. Accord

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    I want to get a Walther P22.
     
  4. krott5333

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    Ruger MKII ftw
     
  5. krott5333

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    you can get 50 rounds of 22lr at walmart for about 99 cents :eek5:

    as opposed to 50 rounds of 9mm, which will cost you about $6 for the cheap stuff
     
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    I dont know jack about the rugers but under $300 you could get one of those theres a couple other people who just recently got them that will probably chime in soon, could also get the Walther P22, for other calibers look into a makarov can get them for under $200, mak ammo is cheap, can be rebarrelled to .380 if you wanted too. Cannt think of any 9mm I'de buy that are $300 or less..
     
  7. krott5333

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    haha, I forgot about the mak, even though theres one on my hip right now :mamoru2:
     
  8. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    A brick of 525rds of .22LR goes for about $8.
     
  9. krott5333

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    500 rounds of 762x39 would be about $50
    500 rounds of 9mm would be about $50
    500 rounds of .270 WIN would be about $300 :eek3:
    500 rounds of 50 BMG would be about $600

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  10. jeepilot

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    yeah, i'm thinking the ruger would work pretty well too. My parents actually have a mkI with smaller, shorter barrel... i'd prolly go with a target model or something... anyone know how much those run?
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    $300 will get you my revolver :x:

    except for the whole cost of ammo thing :big grin:
     
  12. krott5333

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    about $370
     
  13. PC Principle

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    I just bought a MK 3 Ruger 22/45 for $279. When I pick it up on Tuesday I will tell you how well it shoots.
     
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    walther P22. Awsome gun for fun shooting.
     
  16. jeepilot

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    i'm thinking of either the mkII or mkIII I guess the 5.5in MKII with target sights and blued BBl, can be had for around 260 seems fair enough. I'll keep my eye out for something a little cheaper. I guess for the local college range, I can borrow my dad's 9mm 92FS, since i still live at home. thanks for the suggestions and putting some reason into me. Can't wait for the gunshow now...
     
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    I get the Ruger mkII or 22/45

    They're good guns and feel solid in your hands. The P22 is fun to shoot but it seems too small and feels like a toy in my hand. The trigger also seems a little mushy. It doesn't seem like a gun that I'd want to practice shooting with and more of a plinking gun since holding it doesn't feel like any of my other handguns.
     

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