GUN low kickback / small calibur pistols other than .22

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  1. ryan112ryan

    ryan112ryan New Member

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    so ive shot .22 rifles, a few shotguns, and just recently in my search for buying a pistol, i tried out a Glock. the Glock was way more power than i want and need, too much kick back. i was wondering if there is a:

    -semi auto pistol
    -center fire rounds (which isn't too $$$)
    -small calibur
    -almost no kickback (similar to a .22 pistol)

    I was considering a Ruger Mark III 22/45 since it shoots a .22LR which is cheap and little kickback/noise, but rimfire isn't as reliable as center fire (do they sell centerfire .22? -stupid question prob- )

    i mainly want this for target shooting, but could be used for protection (im more acurate and comfortable with .22 -more hits where i want them > big hits all over the place-)

    around $600 or less
     
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    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    For target practice just stick with the .22. If you want a heavier caliber then you should go with a heavier gun with a longer barrel. You can also try a ported barrel.
     
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    shot some .22 magnum and that was pretty fun
     
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    What caliber was the Glock you shot? Why does it need to be centerfire? Around here, .22 are just as popular...maybe even more so on store shelfs than 9mm. And if it is hard to find locally, you can always order a couple bricks of .22 online for like $50. It will last you a while.

    I have been thinking about picking a Sig Mosquito which shoots the .22.
     
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    Stick with a .22 for practice because its cheap, then learn to shoot 9mm. Its recoil isn't that bad, any adult can learn to shoot it well, and you'll create a wound much much more likely to stop an attacker than you will with a .22lr pistol.
     
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    9mm

    everyone here is .45 or bigger unless you are a 12 year old :o


    what have you heard about it? i have read that they have some problems...but havn't read too much yet
     
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    Bah. .45 are too expensive to be punching holes in paper with. I have a 9mm and even my gf handles it just fine. :mamoru: It really isnt that bad. I think someone mentioned that a ported barrel would help.
     
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    :bowdown: How does it shoot? Is it really picky with ammo?

    I am waiting for my friend to sell his G17. $300. Good stuff?:hs:
     
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    Mine was a little picky at first, now, it'll shoot anything pretty much. Loves thunderbolts, but will shoot anything I put in it. As for the G17, I love it too. Rarely clean it, and I know it's gonna go bang every time I ask it to.
     
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    i just read a number of reviews just now and it seems to be real promblematic and hit or miss weather you get a good one or a bad one

    i shot a Glock 17 this weekend, not for me
     
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    can't go wrong w/ a ruger .22
     
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    smallest centerfire would be a .25 auto? not really suitable for self defence and kinda expensive. 22 is best for plinking, but for self defence it needs to be at least around a 9 mm. .32, .380 and such

    here is a thing. recoil depends a lot on how heavy/big the gun is for example a glock 17 probably has softer recoil than a glock 19 having the same caliber.

    a 22 is a good first gun. i got a P22 and shot a lot through it. one thing u can do is use cheap ammo for plinking and use premium ammo for when u keep it for HD.
     
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    Don't get a .22lr for home defense...

    Look into a .380 or something at least.

    Heck, go with a revolver. Get one w/ like a 6" barrel so it's heavy. Probably go with 38 special as well for caliber. You can get revolver rounds that hardly kick. I know I've gotten ones for my .44 magnum that I could shoot 2000k in a day and not feel it. Some I can't even shoot a box of 50 before it starts hurting.
     
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    Try some other 9mm guns than the glock, preferably something metal. The heavier weight will help soften the recoil. I think the 3rd generation s&w semiautomatics are cheap, reliable, and can be had in stainless steel.

    I'd also encourage you to take a training class or see if the gun shop offers individual training for an hour or two even. A good grip and stance go a long way to making recoil very controlable.
     
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    9mm just feels strong the first time you shoot it. It will get a lot easier. That's what I'd go with and I'd get 147gr ammo to ease the recoil. It's more expensive though.
     
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    when i shot the glock it was part of the Concealed carry permit class which covered 3 hrs of stance, breath controll, grip, drawing, and sighting and firing 50 rounds of a gun, in my case, a glock 17 9mm
     
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    Reccomend getting a cheap used .22 for plinking and a cheap 9mm for self defense... really about the best way to go.

    Ruger Mk I or Mk II for the .22 and any number of cheaper 9mm. Combined you can keep yourself under $600 easily.
     

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