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  1. IHAMWETARDDID

    IHAMWETARDDID "We could make babies and accidental songs..."

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    Hello All,

    Just picked this up last week at a local gun store that is closing up shop for $225.00 brand new.

    Bersa Thunder .380 Matte Blue (pic. is crap quality sry)

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    I am basically a weapon noob, but its so interesting to me and I love learning all that I can about them. My roommate worked at a gun store for 12+ years and is teaching me the ropes. I am a 22 y/o female living in S. FL.

    I was wondering if you all could recommend a good .25/.22cal pistol to bring to the range. It gets expensive sometimes buying all the ammo for my .380 or the .45 basically all the guns in the house are not "range" friendly. (if you would call it that)

    Also, I know this has probably been asked before, but does anyone have any good websites for buying bulk ammo? Thanks everyone for suggestions! :)
     
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    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    OMG PICS OMG OMG
     
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    Burmonster OT Supporter

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    what he said
     
  4. IHAMWETARDDID

    IHAMWETARDDID "We could make babies and accidental songs..."

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    Haha.. I knew it.

    Here is a recent pic w/ my friends baby. Obviously my camera is not of good quality. I am looking into buying a SLR ;)

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    Ya, I know. I live in S. FL and I am paste-y & thicker than your average (oh man, I think thats from a rap song :o)
     
  5. IHAMWETARDDID

    IHAMWETARDDID "We could make babies and accidental songs..."

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    Now now, suggestions on where to buy ammo & what to get for a good .22/.25? :x:
     
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    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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  7. IHAMWETARDDID

    IHAMWETARDDID "We could make babies and accidental songs..."

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    You gotta do what you gotta do ;)
     
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    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    Sorry about shitting your thread up.

    Someone was going to do it though. :mamoru:
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Walther P22 might be a good fit for you, or the ruger.
     
  10. IHAMWETARDDID

    IHAMWETARDDID "We could make babies and accidental songs..."

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    Of course, its offtopic. It's alright :)
     
  11. GlobeGuy

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    Pictures came faster than expected...

    Anyhoo, welcome.
     
  12. Cannondale

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    Either of those should be good. I would recommend a .22, they are cheaper to fire and more powerful than a .25ACP.
     
  13. IHAMWETARDDID

    IHAMWETARDDID "We could make babies and accidental songs..."

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    I have shot the Ruger 9mm, I liked that one too but the Bersa fit my hand better. I will look into the Walther P22, thank you.
     
  14. IHAMWETARDDID

    IHAMWETARDDID "We could make babies and accidental songs..."

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    Had to get it over with, don't know if I would've ever heard the end of it. I surrendered..
     
  15. IHAMWETARDDID

    IHAMWETARDDID "We could make babies and accidental songs..."

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    Oh okay, I have never shot a .22 before. I am going to the range Friday, maybe I could rent a couple and see what I like best
     
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    Would suggest a ruger 10/22 rifle (22 rifle). Inexpensive and a ton of fun to shoot. For pistol I like the browning buckmark or the Ruger mkII/45 (both 22 pistols). I go not like the P22 at all. The first generation was complete garbage and supposably some of those issues have been fixed but I would not even consider it unless it was a complete design change.
     
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    Walmart is probably your best best for cheap .22

    aimsurplus.com and natchezss.com usually are where I go for most other calibers.

    You might consider looking for a good shooting coach in the area. A few hours of training from someone (I don't think most shooters are great teachers so learning from a friend isn't always great) might help you maximize your shooting too.

    I agree, I'm not wowed with the p22, ruger's have a good reputation, my smith and wesson 22a is great and affordable. If you don't mind spending a little extra there are some really nice older .22's out there too.

    I always recommend new shooters read http://www.firearmstactical.com/hwfe.htm for a little help learning what to look for when picking self defense ammo.
     
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    www.ammoman.com, www.aimsurplus.com, www.jgsales.com
    Try those for ammo, they might be a decent start.

    As to the .22, if you want a revolver, Smith & Wesson have some good ones.
    For a semi-auto, the Ruger Mk.II/Mk.III and .22/45 are decent options, so's the Browning Buckmark.

    Good luck and welcome aboard.


    Oh, and 404 pasty/thick not found :squint:
     
  19. AustinL911

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    I've got a Bersa Thunder 380 and a Walter P22. The Bersa is EXCELLENT (as I'm sure you know by now) for the money. I've never had a single proble with it, and it's accurate enough. I bought it for a range gun.

    The P22 has had it's share of problems, but I still love it for plinking/range duty. I fixed a few things (acually, about 8 different things) and now it works great. I've got, probably, close to 4k rounds through it. It's small, but being a lady, it'll probably fit your hands just fine.
     
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    Walther P22, Sig Mosquito, Ruger 22/45, Browning Buckmark for .22 pistols.

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ is pretty decent for ammo but you have to buy bulk to make the shipping worth while. Otherwise, Wally World or a local sporting goods store like Dick's might have some sales every once and a while on .22LR.
     
  21. IHAMWETARDDID

    IHAMWETARDDID "We could make babies and accidental songs..."

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    I heard that Wal-Mart ammo will jam the gun?! (I don't know how accurate that is.. )

    Well, he was a range master for a long time and he really knows his stuff. Safety first. But I am looking into taking some sort of tactical class. I received my CCW from the gun show, so its considered kind of shady "training" (and I use that term lightly) They actually have classes for people that got their license from them to teach them the real material needed.
     
  22. IHAMWETARDDID

    IHAMWETARDDID "We could make babies and accidental songs..."

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    Srlsy! Do you have a normal range you go to? What county are you in? :wavey:
     
  23. GlobeGuy

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    Do you know the model #?
     
  24. IHAMWETARDDID

    IHAMWETARDDID "We could make babies and accidental songs..."

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    Thanks for the tips & compliments ;)
     
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    .22's are notoriously rather picky about the ammo they take. Don't be surprised if you have to try a few brands/flavors that work well in your .22 but that goes no matter where you buy it. Walmart sells a bulk back of 550 copper washed federal brand .22's for like $10 that I find works pretty well in most everything, its the first one I'd buy.
     

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