GUN shot a S&W airweight .357 yesterday v. WOW!

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  1. Blip

    Blip Active Member

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    Holy carp, that gun is a handful with .357 rounds. :noes: I liked it though. Small and simple. Probably better with .38+P rounds.

    I'm trying to shoot as many different guns as I can while trying to decide on my first pistol.

    Also debating revolver vs. semi.
     
  2. cantankerously

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    Try the hammerless AirLite with .357 Mags - that gun is a handfull.
     
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    yar1182 New Member

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    for a first gun why not some pleasant to shoot. Like a full size 9mm. Then you might actually practice with it.

    The sub compact wheel guns are decent carry guns. Carried a lot not fired much. Not my choice for a first gun. Look at the Glock 17 and the CZ 75 sa.
     
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    This is good advice. I also suggest considering an XD-9.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    get a .22 and shoot all day for next to nothing
     
  6. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    what would be better is a S&W 642. you can run .38 +p's and it doesnt cost as much as a .357
     
  7. saxman

    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    certainly a great way to start in this hobby.
     
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    That's what he was shooting. :hsugh:
     
  9. cantankerously

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    Don't get a .22 - that shit is boring.
     
  10. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Its a great way to get a lot of practice, and you can always get something Bigger later, i current own two .22's and a 9mm
     
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    The OP wasn't shooting a 642... the 642 isn't a .357.
     
  12. Ford4Life

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    .22's are among the most fun guns to shoot, and that is coming from a guy who bought a .50 rifle this weekend. :hsugh:
     
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    Get the Glock in 9mm, can't go wrong. The ammo's fairly cheap and if you need to shoot something with it you won't be underpowered.

    THEN get the .22.
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    or you could get a .22 so you can learn to shoot first, and become proficient, and then get the bigger rounds.
     
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    Starting with a .22 only helps if you use proper technique. Some of the worst stuff you can do is shoot .22 with really poor technique because you get zero feedback because there is very little recoil. Then you burn all that garbage in muscle memory and it is very hard to unlearn. I see lots of people who shoot with a sloppy stance like leaning backwards, tea cupping the grip, and with one eye open. Also shooting a lot of .22 can make you recoil shy when going to a larger caliber.

    When I start people off with .22 I do just enough to teach them some trigger control then go to a full size 9mm.
     
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    right, because the 642 is chambered in .357 :hsugh:
     
  17. cantankerously

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    I misread the post.


    If you're willing to pay the extra money for the .357, get it.
     
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    The 640 weighs a little more and helps absorb the .357 hit.

    Just practice.
     

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