GUN So before I get a 9mm/.40/.45 I want to get a .22 handgun....

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  1. Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan

    Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan OT Supporter

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    I'll be 21 in like 2 months :)eek3:) and I wanted to get a .22 handgun to put a couple hundred rounds through before I get a larger caliber so I can cut down on any bad habits that I might develop (I have heard people talk about people developing the habit of flinching in anticipation of the recoil) and I can put a ton of rounds through without feeling bad about spending a ton of money on ammo. I don't care about spending the extra $500 or whatever for the .22, it will just be another firearm for the collection.
    Any recomendations besides the P22? :dunno:
     
  2. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Ruger Mark II or III and Browning Buckmarks :dunno:
     
  3. krott5333

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    get a 22 revolver :dunno:

    or a Mark II or Buckmark like 7 said
     
  4. Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan

    Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan OT Supporter

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    is anything wrong with the P22? i kinda like how it looks and I would rather get a semi-auto then a revolver :hs:
     
  5. huntz0r

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    I got a Ruger Mark II for the same reasons. Highly recommended. P22s are more expensive and, from what I've heard, less accurate and less reliable than the Mark series.

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    Mine is the MK4, which is the cheapest style. They can be had brand new for about $250. I don't see much point in buying a luxury model to start out with. It could really use the Ruger LitePipe front sight upgrade though, just for usability.
     
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  7. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Why would someone give you shit over that, it's a perfectly fine choice :ugh:
     
  8. David002

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    im going to put in my order tomorrow for a mark III 22/45. wanted somethign can take to the range for fun and not have to spend too much on ammo (currently have a xd40)
     
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    Hmmm if you go with the MkII, get one of these:

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  10. krott5333

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    heard mixed reviews on the P22. Everyone with an MKII or MKIII seems to love it, except field stripping it is supposedly a pain in the ass the first few times.
     
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    I shot one of those, I liked it.
     
  12. Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan

    Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan OT Supporter

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    difference between MKII and MKIII
     
  13. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    mkIII has new saftey features...I'd grab a mkII if you can find it.
     
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    The Mark III has a safety lock, loaded chamber indicator, and the magazine release is on the side of the frame instead of at the bottom. Other than that they are basically the same gun.
     
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    andymodem Ambitious, but rubbish.

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    I love my P22, put several hundred rounds through it with no problems at all. :)
     
  16. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I've Been looking at Tactical Solutions barrels, but it seems a bit much to double what I've spent on the gun right now.

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    I got a Smith and Wesson 22-S a few weeks ago, still haven't shot it. I'm way too busy all the time. But anyway, I'd advise against the P22 if you have big hands. My hands are huge, and there is no way for me to comfortably hold the P22, the grip is only about 1/2" x 1 1/2 to 2".
     
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    I've been checking out their barrels too. Do you know anything about them? Do you know if they're better than the stock 22/45 barrel?
     
  19. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Supposed to be be better. I mainly want to lighten it up some.

    ........and make it look better:mamoru:
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    This is pretty hard to shoot comfortably, I bet the p-22 is a lot easier.

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    Finest OG #93

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    ^ :eek3:

    I could put that in my wallet, seriously. :eek3:
     
  22. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    buckle > wallet

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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Yeah, if it actually fit in that buckle...I'm sending it back for the skeletonized version, hoping it'll at least do what it was designed for:rolleyes:

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