Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Peqkx, Apr 6, 2006.
thinking of cost, accuracy, etc.
You won't find anything cheaper than .22
For strictly target, .22 will be the cheapest, if its also a gun you plan to use for HD then go with 9mm.
.22 gets boring...
Realistically 9mm is about 12 cents a shot and .22 is under 2 cents a shot, maybe 1.75 cents. From there you have to do the math and see what you can afford.
i go to the range weekly. Each trip burns about $10 in gas, $5 for the lane, and $2 in targets. Thats already $68 a month. I can shoot about 200-250 rounds an hour going at my normal pace. With all 9mm thats another $30 a week which would make shooting cost $188 a month total. If I scale back though and shooting 200 rounds of .22 and 50 rounds of 9mm that $9.50 in ammo a week or $106 a month to shoot and still get in plenty of trigger time to work on sights, blinking, grip, stance, trigger control, etc. I just can't afford to shoot 9mm as much as I'm shooting right now. If you go once a month or don't spend as much on gas, or the range is free maybe you can. When summer comes I'll probably quit going weekly and maybe go 2x a month.
If its your only hand gun, 9mm. if you want to shoot a lot I think you need a .22
CCI Blazer 9mm. Natchess was having a sale on it, 1,000 rounds for only $99 plus shipping.
Is the 9mm more accurate? If so is it only marginal?
More accurate than .22lr? Yes, you can't even compare the two calibers.
.22 ftw.....extremely cheap and tons of fun ...espically when you could spend a whole day at the range and know its not going to cost you a fortune
If really depends on why you want to shoot.
I shoot because I love the part about having to practice to get better. I like seeing improvements. Another big part is the power behind the firearms. I like the bang. I am not going to lie. After a long week at work, taking 1-2 hours at the range helps me a lot. It keeps me sane.
So if you are a big fan of the power...a .22 will get boring, VERY fast.
that is true...a .22 is not for a person who is like shooting just for the bang and the recoil... .22 is more for a person who is serious about his/her shooting a wants a round which they can shooting all day long without burning a hole in their pocket