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post #136 of 3072
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Originally Posted by tiecollector View Post
Haven't bought anything yet. I will most likely get a .22 though. I'll see what the shop has.

As others have said, definitely a good choice for a first handgun. People who've never shot before (and I don't know if this is you) are generally first surprised by both the noise and the recoil that a firearm generates (even a small caliber one). Better to start smaller and get used to shooting before moving up to a higher caliber. You may even find that you prefer shooting the .22. It's certainly cheaper.

Also, while a larger caliber firearm obviously offers more stopping or killing power, make no mistake; a .22 will kill you dead. Learning gun safety is far more important than being the most accurate shot in the world.
post #137 of 3072
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Originally Posted by JBZ View Post
Also, while a larger caliber firearm obviously offers more stopping or killing power, make no mistake; a .22 will kill you dead. Learning gun safety is far more important than being the most accurate shot in the world.


couldn't agree with you more.
post #138 of 3072
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Alright, finally got around to taking my test. Kind of annoying since the gun shop 3 blocks from my place went out of business so I had to go into the Hood. I picked up a Ruger Mark III 678 22 Calibre:


In all black since that is what they had.
post #139 of 3072
That seems a bit long for carry TieC I was going to get a Ruger 22 but I've heard they are a bitch to clean. Got a Browning Buckmark instead.
post #140 of 3072
Both are very nice .22s though for different reasons. I really like the Browning a bit better for outdoor plinking. One year in Colorado I was popping prairie dogs from about 40 yds with one after a succesfull prong horn hunt. It was a real blast to shoot, great fun! The Ruger is a better (for me) target gun. It is my gun of choice when I introduce novices to pistol shooting.
post #141 of 3072
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Originally Posted by HomerJ View Post
That seems a bit long for carry TieC

I was going to get a Ruger 22 but I've heard they are a bitch to clean. Got a Browning Buckmark instead.

I bought a holster that straps to my shlong. I am reading that they are hard to clean at first and figure out, but once you do, you can take them down in 20 seconds. So whatever, they came recommended by many people I talked to and people in this thread iirc.
post #142 of 3072
I don't find the Ruger hard to clean at all. I have the 22/45 (5" blued bull) and I cleaned up the action a little bit - it's extremely smooth now. Search around for a forum for them, they have all the info you could want. Pulling it apart and at least finding the parts that you touch up to smoothe it out will be educational as well.

Very fun and easy to shoot.
post #143 of 3072
As I stated on this thread before, I've own a Mark III for ages and have been extremely satisfied with it. I'm sure you will be, too. I assume when Homer J says "Ruger 22" he means the 22/45 and not the 10/22 but in owning both I've never found either hard to clean.
post #144 of 3072
Just something I've heard about Ruger 22 pistols. And the 22/45 is a bit different, more of a 1911 style grip from what I understand. Here's my little guy.
post #145 of 3072
The 22/45 has the controls in a similar location to the 1911, and the same grip angle. I think the field strip is similar, but I could be wrong.

Nice Browning.
post #146 of 3072
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Originally Posted by tiecollector View Post
Alright, finally got around to taking my test. Kind of annoying since the gun shop 3 blocks from my place went out of business so I had to go into the Hood. I picked up a Ruger Mark III 678 22 Calibre:

In all black since that is what they had.


Good choice! I must have missed this thread...

You followed good advice on starting with a .22, assuming you aren't in dire need of a protective firearm right-this-second. It is extremely cheap to shoot so you can practice well......as much as you have time for, honestly! It also has less recoil and noise to start you off with a nasty flinching habit, and it will allow you to build proper firearm form and handling without dealing with the annoyances of larger caliber guns.

Good choice on weapon, though I have also heard they can be a bit of a pain to get used to stripping. Once you get pretty good at it, you may want to consider tossing a decent red-dot sight on it and see just how accurate you can be with it at longer distances.....you may be surprised if you have a steady hand I have a small cheap crappy .22lr revolver and a Browning Buckmark Silhouette, and I have to say they can be my favorite handguns to fire!
post #147 of 3072
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Originally Posted by tiecollector View Post
I bought a holster that straps to my shlong. I am reading that they are hard to clean at first



Maybe we should start a whole new thread with people's proposed punchlines for this set-up.
post #148 of 3072
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Maybe we should start a whole new thread with people's proposed punchlines for this set-up.

Might eat up too much bandwidth for the server
post #149 of 3072


Colt 1911, 45, the 'Ultimate Bright Stainless Steel" finish. Galco Miami Classic. Kilgour, French Stanbury 3-pc.
post #150 of 3072
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Originally Posted by tiecollector View Post
I purposefully left any race out of it. I see how your mind works though. Maybe you can have them work in one of your factories for 10 cents an hour. Can fax them the paperwork on the way to your La Raza meeting.
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