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WTB OR .22 for kids

Discussion in 'Handguns Wanted' started by recon22ak, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. recon22ak

    recon22ak Clackamas, OR New Member

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    Want a .22 semi-auto pistol for my kids to learn with. Nothing expensive. Nothing of cheap value either. But a gun that can definitely "hit the broad side of a barn". Hopefully within the $100-200 range. If your price is close, please reply it's worth a try.
     
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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If you want a simi-auto handgun your looking in the $300 range for a decent used one.

    Buy a "target" pistol and not one of the smaller versions of the full size guns (Walther p22), more like a Ruger Mark 2 or 3.

    If your kids are bran new to shooting, a rifle is always easier to hit what your aiming at (and can be found in your $100-200 range).

    Just my two cents.
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How's your supply of .22lr ammo?
    It's still hard to find and kids can go through a lot when having fun.
     
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    Logan Wilson Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  5. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Nothing against this but IMO mouse guns are hard for practiced shooters to hit targets out past 7 yards.

    I learned at age 4 on a Ruger Standard (now a Mark 1) and still have it and the 3 magazines from 35 years ago. I can pop the tacks off a target at 25 yards all day with that gun.


    Tried a Taurus PT-22 mouse gun (it was horrible) and have used a Walther P22 in speed steel compititions but ONLY because my Ruger only has 8 round mags and the extra 3 rounds in competition is a huge issue. I kinda stopped going to the speed shoots because the Walther, while a fine gun and great for carry, is not a target pistol and I am greatly hindered by a 2" barrel on a mouse gun or mini-platform of a standard size gun.



    On a side note to the OP - I wouldn't rule out a revolver. Many can be found at pawn shops for under $200 and they will have to take a breath to reload every 6-10 shots... May save you some ammo:D
     
  6. Logan Wilson

    Logan Wilson Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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