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Old March 6, 2018, 01:07 AM   #51
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I only own a couple centerfires now.
My single six is my favorite gun to shoot.
I'd recommend not cheaping out on the 22s though. Spend decent money on them. The cheap ones are bad. My $150 M1 Carbine imitation is an absolute waste of ammo.
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Old March 6, 2018, 01:33 AM   #52
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???????

What do you consider fun?

Fun, natural fun.

[que B-52s song]


If you consider fun to be:
  • a very loud noise
  • The feeling of the pressure wave passing through your body
  • a sharp pressure in your wrist every shot.
  • the higher likelyhood of developing a serious 'flinch' when firing.
  • a sharp pain in your wallet for every 50 rounds fired
then. NO, a .22lr handgun is NOT fun.

If you consider fun to be:
  • the pleasure of working on skill development,
  • hitting your target,
  • introducing new shooters to the sport,
  • being able to shoot 100 to 200 rounds for the same cost as 9mm, .45acp or .357mag ammo [mainstream- no steel cased stuff],
  • having no discomfort from shooting until you've shot all 500 rounds of a brick in one outing [due to your arm being tired from holding you hand out with a 2 pound weight on the end]
  • Having money left over for other projects.

Well, then a .22lr pistol is fun.

Some want a .500S&W or .454Casul for fun.

I sometimes shoot my .44mag for fun.

But, I have more 'smiles per dollar' with .22lr than any other caliber pistol.

your mileage may vary.
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Old March 6, 2018, 10:29 AM   #53
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I should add that my daughter who has certain issues won't even get out of my car if I am firing a larger firearm. This fragile little girl will, however, lay my .22 rifle over a bench, and fire a whole box of rounds at her plastic prairie dog target. After a while, she started making head shots, and darned near cut the things head off before I found out.
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Old March 6, 2018, 11:40 AM   #54
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Are .22 pistols fun to shoot?

No, because of the severe recoil they are extremely punishing to shoot.

Seriously? All of my range days, be they indoors or outdoors include a .22 caliber rifle or pistol. It's like taking pure enjoyment to the range. What is not to enjoy in a 22 caliber gun?

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Old March 6, 2018, 01:41 PM   #55
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Yes.
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Old March 6, 2018, 11:20 PM   #56
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Get a 22 pistol and put a 22 silencer on it and its pure gold to shoot. IMHO nothing more fun this side of a 50BMG!
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Old March 7, 2018, 10:02 PM   #57
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My MK III is my favorite pistol to shoot. No recoil, low noise, and it will drive tacs.
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Old March 7, 2018, 10:07 PM   #58
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I think so. They don't have as much kick or flash as a .44, but they're still fun.
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Old March 10, 2018, 12:54 PM   #59
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What an odd question to submit
Seems to be a talent of the OP. Intended, or not.
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Old March 10, 2018, 03:52 PM   #60
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Seems to be a talent of the OP. Intended, or not.
Is it odd that a new shooter (less than a year) would ask about different types of calibers? I'm sorry I haven't been shooting for 20 years. The answers I got in this thread were actually helpful and more than answered my question. I don't get why you would want to discourage new shooters, intended or not.
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Old March 10, 2018, 04:02 PM   #61
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Internet buddy...all sorts of old farts that are bored and cantankerous...I seldom to to grummpy but some days a question just strikes me as silly....or so often asked the answers are all there for the simple searching

In this case I thought a good question even tho I shot a .22 as first ever in 1963 and have been a gun nut ever since

I have dozens of purpose bought rifles and hand guns in all manner of calibers... I do have a few that are very FUN like our Tarus Judge in 45 colt and 410...

but when I deliberately JUST want to have fun and giggle...each of my 22s does that every day on the cheap....

On the internet forums... put on you thicker skin....and remember some day you will probably blow off a snide post or two...we all eventually do....grin
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Old March 11, 2018, 01:56 PM   #62
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Is it odd that a new shooter (less than a year) would ask about different types of calibers?
Not odd in the least. But some are so obvious as to be comical.
As you have found out with this one. It is almost needless to say that 22 Rimfire is fun to shoot in any platform it is available in. From tiny pocket guns like the NAA Mini revolver to expensive target rifles it is fun to shoot.
Even to us reloaders who cast our own centerfire bullets, and can load centerfire rounds for close to the price of rimfire, they are fun.
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Old March 11, 2018, 02:39 PM   #63
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Buy her a Bearcat - got one for our 50th - More fun than I can describe -
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The answers I got in this thread were actually helpful and more than answered my question.
Sounds like the OP has the information he needs.
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