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Old November 20, 2012, 01:58 PM   #26
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Well thats cool. Now you'll have plenty of brands to choose from. Ruger, Berretta, Bersa, etc.. Hopefully, she will be enamored with one you own!! Good luck and good shooting.

PS: Still waiting to see your leather rigs you made for your last harem selection!!
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Old November 20, 2012, 02:27 PM   #27
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A: How about a Ruger Single 6/10?

That would be a neat gift to a new shooter as well.

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Old November 20, 2012, 08:12 PM   #28
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I already got mine for this year, a HK P2000SK 9mm
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Old November 22, 2012, 11:31 PM   #29
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Interesting that no one has said anything about the Walters P22 which is what Ruger copied with the SR22, I own a new model P22 and have had no issues with the ammo they say to run in it (CCI Mini Mag) also my sister carries an older model of it as a CCW which i ran the gun some today for her without issues and it has the updated chip in it which was there main issue for FTF..

I shot both today at 25 to 30 yards and was hitting baseball size targets with them. also alot people don't consider a 22lr as a CCW but there is a lady overseas on trial for killing her husband and then her lover useing a 22lr handgun, so don't tell me a 22 will not kill.
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Old November 22, 2012, 11:33 PM   #30
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Old November 23, 2012, 12:32 AM   #31
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Its simple.

I'll explain.

As a 40th b-day present to myself, I bought (you guessed it!) a 9mm.

Apply that same logic and you'll have made the right choice.

Actually, if youre buying it for some one else in the long run, buy something that you think they'll like and that you want to try.
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Old November 23, 2012, 12:54 AM   #32
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Happy belated birthday!

I ran into one of the new Ruger SP-101 revolvers in .22 the day after your birthday at the fun show, and it came home with me.

I am very pleased thus far; got to shoot it a little bit a couple of days after. They must be getting easier to find. I have been keeping my eye out for these guns since they were announced and have found them easier in the past 2 months or so than at any time. For the record, you can see where they have listened to complaints of the hammer checkering; my hammer is rounded on the edges and not overly sharp.
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Old November 23, 2012, 03:28 AM   #33
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How about a Walther PPK in .32acp. It's on my long list of handguns to get, not something I need but would make a fun little range pistol.
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Old November 25, 2012, 02:18 PM   #34
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You simply MUST get a S&W K-22 from the year you were born. Best .22 revolver ever made, and perfect for old farts like us.
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Old November 25, 2012, 07:06 PM   #35
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I have a lot of 22s, including the new SR22. A lot of fun, but when said and then, nothing will replace my Ruger Single Six. It's the gun I'm retiring with.
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Old November 26, 2012, 12:43 PM   #36
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Well, I made the purchase on Wednesday,,,

I bought the Charter Arms Pathfinder, 4" in .22 LR.

I based my final decision on a conversation I had with the young lady.

She does want to try shooting some small semi's,,,
But the reason she kept going back to the Model 18 was simplicity.

She liked the way a revolver works,,,
Just load it up and start pulling the trigger,,,
Apparently she doesn't want to deal with magazines.

While I was there I also looked at a used S&W Model 10,,,
I could have bought that gun for a few bucks less than the Pathfinder,,,
But I thought about ammo costs and decided to go with something she can shoot for pennies.

If she wants a centerfire handgun later on,,,
She can make her own decision on what that will be,,,
My purpose here is to get her started and a .22 seems right and proper.

I'll probably add a couple of bulk packs to the gift package.

It's been a long time (over 40 years?) since I bought a new revolver,,,
I forgot just how tight they can be when they are new,,,
This Pathfinder .22 is no exception to that rule.

I have no doubt that it will smooth out some,,,
A lady friend has one and It took about 2 bulk packs,,,
Her trigger isn't as smooth as my S&W's but it isn't bad at all.

Actually it's not a heavy trigger, it's just a bit gritty,,,
The pull doesn't seem to be much more than my S&W 34 & 63

It is almost identical in size to my 4" S&W Model 34 & 63,,,
It does have a full lug barrel but it is very slender,,,
The holsters I make for S&W J-frames fit nicely.

I cleaned the gun as well as I could to get the grease off of it,,,
Then I took it to the range and ran 250 rounds through it,,,
100 Mini-Mags, 100 Remington Golden Bullets,,,
And lastly I shot 50 rounds of Federal Bulk.

The pistol has very acceptable accuracy,,,
I was popping water bottles at 25 yards very handily,,,
I am not crazy about the front sight blade because it's smooth.

Being smooth it reflects the light and tends to disappear,,,
Perhaps a bit of orange sight paint would improve that a bit.

I'll have the time to shoot the heck out of this gun,,,
It should be well broken in by the time I gift it over to her.

I have no qualms about taking the newness away from the little gun,,,
It will be a better gift if it runs a bit smoother than now.

I took several pictures of it but forgot to toss my camera in my briefcase,,,
I'll post the comparison pictures of it and my Model 34 tomorrow.

All in all I think this little shooter is worth the money I paid for it,,,
I misremembered the quote the Evil Pawn Shop Guy gave me,,,
The final price for the gun with sales tax was $380.63,,,
More than the SR-22 but lots cheaper than a S&W.

Now to get off of my lead arse and make her a belt & holster for it,,,
I'll probably go for a modern Jim Threepersons style rig,,,
It won't be for carry but will look sharp at the range.

I did find out that HKS speed-loaders for the S&W Model 34,,,
Will work just fine for the Charter Arms Pathfinder as well.

Thanks for your thoughts.


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Old November 26, 2012, 06:54 PM   #37
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You have just got to post pics of your leather work!!!!! Cant wait to see it!!!
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Old November 26, 2012, 07:09 PM   #38
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Why would you!! I was just at the gun shop looking at a Taurus 992... I am tempted to buy :drool: I love 22 revolvers! I got 3, and want more. They are just so neat. By the time I buy 10 magazines or so for a 1911-22lr/or many others I could have another gun......
Has Taurus really spent more on shipping customers their firearms back to them than actual sales?
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