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Easy Entry To Centerfire Target Shooting

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by cuspid2, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. cuspid2

    cuspid2 New Member

    Jan 1, 2008
    I have been shooting for several months with a 22 caliber S&W model 41 with an ultradot red dot at pins and targets. I want to try centerfires now. I am concerned about the recoil and accuracy having never used a 45 before I am thinking of purchasing an older S&W model 52 shooting only 38 wadcutters I realize I would eventually need a 45 also. My question is Is the 52 correct or would a newer S&W 952 or a european gun be more appropriate. money is not an object within reason. Ammo ease of repair and maintenance are concerns as well as being easy to shoot well.
    thanks for any advice
  2. steelyblue

    steelyblue Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    Rio Grande Valley, Texas
    Go rent a 1911 at a range and you will, most likely, fall in love! I've shot many a 9mm that have more recoil, and they have a very easy takedown. There is a very good exploded diagram of a 1911 on a sticky thread of this forum.
  3. -terry

    -terry Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    WA, Bellingham
    In my view it's hard to go wrong with a Sig P220. It's reliable, accurate, attractive and heavy enough to absorb some recoil so it's pleasant to shoot. I bought a used one. They are as good (generally) as a new one. I paid 375 for mine.

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