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How common are .22LR guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by whubbard, Sep 28, 2012.

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Do you own a .22LR gun?

Poll closed Oct 28, 2012.
  1. I own a .22LR Rifle

    76 vote(s)
    12.6%
  2. I own a .22LR Pistol

    29 vote(s)
    4.8%
  3. I own both a .22LR Rifle and Pistol

    483 vote(s)
    80.1%
  4. I do not own a .22LR gun

    11 vote(s)
    1.8%
  5. I do not own a gun

    4 vote(s)
    0.7%
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  1. whubbard

    whubbard Member

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    I was thinking about this earlier today, so I wanted to post a poll here. Obviously I hope we can get a nice little discussion going as well. I always recommend .22lr for a first gun and own a .22lr Rifle (Savage MKII) and .22lr pistol (S&W M&P22). So THR, how many of you have .22s? Do you recommend them for a first gun as well?
     
  2. mdauben

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    Yes, I own both a longun and handgun in .22LR and I actually have plans to buy a couple more of each. Nothing beats a .22 for pure shooting fun per dollar.
     
  3. WNTFW

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    How common are .22LR guns?
    Quite Ubiquitous it seems. I think it is a must have caliber. One of the few it is easily justifiable to have multiple guns in one caliber. Then with the .22LR conversions for some guns it gets even better.
    The real shocker for me is when someone is not aware of the whole .22 scene.

    I recommend for a first gun or at least a supplement to a first gun. It is also a go to caliber for taking a less experienced shooter to the range.

    You probably could have "I own mulitiple rifle/pistol in .22lr in your poll."
     
  4. JohnM

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    Sheese, I don't even know if I could remember all the different 22s I've had.
     
  5. rcmodel

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    Yes I won both.
    3 .22 revolvers.
    7 .22 pistols.
    7 .22 rifles.
    And one .22 cal air rifle.

    I can't imagine anyone keeping house without at least one .22 handgun and one .22 rifle.

    rc
     
  6. 19-3Ben

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    My thoughts exactly. It's the bubble I would have checked off.

    I almost feel like a .22lr isn't just a firearm, it's a household commodity like a toaster or a hammer, or a working desk. If you're missing one, the house just isn't quite complete.
     
  7. whubbard

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    I really should have put an option for I own an arsenal of .22 pistols and rifles :D

    Too bad you can't edit polls
     
  8. Naybor

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    I have:

    1 .22 LR Rifle
    1 .22 Mag Rifle
    1 .22 LR Pistol
    1 .223 Center Fire Rifle
    1 .22 Pellet Rifle
    1 .22 Bore Snake

    FWIW, one Daisy Red Ryder .177 for the grandkids to shoot when they come over.
    I have owned a Daisy Red Ryder ever since I was 6. Went thru about four of them in my lifetime. 68 years old and still like to shoot them.
     
  9. Warp

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    I think the two most commonly owned cartridges/calibers are probably .22lr and 12 gauge.
     
  10. TAKtical

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    Who can afford to NOT have a .22?
     
  11. mesinge2

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    You forgot revolvers. But I have two 22 pistols and two 22 revolvers.
     
  12. Warp

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    I assumed that by pistol he really meant handgun.
     
  13. DAP90

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    For 22’s I have three rifles, one revolver and one pistol.
     
  14. whubbard

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    Yes I did, it was not intentional. Sorry to all the 22 revolver owners, I hope to own one someday.
     
  15. Mike J

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    I consider myself gun poor compared to most folks on this site. That said I have 2 .22 rifles & a .22lr/.22 mag single action convertible revolver. I "need" to pick up a decent .22 semi-auto pistol.
     
  16. HOWARD J

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    One-22 revolver
    five -22 rifles
    three-22pistols---forgot Colt Ace ( 45 convert to a 22 )
    Always started kids & grandkids on 22 rifle.
     
  17. hardluk1

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    .22lrs in our home , 3 pistols,1 revolver and 5 rifles
     
  18. Wolfebyte

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    1 - Winchester 62A .22 short/long/long rifle
    1 - Ruger Single Six .22 long rifle
    1 - Ruger 22/45 Hunter .22 long rifle
    1 - H&R 9 shot .22 long rifle
    1 - Marlin-Glenfield .22 long rifle
    1 - Single Shot .22 long rifle

    and just throwing it out there.. 1 Marlin .22 Mag and 1 NAA .22 Mag mini revolver
     
  19. Mike J

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    In the past the term pistol was used for revolvers also. Pistol only meaning a sem-auto is a recent development.
     
  20. Sergei Mosin

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    First gun I ever fired was a .22. First gun I bought for myself was a .22. I get more enjoyment out of shooting my .22s than any other caliber - probably because I can shoot all day without getting tired or going broke.

    As for .22 inventory, I have an autoloading rifle and pistol and a bolt-action rifle. Want a lever-action rifle. Keep telling myself I should get a revolver, but I'm just not that into wheelguns. The SP101 .22 appealed when it came back out, but then I handled one and remembered how much I dislike double-action triggers. The Bearcat is so darn cute I may have to get one eventually.
     
  21. Rembrandt

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    Let's see...probably around 25 rimfires of various shapes and sizes in the collection......
     
  22. ColtPythonElite

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    I am down to about a dozen.
     
  23. 230RN
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    Rats. Every time stuff like this comes up, I have to really think about it and I inevitably forget a couple.

    In addition, I have beaucoup gas-operated stuff for practiceys and funseys inside the house in .177 pellet and 6mm BB format.

    One of my favorites right now is a propane-powered Mark IV [STRIKE]AirSoft[/STRIKE] PropaneSoft clone. Powerful, amazingly accurate for something which throws a plastic ball*, "hefts" like a powder-actuated gun, and "actions" like one, too, even to the slide lock on an empty magazine.

    And, like others, at least four BB guns when I was a kid. And all named. The first one, of course, was "Betsy," and I still use names for a couple of my guns. Example: My Mossberg shotgun is named "Irving." :)

    What the hell, they name ships and B-17s and B-29s, don't they?

    And once I got into "Fifi." That was goo--ood. She's a lot of fun and knows how to take a big load. :evil:

    Terry, 230RN

    * They've got an adjustable doohickey in the barrel which gives the plastic [STRIKE]AirSoft[/STRIKE] PropaneSoft BB a spin. I swan, it's as accurate at close ranges as some of my powder-actuated toys.

    REF:

    http://www.cafb29b24.org/images/stories/FIFIpictures/taxi in at osh.jpg
     
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  24. Walkalong

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    Yep. :)
     
  25. ghitch75

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    i have a couple dozen handgun and rifle...
     
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