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Is James Castilla still here?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Combat-wombat, Jun 24, 2003.

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  1. Combat-wombat

    Combat-wombat Member

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    Haven't seen him around. Hopefully he is still here.
     
  2. James Castilla

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    Yup...still here. Ive been away for a coupla days and havent been able to post...shoulda known better than to think yall wouldnt miss me:D
     
  3. SDC

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    Have you been able to take anyone up on their offer of a free range trip? If you're ever in the Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) area, I'd be happy to treat you to one :)
     
  4. bogie

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    Yeah, dude... We don't bite. Tell us what part of the country you're in, and you'll doubtless get to go experience The Gun Culture.

    If you're in St. Louis, you get benchrest, and then after stuff's put away, BBQ and Shiner Bock Beer...
     
  5. cslinger

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    I wanna Shiner Bock:(

    Just kidding. We are all a bunch of accomodating folks aren't we.
     
  6. James Castilla

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    Thanks to all for the offers, but Im probably gonna be going with my brother sometime...Ill be around THR seeing whats up from time to time.

    By the way if I started this up:rolleyes:, what would you recommend I start out with?






    :D
     
  7. wingnutx

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    You mean what kind of firearm to start with? Smaller is better at first, imho. Try something that doesn't kick much, like a .22 or 9mm.

    A .22 is fun and also very cheap on ammo.
     
  8. Dorrin79

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    get a .22 rifle and a .22 pistol.

    Cheap, easy, fun.
     
  9. bogie

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    Slingerz, if y'all can get offa yer butts this fall, and actually make it to Knob Creek, I'm planning on bringing a case or two...
     
  10. cslinger

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    We will try this fall.

    As for a nice starter gun, I am thinking the S&W .500 magnum. That way everything else is just a tiny little thing. :D

    Ruger Mark II or .22/45 pistol is the way to go for a starter gun. Accurate, cheap, cheap to shoot, big fun and will teach you the fundamentals.

    Alternatively if you know you will want a larger caliber relatively quickly go with either a 9mm handgun or a .357 revolver. Both offer relatively low power rounds to learn on and are relatively cheap to shoot in the 9mm/.38 flavors.
     
  11. Aahzz

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    Start with the .22, absolutely. Then, consider moving to a 9mm - recoils is heftier than the .22, but still pretty tame, and ammo is cheap enough to get plenty of practice.

    After that, the sky's the limit :) .
     
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    Yeah,What Aahzz said. ;)
     
  13. Combat-wombat

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    yeah, the Ruger Mark II or 22/45 is a great gun. If you want to start out in shooting, get one of those, and maybe a Ruger 10/22 rifle. It's your choice if you want to shoot or not, but we at THR recommend it because it is fun, and because it can protect your life. Hopefully you can take it up and see how enjoyable it is.
     
  14. MuzzleBlast

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    .22's are great to start with, but you might also consider a pellet gun. They range from cheap toys to serious target shooting equipment, are quiet, most of them are recoilless, very cheap to shoot, and LEGAL, at least in most places. The skills you acquire shooting a pellet gun are exactly the same as the skills required to shoot a firearm.
     
  15. fish2xs

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    >> By the way if I started this up, what would you recommend I start out with?


    ...the biggest, meanest, baddest piece you can find. Something that'll shoot thru schools.


    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
     
  16. Strings

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    Fish...

    That would be the 88 magnum...:what:
     
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