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It has been a long time since I shot .22’s

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Targa, Jul 8, 2022.

  1. Targa

    Targa Member

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    Sometimes getting back to the basics just cant be beat, I need to do this more. Today was a bit of range time with the Rossi Plinker and PPK/S.

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  2. bangswitch

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    I've started shooting more .22 lately, it's almost more relaxing, little to no recoil, not all that loud. I've started taking at least one .22 with me any time I go to the range, along with whatever rifle or other handguns I take.

    My three, a S&W M48-4 revolver (.22 magnum), a S&W M41 and a Ruger 22/45 MkIII.
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  3. Targa

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    Those are pretty! I need to invest in a bit of a higher end 22, the other 22’s I have are a Phoenix HP22a and Marlin 60. Nothing wrong with them but a 48 like yours would be nice...:D
     
  4. bangswitch

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    Thanks. If you do look for a M48, try to find one with the .22LR cylinder, it was offered as an optional accessory. These revolvers aren't cheap, they've become quite collectible. Mine is from 1981, I bought it used a couple of years ago. The M41 is awesome, and they've also become quite collectible. Look for one made prior to 1990 for the best quality and function. They came in 5" and 7" barrels, mine is 7".
     
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  5. Boarhunter

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    22s have always been a big part of my shooting entertainment and practice, even more so during these times of center-fire ammo scarcity and higher expense.

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  6. Cump

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    I generally take a 22. I have bought Rugers and Brownings, but my most precise 22 handgun was inherited, this circa 1935 Colt Officers Model.

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  7. DR505

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    I think .22s are great! I have been teaching my son to shoot using these revolvers; a 17-6 and an 18-3. I have a 17-4 with an 8 3/8 barrel for squirrel hunting so he can give that a go later.

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  8. warnerwh

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    I keep a Buckmark in my range bag along with a duct taped ziploc bag full of .22 ammo which I use nearly every trip. It's nice to have when I forget ammo for my center fire guns.;)
     
  9. NIGHTLORD40K

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    If Im just going by myself, I generally only bring .22s these days.
     
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    I used to try and warm up with a .22 at every range session. Thanks to the scarcity and cost of reloading supplies, my .22 usage isn’t just for warm up anymore. Several times over the past two years rimfire shooting has been the reason for the whole range trip. :thumbup:

    Stay safe.
     
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  12. ArchAngelCD

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    I have a handful of .22 handguns UT my 2 favorites are the S&W 22A with a special fluted 7.5" barrel with a fiber optic front sight and a Ruger Single Six.
     
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  13. Tallball

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    Same as Rio. I always warm up with 22's first. It gets me in the groove.
     
  14. Armored farmer

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    My friends and I just had a 22 shoot a few days ago.....great fun.!
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    A 617 s&w would sure be fun!
     
  15. bannockburn

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    Every range trip my Beretta Model 70S goes with me. Sometimes I will also bring along my Ruger Mk.II for some dedicated target time. If I'm instructing someone who is new to handguns, I will also take a S&W Model 34 along
    just to give them something to compare with the semi-autos.

    On rare occasion if I'm in the mood for something different, besides the usual line-up, I will bring my SIG Trailside along.
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  16. IlikeSA

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    I've also shifted over to rimfire shooting to pass the time. Reloading components are just to hard to get and expensive when you find them.
     
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    I sometimes find myself teaching people basic handgun shooting when I to to our range. What's my teaching pistol? A S&W model 17 .22 with a 6" barrel. All the basics can be learned with that gun, and everybody loves it. It shoots so accurately, and works so smoothly, they all want one. Several ladies have demanded that their husbands buy one for them, but when the guys find out what it would cost (~$1000 +) they start asking about cheaper options. I don't have much advice for them about that.
     
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  18. Howland937

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    Same here.
    And here.

    I'm not trying to conserve components or centerfire ammo specifically. Just too lazy to try to find all my brass. Do everything I do with centerfire stuff, only more quietly.
     
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  19. Jeff olson

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    I have a rimfire obsession. 20220529_165906.jpg 20220430_171958.jpg 20220130_151647.jpg
     
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  20. reedman

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    Didn't own a .22 until February. Tired of firing the expensive ammo all the time, so I bought a Ruger Mark IV. Absolutely fun shooting gun. A couple of weeks later, I bought a Bergara B14R Trainer with a Swampfox Patriot 4-16x44 scope. I am hooked.
     
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  21. Howland937

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    Jeff olson
    As far as obsessions go, that's a pretty good one to have!
     
  24. tubeshooter

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    Jeff olson, that is a very nice collection indeed!

    I thought I had a pretty okay collection, and I guess I do.
    Still, I am humbled...
     
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  25. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    Excellent. :cool:

    I love rimfire handguns. I just don't get enough time to shoot them due to pulling long work hours right now.

    The last rimfire handgun I dirtied the bore of a couple weeks ago is this one.

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