Ruger Charger or 2K rounds of 9mm??

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  1. 1BLINDREF

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    I've got $400.00 to spend and I'm torn with what to spend it on.
    I'm either going to buy a Ruger Charger or 2K more rounds of 9mm (please don't say buy ___ or ___, I'm going with the Charger or 9mm)

    Right now I have 5500 rounds of 9mm range ammo (Remington UMC and Speer Lawman) and 400 rounds of SD ammo (Federal Hi-Shoks)

    I already have a few .22s - S&W 17-3, S&W 317, S&W 622, Sig Trailside, and a Ruger 10/22.
    I want the Charger strictly for plinking and having more .22 options and just because I like it! With the price of ammo going up, .22s will soon be the only option.

    Please help me with some good reasons to buy one or the other!
    Thanks :)
     
  2. 6Covered

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    I know, I know...I read...either or....BUT

    Why not a Reloader Kit (Lee or RCBS), powder, primers and Boolets for the $400??? Probably less, then you good to go in the future.

    My feable idea.

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  3. ArmedBear

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    Ruger's pistols are much better guns than the 10/22 IMO.

    So I'd vote for the 9mm, just because I wouldn't buy the Charger (though I'd eagerly buy another Ruger .22 pistol).
     
  4. Ltlabner

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    Ammo. Definatley. Cost of ammo will not be cheaper in the future. While the cost of the gun may go up, it's not going to increase at the rate ammo is going.
     
  5. searcher451

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    The Charger looks like a heck of a fun range gun that could keep you plenty happy and firing away for years to come. You also could get the gun and 2k of .22 ammo to run through it and still remain within your dollar limit. Heck, you might even be able to throw in a scope from CDNN Investments.

    http://www.cdnninvestments.com/ru10sipanew.html
     
  6. 19-3Ben

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    When I am faced with a choice like that I usually try to look at what option will make me a more effective shooter. I love new toys, so it's a VERY tough choice to make, but unless a gun is going to fill a specific niche which is glaringly missing in my collection, I will usually buy ammo, or accessories to enhance the guns I already have (grips, scopes, etc...). I figure that these are the things that will make me an effective "rifleman."
    The 9mm will help you stay practiced up, and imagine how much better it would be when you get mugged in the parking lot to be able to draw and fire an accurate shot than to have the charger sitting at home in your safe.

    (Note- I'm not saying that if you buy the charger, you can't hit the barn from the inside. I'm just saying that ammo will allow you to get even better with a defensive pistol. but lord knows, I am terribly tempted by that charger. I could see many an afternoon spent blasting away with that thing. what a neat little gun!!!)
     
  7. goon

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    I'd buy the ammo.
    As was already stated, the cost of ammo will probably increase faster than the cost of the gun.
     
  8. HM2PAC

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    Buy the ammo.

    The price of ammo is going to get even higher.
     
  9. M2 Carbine

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    I like my Charger.:)
     
  10. mgregg85

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    Get the gun, its always more fun to have another weird .22.

    That and who knows how much longer you will even be able to own such a pistol.
     
  11. noskilz

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    Come on, which would be more FUN!?!? Charger, of course. ;) :D
     
  12. Funderb

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    bullets!!
     
  13. yongxingfreesty

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    Ammo!!!!
     
  14. Lonestar49

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    ...

    Buy more wood grips for some of them Sigs.. :neener:


    Ls
     
  15. 1BLINDREF

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    LOL - thats great!
     
  16. Walkalong

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    Charger, and a couple more bricks.
     
  17. chris in va

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    Wow. Another $200 would buy me a nice P7 PSP.

    But I digress.
     
  18. Squidward

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    You've answered your own question

    'I'm not a gun nut, I'm a gun enthusiast'.


    It doesn't say, I'm an ammo enthusiast...
     
  19. kingpin008

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    Chargers will only drop in price. Ammo, on the other hand...
     
  20. mjrodney

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    If you know an anti-gun type, or a non-shooter that you would like to bring over to the "bright" side, the Charger is a good thing.

    I bought one for my bride, and not only does she find it a fun plinker, joining me at the range every weekend with it, at least two more folks we know now have a different view of the shooting sports.

    They now can see that firearms aren't all about gangbanging or holding up convenience stores. There is a sporting segment to consider.

    It's easy for a beginner to shoot well with no more than a 2x pistol scope on it.
     
  21. Spyvie

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    The Charger has a plastic trigger group.
     
  22. cpttango30

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    Dude Get The Charger......
     
  23. Line Rider

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    Buy ammo 9mm .40 S&W and .45ACP 7.62X39, 5.56 and Magazines
     
  24. MachIVshooter
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    The Charger is a 10/22.

    I would go for the ammo.
     
  25. Sgt.USMC

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    owned a charger, nothing but a 10/22! Thrill was gone pretty quick-
    go for the ammo!
     
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