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So what are you shooting just for the fun of it?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by brutus51, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. 22250Rem

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    Shooting just for the fun of it usually means getting out the handguns and/or rifles chambered in 22 LR. But things changed a little bit back in July when I talked myself into getting that Ruger PC carbine that was calling to me from the rack at the LGS. I was rationalizing about how it could be a nice HD piece ( even though I already own several other things to fill that role) and various other excuses until I realized how much fun it could be and that enjoyment is a primary reason for my gun buying habits. So once I had a good excuse I went ahead and got it....... It's a lot of fun even if that fun costs a bit more than 22LR fun.
     
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  2. Frulk

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    I go through phases since I'm a reloader. Currently just for fun it's lever guns in straight wall pistol calibers. Mostly middle of the road loads for .45 Colt and .44 Mag but also a lot of .327FM since I picked up Henry's new offering in that caliber.
     
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  3. montanaoffroader

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    This last year it's been the Ruger Bearcat and the Rossi Plinker 22. Along with the Nylon 66 and a bunch of other 22's. I've kind of been on a rimfire kick lately.
     
  4. gwpercle

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    I ordered a target wadcutter bullet mould from NOE # 413-215-PB , this is a copy of a wadcutter design used in 38 special target loads....it's enlarged to 41 caliber.
    After casting a good supply I've been working up 41 Special Target Wadcutter loads with 700X , Bullseye, Red Dot , HP-38 , AA #2 , and Titegroup . Going to see what that old model 58 in my avatar can do at the target range....gonna be fun !
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  5. milemaker13

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    Yeah... 22's are always a fun choice.
     
  6. sugarmaker

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    Low noise, low pressure handgun rounds that do not aggrivate tinnitus. Currently working with 500sw 350 grain at about 1050.
     
  7. 1976B.L.Johns.

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  8. Milt1

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    Springfield XD-E in 9mm (love this one because ammo is cheap and it's one I don't have to reload for) and my Ruger SR-22 which is always fun to shoot.
     
  9. webrx

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    Just for fun?
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    I like shooting my 1851 44 cal BP snubby.

    I also like shooting my 45 colt uberti cattleman snub with the birdshead grip and my Savage BA 10 Stealth in 6.5 Creedmoor, and my......
     
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  10. PO2Hammer

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    Shooting my buddy's Springer GI 1911 just for fun. Put a 19# mainspring in it to get the rimfire conversion running. Sure do like the trigger pull with the light spring. The Kimber conversion still wants hot ammo to run right, but the 45 upper is humming along smoothly and this darn cheap gun is outshooting my expensive handguns.
     
  11. murf

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    my ruger bearcat.

    murf
     
  12. drband

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    .22TCM commander-size 1911 by RIA.
    It’s LOUD, has almost no recoil, and produces a beachball sized fireball even in daylight. Also is quite a conversation starter at the range!
    Just plain fun to shoot!
     
  13. Jeb Stuart

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    My son is due home form boot camp right before Christmas. I bought him a MP15 22 that I want to zero in the red dot and test out the gun. Also, My Midland 12ga 18" barrel should prove interesting. I just could not resist this little shotgun.

     
  14. rpenmanparker

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    Haven’t shot it yet, but I finally have received my ATI .45 1911 Commander. Doesn’t sound very fun, does it? That’s because I didn’t mention the Marvel .22LR conversion that I am going to mount on the ATI frame. Now that will be fun. I will
    Let you know how it goes.
     
  15. Scrambler

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  16. brutus51

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    Had fun shooting off my .22's this month but I also found some time to reload some .357's, 38 Super's and 45 ACP's so I guess this week I'll leave the little boomers at home. :thumbup:
     
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  17. WestKentucky

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    Tiny 22s. The little butler derringer has had a workout of colibri ammo since I modified the chamber just enough to chamber it.
     
  18. Arkansas Paul

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    Benefit?
    I'm the exact opposite. I'm looking at my guns like, "But if I shoot .22, then I won't have any brass to reload." lol

    Actually, I've been thinking of getting a higher end bolt action .22 lr. I've always just had a Marlin 60, and I've not had any complaints. But I'd like a nice wood and blued bolt like a CZ or a Browning T Bolt.
     
  19. robhof

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    DSCN0775.JPG B/P is my favorite for leisure shooting, I do the M9 and 22's also, but always go back to the holy black!!
     
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  20. Jeb Stuart

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    Have been shooting this little Shotgun each week and just having a ball. My 8" shortlane 9mm came in and took it to the range after work. Very accurate. Was target shooting and then quickly bringing it up for fast point and shoot. It performed well. However, shooing 9mm was just too mild. But the ammo cheap. I want to get the 45. next. Maybe 41.mag.
     
  21. Keith G

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    What am I shooting just for the fun of it? My guns.
     
  22. Ignition Override

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    My first .22 handgun: just bought a full-size S&W M&P .22 (note: designed/built by Walther in Ulm Germany). Lots of fun!

    But just why a .22 handgun? A friend had loaned me his smaller, Walther P22 and it became addictive. Whether or not these handguns have similar ergos to my compact size 9mms (Sig P228, CZ PCR), the .22s still improve overall handgun shooting. And this M&P has similar ergos.
     
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  23. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    I picked up this S&W 61-2 Escort the other week for $130, and I've been to the range with it three times since.
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    It's ridiculously fun to shoot. The trigger is excellent, not too heavy, crisp with a short reset. Sights are unusually good for a mouse-gun. It's weirdly easy to shoot this gun well- I even pushed a target out to twenty-five yards and got surprisingly good results!
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    This has some pitting etc. and is of no particular interest to collectors, so I am likely to refinish it and replace the grips at some point.
     
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  24. maxxhavoc

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    I walked into the PSA Brick and Mortar store a couple of months ago, and they had a Rossi RS22 rifle for $99. It is essentially a Mossberg Plinkster with a better contoured stock. So I put Tech-Sights on it, and have been shooting it a lot at 100 yard for fun.

    It is starting to grow on me. Shoots about the same as my 10/22's similarly equipped, and is smaller, lighter, and just more fun...maybe because it's newer? Either way, I can do a 95-97 prone on a SR-1 target with it so far.

    Then there is the AR-15 in 7.62x39mm. About the same scores with irons, and still fun.

    I am in a "don't feel the reloading love" and "don't want to shoot scoped" mood. Give me a couple months and I will just want to shoot stuff that requires reloading.
     
  25. SDGlock23

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    Currently an SP101 .22, trigger is a bit heavy (even after Wolff spring kit) but it's a fun gun to shoot. I've always had .22's but lately I've been more interested in them than anything else.
     
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