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Who here DOESN'T own a .22lr?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Cryogaijin, May 21, 2011.

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  1. Cryogaijin

    Cryogaijin Member

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    It seems to me that a .22lr is the most common, most versatile, most useful firearms training tool out there. For the cost of 20 rounds of many other calibers, you can have 500 rounds of .22. And the rifles are inexpensive, often VERY much so for their quality.

    Every firearms owner I know has one. I'm curious who doesn't have one.
     
  2. Ohio Gun Guy

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    ^just one.....;)
     
  3. RugerBob

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    I bought a 22lr semi auto handgun a few weeks back. Its the 1st 22 I have ever owned. The only reason I got it was ammo costs.
     
  4. Charleo0192

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    I have only one .22 myself. Great for the range as the ammo is so cheap. Also comes in hand when you have someone with you who doesn't care much for recoil.
     
  5. Carl Levitian

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    About half the guns I've ever owned at any one time in my life have been .22's.

    When I was a teenage without a lot of money, I shot a lot of .22's just because I could do a lot of practice cheap.

    When I was a young man and the better half and I were raising a family of three children, I shot a lot of .22's because they were cheap.

    When all my kids got to shooting age, they got a new .22 rifle, and the family shot a lot of .22's for practice, because they were cheap to shoot.

    When my son went through police academy, he was the best shot in his class because of the heavy practice growing up.

    When my daughter became a state parole agent, she was top shot in her group, I'd like to think because of all the junior league practice growing.

    Now that my wife and I are both social security retirees, we still shoot a lot of .22's because we like to go to the range twice a week in nice weather, and a bulk box of .22's won't kill the social security check.

    Yeah, we do a lot of .22's. Always have, always will. I see way too many of these young guys who go out and buy a center fire pistol as their first gun, and never get to be a really good shot. I can only guess that they lack a father or uncle, or grandfather who would have taken them out as a kid, with a brick of .22's and an afternoon to kill learning the holy trinity of sight picture, breath control, and trigger squeeze. No range session is complete without a .22.

    Carl.
     
  6. CZguy

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    Carl Levitian nailed it. .22s have been my lifelong favorite.
     
  7. 4D5

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    There's quite a few in the safe.

    Couple 10-22s with several upgrades
    S&W 15-22 < way fun to shoot
    S&W Model 41
    S&W Model 17
    Several Rugers in various configurations
    Several Buckmarks in various configurations
    High Standards
    And then there are the suppressors to go on quite a few:cool:

    They all compete for space with all the other friends in the safe.
     
  8. InkEd

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    I think it is one of those sooner or later type things. That is to say it is inevitable, if given enough time. Pretty much any serious gun owner will at one point have at least one. It's like if you own a muscle car, sooner or later, you will "have to" see how fast it can go. How you test it may vary (race track, on the street, dyna machine, etc) andthe same with a .22lr (semi-auto, revolver, long gun, etc) BUT no matter HOW you do it, you WILL do it.
     
  9. Kliegl

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    I respect my muscle cars too much to see how fast they can go. They are 40 years old, after all. 100 is fast enough.

    22s are extremely useful.
     
  10. Ryanxia

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    Technically I do not own a .22 atm. I used to have 3, I sold 2 and gave 1 to my grandfather. That being said, the one I gave him I cleaned for him a year ago and it's still sitting in my gun safe. A nice Ruger 10/22 is somewhere on my list of next purchases :)

    The 2 I sold were; Marlin 22 bolt action rifle & NAA PUG .22 Magnum. Didn't care for either.
     
  11. jahwarrior

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    i don't. i've only ever shot handguns or rifles chambered for .22 a handful of times. looks like i'm gonna have to finally break down and get my daughter that pink Cricket she's been bugging me for.
     
  12. Doxiedad

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    I don't own a .22 LR yet.
     
  13. 9MMare

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    I dont have one.

    They're fun to shoot but I see no purpose for one (for me). I'd like to spend my $ on more practical firearms, as my only interest is self-defense (and my 2 .45 SAs for mounted shooting).

    I spend my time practicing with my 9mm SD weapon & ammo.

    Wish list: smaller, thinner carry weapon and a decent car handgun, both likely 9mm. Maybe a shotgun for home defense.

    The only reason I'd get one would be for hunting small game should the SHTF...and my pursestrings dont extend that far right now.
     
  14. glock36

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    I don't have one as of yet, but am looking at 3 for my boys
     
  15. ShroomFish

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    I love my .22's and I will never not own one :p

    3 marlin 60's
    1 winchester single shot passed down from my great granddad
    1 (or 2) random single shot rifles from from granddad and great granddad
    1 random .22 mag lever action
    3 .22 revolvers
    And i few more I cant think of....
     
  16. texgunner

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    I have two rifles and five handguns in that caliber. It's a useful little round.
     
  17. oldfool

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    four Browning 22 rimfire rifles
    two Ruger 22 rimfire pistolas and one S&W and one AutoMag
    one Hi-Std and one Taurus and five S&W rimfire revolvers
    one Hi-std 22 rimfire derringer
    one Marlin and one Savage rimfire rifles
    two "little people" rimfire rifles (Chipmunk & Crickett, one black, one pink)

    I guess I don't "qualify" :)
     
  18. Walkalong

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    Two rifles. Two pistols. Want more.
     
  19. JCallaway82

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    I've got a cheap Marlin Model 60 SB stainless just for random plinkin' and I let my fiance shoot it a lot when we go to the range because she doesn't like the kick of the other guns so much. lol


    Other than that, it basically sits there. But I guess it is mandatory to have.
     
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  20. Aren't we all

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    I've totally worn out a .22 Henry Pump:what:

    And I do not know anyone who does not have a .22 something..
     
  21. Mikenmel08

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    A decked out 10/22
    And a GSG-5 SD MP5 Clone that is a blast to shoot.
     
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    I have an even two dozen and typically don't take folks very seriously when they speak negatively about the lowly .22LR. With rare exception, if you don't have at least a couple, odds are you're probably not a serious shooter.
     
  23. ol' scratch

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    I don't own one...

    I own three. :neener:

    Marlin 795
    Kimber Model 82 Government
    Ruger Mark III Target
     
  24. 9MMare

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    Interesting point of view. If one is interested in self-defense (not gun collecting, not 'fun' shooting, not 'plinking')....why would that make someone not 'a serious shooter?' Probably?

    Is there something about the .22's **stopping power** that I've missed? Because outside of my competing in mounted shooting...THAT is all I really ask of a gun...stopping an attack and reliably going bang every time.

    I'm not offended, because I'm not real concerned about .22s, but if you have more to support the effectiveness of .22s *for my needs*, I'm interested in hearing it.
     
  25. toivo

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    OK, I have a disease... My last inventory of .22 rimfires shows 17 rifles and 6 handguns. Some of them I shoot all the time, and others go in and out of the rotation, but I do shoot them all.

    I shoot rimfire more than anything else, about evenly split between rifle and handgun. Next comes shotgun, then centerfire handgun, and last is centerfire rifle.
     
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