Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > The Basics, Starting Out


Reply

Need pistol Info PLEASE!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-23-2010, 11:11 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Esterhazy Saskatchewan
Posts: 68
Need pistol Info PLEASE!

I thought what better place to ask this question then on this forum. I am getting my 9 year old son into pistol shooting.Having seen him empty clip after clip and hitting target with 9 mm and 357.Yup I said 357,lol I figured I better put the power in his hands and get him shooting at a club. Being from Canada I have very little exposure or first hand knowledge on pistols. Our only exposure is when we are with our Lousianna buddies. There Zach has harvest nutria and hogs with pistols. And as I mentioned made Dad look very bad and out shooting me every time at their range.,lol. Zach is the young fellow who is the Quigley Ford prostaffer that has videos on here shooting 400,500,600 and 700 yard shots with .308.He is amazing at shooting (even by non Dad standards,lol). I want to get him a semi auto .22 pistol. One with a smaller grip and known for accuracy. Please give me your opinions from all those friends from south of the border and those who pistol shoot north of the line.Thanks in advance. Ryan
__________________
CO-HOST of THE HUNTING CHRONICLES TV SHOW
http://www.thehuntingchronicles.com/team.html


Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-23-2010, 11:58 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,191
Re: Need pistol Info PLEASE!

I would recomend a TC contender or encore.

They come in many calibers and being single shots they are very accurate and you can change
barrels to suit the need.

For deer something like the 7/30 Waters would be a good place to start.

Hope this helped

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-24-2010, 03:51 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: South Africa
Posts: 420
Re: Need pistol Info PLEASE!

For a semi auto I'd recommend a Ruger. You should get a used MkI or MkII really cheap. It's a bit like the 1911 of the 22 LR world and there is good availability of spares and scope mounts etc.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-24-2010, 10:05 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Esterhazy Saskatchewan
Posts: 68
Re: Need pistol Info PLEASE!

Thanks guys. I was thinking Ruger but still open to ideas.
__________________
CO-HOST of THE HUNTING CHRONICLES TV SHOW
http://www.thehuntingchronicles.com/team.html


Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-24-2010, 11:27 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 307
Re: Need pistol Info PLEASE!

Ruger Mk II. my kids love it. However, it is a semi-auto and when the safety is off it's easy to snap off a shot. So, I have the kids practice strick trigger discipline and watch them like a hawk. They play airsoft and all these games with their fingers in the trigger guard--I yell at them all the time and it's still a problem.

I learned on revolvers (I started shooting shotguns first, but handguns is what were talking here) at age 9 with 357 mangum so I wasn't able to really work on technique when I was a kid--I was just trying to hit a can consistently. With the MkII it's not only fun, but you can plink all day and it is much more affordable. Plus, they can learn discipline that most semi-auto's require.

I think it's safer to learn with single shots or revolvers, but I think modern firearms require discipline just for safety's sake so I try to make sure my kids practice it with the MkII on a regular basis--good habits.

Matt
__________________
Matt Roth
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-24-2010, 11:29 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: mi
Posts: 991
Re: Need pistol Info PLEASE!

Smith and Wesson model 41
High Standard Victor
Walther P22
would be my choices
__________________
If you think something is not possible move out of the way so the ones that are doing it can
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-24-2010, 11:38 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Esterhazy Saskatchewan
Posts: 68
Re: Need pistol Info PLEASE!

I am liking the look and price of that walther
__________________
CO-HOST of THE HUNTING CHRONICLES TV SHOW
http://www.thehuntingchronicles.com/team.html


Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Need pistol Info PLEASE!
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
rem 700 SA into pistol??? Sharpshooter243 Specialty Handgun Hunting 21 05-01-2010 10:28 AM
Encore Blued 375JDJ Pistol & Rifle Barrel & .223 & 22-250 Pistol Barrels for Sale huntstomuch Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 0 09-27-2009 09:28 AM
7mm pistol PFCSkoug Specialty Handgun Hunting 15 02-18-2008 11:32 PM
Pistol? beezaur Specialty Handgun Hunting 41 02-14-2006 05:38 PM
Pistol? beezaur Long Range Hunting & Shooting 0 02-06-2006 09:57 PM

Current Poll
In the last 12 months, what was your longest rifle kill on big game?
0 to 200 yards - 25.86%
1,475 Vote
201 to 400 yards - 32.08%
1,830 Vote
401 to 600 yards - 23.12%
1,319 Vote
601 to 800 yards - 10.01%
571 Votes
801 to 1,000 yards - 3.94%
225 Votes
Over 1,000 yards - 4.98%
284 Votes
Total Votes: 5,704
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC