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Old 05-12-2009, 05:27 PM
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New to handgun

Im looking to get my first handgun this summer and wonder what will be best?
Some pepole told me to go with 22 . Im just looking to get a gun for the fun of shooting it. The new berrata look good if i go rimfire.

Thank for your help.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:13 PM
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Re: New to handgun

Look up IHMSA.org and look up your state director and give them a call to find a match in your area and go to a match. I'm sure there will be plenty of guys/gals that will let you shoot their gun and see what you like. Besides shooting steel is lots of fun.
Or let me know your state and I can get you in touch with someone.
I've shot over in Ohio a few times and met a lot of great people from the east.
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:37 AM
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Re: New to handgun

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Im looking to get my first handgun this summer and wonder what will be best?
Some pepole told me to go with 22 . Im just looking to get a gun for the fun of shooting it. The new berrata look good if i go rimfire.

Thank for your help.

If you want the best of both worlds look into this. Get a savage short action.

Look into these rigs.....PDC Custom Rifle Stocks

Craig is the guy that makes these and I was talking to him about a build using a short action detach ai mag (5 round) with a stock that you could remove the butt stock and shoot it as a pistol. Then if you wanted to you could put the butt stock on. This will problaby be my next build. Ain't cheap though.

I shoot my long range pistol with a 5.5 x 22 nightforce rifle scope and my rig is chambered in 6.5x284. The recoil is almost nothing with a brake like a holland and I shoot it most of the time with my eye about 4" from the scope. You could have a medium chamber like the 260 rem, 6.5 x 47 Lapua, 6.5 x 284 or 243AI then if you want you could switch barrels and use a 7wsm for example for long range on larger animals. With a longer tube on the 7wsm you are good out to 1k on elk. This is where the butt stock might come into play.
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:21 PM
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Re: New to handgun

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Im looking to get my first handgun this summer and wonder what will be best?
Some pepole told me to go with 22 . Im just looking to get a gun for the fun of shooting it. The new berrata look good if i go rimfire.

Thank for your help.

Nothing wrong with a rimfire.
All depends what you want to accomplish with your handgun???
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:05 AM
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Re: New to handgun

Thank for the help. I will only be target shooting with it. The only thing i fear with a rim fire is the no reacol thing!! But having a rimfire for start is a good reason for going to a magnum one of these day.....
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:53 AM
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A 22 is a good place to focus on good shooting skills.
Sometimes when you start with heavier recoil you begin developing bad habits.
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:58 PM
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Thank Ernie. It is true for the bad habit thing and it less $$$ to shoot.

Yotefever, i give a call to some near by shooting range and got some "try out" cesion pland. Can wait to try hand gun.
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