Need pistol Info PLEASE!

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Halfdoc, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Halfdoc

    Halfdoc Well-Known Member

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    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):D. 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:)
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    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
     

  3. LRHWAL

    LRHWAL Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. Halfdoc

    Halfdoc Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I was thinking Ruger but still open to ideas.
     
  5. zupatun

    zupatun Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  6. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    Smith and Wesson model 41
    High Standard Victor
    Walther P22
    would be my choices
     
  7. Halfdoc

    Halfdoc Well-Known Member

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    I am liking the look and price of that walther:)
     
  8. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    My first choice for a kid is a revolver like a Colt Frontier in 22lr or Ruger Single Six, but having seen that you want a semi auto, Id highly recomend Browning Buckmark, or a Walther P-22. Ive shot or owned all of the above mentioned and am pleased by the accuracy and dependability. I like the Ruger Mk-II. for reliability, but I couldnt hit my butt if I was sitting on my hands with that gun. Yet, I know others who can drive tacks with them. Maybe it just doesnt fit me right.
    My only gripe with the ones I mentioned is the Walther is picky on what kind of ammo you feed it. And it takes a while to get used to diss-assembeling it for cleaning and re-assembly. Once you got it down its easy enough tho.
    I got my wife a pink one before the pink ones ''hit the market'', and its so comfy in my hand that I wish it was green or black so I could shoot it in public:D. It has 2, or 3, rear grip sizes to fit most any size hand.+ it has the option to add the stabilizer and longer target bbl. It has a ''tac rail'' and Walther has everything from bridge mounts, red dot optics, and laser sights made for it if you want to add/customise/or upgrade. And its accurate beyond belief at 20 yds and less. Plus it has ''double strike capability''-handy in the case of a hang fire-, and an exposed hammer for ''single shot trigger pull'' vs ''double actoin trigger pull''.
    IMO Revolver 1st choice, but Browning, or Walther for auto loader.
     
  9. lamiglas

    lamiglas Well-Known Member

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    You have recieved good advice so far. I have shot most of the ones mentioned so i thought i would offer my opinion. My first choice would be the ruger mark 2. i have a plain jane blued model, and the stainless slabside model. they both shoot good, but the slab side model is outstanding. it has the walnut grip with thumb swell. For accuracy, this is the one i would reccomend.
     
  10. Halfdoc

    Halfdoc Well-Known Member

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    The info is great on this site! Now I have to see what I can get a hold of here in Saskatchewan. I will keep ya all informed:D
     
  11. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    sig sauer mosquito would be my first and only choice.
     
  12. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    OOOOOH, That sounds cool! I havent played with one of those yet. Ive never even seen one. But now that Ive hered of it I gotta play with one:D.
     
  13. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    I've got a couple of the Ruger Mark II's and love them. My kids have been shooting them from a very young age and do well with them. They are extremely accurate as well as very customizable.

    Highly recommended here.
     
  14. Halfdoc

    Halfdoc Well-Known Member

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    Oh man DR. I had my mind set on the Walther, now I dont know again,lol:D