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Posted: 8/29/2004 4:36:03 PM EST
I have been wanting a pistol and i want to know which is best for plinking for less than $400.h.gif
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:14:02 PM EST
Get a ruger .22, and a couple thousand rounds. Plink for pennies.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:58:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By CFII:
Get a ruger .22



+1

Get a 22/45, specifically the P512. Then go to majecticarms.com and get all of their custom bits. You'll come in well under your $400 budget and have one helluva plinker. An added bonus is that your hand will be accustomed to the grip angle of the 1911 should you decide to get one.

Another interesting possibility would be the Beretta U22 Neos. I haven't fired one yet, but they look promising. If you snag one, let us know how you like it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 6:09:17 PM EST
if your looking for a .22 pistol get a Browning Buckmark.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 7:25:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 7:43:02 PM EST by _DR]
spend $450 and get an Springfield XD in 9mm or 40 cal - they are great, reliable and fun little guns.


Link Posted: 8/29/2004 7:28:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
if your looking for a .22 pistol get a Browning Buckmark.



+2 Not to knock the Ruger, they are solid guns, I just like buckmark triggers better. Or get a MK2 and a trigger job.

Another suggestion might be a S&W Model 17 or K22. Probably stretch your budget though. If you like wheel guns, I also like (though don't own one) the Single Six. You get a .22 WMR pistol with a .22 lr cylinder. The .22 WMR snake shot loads are fun for popping rats. And the .22 lr is cheap practice.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:10:22 AM EST
Glock 17 or 19 with a AA .22LR kit.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:47:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By clean_cut:
Glock 17 or 19 with a AA .22LR kit.



Show me where to get that setup for $400 and I'll probably buy TWO.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:34:40 PM EST
Check out KY Imports web site. They have a slew of used guns for sale, mostly LE trade-ins. S&W revolvers for $200-300, etc.

As for a .22, get a Browning Buckmark. They balance MUCH better than Rugers do, IMO.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 1:26:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
if your looking for a .22 pistol get a Browning Buckmark.



+1 Browning Buckmark is a great little gun.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 1:33:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 1:35:01 PM EST by Aimless]
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 1:52:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 2:16:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By SGB:

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
if your looking for a .22 pistol get a Browning Buckmark.



+1



+2
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 5:18:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 5:19:15 PM EST by _DR]

Originally Posted By bsbg:

Originally Posted By SGB:

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
if your looking for a .22 pistol get a Browning Buckmark.



+1



+2



why is everyone suggesting a .22? I think a desert eagle caliber .50 would make a helluva first pistol!
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 5:24:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 5:25:30 PM EST by ajm1911]
seriously get a ruger .22 either a MKII or the new Mark III and the lightweight upper from pac-lite

here

Look smooth and can't go wrong with a .22 for first gun
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:29:52 PM EST
Get a Walther P22... 200$

I love mine.
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