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Posted: 12/18/2005 6:50:12 PM EDT
I've been asking in the gun forums about the Walther PP32 and they say it's a good "plinking gun". What is Plinking?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:51:20 PM EDT
recreational shooting
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:51:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
recreational shooting


range shooting then?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:52:43 PM EDT
Can't be serious...
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:52:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
recreational shooting



Stemming from the sound a bullet makes when it hits a tin can.

Plinking, as opposed to serious target shooting, or loading for self defense.

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:53:25 PM EDT
I only use paper to zero sights or optics. After that, all I do is plinking.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:54:18 PM EDT
If you're out shooting cans for fun you're plinking.

If you're sighting in a hunting rifle you aren't.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:54:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
recreational shooting



Stemming from the sound a bullet makes when it hits a tin can.

Plinking, as opposed to serious target shooting, or loading for self defense.



So it's shooting tin cans rather than paper targets or "anything else" that you wish to shoot..
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:56:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:00:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Sometimes I use google.com



You shoot at Google?!? OMG!!!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:03:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By simplemitch:

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Sometimes I use google.com



You shoot at Google?!? OMG!!!


He prints out Google Searches and uses it as targets

j/k with you 82nd
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:09:47 PM EDT
You really need to buy some guns, like yesterday.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:12:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
You really need to buy some guns, like yesterday.


Working on that...but I have to get info about what guns to buy.

Working on that too....
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:14:18 PM EDT
plinking is the sound made when you use a gun to shoot at the buttons on the tv when you have lost the remote control and are too lazy to get up and change the channel.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:14:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:15:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
You really need to buy some guns, like yesterday.


Working on that...but I have to get info about what guns to buy.

Working on that too....



May I suggest an AR and a 1911, two arfcom staples?

I'm heading out to Chicago tonight. Maybe I'll bring an AR or two. Or, maybe I won't, since the city is run by communists.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:16:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Many people who are in the beginning stages of their firearm's interests will come across several terms they are unfamiliar with.

A quick google.com search can answer your questions almost immediately. Another plus to the google search is that it saves on the cost of this site's bandwidth. One simple post is a drop in the bucket but several hundred threads running with very basic knowledge inquiries begins to add up.

Of course, if your intent was to initiate discussion of plinking then, by all means, please post away. We always welcome firearm's discussions here.

Good luck.


Thank you.
I wanted to know the definition. I didn't know where to ask.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:17:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
You really need to buy some guns, like yesterday.


Working on that...but I have to get info about what guns to buy.

Working on that too....



Check out the name of the site... that's a great choice.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:19:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:

Originally Posted By deej86:

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
You really need to buy some guns, like yesterday.


Working on that...but I have to get info about what guns to buy.

Working on that too....



May I suggest an AR and a 1911, two arfcom staples?

I'm heading out to Chicago tonight. Maybe I'll bring an AR or two. Or, maybe I won't, since the city is run by communists.


Suffice it to say that's why we want to change it...or why a lot of people want to leave Illinois.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:25:12 PM EDT
And we have found the King of the Dumbass Questions. Take a bow.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:27:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CajunMojo:
And we have found the King of the Dumbass Questions. Take a bow.



Na. He just found a way to maintain the 19.57 post count average.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:34:36 PM EDT
deej why don't you take a Hunter Safety course or go rent a firearm at the range and get some hands-on time with a firearm before you go out spending money on whatever you decide on?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:35:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By moparman71:
deej why don't you take a Hunter Safety course or go rent a firearm at the range and get some hands-on time with a firearm before you go out spending money on whatever you decide on?


I want to get opinions before I even think about trying something out.

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:48:13 PM EDT


w­ell Trebek I'll take Post Whores for 800 please.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:04:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DeadSled:
well Trebek I'll take Post Whores for 800 please.



*snicker*

here we go again.....
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:08:05 PM EDT
I like to shoot at stuff that goes 'plink' for fun, when not shooting for accuracy. Soda cans, pepper poppers, some old washing machine or rusted out car somebody left out in the desert. If it goes plink or it sends copper jackets back my way it's plinking.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:08:31 PM EDT
ummm.. 8760!?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:10:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mauser101:
I like to shoot at stuff that goes 'plink' for fun, when not shooting for accuracy. Soda cans, pepper poppers, some old washing machine or rusted out car somebody left out in the desert. If it goes plink or it sends copper jackets back my way it's plinking.



Link Posted: 12/18/2005 11:49:53 PM EDT
......
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 11:50:05 PM EDT
If you're looking for a good quality rifle that's inexpensive that you can go practice with, might I suggest either the Mosin-Nagant Model 91/30:

www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Russian_Model_91_30_7_62x54R_Mosin_Nagant.html

(Only $69.95)

The carbine version, the M44 is also very nice. I own both. They fire the 7.62x54R round, of which imported surplus can be found for cheap all over.

For a few bucks more, a Yugoslavian M59/66 SKS is a hell of a rifle:

www.interordnance.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=INTERORDNANCE.com&Product_Code=SKSK0001-G

(Only $88.95)

It fires the 7.62x39 cartridge (same as an AK-47 style rifle), and it can be found all over the place for cheap.

I own a couple of these.

All great rifles, all easy to shoot, all cheap to shoot. Best of all, they can be had for under $100.

You should buy one.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:28:18 AM EDT
Have you even held a gun?
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:30:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By repub18:
Have you even held a gun?


Yes, my BIL has a Glock 19. I think I've also held his 1911 and his Garand.
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