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    this is just a general question for you fellow gun-fanatics, which do you perfer for fun and pleasure: a semi-automatic or a revolver? this is strictly on what you find more fun to you to play around with. not ballistics, carry, personal defense, etc... so please chime in on what you perfer to shoot when your targeting, plinking, trick shooting, etc. this is a question that has no right or wrong answer just personal preference and opinions. please also detail the gun other than action like 9mm s&w for example. i wanna hear some feedback
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    my all time favorite plinking guns are the .22cal hi-standard double nine revolvers..... 9 shot, double action cowboy style gun..... just a fun way to shoot without breaking the bank...... my ruger mkII is a close second.

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    nice i bet theyre fun 22s are an all time favorite of mine for "play-time" but the only 22lr pistol i have is a jennings auto

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    what company are the revolvers made by?

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    hi-standard is a long defunct company that made revolvers, autos, rifle and shotguns..... their auto line has been resurrected as high-standard as of late but the revolvers are gone for good i think.

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    oh ok i am not familiar with hi-standard at all, but i have been considering getting either a 22lr or 22mag revolver for fun as 22 calibers are extremely fun to play with, but i havent picked out a particular one yet, ive kinda been thinking bout a snubbie, but the single six rugers are tempting too but idk if i want a 22 pistol with such a large frame and barrel

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    my hi-standard double nine is a convertible, one cylinder is .22lr and the other is a .22mag.... just pull a pin and swap out the cylinder

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    nice sounds like a fun gun the ones that have been standing out to me are the snubbie s&w's but theyre alil pricey from my view on it being such a small caliber, but thats just me lol

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    I've never really taken to revolvers, although Jean and I own a few of them. Mostly it's because they're too thick to carry really comfortably.
    However, my stashed-in-the-car pistol is a S&W M1917 (.45 ACP, "moon" and "half-moon" clips), and Jean sometimes carries her S&W Airweight Bodyguard (.38 Special).

    I really don't like soft rubber grips on pistols either, but that M1917 sports a set of Pachmayrs (that I've modified quite a lot). So you see that my supposedly strong preferences are modified by firm doses of reality and necessity.

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    nice nice but when you go out shooting whats your favorite play-toy handgun to tear stuff up with?

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    If it goes bang, it's been to the range with me. Semi-auto, or wheel gun, bolt or lever.... it's all good.... carry is a different story, for another thread. In the mean time, here's some of my toys........

    usmcj's toys....

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    I'm a semi-auto guy. My G17, Sig P220 and BuckMark are all my buddies.

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    shooting any gun is a good time for me. I enjoy shooting my 1911, however it is always a very enjoyable time to shoot my grandpa's revolvers i guess they take the cake for fun times i get to feel like an old west cowboy shooting them plus I never got to touch them till I was like 18 so there is all that built up suspense to them even 7 years later

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    I've always liked the feel of a small S & W J-frame. It fits my hand and the ergonomics are perfect. And they feel like "quality". I am thinking of getting a 351C, a 10 ounce J-frame in light alloy for the .22 magnum. The recoil is almost nothing. It carries 8 rounds and the ergonomics are the same as the heavy hitting .357 J-frame. Cheap shooting, light recoil, can double as a back up gun (.22 mag is roughly equal in power to a .32 acp).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45Sidekick View Post
    this is just a general question for you fellow gun-fanatics, which do you perfer for fun and pleasure: a semi-automatic or a revolver? . . . i wanna hear some feedback . . .
    Until one week ago, I just generally fooled around with my center-fire stuff. Both revolvers and semi-autos. Just pick a couple, and go have at it.

    I'd been meaning to get a .22LR semi-auto for quite a while. Like a Ruger Mark whatever. Then I saw pictures of a Browning Buck Mark. Instant lust for the deluxe model. NIB.
    After months of searching, it arrived last Tuesday. In "our" Browning Forum here's my current post with two pictures.
    Finally got my Buck Mark FLD Plus with Rosewood UDX Grips

    And if you open my first range report post above this one, it will direct you the Rimfirecentral.com Browning subforum.
    My post there details my first 150 rounds through the gun, using NRA Bullseye rules. Done yesterday. With three pictures. That was a lot of fun. The gun is a lot of fun.

    This is going to be my "go-to" gun to take along with one or two of my other guns for practice sessions. I never did "Bullseye". Thought it would be boring.
    Standing one-hand shooting at 25 yards is not boring. Unless you are a totally non-competitive metrosexual.

    I'm considering getting into our local Sportsmen's Club again. They have monthly "Club Rimfire Pistol Matches". Using "Modified NRA Camp Perry Rules".
    That means 25 yards for all courses of fire. Using 25 yards instead of the "50 yard slow-fire". Yesterday was hard enough at 25 yards. Forget 50 yards for while.

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    Sounds like fun guys but it don't sound like many of you have a favorite tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45Sidekick View Post
    nice nice but when you go out shooting whats your favorite play-toy handgun to tear stuff up with?
    I see guns as tools, not toys, so I don't really "tear stuff up" with them.
    When Jean and I go shooting, we exercise what we have been practicing, all of the previous week. Actually, Jean does most of the shooting, since I am teaching her. I get only the minimum amount of practice, as a result.
    We both mostly use semi-autos: She has her Kel-Tec P3AT and her M1911, and I have my AMT .45 Backup and my own M1911.

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    oh ok so you dont really take time to plink or trick shoot at all?

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    For just fun it is real hard to beat a good .22. My current favorites are a Ruger SP101 and a Smith K22 though my Ruger Mark II bull barrel is a real tack driver. If you don't like the Single Six try one of the Bearcats. I've had S&W 22/32 Kit guns and a Combat Master M18 (K-frame in .22 rather than .38) as well as a couple of Colt SAs converted to .22. The SP101 is wearing a Fiber Optic front sight which makes it far easier to see than the K22 but S&W trigger is soooooooo smoooooooth. The Mark II is wearing a 2X scope so it is much easier for old eyes to still find the mark.

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    nice nice

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