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    Wink man law?

    I think i'm addicted to .22's buckmark camper/hunter on the left and my newest a S&W Mod.41 . Both are remarkable shooters. The smith wins out on the reliability front. The Browning likes what it likes, while the 41 has shot everything I've put in it. Both are sighted dead on at 30 yards for squirrel hunting. It's the most fun I've had in years!!
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    Manlaw? OK, I'll buy that. Every man should have a decent .22. Here's mine...



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    I'll be excommunicated for saying this, but my Buckmark does nothing but gather dust. I thought I'd use it for introducing new shooters to handguns, but everyone wants to shoot bigger guns like my Glocks. Since I despise safe queens, I'll be selling it shortly, probably while I am on leave.

    The number of guns in my safe continues to shrink!
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    Speaking of Man Laws, this should not be allowed to happen:
    The number of guns in my safe continues to shrink!
    Whaddaya thank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James NM View Post
    Speaking of Man Laws, this should not be allowed to happen:

    Whaddaya thank?
    Yeah, well, the only thing that should shrink is the deficit.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilR. View Post
    Yeah, well, the only thing that should shrink is the deficit.....

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    Yeah, but I bet all you guys are younger than 60. Believe me, as you get older, you get acquainted with this thing called a "prostate". You DEFINITELY want it to shrink. May nothing else in your life shrink or sag.

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    When I use to go to the range I alway took a 22 to shoot after the big stuff. I now reload and have plenty of time to shoot and still take on. Now when we go to the range a family member will say lets make it a 22 today. We have more fun shooting them. We shoot the spinners and targets that have cards on them to play poker on. I own 8 of them and will probaly get a couple more, this time high end ones.

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    Here's my little guy. It's all but turned into my g/f's gun...


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    nice beretta! My wife is wanting one of the Neos, but I think I like the cheetah a little bit better. How does that thing shoot?

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    Shoots really well. Though, admittedly I don't have too much experience with many other .22 pistols.

    However, it is very accurate and fun to shoot. I looked at the NEOS, and I just thought they were too ugly to buy. I am also not a fan of the Ruger style 22's, and almost bought a P22 until the one I rented wouldn't go though a single clip without some sort of malfunction.

    Only bad thing about the 87T is they're kind of pricey. My local place had one on clearance (~ $50 cheaper than Bud's at the time) and I've never seen another one for that cheap since. Not to mention, they're pretty hard to find anyway... at least in my experience. I've only ever seen one other one at a show and it was marked ~ $100 more than I paid.

    I guess all I am trying to say is it's a great gun if you can find one and are willing to pay for it. Fortunately, I was able to get the best of both worlds.

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    Mike,
    I think being in the AZ National Guard has somehow tainted you!!
    What's the use of having a gun safe if you don't have guns to fill it???
    But, go ahead, get rid of all your guns!!
    Krappy Nappy will thank you for it!!!
    As well as Filmstrip Phill and Terrycloth Goddard!!!
    Chief Harris might even bake you a cake!!!

    You need, at least one .22, if for nothing else, because they are cheaper to shoot!!

    These days that's pretty much all I shoot!!!

    The Ruger MK-II sits ready in the bag, waiting for the trip to Ben Avery!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by denfoote View Post
    Mike,
    I think being in the AZ National Guard has somehow tainted you!!
    What's the use of having a gun safe if you don't have guns to fill it???
    But, go ahead, get rid of all your guns!!
    Krappy Nappy will thank you for it!!!
    As well as Filmstrip Phill and Terrycloth Goddard!!!
    Chief Harris might even bake you a cake!!!

    You need, at least one .22, if for nothing else, because they are cheaper to shoot!!

    These days that's pretty much all I shoot!!!

    The Ruger MK-II sits ready in the bag, waiting for the trip to Ben Avery!!!
    Heh heh, yes, I am definitely tainted! The military removes every last drop of fun from shooting on their ranges, that's for sure.

    I find myself never shooting the .22. Ever. I basically look at pistols as defensive - rather than recreational - items, so I really only shoot my Glocks and KelTecs. A .22 that sits idle in the safe, literally for years at a time, just seems like a pretty useless thing to keep around. I bought it mainly with the intent of using it to introduce new shooters to handgunning, but all the newbies I have taken shooting don't care about the .22 and always want to shoot a Glock or a 1911.

    As far as low-cost practice, .22s are good for that, but from a defensive perspective they don't teach you how to handle recoil, so they are very limited training tools in that regard. I pretty much use 9mm for lower-cost shooting. The .22 has almost no training value for me. I already know how to align the sights and control the trigger.

    I don't really care about pleasing or pissing off politicians with my guns. To me they're just tools, not political statements. I'm definitely not criticizing anyone for owning and shooting a good .22 pistol. It's just not a gun I personally have a whole lot of use for. Which isn't to say my situation applies to anyone but me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    It's just not a gun I personally have a whole lot of use for. Which isn't to say my situation applies to anyone but me.
    Besides the fun factor, I find .22's quite useful in getting rid of snakes when they mistakenly roam into my back yard. I've also used them to humanely kill small critters that my dogs have caught and maimed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Man View Post
    Besides the fun factor, I find .22's quite useful in getting rid of snakes when they mistakenly roam into my back yard. I've also used them to humanely kill small critters that my dogs have caught and maimed.
    Excellent example of a real-world use for a good .22. Doesn't apply at all to me, since if I cracked off a round of any kind in my suburban subdivision, I would find myself quickly escorted to jail. I think if I did have to pop a snake, I personally would just grab a .22 rifle rather than a pistol, though.

    Jeff Cooper once wrote that every home should have a good .22, for reasons just like the one Wandering Man mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    if I cracked off a round of any kind in my suburban subdivision, I would find myself quickly escorted to jail. I think if I did have to pop a snake, I personally would just grab a .22 rifle rather than a pistol, though.
    The trick is to scurry back into the house with your fresh meat and get it on the stove before the cops show up.

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    We had a skunk that actively chased after the kids and my in-laws in the back yard today. He even had my dog on a leash with him (they live next door.)

    He's given all of his firearms to his son though, so he didn't have anything handy. Mine are all locked up in the safe. He called animal control around 2pm. As of 9pm tonight they haven't shown up. Just as well though.

    I took a walk around the property when I got home around 5, but the stinker is nowhere to be found. Bummer, I was hoping to bring a little closure to the situation. Little critters like that should run from you, not at you.

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