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    I am not a squid

    I think this is my first post. Anyway, 21 years of age, just got my first handgun (first firearm as well). Walther P99c .40 with anti-stress trigger. Got to shoot it for the first time yesterday. Had pretty consistent 4" groupings centered on the bullseye from 7 yards. Not too bad for first time. I shot 100 rounds, half were Magtech 180-gram FMJs and half were Remington 165-gram FMJs. I've already ordered a Walther fiber optic front/rear sight in red, two extra mags, and a finger rest for the 2nd mag included with the gun. I'm also waiting on a Fist IWB K8 kydex holster. I basically got the gun for self-defense purposes, and I'm getting my Kentucky CCDW license within the next month, depending on when I can get off work for a Saturday or Sunday for the class. I was wondering about using +p and +p+ rounds for it. It doesn't address it in the user manual, and I wasn't able to find anything in online searches about it. Also, I'm wanting to do some squirrel and rabbit hunting, but from the research I've done, you can only hunt small animals in KY with a .22LR handgun, and I'm not about to go deer hunting with a .40 3.5" barrel handgun. So I might be in the market for a .22LR chambered autoloader. So...guess I'll be posting around as the questions come up.

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    I don't like the thought of throwing a lot of .40 rounds in the air. .22 can hurt when they come down but at least dont have as much energy as .40.

    Do they not allow shotguns for squirrel and rabbit?

    Rabbit on the ground is not near as dangerous as shooting at squirrel in a tree.

    Now please explain the Squid aspect of squirrel and rabbit hunting.


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    Welcome from the mountian top in North Carolina. Not good enough for the Navy huh?

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    The squid thing is a joke. It's basically used for noobs in the car/street bike forums, mostly in the street bike forums. BUT, the difference between a noob and a squid is that a noob is new to something, yet ready to learn and become more knowledgable about something, whereas a squid is new but already thinks he knows everything and is not there for the proper reasons. Well, it's not completely a joke, but I'm new to handguns and firearms.

    I don't remember if shotguns were allowed, but I've shot rifles and shotguns in the past when I was in BSA and I prefer a handgun over either any day. My dad has a .22, 4-10, and .32 Winchester special from when he was my age, and I was kinda hoping we could do some small game hunting together now that he's about to retire. He used the .22 for squirrels and rabbits, and I thought we'd make a friendly competition out of it...handgun versus rifle. I really have no desire to hunt any big game, as I'm not that dedicated of a hunter. I almost got into bowhunting when I was younger but that never transpired. Fishing has always been my thing. I wouldn't mind getting a .22 for both squirrel/rabbit hunting and target practice, and being that I'm a beginner, I need plenty of practice on shooting technique.

    As far as the Navy thing, currently I'm a junior at UK majoring in econ, but I have been talking to Navy recruiters about becoming a SEAL officer after I graduate. I've always had a huge interest in military/special forces type stuff, and assuming I can get successful lasic eye surgery (gotta have 20/70 or better for the SEALS), odds are I'll probably go to the Navy and make a career out of it.
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