Shooting .22 and .25 Pistols for first time in 16 years - Please Advise!
I've got a Browning Buck Mark 22 Semi-Automatic .22 caliber pistol (I've had since '94) as well as a Bauer Automatic .25 caliber automatic (that my mom gave me before she passed away).
I know the Browning hasn't been fired in 16 years and I'm not sure when the last time the Bauer was fired (over 18 years I know...I've never fired it). After becoming hooked to watching Duck Dynasty I feel the "gun shooting" side of me (which was prevalent until I was 20 or so; now 45) coming back out. I looked both of the guns over tonight and both looked practically brand new.
I'm sure everyone pretty much knows what the Browning looks like because I think it's been around a while. The Bauer is much smaller, is silver, and has fake pearl pieces on the handles. I think both are beautiful guns.
I have a couple questions I'm hoping you can help me with:
1) are either of these quality guns?
2) what do I need to do/know before I fire either one?
3) what brand/type of "cheaper" ammo do you think I should get just for shooting them at a local range?
4) any other advice you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time.