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    Just ordered Gun #2!

    I finally got my order in for our 2nd gun. We wanted to get something everyone in the family could "play" with if you will. So I ordered a Ruger SR22PB. It's a lot like the Walther P22, but with a few things I liked more. Should be able to pick it up next week. The kids are gonna love this little pistol.

    Oh and I'm borrowing a friends Ruger 10/22 for the summer. So we're gonna have some plinking fun in a couple weeks.

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    I have a little 10/22 and love it. Once you start paying $20 for over 500 rounds it will be a PIA to pay more $$ for other ammo.... Congrats on the new pistol.

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    My second gun was a Ruger MkII waaaay back when. A .22 is a must have for everyone. A good friend bought it from me years later and he still has it.

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    Ps. My first gun was a S&W 686, shot it with .38 Specials for a long time. Still remember quite vividly when I lit off my first .357s in it -- was POSITIVE I'd never be comfortable shooting .357s -- my, my how times change
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    .22's are great little shooters! I still have my first firearm I purchased when I was 18, a Marlin Model 60.

    Congrats on your new purchase!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoobee View Post
    So youre just starting out, that is great.

    It would be interesting to know what was your first choice, and why.

    I agree with you, that a 22LR is one of the most useful and fun guns to own, and also great for training new shooters as well.

    My philosophy is that everyone's #1 gun should be a defense weapon, preferably a handgun, preferably a semi-auto pistol.

    Whether you then also need an additional defense weapon is a long debate that can go one of 3 different directions.

    But a 22LR is definitely on the list of good acquisitions.
    Technically I've been shooting for years. But I always shot my parents guns. Then, after I got married, I kind of put it off until just this year. Now with 3 kids between 16 and 9 I decided it was time to get back into it so I could get them involved.

    My first gun I purchased in May is a Glock 19. I wanted easy, medium sized, 9mm, and semi-auto. Plus the unbelievable reliability of Glock pretty much sold me. My wife and I both took pistol courses and I've already applied for my concealed carry permit. Been OC since May though and I intend to OC even after I get my CHP.

    I used to shoot an old bolt action .22 rifle, but I have no idea what brand. So I'm actually kind of excited about going back to a .22 rifle.

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    1st and 2nd firearm Those were the good old day. Congrats on the new addition and hope you enjoy many more. Everybody should have a 22 or 5 we bought one for my daughter when she 2 Months pre-birth and she shoots every chance her and her younger sister get. I have a couple 22 my self one of which is a 10/22 that I keep well stocked up on 22 shells 2000+ (easy to carry large amounts if needed). Again enjoy upon arrival and hope the young ones learn well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dilligad316 View Post
    1st and 2nd firearm Those were the good old day. Congrats on the new addition and hope you enjoy many more. Everybody should have a 22 or 5 we bought one for my daughter when she 2 Months pre-birth and she shoots every chance her and her younger sister get. I have a couple 22 my self one of which is a 10/22 that I keep well stocked up on 22 shells 2000+ (easy to carry large amounts if needed). Again enjoy upon arrival and hope the young ones learn well.
    I must admit, I'm a little ashamed it took me so long. But oh well. The guy who lent me the 10/22 also gave me about 500 rounds that he wanted to get rid of. I already had 1300 or so. Lol.

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    I already have a handgun. I'm thinking of a .22 LR / Magnum for hunting small game. 204 ft-lb isn't chump change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by since9 View Post
    I already have a handgun. I'm thinking of a .22 LR / Magnum for hunting small game. 204 ft-lb isn't chump change.
    I shoot my daughters 10/22 more than she does! :P love that thing, inexpensive and accurate as all get out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellum_Intus View Post
    I shoot my daughters 10/22 more than she does! :P love that thing, inexpensive and accurate as all get out..

    --Rob
    Is it a Ruger? That's the one I'm thinking of buying. Question is: Which one? I'm leaning towards model 1151 -- Carbine, black synthetic stock, satin black finish on both the stock and barrel. At $277, I can just barely afford it! I also like the tactical model (1261), as it has rails for a scope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by since9 View Post
    Is it a Ruger? That's the one I'm thinking of buying. Question is: Which one? I'm leaning towards model 1151 -- Carbine, black synthetic stock, satin black finish on both the stock and barrel. At $277, I can just barely afford it! I also like the tactical model (1261), as it has rails for a scope.
    I have the same 10/22, except mine has a stainless barrel (discintinued). Amazing little rifle!

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    I'm thinking about getting the digital cammo version from bass pro shops. Just kind of like the fun factor of an all cammo gun for my 9 year old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellum_Intus View Post
    I have the same 10/22, except mine has a stainless barrel (discintinued). Amazing little rifle!

    --Rob
    I'm looking forward to seeing it some time!

    Quote Originally Posted by mobiushky View Post
    I'm thinking about getting the digital cammo version from bass pro shops. Just kind of like the fun factor of an all cammo gun for my 9 year old.
    I'd be careful about fad colors. My son very much into cammo when he was nine. Just three years later, I asked him just this evening if he'd want a cammo color scheme and he said, "No way!"

    Kids go through fads. I'm thinking of either a black matte finish all around, or a nice wood stock with either a stainless or a blued/anodized barrel. Sort of timeless, like the classic .22 LR my father owns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by since9 View Post
    I'm looking forward to seeing it some time!



    I'd be careful about fad colors. My son very much into cammo when he was nine. Just three years later, I asked him just this evening if he'd want a cammo color scheme and he said, "No way!"

    Kids go through fads. I'm thinking of either a black matte finish all around, or a nice wood stock with either a stainless or a blued/anodized barrel. Sort of timeless, like the classic .22 LR my father owns.
    I get your point, but we're not exactly what you might call "timeless" or "classic" lovers. I'm not really a big fan of old wood and nostalgic style. Our family likes modern techy styles. I prefer polymer frames to steel. I know, we're weird but it is what it is. I could probably go for the black on black synthetic stock. But the digital camo is more for me than for him... LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobiushky View Post
    I get your point, but we're not exactly what you might call "timeless" or "classic" lovers. I'm not really a big fan of old wood and nostalgic style. Our family likes modern techy styles. I prefer polymer frames to steel. I know, we're weird but it is what it is. I could probably go for the black on black synthetic stock. But the digital camo is more for me than for him... LOL!
    There's always Duracoat :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellum_Intus View Post
    There's always Duracoat :P

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    Can you do duracoat yourself? Or do you have to have it done at a gunsmith?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobiushky View Post
    Can you do duracoat yourself? Or do you have to have it done at a gunsmith?
    I did this shotgun myself:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellum_Intus View Post
    I did this shotgun myself:

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    OK. I remember shooting it and thinking it was a really nice finish. Didn't realize at the time that you have done it. Seeing that done makes me understand what is possible with duracoat. Something tells me I'll be seeing something with pink on it in the future. (2 teenage daughters and a wife...)

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    Duracoat info

    Here's some more information on Duracoat.

    The reason I'm looking into it is I have a couple of metal pieces at my folk's house that are outside and exposed to the elements. They keep rusting, so it's time to sandblast them again, only this time I'm going to use Duracoat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by since9 View Post
    Here's some more information on Duracoat.

    The reason I'm looking into it is I have a couple of metal pieces at my folk's house that are outside and exposed to the elements. They keep rusting, so it's time to sandblast them again, only this time I'm going to use Duracoat.
    I swear by the stuff.. EXCELLENT coating for new and old firearms. remember its all in the prep.. I spent 4/5 hours prepping the shotgun before spraying, and didn't fire it for about 20 days after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellum_Intus View Post
    I have the same 10/22, except mine has a stainless barrel (discintinued). Amazing little rifle!

    --Rob
    I got a Henry lever action for cheap shooting but I haven't sighted it in yet ... I've had it for only 15 years...the 10/22 is also a fun little rifle..

    You can get some AR's chambered in 22 too ... but I think a 10/22 would be better

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    I got a Henry lever action for cheap shooting but I haven't sighted it in yet ... I've had it for only 15 years...the 10/22 is also a fun little rifle..

    You can get some AR's chambered in 22 too ... but I think a 10/22 would be better
    My only beef with the AR's in .22 is the price. I looked at the Mossberg M422. It's dirt cheap and 100% plastic. Ok, maybe 90% plastic. But the point is, it's apparently a real pain to clean. Oh and the upper/lower is all one piece. So if you want a more realistic AR that functions like a real one, it's $500+ from what I've seen. Which is a lot to pay for a .22 plinker. That's not to knock them. I'm just saying you can get your little 10/22 to be pretty darn close to a tactical rifle for a whole lot less. And for a 9 yr old, less it better. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobiushky View Post
    I finally got my order in for our 2nd gun. We wanted to get something everyone in the family could "play" with if you will. So I ordered a Ruger SR22PB. It's a lot like the Walther P22, but with a few things I liked more. Should be able to pick it up next week. The kids are gonna love this little pistol.

    Oh and I'm borrowing a friends Ruger 10/22 for the summer. So we're gonna have some plinking fun in a couple weeks.
    I live right close to you. If you ever want to annoy your neighbors by walking your neighborhood, I'll be glad to join you.

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    It's a boy! LOL no wait... It's here!

    My Glock has a new baby brother! I just got my SR22PB tonight. It's a tiny little thing! LOL! I LOVE it already. Unfortunately, it will be 2 weeks now before I can shoot it...

    I'll post some pics later. The is a very sturdy little pistol. Looking forward to having the kids shoot it.

    Hey Hamans. I don't really do a lot of walking around the neighborhood. Not because I won't carry, just because I'm lazy and my wife is not really able to get out much right now. So I'm a bit of a home body these days. But if I ever get up the desire, I'll let you know.

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    Ok so I couldn't wait. Right side... Click image for larger version. 

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