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Old 05-03-2009, 11:52 AM
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grettings all

This summer I plan on taking my 2 year old son exploring our family farm. I wanted to get a little .22 pistol to dispatchany vermin if neccesary during our treks. Something light and was hoping for a polymer frame at a reasonable price. Any suggestions??? Anybody have any feedback on the walther p22??

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Old 05-03-2009, 01:09 PM
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Just an idea but what would be wrong with a small framed .22 revolver such as a S&W "kit gun" with adjustable sights? With a revolver you can shoot the shotshells and conventional bullet loads interchangeably. You can also shoot full power and quieter CB caps in the same cylinder. I think S&W even makes a very lightweight model in alloy frame or even scandium. Taurus also makes several models of revolvers to choose from.
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:33 PM
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thanks sb. I'll take that into consideration. I've shot handguns many times but am not that familiar with what's all out there and have yet to own one

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Old 05-03-2009, 01:36 PM
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Another good thing about revolvers, especially for beginners, is the fact that revolvers are MUCH simpler to operate and you can instantly tell if they're loaded or not. When teaching new people on handguns, I usually like for them to at least try a revolver out.
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:24 PM
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I'd get a Ruger MK-III...I bought a MK-II in the 80s and can easily kill squirrels out to 25 yards...
Small pistols are fine but if you want to hit what you are aiming at, go with a 4-6 inch barrel...
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:51 PM
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check out..... http://www.naaminis.com/bwmm.html
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:10 PM
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If you have to have a semiauto, and polymer frame, the Ruger 22/45 is VERY accurate & is going to be impossible to beat for the price. It shoots .22LR only but .22LR is the cheapest of all .22 ammo however. http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firear...7&return=Y
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:18 PM
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that ruger looks like an excellent varmint dispatcher and the price was a little better than the walther at gunbroker.com

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Old 05-04-2009, 10:38 PM
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S&W 317 is a nice little package, holds 8 rounds and only weights 11 oz's.
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