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ninjasmurf
04-16-2009, 1:50 AM
I'm thinking about adding a handgun to my collection and I know I want something in a 22lr.

After reading some articles and reviews, I'm leaning towards a Beretta 87 Target.

Any advice on other handguns I should consider? I basically want something I can learn and practice on.

Bowser
04-16-2009, 5:43 AM
S&W 617. Nothing teaches better shooting and trigger control than a revolver.

TheBundo
04-16-2009, 9:21 AM
The Heritage Rough Rider's are under $200, and come with 2 cylinder's, one in 22LR, and one in 22 Magnum. Great deal

offrdmania
04-16-2009, 9:25 AM
I personally like the Buckmark. It may be a little pricey but you definitely get what you pay for. Plus, there is just about any aftermarket hop up you can think of for them.

jsigone
04-16-2009, 10:35 AM
Rent them all, but can't go wrong with a buckmark.

hylander
04-16-2009, 2:16 PM
Ruger MKIII is my first choice followed by Browning BuckMark :thumbsup:

ninjasmurf
04-16-2009, 2:29 PM
Ruger MKIII is my first choice followed by Browning BuckMark :thumbsup:

I know this is aesthetics rather than functionality/practicality but doesn't the Ruger Mark series look like ray guns from the 50s? :cool2:

I know it doesn't matter how it looks as long as it shoots straight and functions flawlessly but . . .

ninjasmurf
04-16-2009, 2:34 PM
S&W 617. Nothing teaches better shooting and trigger control than a revolver.
This is the first I've heard that a revolver teaches better shooting or trigger control. Would you expand on this? I'm definitely interested in hearing why a revolver does this (as opposed to a semi-auto).

Bowser
04-16-2009, 3:08 PM
You can shoot it in double action, which will help you train to not twitch your hands in anyway. Once you master the double action without having your front sight move because you're either flinching or applying pressure in the wrong part of your grip, then you are golden and ready to progress into higher calibers.

hylander
04-16-2009, 3:30 PM
I know this is aesthetics rather than functionality/practicality but doesn't the Ruger Mark series look like ray guns from the 50s? :cool2:

I know it doesn't matter how it looks as long as it shoots straight and functions flawlessly but . . .


Your kidding right :confused:
MKIII doesn't look anything like that, they resemble the German Luger.
If any of the .22 Pistols look like a raygun, it would be the Beretta Neos, especially the Colorful ones.

k0ncept
04-16-2009, 3:40 PM
I have a Walther P22 5" I REALLY Like this little gem :)

Shoots like a dream, great trigger, very acc :)

JBird33
04-17-2009, 6:03 AM
Another vote for the Ruger Mark series of pistols. I live my Mark III.