View Full Version : Another Hello from San Jose

04-21-2011, 5:00 PM
Hi All,

I'm new to Calguns.net. I've lurked for a very short time but the posts I've read have been really informative.

I'm still reading up on the FAQ.

About me: I qualify myself as a noob. I did own an HK USP9 w/ hi-cap mag about 15-years ago but sold it several years ago. I did go to the range a few times but lack of marksmanship (training) and cost of bullets made it tough for someone in college to make it a 'regular' hobby.

Did I say I was a bad shot. Well let me repeat it. I am poor marksman.

I'm interested in purchasing (trying out) a Ruger MKIII or 22/45 or 10/22. A couple of friends and family are trying to convince me to buy a 'real' gun that fires a 'real' round, but those comments make me want a 22LR pistol or rifle even more.

My goal for the year is to actually get to the range often and shoot many many rounds. I think the 22LR round is the best way to achieve that goal and not break the bank.

I've read about everyone's addiction here and I'm sure I'll get caught, too. Thanks for reading this boring post all this way!!

04-21-2011, 6:06 PM

04-21-2011, 6:08 PM
welcome to the forum.

04-21-2011, 6:36 PM
Welcome to the fold! It's always good to see the local folks here.

04-21-2011, 6:51 PM
Welcome, you're correct in your thought process. A 22 rimfire rifle or pistol is a great choice.

04-21-2011, 6:54 PM
Welcome to Calguns! :)

Definitely get the .22 first!

04-21-2011, 7:02 PM
Welcome....San Jose all the way!!! LOL

04-21-2011, 8:02 PM
Welcome! The 22LR sounds like a good idea to me.

04-21-2011, 9:31 PM
Welcome aboard. Good luck on your quest.

04-22-2011, 5:47 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome.

Sifting through and trying to get a good handle on California gun laws again is really time consuming. And it's not even fun reading and learning, like other hobbies. :)

Mad Cow Bells
04-22-2011, 7:19 AM
Hey there,

I'm also a new shooter in the San Jose area. I chose to pick up a Remington 597 .22LR so I would be able to shoot at Target Masters West in Milpitas. Being it an indoor range, .22LR is an acceptable caliber they would allow to shoot. Hope this helps!

04-22-2011, 11:43 AM
Welcome. I m new here too!