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Old 05-11-2013, 3:27 PM
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My initial thought was that 'fourteen is a freaking arsenal, you don't need more. Heck I only have a couple.'
Then I counted. Yep. Fourteen.
And indeed, my Kidd 10/22 and my CZ452 have been key to keeping me a decent shooter.

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Old 05-11-2013, 4:00 PM
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Get an M1 Garand because the last USGI one was made in 1957, because the CMP will eventually run out sooner rather than later, and every American gun owner should own the rifle that won WWII.
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Old 05-11-2013, 4:05 PM
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Get an early river single six.


Every time I go out shooting and someone has one, that's the gun we wind up playing with long after the novelty of the others has worn off.

Seriously, I know its a 22 but it is a FUN gun
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Old 05-11-2013, 4:06 PM
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Ruger damn auto correct
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Old 05-11-2013, 4:10 PM
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If you enjoy that Henry lever action consider an older Marlin 1894 in .357 magnum or .44 mag.
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Old 05-11-2013, 4:27 PM
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I second getting an M1 Garand from CMP and some 22s for gods sake. I know rimfire isn't the most satisfying thing in the world but they are fantastic for training, introducing new shooters, and could be used if you ever wanted to hunt small game.
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Old 05-11-2013, 4:53 PM
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Yep, will re-visit .22LR handguns... I do enjoy the 2 rifles I have in .22 cal

.357mag or .44mag lever action is a good idea... Now I got some homework to do on all the suggestions I received.

Thanks all!
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Old 05-11-2013, 4:58 PM
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How about a good vacation with the significant other... or kids...
Or hey mother's day is Tomorrow
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Old 05-11-2013, 5:03 PM
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Got mother's day covered. Already have a present for my mom and for my wife

Vacation is good idea. Thanks!
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Great idea! Get your mom and wife a Garand!

M1 Carbines for the kids.


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Old 06-09-2013, 8:25 AM
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Hi CalGunners!

First of all, thanks for all the advice. I truly appreciate it and took them to heart. I knew I could count on you! Here's what I did:

1) Went on a week-long vacation with the wife and kids (it was planned anyways, but made it more special with some extra funds)

2) Picked up a 1903-A3 rifle - sweet! I took it to the range the other day to zero the scope it came with and it is GTG. It was so fun to shoot the first 10 rounds... After that, it started hurting

3) Picked up a High Standard Double Nine .22LR revolver - I know, not a target .22LR, but that's in the works and this is a good start imo

4) I now plan on getting a semi-auto .22LR handgun. Tried out many the past month, but I think I am leaning towards a GSG. It's just probably my bias towards 1911 platform.

Again, to all who gave their advice, especially to those who insisted that I re-visit .22LR handguns thank you! You convinced me and I am very glad that you did!

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I love my Kimber .22lr conversion on a Kimber Classic. I'm not sure about the GSG 1911 though. I'd look at a Ruger MKII, MKIII or 22-45 or a Browning Buckmark for your first .22lr semi auto. These are proven guns with a lot of history. I tend to only buy newer models if I'm filling a niche and don't care s much about long term performance. Also, have you considered learning to reload? It is a different hobby that will compliment your shooting hobby. $1500 is a great budget to start reloading with. Oh, I'm jealous of your Double 9!!!!
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Sounds like you are bored with what you have. My honest suggestion is this. Don't blow the 1500 just yet. Go try a USPSA or IDPA match or a steel plate match. Very fun! Then if spend some of that money on a holster and belt rig to shoot you favorite style of match. I encourage everyone to try!

I wish I had started USPSA a decade ago as I have less time now with kids that need to learn how to ride bikes etc...
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Oh yeah 1500 gets you a nice reloading setup!0
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No, no, not bored at all. Just want to be wiser on my next acquisition. Yes, reloading set up is a serious consideration.

I do want to try out comp shooting for fun (yeah, that's what I say so if I sucked, it's all good!). I want/need a buddy to go with me though. Not entirely sure how to start with that one. Oh well, I got google as my friend

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I wish I had started USPSA a decade ago as I have less time now with kids that need to learn how to ride bikes etc...
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Thanks! Technically, the Double Nine is still in jail.

I did look into the Rugers and the Buckmark. I liked them, too. Besides the GSG, I am reading good reviews on the Kimber 22RF handgun. I know it's on the roster, just haven't seen one anywhere.

Anyways, not in a serious rush to acquire one as I just picked up a few since I started this thread. But I have a clear plan to acquire a semi-auto .22LR handgun.

And yes, a reloading set-up is being considered.

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I love my Kimber .22lr conversion on a Kimber Classic. I'm not sure about the GSG 1911 though. I'd look at a Ruger MKII, MKIII or 22-45 or a Browning Buckmark for your first .22lr semi auto. These are proven guns with a lot of history. I tend to only buy newer models if I'm filling a niche and don't care s much about long term performance. Also, have you considered learning to reload? It is a different hobby that will compliment your shooting hobby. $1500 is a great budget to start reloading with. Oh, I'm jealous of your Double 9!!!!
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Old 06-09-2013, 9:35 PM
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To start in USPSA find s local range that hosts events and ask them about a USPSA safety class. That's what I did. You'll meet plenty of people at each match!
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Thanks! Technically, the Double Nine is still in jail.

I did look into the Rugers and the Buckmark. I liked them, too. Besides the GSG, I am reading good reviews on the Kimber 22RF handgun. I know it's on the roster, just haven't seen one anywhere.

Anyways, not in a serious rush to acquire one as I just picked up a few since I started this thread. But I have a clear plan to acquire a semi-auto .22LR handgun.

And yes, a reloading set-up is being considered.
I love my 1911s, but when it comes to .22lr I prefer the Ruger 22/45 MKIII. The last few weeks I've been practicing shooting at paintballs, pennies/dimes/nickels at 7+ Yards etc. So much fun! I am running Dawson Fiber Optic front sights, she is simply a tack driver. I am highly thinking about another 22/45... in stainless steel.


Recently came up on some CCI .22lr
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