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#6508881 - 10/24/16 11:06 AM 22 pistol recommendations
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Registered: 01/10/06
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Loc: Forney, TX
Looking for a 22 pistol to teach my kids to shoot. Any suggestions.
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#6508890 - 10/24/16 11:09 AM Re: 22 pistol recommendations [Re: hookemhorns]
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Registered: 02/07/10
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Loc: The colony
If it's a stepping stone to bigger guns about the only one I've handled that felt right was the ruger 22/45. Of course there are a lot of great options out there. Another good one is the browning buckmark.

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#6508935 - 10/24/16 11:32 AM Re: 22 pistol recommendations [Re: hookemhorns]
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Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 7544
Loc: Bridgeport, Tx
Ruger mark 1, 2 or 3
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#6508947 - 10/24/16 11:40 AM Re: 22 pistol recommendations [Re: hookemhorns]
janie Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
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Loc: Collin County TX
Wouldn't rule out a Ruger revolver. Simplistic and if you go the single action route, it helps teach patience as well.
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#6508989 - 10/24/16 12:00 PM Re: 22 pistol recommendations [Re: hookemhorns]
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Registered: 11/07/10
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Loc: DFW
I have a Walther P22 that is pretty fun and reliable to shoot. I dont really shoot pistols all that often so it doesn't get shot that much.

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#6508996 - 10/24/16 12:03 PM Re: 22 pistol recommendations [Re: hookemhorns]
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Buckmark

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#6509031 - 10/24/16 12:23 PM Re: 22 pistol recommendations [Re: hookemhorns]
Tff caribou Offline
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Registered: 08/27/12
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Loc: Watauga, TX
I learned to shoot with a heritage rough rider.
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#6509037 - 10/24/16 12:25 PM Re: 22 pistol recommendations [Re: hookemhorns]
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I have a buckmark also...use it to dispatch coons in the dukes. Very accurate...
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#6509309 - 10/24/16 02:43 PM Re: 22 pistol recommendations [Re: hookemhorns]
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Registered: 01/20/11
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Loc: Justin, TX
Ruger/Browning, Ford/Chevy. I like Chevy/Browning.
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#6509402 - 10/24/16 03:25 PM Re: 22 pistol recommendations [Re: hookemhorns]
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Loc: North of Wylie
Nice small pistol to check out is the Ruger Bearcat. Bought one with the birds head grips and my girls love it.

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#6509418 - 10/24/16 03:33 PM Re: 22 pistol recommendations [Re: hookemhorns]
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Its likely goin to get dropped and beat up, go buy a cheap heritage from academy. Get the model that also comes with the 22mag cylinder.
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#6509571 - 10/24/16 05:04 PM Re: 22 pistol recommendations [Re: hookemhorns]
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Registered: 05/30/11
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Loc: Rockport, Tx.
I'm a fan of the old High Standard double nine. I have a couple of them and would like a few more. Good shooting pistols, that's what my oldest kids started on and shot well.

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#6509772 - 10/24/16 07:25 PM Re: 22 pistol recommendations [Re: skinnerback]
rifle.30cal Offline
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Registered: 07/19/10
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Loc: Far North Metroplex, Texas
Buckmark or Ruger Mk1, Mk2 semi-auto or their single action revolver are all great 22's.

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#6509845 - 10/24/16 07:55 PM Re: 22 pistol recommendations [Re: hookemhorns]
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 6299
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Buckmark URX or new Smith and Wesson Victory

start them close, teaching sight picture and trigger control. Once the understand how to use the sights correctly, move on to fun plinking targets, just like us, kids get bored shooting at paper, they like the reward of something happening with a well placed shot...

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#6510012 - 10/24/16 09:03 PM Re: 22 pistol recommendations [Re: hookemhorns]
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Ruger Bearcat is a nice smaller single action. If you can find one of the old model ones they are light weight as well
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