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7 years 25 weeks ago, 9:07 PM

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Handgun for an amateur

Just Started Target shooting with a friend. I am 52 and really just became interested in handguns. Until recently I have not shot since I was a kid with a pump action Pellet rifle that my dad had bought in the 50s. Anyway, what would you guys recommend as a target shooting handgun for an old fart who is just beginning, and as excited as a kid?

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7 years 25 weeks ago, 10:16 PM

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target shooting handguns fall into many categories.for a starter target gun i would look into the ruger mark II and Mark III.these are nice accurate .22 handguns that are loads of fun to shoot and are very accurate with decent adjustable sights.

7 years 25 weeks ago, 11:01 PM

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Ruger Mark III

Thanks for the suggestion. The Mark III seams to be nicely priced as well, and I like the look of this gun.

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7 years 25 weeks ago, 12:55 AM

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Smith & Wesson has a great little 22 pistol to use besides the Ruger. Both are very good pistol and a lot of fun to shoot.

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7 years 25 weeks ago, 1:32 AM

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Rugers are great

You might want to look at the Colt Woodsman or even the Sig Mosquito. The Sig would make a pretty good choice should you decide to go up in power and buy a defensive gun, as the DA/SA (Double Action/Single Action) is a pretty common system and you'd have plenty of practice with the Sig.

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7 years 25 weeks ago, 7:36 AM

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browning buckmark slightly cheaper than the Ruger but if you're close to Savannah, GA there's a place you can rent either one or a sig mosquito, or a S&W or damn near anything you can imagine

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7 years 25 weeks ago, 1:44 PM

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Try a single action .22 revolver

7 years 25 weeks ago, 10:20 AM

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thanks

Thanks for all of your suggestions. I will begin my shopping in earnest this weekend, and let you know what I pick.

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7 years 25 weeks ago, 7:13 PM

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You might want to check the phone book for a local pistol shootery where they have pistols to rent. I certainly agree with all input. A .22cal is
is a good start and the ammo is cheap. A .38 Special is not only a good start but really good to continue those 1st learned skills with. If you can find an experienced side-kick, that would be an obvious +. Go for it.

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7 years 24 weeks ago, 11:00 AM

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I am there!

I went with The Ruger Mark III, so far very pleased, and it's kind of Bitchin looking as well.

Unfortunately for my pocketbook, I have come to the realization that this will be the first in a collection. Fortunately, I had thought my wife was going to raise a little hell, but now she is interested too. Coooool!

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7 years 22 weeks ago, 6:52 PM

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randyk37922 sounds like you found out that shooting isnt just fun its an addiction.im 50 and have been addicted for more than 40 years

7 years 22 weeks ago, 7:06 PM

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A friend let me shoot his at the range and I was very impressed at its accuracy and feel. Also, I'm feeling the need to stop going: Bang bang bang, one dollar. bang bang bang, two dollars, bang bang bang three dollars with my Glock. I like it, but shit, I'm not a millionaire.

Oh! Then there's that 1911 I want......

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