Start with a .22?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by TranterUK, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. PPK 32

    PPK 32 Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum, just my 2 cents. Don't get me wrong the Ruger is a great gun, I have one. But only purchase a gun that feels right for you. Take one for a test drive if you can, then make your decision. I have a MKII and would not hesitate buying a MKIII, but thats because I know how the gun feels for me. Glad ya got on track, now enjoy yourself!!
  2. Pow ba te Pow

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    Thanks for the welcomes :)

    That SIG Mosquito does look good. I've been reading all about it. The "older" posts had lots of reported problems, but posts from 2008 about the newer version are mostly positive. I like the fact that it's a slightly smaller version of the P226. That should help me immensely in training to use my (future) bigger SIGs. I'll probably order one in the next day or so.
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    That's one of those that kills by means of the electromagnetic pulse it generates, right?

    Put me down for .22, also, and a revolver, at that.
  4. Welcome to TFF Pow! Glad to have you with us! :)

    In my humble opinion, you are already showing the signs of becoming a good shooter. You asked for instruction instead of practicing your mistakes. With that kind of good sense, you will make it fine in the shooting community. ;)

    Your police officer friend did not steer your wrong. The Sig P239 is one of the best 9mm concealed carry pistols out there and eventually you will be very glad you purchased it. Yet you are also smart to get the proper instruction you need with a .22 before you tackle the 9mm again. If you buy a .22 for practice, the Ruger is an excellent choice. I have a 22/45 myself and shoot it often. Another advantage is that .22 ammo is relatively inexpensive, which will let you practice much more. Keep at it. Trust me, your groups will tighten very quickly and you'll be shooting that Sig accurately as well.
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    My Mosquito is one of the older ones, and I can still recommend it it you. As long as I have used the lighter recoil spring (it comes with two), I haven't had any problems with it. It's probably my favorite gun to shoot.

    If you like SIGs and are just getting started, it's a must-have.
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    Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it :)

    I'm dragging my nephew into the gun world with me. Today he bought the Mark III, and I ordered the Mosquito. That way, we get to shoot them both! He took the training class with me, and we got our fingerprints done electronically today. Tomorrow we'll be mailing in our CCW applications. Word is it will take 6 months to get it here in Florida, due to the massive increase in people applying.

    We'll be doing some .22 shooting this weekend, and start undoing our bad habits. I'm really looking forward to it. Very fun hobby :)
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