What to round out the battery?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Aceman, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. dbuck47

    dbuck47

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    Aceman, depends on what you want to accomplish really. As far as basic needs you seem to have it covered.

    I would want a .22 handgun, and if just one, more of a full size rather than the small semi-autos like the Ruger SR22 that are popular. I would go Ruger Mk whatever, Browning Buckmark, or Ruger Single Six in revolver. The Single Six is available with .22 WMR extra cylinder. Or like others have said, an older S&W K frame .22. I like the little SR22 and would like to own one, but these others will show you what a .22 is capable of in accuracy and versatility.

    I somewhat prefer a .44 over a .357, but since you already have the .357 lever, I would go with .357. Ruger GP100 or older Smith. Ruger Blackhawk if you think a single action is something you would like. While I like 10mm, and performance is similar, it would be a second choice or something to get after I had the revolver.

    I think everyone should at least try a good 1911 in .45 ACP; in my mind your experience is incomplete without it. It is not a necessity though, and you have any needs it would meet covered.

    While I want a PCC, it doesn't fill a need you don't have met.

    If I were to say, "Go get these", I would say Ruger Stainless Single Six with 5.5 inch barrel and extra cylinder, and one of the many variations of the Ruger GP100 with at least a 4 inch barrel. The likelihood of you telling me I gave you bad advice would be almost nil.
     
  2. DonD

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    Long slide, striker fired 10mm, not a 1911. Don
     

  3. Tomcat1977

    Tomcat1977 Unapologetic Deplorable.

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  4. northslope66

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    an AR pistol is NOT an SBR
     
  5. Gino

    Gino Millennium Member

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    22 pistol and 357 pistol...
     
  6. Aceman

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    Well, umm, of course not. I'd never shoulder it. I just described it as an SBR because it is roughly that size. It is fully intended and only shot one handed as a pistol. It's against the law according to the BATF to use those pistols in that manner....
     
  7. Aceman

    Aceman

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    And yeah guys....22 pistol has too much going for it to deny it.

    And I just hate the idea of what .357's cost. But yeah - a 4 or 6 inch GP100 is a gun that will last 5-6 generations or more...
     
  8. harold63

    harold63 I'm not retired

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    I'd ditch the AR pistol and get an M4A3. Now you're set.
     
  9. bac1023

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    1911 :cool:
     
  10. DocCasualty

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    I can tell by your replies that you want to buy a .22lr semi-auto pistol and not a .357mag revolver :)
     
  12. byf43

    byf43 NRA Patron Life Member

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    I'd choose something from this list:

    S&W mdl 41 (.22lr)
    S&W mdl 686 w/ 4" barrel (.357 magnum)
    S&W mdl 625JM (.45 acp)
    Marlin 1895CBA (18" octagonal barrel in .45-70. Consider it a "cowboy guide gun")
    Marlin 1895SBL (18" stainless steel in .45-70.)
    AR-308 of some sort. S&W. DPMS. Other manuf.
     
  13. Steel & Wood

    Steel & Wood Build the Wall

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    Umm, NO, you ARE allowed to shoulder a brace on an AR pistol, AK pistol, Shockwave/Tac-14, etc...…!!!
     
  14. H&K .45 AUTO

    H&K .45 AUTO Gunslinger

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    You aren't "allowed" to do anything. You have a God-given right, acknowledged by the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of THESE United States, that guarantees your ability to shoulder your firearm if you see fit to do so.

    Many folks have trouble understanding this, however. We call those people tyrants. Their blood is used to water the tree of Liberty.
     
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    And the ATF, State PoPo, and local locals have a state given authority to ruin my day of they want. Pass. I'm not shooting the tyrant that feels like giving me a hard time.
     
  16. Aceman

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    I really want the .357

    But the .22 is just the right choice every other which way. Cost, fun, ammo, SHTF benefit, etc...
     
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    I really like my Krinkov. eFile form 1 is ridiculously fast and easy.
     
  18. Steel & Wood

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    Get the Taurus TX22 (~$200, striker fired 22 and comes with two 16 round mags!) and two cases (10,000 rounds) of 40 grain copper plated 22LR and you will be all set! Should only cost you a total of about $600, maybe even less!
     
  19. H&K .45 AUTO

    H&K .45 AUTO Gunslinger

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    Do as you will. Free men live free.
     
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    I shoot 38 Special and .357 revolvers more than any other pistols. I started reloading after I joined GT. The 327 mag, 357 mag, 41 mag, 44 mag, and 44 Special are loaded at a fraction of the factory prices. Do consider a 357 revolver and 22 LR hand gun.