Thread: New Toy
10/16/2010 12:38pm, #1
Ruger Mk III 22/45 Target. Got it for $266 before tax, brand new. I don't think I'll see it any cheaper anywhere else, so I figured I might as well buy it. I put 200 rounds through it this afternoon, which cost me $12. Very accurate, very fun to shoot."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
10/16/2010 12:41pm, #2
Nice, I like it, cheep to buy cheep to shoot. I may have to follow suit next time I get paid.
10/16/2010 12:47pm, #3
I also rented a Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm compact handgun today. Mostly because I get free rentals at the range I go to, and am about to move. I shot it side by side with my gen 4 glock 19.
The M&P is a nice pistol, but I don't like it nearly as much as my glock. It shot well and was accurate, but had a couple drawbacks.
1.) Recoil seemed a lot stronger, though was still pretty negligible.
2.) This is the big one for me: The trigger. Kind of a long trigger squeeze, and the reset is definitely a lot longer. Worse still, it's imperceptible. You just have to sort of figure out where it resets, leading to longer trigger squeeze and reduced accuracy.
3.) As a minor point of contention, it is almost exactly the same size as a glock 19, but only holds 12 rounds in the magazine I was given. I'm sure larger mags are available, but if that is what it comes standard with, that is kind of lame."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
10/16/2010 1:06pm, #4
10/16/2010 1:08pm, #5
My favorite 9mm is still the Walther P99 just because its ergonomics just fit my hand so perfectly and it has a fairly nice action. But I still love me .22s nice and cheap.
10/16/2010 1:20pm, #6
I haven't even had a chance to shoot my Remington 870 yet. Looking forward to that."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
10/16/2010 1:38pm, #7
Can I also point out that I have paid less for all three of my firearms than many people pay for one 1911?"No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
10/16/2010 1:48pm, #8
Nice. Everybody needs one of these toys. They're great fun + cheap to shoot. Win all the way around!
10/16/2010 2:27pm, #9
10/16/2010 2:54pm, #10
At 15 meters, 2 rounds out of 100 were outside of the 9 score on an oval shoot n see target. Roughly 30 were on the orange bullseye. And I have strength and dexterity loss on the left side of my body from a spinal cord injury. And I shoot left handed.
At 7 meters, "stray shot" = outside of the bullseye.
Seriously accurate."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal