My first handgun was a Ruger .22, and a 1911 in .45 followed a few months later. Then when that gun was out getting a trigger job, I picked up a J-frame .38 snub and declared "that's it - no new calibers!" So... 3 handgun calibers is now up to 8, plus 7 rifle cals and 2 shotgun gauges. So much for that resolution!
Originally Posted by firecrackerktm
But you really do "need" a .22 auto for fun, for cheap shootin' fun and for staying on top of the basics of sight alignment and trigger pull.
For a compact .45, I'd be looking at the "CCO" versions of the 1911 - Commander-length slide (4-inch) on an Officers Model grip. This provides the reliability of the 4-inch models with the concealability of the shorties. I think SIG and Dan Wesson have current offerings in this hybrid size - worth a look.
Oooh good call on the "CCO." That sounds like a perfect combination.
I have a 10-22 and hubby's grandpa's 22 revolver, but I would like something semi auto that I can just plow through cheap ammo with.
For plowing through cheap .22 ammo, stick with the .22 revolver. Not a semi auto.
If you really want something other than your current P238, then a revolver would be a very good choice. I really like my .38 LCR. My luck with micro 9mm pistols has not been too good.
I would not discount the Glock 26 or 19 based on "feel" either. I have a Glock 30 that "feels" thick to me, but I can shoot the thing like the dickens. Love that gun. No other maker can touch Glock, in terms of ammo capacity vs overall weight.
Try 'em out. Lots of options. Best option might be to just be happy with your current P238 - but nothing wrong with buying another gun if you can swing it.
The revolver is a Colt Frontier Scout and the cylinder doesn't tip out, so you have to put in the ammo one at a time. Major PITA. And eject them one at a time. I'm too lazy. It is fun to shoot though. I'm not very accurate with it because the trigger is so short and light it always surprises me at first and then by the time I get used to it again I get bored with reloading it nonstop. It's a neat inheritance piece though.
I'd try a LCR. I've heard good things.
With Glocks it isn't really the size, just something about the grip. My 229 with Hogues isn't a narrow gun at all but it seems to be a part of my hands when I shoot it? Maybe it's because I've had it for 12 years and I've grown very used to it.
LOL! My .22 revolver is an ancient Iver Johnson Sealed Target 8. It also loads/unloads one at a time - or, you can remove the cylinder pin and take the whole cylinder out of the frame to load/unload. I like it - forces you to slow down, concentrate on your shooting, and makes your ammo last longer... :lol: