I'm looking at picking up a BUG/Plinker come tax return time and am trying to decide what to get. I've narrowed myself down to three choices for caliber:
1) .22lr: Easily found, and has a special place in Ohio law: You can carry 31+ round magazines legally. And can be used in rifles when I pick one up for teaching my daughter.
2) 7.62x25 Tokarev: Not so easily found locally, but easy to find online. Packs more punch than .22 but not as versatile.
3) 9x18 Makarov: Can be found locally, but not abundant (still easier to find than .357 Sig HD ammo). A bit more expensive for ammo than the other two, but packs more of a punch.
I'm looking to spend around $250 for the firearm used, as its primary purpose is going to be range time, but I would like to be able to carry it as a BUG or a deep concealment piece (well, compared to a full-size Glock).
In particular, I'm looking for semi-auto only, nothing smaller than a compact.