Which weapon?

Which weapon?

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    Which weapon?

    I have already decided on getting a .22 for both home defense and some plinking. i have the choice between two handguns, the ruger mark iii stainless steel version, or the ruger mark iii threaded barrel with rails. i need help deciding.
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    Pick the Ruger Mark III. Are you going to install a mounted light or supressor? Well, there you go.
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    Of the two, I'd go with the Mark III, though I'm not sanguine about either choice for home/self-defense.

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    Unless you can't handle a larger caliber, I would not recommend a .22. Both are great training guns and fun to practice with and if you practiced say 500 rounds a week, maybe then, for defense - maybe, but I think you will be better served with a larger caliber. Whatever you can shoot well. Oh yes, get some good instruction so that you know what good practice is.
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    Definitely the mark iii! As others have said, not an ideal hd round but better than nothing.
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    The Mark III would be the best one of the two but neither one of them are made for a self defense situation especially HD. You would be better off with a shot gun or at least a 9mm for HD
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    I already have a .38 special, but this will just be there as a backup. so go with the stainless steel version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabraun98 View Post
    I already have a .38 special, but this will just be there as a backup. so go with the stainless steel version?
    The threaded barrel and the rail mount would give you more options in my view.

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    Is the threaded barrel version going to be more accurate?

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    Nope, probably just more expensive. If you don't intend to mount a light or suppressor, there's no advantage to the railed model. Probably just increased costs.
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    I have a Ruger Mark III; it is a terrific choice for plinking/practicing.

    If it is your first gun purchase, it will be a comfortable learning platform for you.

    If you have decided to make this your primary self defense weapon, it is better than nothing at all. In good conscience, I have to suggest that, after you are comfortable with it, that you please consider upgrading to a larger caliber weapon.

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