This is a discussion on Do you practice with .22s rather than your normal carry gun? within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I voted “other”. No safe queens in our home, everybody gets to go out and play...
Yes, I primarily practice with a .22 pistol.
Yes, I primarily practice with a .22 conversion for my carry pistol.
No, I primarily practice with my carry caliber pistol.
I voted “other”. No safe queens in our home, everybody gets to go out and play
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I don't yet but I've considered getting one for the additional live fire practice that cheap ammo affords. I mostly shoot SIGs, so I've been considering an ATI GSG Firefly. Does anyone have any opinions on that gun, or would you reco something different?
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My hands on /ownership experience has been good. Purchased mine used with an unknown total round count. Reportedly low rounds by the second owner. Was stated, First owner bought it and used it only to qualify for her CCW.
I have used Aguila Super Extra 40 gr. HV CPRN (1255), Ci 40 gr CPRN HV (1250), Remington Thunderbolts RN (1255), and CCI 40 gr. Mini Mag HV (1235) ammo. In the multiple bricks, 3-3500 rounds, I have had maybe a handful of failures. I believe those failures to be ammo related and not the gun. My Skeeter came with 2 recoil springs. 1 for standard velocity, 1 for high velocity ammo. I use the HV spring. I run mine "wet" and use Lucas Gun Oil.
I did replace the slide with a GSG Firefly slide due to damage to the Sig slide and Sig no longer warranties the Mosquito or has available slides.
Quote from the review link ......"I think I understand why Sig canceled their contract with GSG to build the Mosquito".....Sig stopped exporting guns due to an export ban. Nothing about production:
I think it is an economical way to get into a .22LR handgun. It isn't used as a training weapon but I do want to get a centerfire Sig eventually, P226.
I put a separate thread on about this sale, but thought I'd toss it in here also since the thread is SUPPOSED to be about whether you practice more with a .22 or with your carry gun.
IF you are even thinking of buying a totally trouble free, non ammo picky .22 that fits almost all hands comfortably, here is the link to the thread about my favorite one of the 3 brands that I have........but it's on sale for over $100 less than I paid for mine. MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ONLY SALE
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I voted the second option - Yes, I primarily practice with a .22 conversion for my carry pistol.
I carry a S&W 638 J frame 38 Special.
I practice with a S&W 34 J frame 22.
They basically function the same.
At times I'll shoot several hundred rounds of 22 per week.
I can't shoot that much 38 Special ammo out of that light weight J frame. It would hurt my hand. I'm getting older.
I practice with my carry guns a lot. The 22 LR is for fun. Nothing wrong with using it.
I prefer to shoot my carry guns using a timer.
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I have my backyard range, and I only shoot Suppressed these days. I shoot my 22 LR at distances beyond what is for self defense because it helps me with control. The room for error is much lower.
I’ll use suppressors on other calibers, though, too. I can’t use a shot timer, though, reliably.
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