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First Purchase!

Hey guys! Looking to buy my first firearm and I am looking for some advice and am open for suggestions. I am really looking for something that is affordable and fun/easy to shoot. I have experience around firearms since i was a little kid, but my knowledge is nowhere close to what I would like it to be, so it will be a learning process as far as maintenance and the mechanics of it (i am a mechanical engineering student about to graduate, I love taking stuff apart ). The gun will be for target shooting, it will stay locked up (I don't have a safe, so i will be using a trigger lock).

Any suggestions!? Things to read up on? I do like the ruger 1022 Takedown, stainless and breaks down, cheap ammo.... but the allure of a handgun like a 1911 is still there..

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I love the springfield 1911 a1... and like the 1022.... marlin 887sq I believe is a tach driver (22) just depends what ya want caliber wise

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Buy a Ruger 10/22 and customize the piss out of it.

And then step up to an AR15 and customize that.

But, what kind of shooting do you like to do?

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I love the springfield 1911 a1... and like the 1022.... marlin 887sq I believe is a tach driver (22) just depends what ya want caliber wise

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Noted, I will take a look at those! I know that I have liked the .45 1911 I have been shooting, but I think a .45 is a little big for what I am looking for.

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Buy a Ruger 10/22 and customize the piss out of it.

And then step up to an AR15 and customize that.

But, what kind of shooting do you like to do?


an AR15 is definitely something that I can see getting into down the road. As of now I just plain can't afford it. To customize a 10/22, does it mater which particular one I go for?

I will say that my all time favorite gun to shoot was the lever action winchester 30-30 my old man has. That gun is a blast, but its not cheap to shoot...

Im just gonna be doing target shooting out in the woods.

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Although I have many large caliber rifles, I do still enjoy the hell out of plinking with my customized Ruger 10/22 (Archangel Kit) and micro red dot aim point. My son loves going to the local gravel pit with me, setting up steel spinning targets, and burning through a brick of 22 rounds. Ya, it's really just a toy, but it's cheap and sure is fun!
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Although I have many large caliber rifles, I do still enjoy the hell out of plinking with my customized Ruger 10/22 (Archangel Kit) and micro red dot aim point. My son loves going to the local gravel pit with me, setting up steel spinning targets, and burning through a brick of 22 rounds. Ya, it's really just a toy, but it's cheap and sure is fun!
damn! that thing is kickass!

I think i have settled on getting a Glock 19 Gen 4. From what i have read and heard, its simple to break down and its reliable. Most of all its pretty affordable and 9mm rounds aren't too pricey. I can also keep the sucker in a lock box in my apartment and no one has to know its even there

Any opinions on this gun?

Gun show is in town this weekend, so I am going to check it out and see!

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or a Ruger SR-22.....both felt great to hold. The SR-22 felt better, but i wasn't able to mess with the grip backs (or whatever you call them) on the gen4 glock.

Couldn't shoot anything, but I like them both! What do you guys think?

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