I was at a LGS the other day with my 7 year old son, looking at .22 pistols to buy so he can go to the range with me and learn to shoot.

I was at a LGS the other day with my 7 year old son, looking at .22 pistols to buy so he can go to the range with me and learn to shoot. They had the Ruger SR22 and the Walther P22, among others. Both of those fit well in his hand. The Ruger Mark pistols didn’t fit his hand as well, and I can borrow one from his uncle so not interested in those. Anyone have experience with these pistols? Other options? Recommendations? I really don’t want to spend a lot tbh, I’d rather buy more guns for myself. Hard mode: I’m a Caligay that has to contend with the roster or find something used/private sale. Yeah, I’m planning on moving in the somewhat near future so save it.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the p22 will fall apart well before he hits 21 and could have it. hell it wouldnt even survive til him being a teenager if you guys actually shot frequently.
    dont buy it.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Stop buying trash toys.
    Get a GP CP22 for ~400$.
    It is fully ambidextrous, with threaded barrel, a target-capable trigger, and open-slide which will make clearing inevitable duds easier.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >threaded barrel illegal in Commiefornia
      >off-roster in Commiefornia
      >unlikely to be found for private sale in Commiefornia
      Thanks.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Californian

        Kill the 10 nearest people and then yourself.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >CA
          Don't care, not helping.

          Californians aren't humans and therefore the second amendment does not apply to them

          Lmao. Your smug seething about California is great. The chickens are finally coming home to roost for you gays. All the misguided human refuse losers that moved to California from your states back in the day for college, to be movie stars, rock stars, bask in the sun, to surf (etc.) then decided to stick around and stink the joint up, are now leaving in droves after destroying the place, only to repeat the cycle and turn your states into shitholes too. You think it can’t happen, but it will lmao.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Californians aren't humans and therefore the second amendment does not apply to them

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i have a sr22 and it does everything i've expected of it
    it shoot boolet and i don't have any complaints

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It seemed pretty decent. Trigger was a little gay but not insufferable. Does it get better after use? Kid could grip it and reach the trigger pretty well, particularly in single action mode. Also liked the dewienerer/safety. I’m a third gen S&W gay so I’m all about da/sa. Will probably just go for the sr22. Any more insight or opinions?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        not really
        it's just a very generic gun
        i didn't have any reliability or accuracy issues with it
        i don't know what else to tell you

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Sounds like it will be fine. Thanks.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            you're welcome anon
            enjoy

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds like it will be fine. Thanks.

        oh wait i just remembered, mine didn't like feeding the cheapo box thunderbolt garbage ammo (like a 10% failure to feed)
        zero problems with cci though

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Viggers

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get the SR22. It's a pistol actually made by the company that's on the slide. The Walther 22 series of pistols are made by a literal airsoft company.

    Get the threaded version as well. A 22 can is an absolute necessity. Shoot crappy ammo unsuppressed (if you must). Shoot quality 22 subs with your can. It's a very reliable pistol. And it's actually easy to disassemble unlike the rest of Ruger's OG guns lol.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks anon. The Walther did feel kind of flimsy, like it could break easily lol. Ruger had nicer fit and finish and felt solid, albeit for an inexpensive little pistol. Unfortunately I can’t do the threaded barrel because Commiefornia is shit.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    get a ruger MKIV or another target pistol. Every .22 pistol made to look like a centerfire defensive handgun is a pile of pot metal shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      TX22 is fine

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        tx/sr22 is an airsoft tier range toy for women and children. A MK IV will get plenty of use after OPs kid grows up.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Bait

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm truly happy for you enjoying your wife's son's airsoft gun.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The sr22 is using sr9 and in house 22lr parts, if anything it is as far from airshit zink and pot steel as you can get.
          Tx22 is in house taurus and competes with mvi in competitions. Only airsoft stuff are the various german guns sent to umarex.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    buy a mk4 moron

    >durr it didnt fit his hand
    then your child should not be handling firearms moron

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      As I said earlier, and you failed to understand, I have a Mark (II) available to use. You’re saying a 7 year old shouldn’t be able to learn to shoot because one gun might fit his hand better than another? Gay.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >CA
    Don't care, not helping.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like both. if you cant do anything with the threaded barrel, I'd go Ruger. if you can, the P22 is a great suppressor host and the mags are really easy to load compared to many others.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Start with a rifle. A 10/22, obviously.
    As for pistols, I like the M&P22

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Have a 10/22 but wanted to get a pistol to teach him with too. The M&P would be nice, but it’s off the Commiefornia roster unfortunately.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Having shot and disassembled both, theyre near identical and it's up to you/your son whichever looks cooler and feels better.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Advantage arms makes 22lr conversion kits for Gen 3 Glocks. It's just slapping on a new slide and some mags. They're pretty cheap for what they are and work fine for getting a kid started.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This looks like a really cool option. Thanks anon.

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