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I would like information on 22 Target Pistols and Where to Shoot


Question: I would like information on 22 Target Pistols and Where to Shoot
"I am interested in getting into target shooting. I found info on IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) but their requirements are 30 caliber and up, and I'd like to shoot a 22. I'd like some info on 22 target pistols. Also, how do I get info on where to shoot in my area, and what 22 target associations are in my area?"
Answer: Target handguns come in all shapes and sizes. Most folks like 22 LR (long rifle) because ammo is affordable and it doesn't kick, and it can be a very accurate round in the right gun. For target shooting, I'd guess that the 22 LR is probably the single most popular pistol cartridge.

As far as which 22 pistol you should get, that's a matter of debate, and five different shooters are likely to give you five different answers. I know that Ruger 22 pistols are usually good. As far as other brands, it's hard for me to say because I haven't used many different 22 target pistols. Drop in and visit my hunting & shooting forum sometime to ask about this and other subjects. There are a lot of good knowledgeable folks in there with lots of differing experience, who can help answer your questions.

Try asking in local gun shops to find out where to shoot in your area, and what organizations may be based nearby. Local shooters are usually your best source of info. The yellow pages may be another source of info.

- Russ Chastain

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