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Old February 13th, 2016, 09:16 AM   #16
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Congrats on the trade in favor of a gun that you will enjoy.
My rimfire pair right now is a Single Six and GSG1911-22. I should have jumped on a rare (in my neck of the woods) opportunity to buy one of two used MKs on display at LGS where I previously bought the used Single Six.



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Old February 13th, 2016, 09:37 AM   #17
 
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The comments about age are interesting. I will be 76 in a little over a month and I don't consider myself old. I am blessed with generally good health and try to stay active. I just got my concealed carry permit and a 9mm Sig to go with it a few months ago, and have another 9mm Sig on order now. I still take long road trips and run autocross with my Mustang convertible. I guess I'll consider myself old when I get to the point that I can hide my own Easter eggs.
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First of all that's a very nice looking pair of pistols. Congrats!

I've kind been going the other way. I've completely lost interest in 22LR and have developed an affinity for bigger stuff. Over the last few months I've added 10mm, 454C and 458WinMag to my arsenal. Don't exactly know why. It just sorta happened. I'm not quite as seasoned as some of you but 60 is right around the corner. I hope to be able to keep shooting larger caliber stuff for a few more years.
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I'll be 77 in July and got my first gun around 1952.

Over the years I've owned many different caliber weapons but my main interest now is in handguns and rifles in .22 LR.

I have a 9mm Ruger SR9C and S&W Sigma .40 for home protection and a Winchester 30-30 in case a black bear or Coyote shows up at our horse barn.

Other than that, I have five .22 rifles and four handguns.

Hunting no longer interests me and I mainly plink or shoot targets and spend a lot of time admiring or working on my .22 guns.
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Amazing, danwin22, I was in the Air Force from 1958-1962 also. I grew up in Miami and went in after High School.
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Nice guns! I'm 78, still shooting everything, but feel really comfortable with .22lr.
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Nice.

I liked shooting a lot of .22 for practice, and my Single-Six (and occasionally Mark II, and the Henry Rifle) filled that perfectly ... until the lack of .22LR locally/regionally caused me to put away the .22s. Now I have a couple of .32 revolvers to fill that slot. And since bulk .22 is still very spotty, I can still shoot light by loading my own ammo.

Anyway, enjoy the .22s! They are are fun.
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Amazing, danwin22, I was in the Air Force from 1958-1962 also. I grew up in Miami and went in after High School.
I was raised in upstate NY and it was impossible to get a handgun permit unless you knew a judge.

When the Air Force assigned me to Travis AFB in California in 1958 the first thing I did was head to town and bought a used Ruger std .22 in like new condition for twenty five bucks. It had red eagle handgrips.

When I was discharged in 1962 I couldn't take a handgun back to NY state so I gave it to one of the Civilians in the Instrument Shop.

Sure wish I still had that early Ruger.

I have a MK-11 and recently picked up a new MK-III Target 5.5"
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I flew out of Travis on my way to and from Taiwan. I was a linguist and spent two 15 month tours on Taiwan and took my discharge at Travis in August of '62. What a small world.
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Don't get me wrong, I love my tack-driving .22 pistols and own quite a few, but I still like to get the juices flowing watching the target disappear momentarily in a big ball of muzzle flash...
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60!

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First of all that's a very nice looking pair of pistols. Congrats!

I've kind been going the other way. I've completely lost interest in 22LR and have developed an affinity for bigger stuff. Over the last few months I've added 10mm, 454C and 458WinMag to my arsenal. Don't exactly know why. It just sorta happened. I'm not quite as seasoned as some of you but 60 is right around the corner. I hope to be able to keep shooting larger caliber stuff for a few more years.
H***, you've got a bunch of years left to shoot the heavy stuff. Get back to us when you hit the three-quarter century mark or beyond. Seriously, best if everything to you - health, wealth, happiness and straight shooting! :-)
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I'm a huge fan of the Ruger SA rimfired line, but nearing 65 years, I've recently acquired a couple of Blackhawks...one .357 convertible and a Flattop in .44spl. My Son, the ultimate beneficiary of my collection, approves of the centerfire variety! :-)
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When it comes time to add to the collection, I suggest considering a Browning Buckmark. I've increased my collection of handguns by convincing my wife to get into shooting. "Her" rimfires include an SR22, Browning 1911/22 and a Buckmark. Her shooting rotation is pretty consistently, Buckmark, SR22, Buckmark, 1911/22, Buckmark, etc. I also find myself "sharing" with her. I'll do a box of misc. centerfire, then conclude going thru 100 rounds of .22. Centerfire training is for business; .22 is for fun.
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It's not the age as much as it is the mileage!

Only 63, but the arthritis in my right hand is getting pretty bad. I can still handle 9mm and .38, but .45 and .357 are kind of tough, unless I am shooting the .357 out of a lever rifle.

However, I can still easily handle shooting .22 with my right hand, so the pattern has basically become to warm up with a .22 and then either shoot a 9mm or .38.

The way things are going, I may have to learn to shoot left handed!
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Bunch of old geezers, now I know where all the .22LR ammo is disappearing to.

At 58 years old this youngster sold off his wimpy little MK-I & Single Six handguns.

...um...but I did just purchase a much more manly... .22LR Crickett rifle.

Should of got the pink stock.

Top one is a .177 pellet rifle.

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