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Reader Comments From Previous Weeks
I think a minimum 1,000 rounds for every member of your household, if you plan on handing out rifles to your neighbors, you might want 500 rounds for each neighbor. I recommend the good stuff like Federal XM193 and IMI M193 for yourself and your family, and the cheap steel stuff for your neighbors and with which to barter.
There’s a lot of hotdogs out there that want a fight, but those people don’t know what a fight really is. War is two or more people trying to kill each other, you’re trying to kill someone who is trying to kill you and the people you care about, your closest friends, and in case of SHTF your family too. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
~Special Forces Navy Seal Delta Force Recon Wannabe
As a full time firearms instructor with over 40 years teaching Law Enforcement, Security and private parties, I want to applaud this article! EXCELLENT advice for not only the new shooter, but the “experienced” shooters who have had to teach themselves and the habits they have developed might not be helping them to improve.
~Patrick Lavern Alexander
It never ceases to amaze me that the gun control NUTS are so dense they cannot see that criminals do not follow the law. Keeping citizens unarmed is making the public “safe?” When criminals can , and do, carry illegally, that puts the unarmed citizenry at risk. Seems awfully plain, clear, simple and common sense to me. But what do I know? I don’t share their irrational fear of THE GUN!
Level the playing field. Law abiding citizens must be able to protect themselves anywhere. Gun free zones create killing fields full of unarmed sheep. This ruling needs to stand. The citizens have the RIGHT to life, liberty, safety and security.
Trigger pull, double action, is smooth but heavy at 16 pounds
Single action is crisp enough at 6 lbs.
the problem with the .22 is this- if you lighten the trigger action the rim fire cartridge doesn’t take a hard enough smack from the hammer. So- a light trigger equals poor ignition reliability. For the price the Rossi is good. It should smooth up with some use.
As for availability, it goes in cycles. Few makers make the same gun year round, they make certain runs of different guns. The Plinker comes and goes on the shelf.
Hope this was helpful.
The vote was 2 to 1. What I’d like to know is who is the ignorant SOB that voted “NO”?
I swear that some of these places, NYC, LA, SF, Chicago, Seattle, etc. are full of people who are effin’ crazy. They have to be dragged, kicking and screaming into the constitutional world! Delay, delay, delay. I’d like to see them prosecuted for things like this. If they continue to get away with making unconstitutional law after unconstitutional law time after time, it seems to me that they won’t stop until they are prosecuted and jailed! LOCK THEM UP!
Excellent piece. No preaching, no macho BS. Just excellent points from someone who obviously has years of experience.
I am a die hard 22 fan for over 60 years, and have owned quite a few no longer in production 22 rimfire variants.
The 22 rounds today sre marvelous creations, with many variations.
Do not favor lead but like jacketed.
Any one ever kill anything larger than a spider
with 22shotshell. I once hit a medium size rattl
er from about gifteen feet and it didn’t flich and 5 rounds later it was still writhing around biting itself.
I knowRossi has improved its quality over past years as the old models were junk.
I know their new rifles are great and fun plinkers.
Many a snob gun owner would be surprised if they found out Taurus has been making precision parts for years for many different brand weapons; Revolvers, rifles, and srmiauto pistols.
Prefer at least 4″ barrels, and contrary to author even the dubsonics will take rabbits and porcupines and coons or possum up close.
Never favored snubbys except as hide outs, and this by authors said to be accurate at, who the hell plinks at only 15’?
Nice article! I can honestly say when I was looking for the first gun in along while to purchase, everyone around me kept saying ” you have big hands, a .40 caliber would be a great choice with the stopping power and fit.” Not true. I have arthritis in my wrist and didn’t want the big felt recoil. The ol timer at the gun shop saw I was interested in the glock 19 but wouldn’t sell it to me until I did some research on the CANiK TP991st. Needless to say I was back the next day and not to purchase the glock! What a great choice I made listening to him! You can get plenty of hard stopping power out of some of the newer 9mm ammo. Not to mention save your wrist! Great article!
Ummm how about Core Rifle Systems?! Less expensive and outperforms most of these puppies. And a lifetime no BS warranty. And cerakote!!!
I have been a real cop for 35 years and have taught 25 years in Law Enforcement Firearms and Defensive Tactics. I do not mean to pee on anyone’s parade, but for years I have seen instructor teaching to pull the Gun hand to the chest when they are teaching the off hand shooting (this is designed to prepare the officer for being shot or disabled in the shooting hand). However, after review of several gunfights where it was necessary to use the off hand to fire because of an injury, several officer said they could not return fire because they could not raise the injured limb as they had been taught (clasp your lapel). I can not believe the myth of holding the shooting arm is put out there still. We teach a dueling type stance with the arm dropped straight down by the side (as it would be if actually injured) and that way the officer is accustomed to shooting with the arm down and not having to go through the thought process of (Damn, my arm will not come up to my lapel, what do I do not). As I say I needed to blow off because of improper training getting people hurt
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