The #1 dedicated pheasant hunting website & community!
Pheasant Hunting Guides, Outfitters, Lodges - List Your Business

10 Gauge Outfitters

Go Back   Ultimate Pheasant Hunting Forum > Pheasant Hunting Discussions > Guns & Ammo

Guns & Ammo Discuss pheasant hunting guns, ammunition, chokes, parts, reloading, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-13-2017, 01:25 PM
Prairie Drifter's Avatar
Prairie Drifter Prairie Drifter is offline
UPH Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cunningham, Kansas
Posts: 2,150
Prairie Drifter is on a distinguished road
Default Gun Purchase Advice

After all these years of attending banquets and never winning anything but the dog food that the ants wouldn't carry off, I finally won a gun. A Henry Big Boy .44 caliber lever action. Well, figure that I wouldn't hit many birds with that, so I sold it. My intent is to roll that money into a concealed carry auto and an adult bolt action .22. My leaning for the C/C is a Glock 43. The 9mm ammo is cheaper than the .32 of the Glock 42. I've looked a bit at the Ruger LC9, but already use a Glock at work. As for the .22 bolt, I've been looking at the Ruger American Rifle but one gun shop recommended either a Marlin or Mossberg as an option. Anyone have experience with any of these. I'm more at home with smooth bores!
__________________
Trust the dog!

Troy Smith
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-13-2017, 05:48 PM
Chestle's Avatar
Chestle Chestle is offline
UPH Die Hard
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: 20 miles south of Ft. Worth, Tx
Posts: 153
Chestle is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prairie Drifter View Post
an adult bolt action .22.
I know you said a .22 bolt but the absolute most accurate .22s I have ever shot have been the lever action Marlin 39As. I have a lot of friends that own one, there's one in my safe and every single one is a tack driver.

Plus, there's something fun and historical about a lever gun. You can be John Wayne at the river in The Searchers for only about 6 cents a round right now.

If it HAS to be a bolt, the CZ455 has a good reputation, the Ruger M77/.22s are really nice but pricey. Don't know anything about the Ruger American. Anschutz makes a good one too.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-14-2017, 05:24 AM
Reilly Auld Reilly Auld is offline
UPH Pro
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 64
Reilly Auld is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chestle View Post
Anschutz makes a good one too.
I have an Anschutz .22.

Pricey but worth it.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-15-2017, 09:11 AM
Miforester's Avatar
Miforester Miforester is offline
UPH Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 675
Miforester is on a distinguished road
Default

Troy,

Cant help you with the .22. I looked at the glocks but they just didn't fit well in my hand. I would suggest looking at the S&W MP Shield Line up, I purchased a .45 this winter and love it. Very little recoil and a nice little compact pistol. The price is pretty good as well. When I purchased mine it came with standard mag 6+1 and extended 7+1 they also had a deal going of a free extended. I chose to get the one with the thumb safety. The 9mm is basically on the same frame from what i'm told. They also have the MP 45 that is not a compact 7 oz heavier and capacity is 10+1. Just another option. I've sent 100+ rounds through mine and could shoot it all day.
__________________
River - 8 months old English Setter
http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
Bella - 3 yr old Brittany
http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5
Ellie - 3 yr old Yellow Lab
Jazi - 11 yr old Chocolate Lab
Kaci - 3/23/01 - -10/8/15
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-16-2017, 11:39 AM
JMc's Avatar
JMc JMc is offline
UPH Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: TX Panhandle
Posts: 1,666
JMc is on a distinguished road
Default

I have both the Glock 43 and the Shield. They both shoot great. The Glock is a little lighter than the shield and easier to break down; however, I believe the Shield has a little less recoil. Can't go wrong with either one.
__________________
JMc
Fritch, TX
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-16-2017, 02:11 PM
pheasanthunt pheasanthunt is offline
UPH Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Pewaukee WI/Central ND
Posts: 283
pheasanthunt is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to pheasanthunt
Default

I have both the glock 43 and 42. I like the Glock 42 better for CC. I think its a little lighter and a little smaller. but I also really like the 43, and if I didn't have the 42 the 43 is what I would CC. I also have the 26 (the 9mm double stack (might be the 27, not sure)) and I do not like it for CC the 42 and 43 are so much easier to carry. I know you didn't really ask about the glocks just my 2 cents.

Jim
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-18-2017, 02:13 AM
Toad's Avatar
Toad Toad is offline
UPH Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Posts: 1,920
Toad is on a distinguished road
Default

So, wha'd ya get??? I took some of the proceeds from the last gun I sold to buy a lever .22. Not too practical of a purchase, but it is fun to plink with.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-18-2017, 12:03 PM
kick them up's Avatar
kick them up kick them up is offline
UPH Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: johnson county kansas
Posts: 621
kick them up is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prairie Drifter View Post
After all these years of attending banquets and never winning anything but the dog food that the ants wouldn't carry off, I finally won a gun. A Henry Big Boy .44 caliber lever action. Well, figure that I wouldn't hit many birds with that, so I sold it. My intent is to roll that money into a concealed carry auto and an adult bolt action .22. My leaning for the C/C is a Glock 43. The 9mm ammo is cheaper than the .32 of the Glock 42. I've looked a bit at the Ruger LC9, but already use a Glock at work. As for the .22 bolt, I've been looking at the Ruger American Rifle but one gun shop recommended either a Marlin or Mossberg as an option. Anyone have experience with any of these. I'm more at home with smooth bores!
If looking for a .22 for an adult the CZ line of 455's are great and superior accuracy. on the auto .9mm you may want to look at the CZ P10C (new striker fire gun) , or the CZ 75 D compact PCR.

www.cz-usa.com

Last edited by kick them up; 05-19-2017 at 07:45 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-19-2017, 10:48 AM
Prairie Drifter's Avatar
Prairie Drifter Prairie Drifter is offline
UPH Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cunningham, Kansas
Posts: 2,150
Prairie Drifter is on a distinguished road
Default

I've pretty much settled on the Glock 43. As a back up weapon, having armorers in house makes that an easy choice. As for the .22, I have looked at the CZ 455, Ruger American, Ruger 77/22, Marlin XT, Mossberg 802, Savage Axis, Remington 783, Mossberg Patriot Kryptek Highlander, and Savage Mark II. I like the CZ a lot. Could really like the 77/22, but it's twice the price. I could easily be happy with several of the others. Feel free to jump in and shorten my list!
__________________
Trust the dog!

Troy Smith
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All Content Copyright Ultimate Pheasant Hunting