I know, another .22 thread. LOL. Well reading so much about the .22's out there I'm somewhat overcome with info. I had been looking mostly for me but after two days in a row of my daughter(9) having a blast at the shooting range I changed my mind. I would like to purchase a .22 that fits her.
She's sort of a girly girl but definately does not like to follow the norm...like me. LOL. She's will tolerate pink as long as it's mixed heavily with black.
Two days ago I let her shoot my XDM 9mm for the first time. And she was so amped after pulling the trigger that first time. Loved seeing that look on her face. I assisted her by holding the pistol with my left hand, then her right hand handling the rest. After about 10 shots talking and learning trigger control I let her go on her own. She did great. But the pistol did become heavy for her. This is the 5.25 9mm that I loaded with 5 rounds each time.
The Buckmarks and Mk. series seem like they'd be heavy for her. So I'm leaning towards the polymer pistols. M&P 22, Ruger SR22, Walther P22, Sig Misquito.
Small gripes: SR22 I'm not a fan of the safety operating opposite of typical pistols.
M&P22 the grip might be large for her hands(but perfect for mine...he he he)
Walther P22 not liking the mag release, plus the two I've seen in use jammed all the time. I do not know about the care or prep of those so I can easily dismiss those issues.
Mosquito I hear/read too much about the need to use one type of ammo.
Pros: SR22 looks to be the best choice to fit her hand(and mine)
M&P more like a fullsize.
Walther so many people love them it's hard to ignore.
Mosquito...design and.....colors. LOL.
As of now I'm leaning
I'm hoping for ultimate comfort for her. Ultimate fun. Not too concerned about the common issues of shooting .22lr but I don't want to end up clearing malfunctions every magazine. Walmart and the gun shops around here don't always have the shelves fully stocked on .22lr so sometimes I need to use different brands. Mostly CCI bulk, Winchester Super X, Federal 550, and CCI mini-mag. That's ordered from most available to least.