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Post by Mightyheb on Wed May 10, 2017 4:27 pm

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I took my 10 year old daughter to the range for the first time.  She is head over heels about shooting.  She understands there are rules and that safety is always first.  She shot my Marvel on top of a 1911. Quite a heavy gun for a girl that weighs 65 pounds soaking wet.  Does anyone have any ideas for a 22 that would be more suitable for her little hands.  She is an elite gymnast so she is strong but if the wind blows too hard she will fall over Smile. By the way here is how she did at 15 feet
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Post by Magload on Thu May 11, 2017 1:49 pm

Here is the 1911-22 for your daughter in pink.  http://www.gunbroker.com/item/643790523     Don
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Post by Mightyheb on Thu May 11, 2017 1:51 pm

Thanks Dave. So what would be the reason to not get the Browning 1911-22. It weighs From 13-16oz. Depending on the barrel size. It does cost more.  Resale value?  Thank you for your input, I appreciate it
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Post by Froneck on Thu May 11, 2017 8:32 pm

Adam shot at Perry when he was 10. But was 8 when he shot his first match. I got him the Aluminum Frame S&W 622, did a trigger job and removed the magazine gadget that stops the firing of the gun without the magazine in, it effected the trigger pull. He did well with it until he graduated into my Russian copy that was made with Titanium frame.

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Post by Mightyheb on Fri May 12, 2017 4:53 am

Funny Don I looked at that with my daughter and she said "why would I ahoot a pink gun, I want one that's bad to the bone. Funny considering my daughter plays with dolls, plays teacher and school. Yet when she wants a gun she wants to look bad ass
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Post by Magload on Fri May 12, 2017 6:52 am

Mightyheb wrote:Funny Don I looked at that with my daughter and she said "why would I ahoot a pink gun, I want one that's bad to the bone.  Funny considering my daughter plays with dolls, plays teacher and school. Yet when she wants a gun she wants to look bad ass

A very smart girl you have there.  Tell her I am sorry for misjudging her.  Don
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Post by LenV on Fri May 12, 2017 7:03 am

My daughter got big enough to hold and shoot everything in my arsenal. She prefers wheel guns and cowboy hats. I try to think I'm tolerant enough that it's ok. I'm keeping an open mind. Smile
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Post by bdas on Fri May 12, 2017 12:32 pm

Chris Miceli wrote:Browning 1911-22 16oz just a smaller version of a 1911 I might just buy one for me. Only kids I got are furry

I did not know that those were that light.  That might be a great choice if the accuracy is reasonable.

To me, it feels strange to shoot a pistol that weighs ~25oz because it's so light, I wonder how it is to shoot one that only weighs 16oz.  Shocked

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Post by bdas on Fri May 12, 2017 12:44 pm

Mightyheb wrote:Thanks Dave. So what would be the reason to not get the Browning 1911-22. It weighs From 13-16oz. Depending on the barrel size. It does cost more.  Resale value?  Thank you for your input, I appreciate it

I don't know of a reason not to get one.  I've never held one, and so I didn't realize that they were that light.

They appear to be around $400 - $450 (https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/browning%2B1911-22), which seems pretty reasonable.

Whatever you get, definitely let us know how it fits your daughter's hand, how the trigger is, and how well it shoots.

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Post by Magload on Fri May 12, 2017 12:58 pm

Just got off their site the pistol has fixed sights.  They are in a dovetail cut so I guess target sights or a scope base could be added.  I really like the looks of the gun and there is a lot of models to pick from.  At 15ozs it wound be a lice backpack gun.  Don
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Post by Mightyheb on Fri May 12, 2017 3:03 pm

How much weight would the optic add?  Although it. GitHub be good for her to learn on an open sight. Thoughts
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Post by Chris Miceli on Fri May 12, 2017 6:11 pm

Mightyheb wrote:How much weight would the optic add?  Although it. GitHub be good for her to learn on an open sight. Thoughts
 Not sure you could ever get a slide mount optic to work. A Sams frame mount maybe but $$$$$ I think replacing with target sights would be best(may need to be custom fit)
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Post by Jack H on Fri May 12, 2017 7:03 pm

A mix and match Ruger Mk2 standard with this operation
I have one,it is real good.
and adapt a 2245  or Volquartsen lower to it will be very light and quite a good pistol.  Drill and tap for a 1" Ultradot or set it up with a Kensight front and rear sight.
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Re: Keep an open mind

Post by Mightyheb on Sat May 13, 2017 5:05 pm

Would you go with a barrel that is 3.65 or 4 1/4 for the little girl?
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