Shooting this is not all that different from shooting my Raven 25ACP.
I can practice almost anywhere, anytime for next to nothing, or even nothing if I merely dry fire. The triggers are eerily similar….
I will explain later.
Any guesses where I am going with this?
This post will be coming in stages, and fairly soon.
First let me pose another question. How often do you train with your firearms?
Post is coming. It will take time…. I am developing it….
Until then, chew on this.
Folks, I ain’t lying, the most respected firearm instructor carries a 22LR in a McDonald’s bag. I forget his name. I don’t know him. I have only heard the good guys talk of him in reverence. He carries a mere, wee 22 LR and these are all 9mm and above guys….
Stay humble or be humbled.
There is always somebody better. You could choke.
You lessen the odds if you stay humble to begin with.
Flaws to my plan?
Sure. There are to every plan, every piece of equipment….
A 22 LR is rim fire and can be less reliable.
Centerfire is typically more reliable.
However, CCI ammo is essentially flawless. This is a concept known as mitigating risk. To mitigate risk, you must acknowledge it exists first….
A larger caliber imparts more energy, does more damage.
This is both true and false.
A 22LR will tend to tumble and this does more damage than is typically acknowledged.
A larger caliber imparts 0 energy to your attacker if you miss.
Plus if you miss you never really miss everything. You are going to hit something, or someone….
You want to hit what you are aiming at.
The 22LR gives you the best chance to do that.
You want to use ball rounds usually. If you only have CCI hollow points, use them.
Use a 22 model known to be reliable, and accurate, Ruger SR22. Or if money is an issue, the HP22 by Phoenix Arms. It has too many safeties but is pretty good for the money.
Use CCI match ammo in it, probably. I have never shot it actually. I base reliability on what I here people say and what I see on video….
I know the manual says to not use high velocity 22LRs.
The CCI match will be acceptable pressures and reliably primed to fire, go bang….
You know what the most likely thing to get you dead besides being shot is?
Missing. Don’t miss.
You better train. You better train. You better train.
If you can’t get to a range, you still better train.
You can use air soft to train for a 22LR essentially. It is better than nothing. People often scoff at air soft training but done correctly, it helps you to shoot better.
But obviously, you need to be able to shoot even a 22 to become the best you can.
This is easier for many as the 22 LR is much less expensive typically.
If you have a gun, you have to practice with it, even if it is merely a 22.
If you can’t, use air soft.
You can learn safety and basic shooting skills with air soft.
You can develop gun skills using air soft that apply to shooting a “real” gun.
There are air soft guns that even more closely approximate a “real” gun. You still must be careful with air soft guns. They can hurt people too.
I am not training here. I am plinking. Still I am learning to sight in real quick sort of. I have to recharge this air gun every time and it essentially has no sights. :)