Posted February 3, 2017 1:23 pm by Comments

By Laura Kovarik


You’re ready to take the plunge and purchase a firearm. Congratulations. Local gun shops and ranges are willing to help sort through the options, but it’ll be easier if you have an idea of what you’re looking for first.

Savage’s Mark II FV-SR .22LR with Bushnell First Strike red dot makes quick work of cans and small game.

We spoke with Mike Stroff, the host of Savage Outdoors TV. Here’s a list of Stroff’s top firearm types as well as their common applications. This will give you a better idea of the firearm — or firearms — you’re after.

.22LR Pistol
Pistols are small, handheld firearms that are chambered in both rimfire and centerfire cartridges. Most rimfire pistols are chambered in .22LR (Long Rifle). They make great starter pistols due to the lack of recoil, low noise and affordable ammunition — three key factors when learning to shoot.


Rimfire pistols, such as this .22LR, are great for plinking and training.

As great tools for plinking, skill building and small-game hunting, rimfire pistols are a phenomenal first purchase. But having a solid shooting foundation is the key to success.

“A lot of people don’t talk about this,” said Stroff. “In today’s shooting world, everyone …Read the Rest

Source:: Guns and Ammo

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