I like guns. A lot. I shot plenty of them in the Corps. By the time I really liked them on a personal basis, I was married with a kid on the way. What does that mean? Cheap guns only! My first gun was a Ruger LCP. $300, reliability, good reviews, and fits in the pocket. No, I’m not going to drop a bear with it, but I got it because I want it to stop a BG.
Today however, I add to the collection. It’s an early Father’s Day gift from the spousal unit.
No, it won’t drop a bear, either. I want it to plink with and to kill varmints, so I intended on getting a Marlin 60. Instead, I ended up getting a Winchester Wildcat 22, based off of the TOZ-78. Feels solid, nicely balanced on the forehand during firing, and has some heft to it. I need to get an optic for it, otherwise I don’t even have iron sights, but I knew that going in. I was looking at spare magazines for it, but thankfully it was for naught. Winchester packaged it with a 5 round mag and 3x 10 round mags. Good to go!
I won’t get to shoot it until the weekend, unfortunately. Until then, I can only enjoy it the same way you can. Looking at it…