I shoot a lot of .22 both for practice and competitively in Steel Challenge. It’s inexpensive to shoot and I like that. Plus it gives others a reason to good naturedly claim I’m cheating by shooting .22 even if we only shoot on the same squad but in different divisions. But some folks need the excuse and I provide that for them. Oddly enough when shooting 9mm PCC in Action Pistol I do just as good since everything but recoil transfers over to centerfire.
But I have a problem. I have old eyes and the handguns I bought 50 years ago just don’t work with my eyes. I won’t modify them because they just don’t make .22s “like that” anymore and I want to keep them as classics and pass them down through the family. So out with the old and in with the new. New replacements with at least one mandatory requirement - whatever I go with absolutely MUST be optics capable out of the box. The wife and I go for walks in rural Maine so it would probably see use as the companion that goes along with us; I always take along a firearm of some sort. Most times what goes along is a suppressed SBR or some such.
I’m in no hurry and I’ve been looking around. I like KelTec thinking and have a few of their guns that have always performed for me. Not jst at the range with static targets either, but for years in competition and nothing will shows flaws in a firearm faster than that. I’m looking at the CP33. The CP is an acronym for competition pistol and the 33 is the round count in the magazine. I’ve been doing online research and have yet to find anything negative other than the suggestion that the magazine needs to be filled properly. The .22 rimfire has a rim (surprise!) and the rims can’t be such that they jam. Yeah, I know, pretty basic, but some folks who had malfunctions seemed as though this was new information.
What I’m looking for is how do you like yours? If it’s crap I can take that and want to hear it, I just don’t want, " a friend of a friend told my uncles dad…" sort of “experience”. I’m looking for people who own one or have at least fired one.
I already understand that the first round from a full mag can be a bit of an issue to chamber but once fired the issue is gone for the rest of the mag’.
So anything you can tell me bring it on.
Thanks in advance gents!
Just a bit more info: I still don’t know if I’m going to keep it as a holstered handgun or arm brace it and sling it. So anything regarding that would be welcome also. I might use it for Steel Challenge but no plans for that at this time. I shoot a Ruger Charger SBR as a RFRO (I think that’s the designation) and that because I shoot a 9mm SBR PCC in Action Pistol. I actually already have a pretty decent RFPO if I ever want to shoot a handgun in Steel Challenge and get back to shooting a handgun in Action Pistol. But my mind isn’t closed to shooting the CP33 in competition.