In South Carolina, the search for a .22 long rife for plinking shows that some front-of-store people should keep to the back. Plinking with a .22 is fun and cheap. It’s something my boys, my wife, and I could do together. I set out in Greenville, South Carolina, to see what was available in plinking long guns and to see if gun store clerks had any Southern hospitality on display. Generally, clerks were friendly and helpful, though a few should be stocking shelves rather than talking guns.