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Default best 22 pistol for target shooting?

Wanting to buy something good, easy to clean, assemble and disassemble, to shoot at the range with the kids...

I'm a fan of Glock but as far as I know, they are not an alternative on that caliber.

What should I be looking at? brand? model? features?

Suggestions?

I've heard of some kits to convert Glock 9mm to 22 but not sure of the pros and cons of that alternative..
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Ruger MKIV
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An old Colt woodsman.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
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Old 05-25-2019, 10:15 AM
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Smith and Wesson SW 22. Very accurate, good trigger, easy to clean and reliable. Put couple thousand rounds through mine with no misfires or hangs. Comes with rail from the factory so you can put a red dot sight on if desired.
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Ruger MKIV
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You said simple, but mention autos.

Not an auto, but there is nothing simpler.

An old, 3 screw, Ruger Single Six. Prior to 1972 models are original 3 screws. Just a ramped/stepped hammer with a transfer bar was the change basically. Seems safe the way it was. No need for that.

Greatest .22 ever created. Plus you feel like a cowboy shooting it.
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Originally Posted by bayrunner16 View Post
You said simple, but mention autos.

Not an auto, but there is nothing simpler.

An old, 3 screw, Ruger Single Six. Prior to 1972 models are original 3 screws. Just a ramped/stepped hammer with a transfer bar was the change basically. Seems safe the way it was. No need for that.

Greatest .22 ever created. Plus you feel like a cowboy shooting it.
transfer bar makes them drop safe. Great shooting guns in either arrangement.
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I always get trashed for suggesting this but what the hell. I'd try and find a good used S&W Model 41. Not cheap but in the long run it will hold it's value a lot more than some mentioned.

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I always get trashed for suggesting this but what the hell. I'd try and find a good used S&W Model 41. It will hold it's value more than some mentioned.

OK, flame suit on.
Great gun but this guy wants a cheap, simple fun gun to plink with the kids...….a 41 is a little much for this.

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Originally Posted by xl883lo View Post
Great gun but this guy wants a cheap, simple fun gun to plink with the kids...….a 41 is a little much for this.
He said good, not cheap. So the 41 is in play.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
transfer bar makes them drop safe. Great shooting guns in either arrangement.
True.....and may be a better choice for the kids.

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How old are the kids? Good target guns tend to be heavy, may not work with small hands.
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I love my Ruger Mark IV, but definitely not the easiest for disassemble reassemble. Takes some practice
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If you get a Ruger, make sure it's a IV, not a III. I love shooting the III, but despise cleaning the damn thing.
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S&W 22 victory. These are great, cheap target pistols. This thing is a tack driver.

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Originally Posted by coastboater View Post
If you get a Ruger, make sure it's a IV, not a III. I love shooting the III, but despise cleaning the damn thing.
Once you do it about 687 times it gets easier.
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Originally Posted by xl883lo View Post
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Originally Posted by coastboater View Post
If you get a Ruger, make sure it's a IV, not a III. I love shooting the III, but despise cleaning the damn thing.
get a quick strip kit from majestic arms in NY. owner is an awesome guy to talk to. Go ahead and get the match trigger as well, as many of the MKIII’s won’t work with the strip kit without modifying the trigger.
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Another vote for S&W 22.

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