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Old 02-28-2012, 04:35 AM
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Default .22LR pistol suggestions?

I am looking for a value priced pistol that shoots .22LR rounds. Not the cheapest, but something of decent quality that will be pretty bombproof. I would say it should be fun to shoot, but how can it not be?

I am not looking for a little pocket pistol, so size is not an issue


Any suggestions?
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I heard Browning came up with a new one, otherwise theres a large variety from many vendors available, personally I like my 4" & 6" diamondbacks.
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Ruger 22/45 Mark III

http://www.chuckhawks.com/ruger_22-45_pistols.htm

I take my kids (9 and 12) along to shoot this pistol. Easy loading and very accurate.
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In the semi autos...
For value and the potential to turn it into a better target gun with trigger work it's hard to beat a Ruger Mark 3 or any models from that product line. Do not use shot shells in any of them.
Browning Buckmark is also a decent gun for the money. There are many old High Standards on the market but they don't make them any more. I have a mint Military model that was only 200 bucks without a single a mark on it so Keep looking if you want an old classic. S&W has a plinking gun also.

Newer guns based on recent centerfire production models could be Sig, Walther, ect.

Higher up in the spending department is a S&W Model 41 at 900.00+/- and you can easily spend over 2K on new Pardini, Walther, or other classic target guns.

For revolvers there are just too many to list. I do have a Diamondback from Colt that is the little brother to the Python. Sweet little shooter if you want to spend the money.
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Yes- look at the Ruger semi-autos. I've been shooting one (Mark II) since 1967 and it has been flawless. Have to say, though, I shoot better with the .22 Kadet kit installed on my CZ-75.
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I have a Walther P22 that I paid 350 bucks for used. Super fun gun. Like everyone else said the ruger Mark III and Browning buckmark are awesome little pistols as well.

It seems like every time I open one of the newer gun magazines I see another manufacturer that is making a 22 based upon a 1911 frame. I'd like to look into one of those or a conversion for a .45 1911.
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Dont get a Sig Mosquito. they have feeding issues. ask me how i know.
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great stuff. I am leaning towards the Ruger.

I tend to get a little obsessive about research, and I simply don't need another project. I am gonna start prowling the local shops for a nice looking used one. I like the fact that it mimics the 1911 in layout, and is cheap practice. (1911 is on my long list). It would also be my first semi pistol (always had revolvers). seems like a perfect way to get comfortable.

Thanks to all for the fast reposes
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Ruger 22/45 Ive had it for 7 or 8yrs now in stainless,great little plinker
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The Ruger is the way to go
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Ditto the Ruger, make sure you get the bull barrel.
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Ruger Mark III with a bull barrel. Just keep in mind that they are a little tricky to disassemble. Watch a you tube vid to make it go a lot easier.
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Dont get a Sig Mosquito. they have feeding issues. ask me how i know.

I have one that works perfect. What is your's doing? Are you using CCI Stingers?
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Ruger Mark III with a bull barrel. Just keep in mind that they are a little tricky to disassemble. Watch a you tube vid to make it go a lot easier.

Yes they are and when you screw up it gets even more interesting. I've repaired two from friends. One of them was using shot shells.

Ruger CS is outstanding over the phone in both cases.
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While i like the Ruger, I also had great luck with a Browning Buckmark.
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Ruger Mark III Target model. Great little gun that is very accurate. Won't break the bank, either.
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
Ruger Mark III Target model. Great little gun that is very accurate. Won't break the bank, either.
Yep.
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x2 on the Ruger, but dont count out the S&W 22a
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i just bought one of these things for no particular reason. haven't received it yet, but the review seems favorable and like the Ruger it's inexpensive.

http://ezine.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=86




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