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Old 01-09-2017, 05:45 PM
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Just now getting around to posting this. My wife picked up one of these for me for Christmas. Gander had them for $399 with a $50 gift certificate. These really are nice little target pistols out of the box but the thing I really liked about it and reason for wanting one was the fact that several companies have jumped on board with lots of accessories.

As soon as I got it I ordered the first accessories for it. Rosewood grips, engraved grip screws, new trigger, extended base pads for magazines, and halo charging ring. Today I installed everything and must say I was pretty impressed with the quality. Parts fit perfect and the trigger is amazing. Can't wait to go out and try it.

I also should mention there are accessory barrels for these guns as well. One of the great things about it is the breakdown. Remove one screw and you can field strip and clean the gun! Anyway, a couple of photos. First one is a stock out of the box and the second is my completed gun!
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Originally Posted by budbrande View Post
Just now getting around to posting this. My wife picked up one of these for me for Christmas. Gander had them for $399 with a $50 gift certificate. These really are nice little target pistols out of the box but the thing I really liked about it and reason for wanting one was the fact that several companies have jumped on board with lots of accessories.

As soon as I got it I ordered the first accessories for it. Rosewood grips, engraved grip screws, new trigger, extended base pads for magazines, and halo charging ring. Today I installed everything and must say I was pretty impressed with the quality. Parts fit perfect and the trigger is amazing. Can't wait to go out and try it.

I also should mention there are accessory barrels for these guns as well. One of the great things about it is the breakdown. Remove one screw and you can field strip and clean the gun! Anyway, a couple of photos. First one is a stock out of the box and the second is my completed gun!
This is on my list of guns to pick up. I personally don't cosmetically care for the charging ring, but that's a personal preference thing.
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I like it...

Have a Browning Buckmark now...but after 25 years of constant use...it is getting a bit worn out....may just pick up a Victory.
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
I like it...

Have a Browning Buckmark now...but after 25 years of constant use...it is getting a bit worn out....may just pick up a Victory.
I have a 70's Smith Model 41 that has been shot a good bit but still is as accurate as I am. budbrande, that is a sweet .22 and have read good reviews on it. I would keep it and her.

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That is one nice pistol Bud. I am looking hard at this at my local outfitter.

When I was talking to them I mentioned I want to get something to replace my Ruger Mark 3 (I hate this gun). He said there is a Ruger Mark 4 coming out that is just as easy to take down as the Victory.

But I may go with the S&W anyway (Ruger had plenty of time to fix the Mark 3 and only did that when the Victory came out).

Let us know how it shoots

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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
I have a 70's Smith Model 41 that has been shot a good bit but still is as accurate as I am. bunbrande, that is a sweet .22 and have read good reviews on it. I would keep it and her.
It's still as valuable, as well. One of the oddball guns that have retained their value and appreciated, in some areas.
Fine weapon.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
This is on my list of guns to pick up. I personally don't cosmetically care for the charging ring, but that's a personal preference thing.
That was the one part that I hesitated on purchasing but after installing it and seeing how well it worked I was sold.

Reviews were really good on this gun. The only negative was that some complained that the break down screw would come loose with use but from what I have read a small lock washer will solve that issue should you encounter it. Another thing is the factory trigger. It is pretty sweet out of the box but the Tandemkross trigger is amazing. Very crisp and breaks clean! For $40 bucks it is a must have.
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Originally Posted by budbrande View Post
That was the one part that I hesitated on purchasing but after installing it and seeing how well it worked I was sold.

Reviews were really good on this gun. The only negative was that some complained that the break down screw would come loose with use but from what I have read a small lock washer will solve that issue should you encounter it. Another thing is the factory trigger. It is pretty sweet out of the box but the Tandemkross trigger is amazing. Very crisp and breaks clean! For $40 bucks it is a must have.
Good deal. Like I say, cosmetically I don't care for it, but operationally is a whole different thing. I trust your judgement. I was looking at one of these about 6 months ago and ended up with a Ruger MK III 22/45 instead, just because they were the only gun that was available with a top and bottom rail, along with a threaded barrel. Needed to accommodate a can, light, and red dot for muscrat extermination in close proximity to greenpeace leaning neighbors.
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Pretty! I want one. Santa brought me the M&P 15-22. Love 22LR...
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Good deal. Like I say, cosmetically I don't care for it, but operationally is a whole different thing. I trust your judgement. I was looking at one of these about 6 months ago and ended up with a Ruger MK III 22/45 instead, just because they were the only gun that was available with a top and bottom rail, along with a threaded barrel. Needed to accommodate a can, light, and red dot for muscrat extermination in close proximity to greenpeace leaning neighbors.
I looked pretty hard at the Ruger as well. In fact it would not be impossible that I would own one of them as well somewhere down the road. My wife enjoys target shooting and that would give her another option other than her Sig Mosquito which is a nice gun but very picky when it comes to ammunition. I have made improvements to it by polishing the feed ramp but still from time to time it will aggravate you with a failure to feed.
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Last year I bought my wife a Walther p22 target.
What a pos. I'm going to replace it with this. Nice gun
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Very nice pistol !!
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Got one for myself before christmas. very fun to shoot. Had on FTE during the first trip (did not clean it well) but has been flawless since. You'll love it.
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Been looking at two guns the smith and the new ruger mark IV that will take the hotter loads that the smith will not according to my gunsmith
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
I like it...

Have a Browning Buckmark now...but after 25 years of constant use...it is getting a bit worn out....may just pick up a Victory.
Are a ROYAL PITA to break done and clean.

Hated mine just for that reason.

Replaced it with a Ruger Mark IV Hunter.

LJ, The Mark IV will eat anything you feed it plus they break down easily.

Nice piece OP.

Is it finicky on what type of ammo it likes?
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Are a ROYAL PITA to break done and clean.

Hated mine just for that reason.

Replaced it with a Ruger Mark IV Hunter.

LJ, The Mark IV will eat anything you feed it plus they break down easily.

Nice piece OP.

Is it finicky on what type of ammo it likes?
Yes the breakdown part and the ammo part I will get the ruger and the smith does not like the higher pressure loads according to my gunsmith
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Love mine.

Just rubbing it in LJ, didn't want to HJ OP's thread.
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OP, like the wood grips better than the plastic ones.
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Is it finicky on what type of ammo it likes?
I have yet to try it out but I don't think there will be much issue with ammo. Here is a pretty good video of the gun being shot right out of the box with no cleaning or lube. He had a problem with one magazine loading but overall it was a pretty strong shooter out of the box.

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I have a couple S&W 22A's. The Victory replaced the 22A.If the new model is as good as the old ones,you have a winner.I have one with a red dot scope on it and a 7" barrel and it's a tack driver.Do not dry fire it.
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