Originally Posted by mahall
Shot an old H&R 922!! Didn't do bad for a 60 year old gun!! But boy I sure loved the 6 dollar price for 50/22 shells!! So I decided I would start shopping for a 22!! Like to stay in the 300 to 350 range! New or used!! Was wondering should I go revolver or semi-auto and what mid level gun should I shop for!! Strictly range gun!! I have other guns for other uses!!
I know you're a revolver kinda guy. I'm betting you'd have more fun with a revolver. In your price range for revolvers, I bet you can find a Hi-Standard Sentinel for around $200 (9 rounds), a Taurus model 94 for $300 (9 rounds), an EAA Bounty Hunter for $300 (single action, 8 rounds), a Rexio Comanche I for $250-300 (7 rounds), a Taurus model 970 Tracker for $300 (7 rounds), a Charter Arms Target Pathfinder for $300 (6 rounds), Ruger Bisley $325 (SA, 6 rounds), Ruger New Bearcat $365 (SA, 6 rounds), Ruger New Model Single-Six $350 (SA, 6 rounds), Ruger SP101 $500 (6 rounds, I only say that cuz I know you like your SP101 in 357), or a Uberti 1873 Stallion $330 (SA, 6 rounds).
I'm sure all those manufacturers have various models they offer, those are just the ones I happened to click on. I really couldn't tell you anything aut any of them as I've never owned any or shot any of them. But we all know Ruger and Uberti are good brands. Taurus and Charter are supposedly good too.
For semi autos in your price range, look for Kel-Tec PLR-22 $300 (26 rounds! Not "traditional" looking), S&W M&P22 $315 (12 rounds), Beretta U22 Neos $200 (10 rounds), Bersa Tunder 22 $200 (10 rounds), Browning Buckmark 5.5 Field $350 (10 rounds), Chiappa 1911-22 $225 (10 rounds, 1911 style), Firestorm 22LR DA $230 (10 rounds), Norninco M-93 $200 (10 rounds), Olympic Arms Whitney Wolverine $230 (10 rounds), Phoenix Arms HP22 $100-150!!! (10 rounds), Ruger Mark III or 22/45 about $230 (10 rounds both), Sig 1911-22 $325 (10 rounds, 1911 style), Sig Mosquito $300 (10 rounds), S&W 22A $200 (10 rounds), Walther P22 $270 (10 rounds), Taurus PT-22 $200 (8 rounds).
I mean the list is endless. There are hundreds of affordable 22 pistols. I recommend just go to some LGSes or gun shows and hold some. Try them it. See what feels good.
I will say I have the Bersa Tunder 22. Not a terrible gun. Definitely fun. Get some failures sometimes but that's expected with a 22 semi auto. Right now the extractor is actually broken so we sent it in for some repair work. Lifetime warranty, always a good thing. I've heard that in budget 22 semi autos the extractor breaking is really common. You won't have that issue in a revolver, of course. I recommend the revolver route.