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Old 04-01-2009, 02:51 AM   #11
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That Sig Mosquito looks nice, I don't know how well it's built or how durable it is?
In terms of ammo cost for a larger round, again i'm all ears to suggestions, what would be the best bang for the buck in terms of defense/accuracy/price?
I heard that the mosquito has a problem, that is peaky with cheap ammo, to obtain reliability feed them with the best ammo, otherwise is prone to FTE and FTF... I had shot the S&W 22A, the Ruger MKIII and the Browning Buckmark... all 3 are good choices but as personal taste I do preffer the Buckmark, the Ruger is good too, but is some pain to disarm and clean.
About your second caliber, I still suggest that buy the 9mm.... because 9mm is cheap to practice but with decent stoping power for self defense, 9mm it's not only cheaper, it's also easier to find (more popular) than .40S&W... If budget is in your mind, stay with the 9mm.
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I have become a big fan of the Browning Buckmark for a .22 pistol, and I would recommend either the Glock or Springfield.

The Stoeger Cougar is also interesting, considering you're basically getting Beretta quality at discount price.

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Get the Sig Mosquito in 22LR and the Sig Pro in 9mm, 40 SW, or .357sig.

I had the Sig Pro in .357 sig and never had a jam. The rounds are spendy but some times it is nice not to have the same thing as everyone else. I shot it well and I always wanted to buy the Sig Pro laser attachment but never got around to it. I sold my Sig Pro a couple years back and some times I miss that gun when I am at the range.

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A good .22 is a good choice, particularly if you can only go to the range. A friend of mine has a Walther P22 and while it is a nice gun and he claims it is accurate, his broke when he mistakenly squeezed the trigger when it was disassembled and being cleaned. They are delicate guns internally, with many small delicate parts in the hammer/trigger group. A Ruger MKIII or 22/45 would be a good choice and is more accurate and cheaper than the Walther. I have a stainless bull barreled 22/45 which is a great gun for target shooting or small game hunting.
I agree that the MKIII is a great choice for a .22 I fire a friends all the time and it is very accurate and reliable for a .22 but to me it has 1 drawback. I absolutely must wear safety glasses when firing it. I have been hit multiple times with powder blowback and that stings your eyes. I also fire a Walther a lot and have never been hit with blowback, but it jams a bit more often.
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You should go with the exact same set up that I have. A S&W M&P 40 and a Walther P22. Just my .02¢



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+1 on the M&P

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