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Old 07-10-2012, 08:56 PM   #11
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I recently found a CQ tactical training class that offerend it in .223 or .22lr just to save some ammo and $$$ as it required 750 rds. Im not sure where or who it was but I will see if I can find it

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Why not?

IMO, it would be a great training tool.

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A guy I shoot with has one and brings it to the range every week. From everything I've seen (and I've shot it a few times), it's an excellent gun. Easy recoil and slide pull, eats up the cheap stuff (he runs Blazer unplated RN bulk almost exclusively with no probs), plenty accurate, combat pistol ergos and controls, and it holds 12+1.

It's a very good gun. Perfect for training, familiarization, and building skill and confidence.

My mom wants a pistol. And to be candid, she would struggle to competently handle a larger caliber or reap the benefits of a "target" type rimfire...so this is exactly where I'm steering her.

I've seen this gun every week at the range for a few months now. I've yet to see a single reason to point you in a different direction.

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Thanks, I was looking at the Mosquito by Sig but one guy at the range steered me away because he said it was too finicky with ammo.
I'd rank centerfire-styled rimfire pistols like this:

A) S&W M&P - excellence, period.

B) Ruger SR22, Walther P22 - high functioning guns.

C) GSG/Sig 1911, Sig Mosquito - The 1911s are good guns, but have some really lousy parts that must be upgraded. The Mosquito has proven finicky time and again, a few of which I've witnessed. But when you get a good one and discover its ammo of choice, it can run like a top.

I've shot all of these on a mostly limited basis. I own the GSG and am also a fan of alloy Sigs. The GSG is actually the only pistol I currently own that I often regret purchasing. I've upgraded it and it runs okay now...but it took a few headaches to reach that point. As a stock gun, there are some really suspect parts...and that applies to most of the 1911s from what i've seen.

The other viable option is a 22lr kit (slide + 1 mag) for your P229. These run pretty well, are quite accurate, and can be had for well under $300. I've seen them down close to $200, but here's one on Ebay for $269. On the above 'grade chart', this setup would get a "B" in my book. I had one for my P226.
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I might rank things a little differently, sweeper,

but I must absolutely agree that the .22LR has a few great

pistol target platforms, and shouldn't be underestimated for

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