Originally Posted by bax8arms
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.
, 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.