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charliegirl 08-24-2011 03:37 PM

Need opinions on a good .22
I'm new to this world (some of you know this and I thank you for your advice thus far!) and I'm looking for a good, reliable .22. I will eventually graduate to a larger caliber (for concealed carry). But for now, I'd like to work on target practice and go through several thousand rounds before I get anything else. Looked in all the gun magazines on the shelves at Barnes and Noble and they all have plenty to say about other calibers, but not so much the .22. So, if you guys know of a good one, I'd like to hear it!

Firearms4ever 08-24-2011 03:39 PM

Well first off I'd like to ask are you looking for a semi automatic or revolver?

Gojubrian 08-24-2011 03:48 PM

Get a Browning buckmark. A lot of guys here will say get a Ruger, but don't listen to them or anyone else, get a buckmark. ;)

charliegirl 08-24-2011 04:03 PM

Semi auto .22.

I noticed that Ruger is quite popular in general. They must be doing something right??

Firearms4ever 08-24-2011 04:11 PM

I would recommend Ruger then. I think the reason Ruger is popular and becoming more popular is because they're prices are fairly good and their products work and are excellent quality firearms.

Jay 08-24-2011 04:37 PM

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Buckmark. When you sit down to clean one of each, your brow will be considerably more furrowed after the Ruger, than with the Buckmark.

uhhh, yep, I do have both...... just sayin...

Gojubrian 08-24-2011 05:06 PM


Originally Posted by charliegirl (Post 569032)
Semi auto .22.

I noticed that Ruger is quite popular in general. They must be doing something right??

Rugers are great guns, but I'm bias toward Browning! It's so accurate and smooth it's boring.

sweeper22 08-24-2011 05:35 PM

Browning Buckmark
Ruger 22/45
GSG 1911 22lr

These are the best semi-auto dedicated rimfires for the money (all can be found between $250-450)...and they're listed in order on my own opinions. There are others that you might find work really well for you, but the above guns are also quite popular. "Popularity" is important, because it generally translates to abundant and affordable parts, accessories, and support.

If you decide you want a multi-cal conversion setup (like a 22lr/9mm), also look at CZ (or EAA clones), Sig P220/226/229, or 1911s.

Poink88 08-24-2011 05:43 PM

Another vote for Browning Buckmark (or close 2nd Ruger Mark series).

canebrake 08-24-2011 06:04 PM

GSG 1911-22 hands down!

Graduating from rimfire to concealed carry is your stated goal.

Very few CC firearms look/function like the Browning Buckmark or the Ruger MKIII. Both are great guns but for target shooting.

The GSG 1911-22 is of the format that many of us here every day carry. (EDC)

GSG 1911 22LR $332.00 SHIPS FREE

Many of us here have this pistol and to a person, it is the best 1911 format rimfire you can get!

It's the pistol of choice for me when I teach a new shooter our sport.

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