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Old 08-24-2011, 06:06 PM   #11
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My first handgun was a Ruger Mark I Target. Note that there never was a "Mark 1" series; the target version of the original Standard Model was designated "Mark 1." Retrospectively, after the Mk II and Mk III series, the original Standard Model has been called "Mk I" to differentiate them from the later pistols.

I purchased this pistol in 1964; it has given perfectly satisfactory service since them. I still have it.

The challenge of reassembling a Ruger is greatly exaggerated, in my experience. If you can line up the sear and disconnector in a 1911, and then get the hammer strut in the mainspring cap, you can reassemble a Ruger.

My current favorite Ruger is the 22/45 RP (Mk III).


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Old 08-25-2011, 01:49 AM   #12
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The only .22s I have currently are a Walther P22, Bersa Thunder 22, and a Firestorm 22. I really (really) enjoy the Firestorm. It was inexpensive and shoots wonderfully. I used it to teach my daughter and many friends before they graduated to higher calibers.

I have owned a Buckmark but sold it in a fit of madness some years ago... great gun too.

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The only .22s I have currently are a Walther P22, Bersa Thunder 22, and a Firestorm 22. I really (really) enjoy the Firestorm. It was inexpensive and shoots wonderfully. I used it to teach my daughter and many friends before they graduated to higher calibers.

I have owned a Buckmark but sold it in a fit of madness some years ago... great gun too.
walther p22 or ruger mark 2not 1 or 2.... mark 2

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I have to go with the Ruger over the Browning.Had both and the Ruger always had 1 hole groups off a rest where the Browning couldnt.

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Late vote for the Ruger. My wife has a Mark II Govt. Target model with a bull barrel. Shoots the center out of targets at 15 yards, free hand. Haven't seen her do that since Wednesday (8/24). And she hadn't had it to the range in over six months, usually shoots a Sig P239.

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I love my U22 Neos



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my vote is ruger also. my mk3 is currently 1300 rounds without cleaning it will get cleaned soon as it malfunctions.

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I have to agree with Cane. The CSG is the best 22 you can get for the money, and its a tack driver also. $307.00 shipped to your door? No brainer!!

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You guys seem to like ur semi autos....so I will be the odd man out. Heritage rough rider.... It's 22lr, accurate, single action ( very important when teaching kids IMO). And they r cheap about 180 bucks NIB. Your choice of barrels. With the revolver u have less FTFs than autos. Now there is also the single six out there for twice the money.

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The Browning or the Ruger are both good choices. I have a MK3 5.5 BB blued and it has been quite nice. At the time, I was price sensitive and the Ruger was the better deal at the time. I did look at the brownings, and they are quite nice. They both come in a mind numbing number of configurations. The price changes accordingly of course. Then of course, there is the aftermarket. I may be wrong, but from what I've seen the Ruger has the larger aftermarket support.
Not having messed with them, I can't comment either way on the GSG. They certainly look like a nice gun.

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