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Old 05-13-2012, 03:40 PM   #21
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I think the point of a .22 is economy shooting. It defeats the purpose having to choose certain ammo for it and changing springs etc.
I've had no probs with my ruger mk2 for thousands of rounds and will prob never buy another .22 pistol that isn't ruger. Or maybe the buckmark.
You're comparing apples to oranges. The Mosquito was designed for a trail and plinking gun. It's light, handy and double action, allowing a round in the chamber

The Ruger is a target pistol, single action only and heavy a a tank.

You cant compare the two. That would be like comparing a .38 snubbie to a Colt Gold Cup.

If you want a range gun, get the Ruger. (Or better yet, the Browning) If you want a trail gun to throw in your pocket when hiking or fishing, get the Mosquito.
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:06 PM   #22
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Good points but the mosquito sure does have a bad rep for reliability, which makes it even worse for a trail gun

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I went out with mine yesterday for the first time and had a blast. Wish i had taken more ammo with me. 😃 It was my first time shooting with a pistol, so admittedly I don't have much experience to draw from, but after hearing all the horror stories, it wasn't that bad. Yes I had a few FTE and one noticeable FTF, but I've been told to expect that with any .22 pistol.

I shot several magazines that had no failures at all and while I didn't keep accurate count, I'd guess it to be about 5 +/- out of 120+ rounds shot.

Next time out I'll keep some good records so I can gauge failures by ammo. I shot mini mags and federal bulk.

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I went out with mine yesterday for the first time and had a blast. Wish i had taken more ammo with me. It was my first time shooting with a pistol, so admittedly I don't have much experience to draw from, but after hearing all the horror stories, it wasn't that bad. Yes I had a few FTE and one noticeable FTF, but I've been told to expect that with any .22 pistol.

I shot several magazines that had no failures at all and while I didn't keep accurate count, I'd guess it to be about 5 +/- out of 120+ rounds shot.

Next time out I'll keep some good records so I can gauge failures by ammo. I shot mini mags and federal bulk.
Accuracy seems to an issue though doesn't it? Or were you shooting at 50 yards?
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Did you try it yourself? Are you sure your 8 year old wasn't limp wristing it?

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Accuracy seems to an issue though doesn't it? Or were you shooting at 50 yards?
I would say that accuracy shown was excellent for a new shooter using a short barrelled pocket pistol.
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Accuracy seems to an issue though doesn't it? Or were you shooting at 50 yards?
I know enough to know it's not a competition target pistol. :-)
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Did you try it yourself? Are you sure your 8 year old wasn't limp wristing it?

No, I ran it too (Or tried to). And she is a very experienced shooter already. She is an ace with a Buck Mark, Ruger Mk Series, or her new personal favorite...the Smith 22A.

She has been shooting since she was 4.

All I can say is it's a damned good thing I had thoroughly trained her in failure drills, and she went immediately to TAP~RACK~BANG~CUSS.

I was deeply saddened by the poor quality of this offering from a usually fine manufacturer.
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Having five sigs, I can honestly say that this is the only one that I've had trouble with. They do "recomend" cci mini mags. Its almost like they built the gun, and that was the only ammo that they got to work. Kinda disappointing. But once you convince yourself to buy only cci minimags, you'll be "mostly" satisfied. Just wish hogue made a grip for it. I wluld like it more.

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I looked long and hard at .22LR pistols. It seemed to me the common denominator of the .22LRs that people were having trouble with were all autos with slides (Maybe not the high end competition .22LRs). This was also true of the conversions. I didn't keep a count, but when that many people with that variety of pistols have that many problems, it indicated to me an inappropriate pistol design for the ammo. I ended up with a MkIII 22/45. It's a 'auto bolt action' (is that even a term?). Only the bolt moves. There seem to be a lot less problems with the Rugers, and those like them, that use .22LRs. I think it's because they have a lot less mass for a .22LR to move.

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