Stay AWAY from the Sig Mosquito! - Page 3
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > General Handgun Discussion > Stay AWAY from the Sig Mosquito!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-13-2012, 04:40 PM   #21
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 10,211
Liked 6563 Times on 3658 Posts
Likes Given: 6208

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by homelessguy01 View Post
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.
locutus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2012, 05:06 PM   #22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homelessguy01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nashua,nh
Posts: 244
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Good points but the mosquito sure does have a bad rep for reliability, which makes it even worse for a trail gun

__________________
homelessguy01 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 08:38 PM   #23
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Armadiloroadkil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 51
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

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.

image-1110472440.jpg  
__________________
Armadiloroadkil is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 10:46 PM   #24
AZL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 298
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Armadiloroadkil View Post
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?
__________________
I am fluent in three languages: English, Sarcasm, and Sexual Innuendo.

Surprize me...hose out your mangina, quit whining and actually DO something.
AZL is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 11:06 PM   #25
RIP my good and faithful dog.
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
winds-of-change's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 23,915
Liked 7792 Times on 4679 Posts
Likes Given: 9792

Default

Did you try it yourself? Are you sure your 8 year old wasn't limp wristing it?

__________________
Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus
winds-of-change is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 11:29 PM   #26
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 10,211
Liked 6563 Times on 3658 Posts
Likes Given: 6208

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AZL View Post
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.
__________________

War is the continuation of politics by other means.
Carl von Clausewitz
V
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Winston Churchill

locutus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2012, 12:02 AM   #27
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Armadiloroadkil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 51
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AZL

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. :-)
__________________
Armadiloroadkil is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2012, 12:08 AM   #28
AZL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 298
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by winds-of-change View Post
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.
__________________
I am fluent in three languages: English, Sarcasm, and Sexual Innuendo.

Surprize me...hose out your mangina, quit whining and actually DO something.
AZL is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 05:20 AM   #29
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
erandyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 24
Default

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.

__________________
erandyc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 12:05 PM   #30
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Vincine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Adirondack Mts.
Posts: 3,463
Liked 1880 Times on 972 Posts
Likes Given: 1423

Default

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.

__________________
"Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it's boring and I go back to being me."
"You might as well be yourself, people won’t like you anyway."
"Tres verbo dictom"
Vincine is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Sig mosquito?? gunkid9mm .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 11 11-30-2011 01:04 AM
My Mosquito pioneer461 .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 10 10-15-2010 07:57 PM
Stay Alert and Stay Alive out there... cpttango30 The Club House 10 08-15-2010 04:18 AM
Sig Mosquito Hollander Range Report 9 08-07-2010 03:42 AM
Is the sig mosquito any good? or should I get other? froggyjf Semi-Auto Handguns 20 01-16-2010 03:44 AM