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Old 12-05-2011, 11:01 PM   #1
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.22 handguns for practice? Opinions and suggestions on brand or if it's even worthwhile. I currently own a Springfield XD .45.

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Old 12-05-2011, 11:33 PM   #2
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You're going to have a hundred different opinions, all the way from Walther P22's to the Beretta Neos to the M&P 22 to the GSG 1911 in .22lr. They're all fine. They shoot. Some people will suggest high-end S&W 41A, but they're a thousand bucks.

But in the end it is still going to come down to the same answer it does in every other .22lr pistol thread.

Ruger Mark II, Mark III or 22/45 or Browning Buck Mark. Starts around $300. Nicely equipped at $500. Infinitely customizable and upgradable.

There ya go. All distilled down to the nitty gritty.

I went Buck Mark. I can share mags between my two. Let's see the Ruger guys do that!



Oh yeah, they're worthwhile. They're fun and the ammo is cheap.

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One option to consider would be conversions available for centerfire pistols. I have often lusted after a "kadet kit" for my CZ75b 9mm. There are some 1911 conversions for .22LR and one for one of the SIG pistols too, i bleve. That might make the target training a bit more realistic.


http://xdguys.com/shoppingcart/news.php?newsid=4 May be an option.

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I don't think anything south of $1000 will outclass a $300-500 Ruger or Browning.

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Looking at something physically size wise, that will feel similar to my SA XD. Except of course for the recoil. I have considered the Sig Sauer Mosquito, and I believe Walther makes one.
I do appreciate all input, just an idea of what I'm thinking of.

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Looking at something physically size wise, that will feel similar to my SA XD. Except of course for the recoil. I have considered the Sig Sauer Mosquito, and I believe Walther makes one.
I do appreciate all input, just an idea of what I'm thinking of.
Both of those do not have a good track record overall and the slides are pot metal. Some are flawless and other are jammers. Hit and Miss. Stick with the Browning as it is good quality and the grip angle is pretty generic. Some of the fancy grip angles dont feel anything like your main gun. The Ruger 22-45 is a good gun but Ruger assembly is over complicated.
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Browning makes this now:



BTW, this is NOT a full sized 1911. It has been scaled down.

No idea how it shoots or how it is going to sell.

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