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Old 01-11-2010, 09:14 AM   #1
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i am new to the pistol world and i live in australia. i need a .22 for shooting at the target range at 25m and 50m. i also have to shoot one handed when i take my tests. i need to do six month of testing to get my open licence until then i am limited to a .22. i am looking at spending around $300 - $400.

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Old 01-11-2010, 10:37 AM   #2
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Top three for me.
1. Ruger MkII, MkIII
2. Browning Buckmark
3. Beretta Neos

There are not many 22 piston any better then the three above and most of them will end up being much higher priced.

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Top three for me.
1. Ruger MkII, MkIII
2. Browning Buckmark
3. Beretta Neos

There are not many 22 piston any better then the three above and most of them will end up being much higher priced.

+1 for the truth, however, I imagine pistol prices are much different (higher) in Australia.....?
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Top three for me.
1. Ruger MkII, MkIII
2. Browning Buckmark
3. Beretta Neos

There are not many 22 piston any better then the three above and most of them will end up being much higher priced.
Another +1 from me. That list is also from heaviest to lightest, overall. The Rugers are all-steel, the Browning has an aluminum frame, and the Neos has a polymer frame, so it will be easiest to shoot one-handed.
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Get the Ruger, either one.

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Get the Ruger, either one.
can't go wrong with the ruger, if you buy new break it in with a couple hundred mini mags to save yourself a big headache.
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Another vote for a Ruger. Try to find a mk2 if you can instead of the mk3. The mk3s have a goofy magazine disconnect safety but it is easy to chuck them and replace with mk2 hammer/bushings.

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Another vote for a Ruger. Try to find a mk2 if you can instead of the mk3. The mk3s have a goofy magazine disconnect safety but it is easy to chuck them and replace with mk2 hammer/bushings.
I'd actually like to do this to mine, any advice? Would probably make it a little easier to take down, too.
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First-understand that I nor this forum is responsible if you alter a safety feature and then have a N/D.

All you have to do is buy a mk2 hammer and bushing and remove the hammer, bushing, magazine disconnect safety, and it's spring. Then replace with the mk2 parts. Be SURE to save the original mk3 parts in case you ever have to return the gun to the factory for repair you'll need to return it as they made it. I'd recommend buying Voquartson, Clark Custom, or Power Custom hammer.

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I agree with the above, but actually prefer the Buckmark. My Ruger is also a fine pistol though. I can not speak about the Neos.

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