Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/)
-   Semi-Auto Handguns (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f15/)
-   -   .22LR Semi-Auto Pistol Question (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f15/22lr-semi-auto-pistol-question-88949/)

1911love 04-16-2013 11:13 PM

.22LR Semi-Auto Pistol Question
 
I have a Ruger Mk III(non 22/45; 5" bull barrel target model) and I love it except for one thing. I HATE cleaning it, it's just one big PITA after every range trip.

Does anyone know of any other .22LR semi-autos that are as solidly built and accurate as the Mk III? I love the handling of the Mk III as well and would like something as similar as possible, but without all the cleaning hassles.

I've handled a Mosquito and hated it. I've heard the Buckmark isn't made in the US anymore. I've fired a Woodsman, but don't know about cleaning it. I'd prefer to buy new, but would buy used to get a quality US made .22LR. Any suggestions?

1911love 04-16-2013 11:18 PM

Crap, thought I was in the handgun section. Sorry mods.

c3shooter 04-17-2013 12:11 AM

ALAKZAM! You are now in the semi-auto handgun area

(You may bow, and chant I am not worthy)

Honestly? IMHO, most .22 rimfires get cleaned WAY too much. I clean before prolonged storage, or if accuracy or function is lacking- usually 5K rounds or so.

1911love 04-17-2013 01:10 AM

Thanks C3. Any alternative suggestions to the Mk III? Even cleaning it once a year is a major PITA to me. If nothing else can be had that is similar I guess I could live with it, I don't want to "trade down".

nixfix 04-17-2013 01:42 AM

S&W Model 41, ridiculously nice trigger and very accurate.

1911love 04-17-2013 01:49 AM

Nix, is it easy to clean? Never heard of it, what's a ballpark price?

Westy 04-17-2013 01:58 AM

Browning Buckmarks are nice, and accurate. Fairly easy to clean too. Some folks complain about removing the rear sight and having to re-sight, but I've never had an issue.

c3shooter 04-17-2013 02:52 AM

Yes, the S&W 41 is a very nice pistol. At around $1,000 and up, I would expect a VERY nice pistol. I mean REALLY nice. :eek:

1911love 04-17-2013 03:44 AM

Well darn C3, I paid $289 for my Mk III. I wouldn't want to drop a G for a rim fire pistol. Maybe $500 or less seems reasonable unless there is something real special about the model. Why are the Model 41s so expensive?

akar80 04-17-2013 04:57 AM

22LR Semi-Auto Pistol Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 1911love (Post 1216178)
I have a Ruger Mk III(non 22/45; 5" bull barrel target model) and I love it except for one thing. I HATE cleaning it, it's just one big PITA after every range trip.

Does anyone know of any other .22LR semi-autos that are as solidly built and accurate as the Mk III? I love the handling of the Mk III as well and would like something as similar as possible, but without all the cleaning hassles.

I've handled a Mosquito and hated it. I've heard the Buckmark isn't made in the US anymore. I've fired a Woodsman, but don't know about cleaning it. I'd prefer to buy new, but would buy used to get a quality US made .22LR. Any suggestions?

You don't have to take the pistol down. I have had a Buckmark for many years and never have taken it down. Just clean it as it is.


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:16 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.