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Beretta Neos 2 8.70%
Ruger Mark 3 15 65.22%
S&W 22a 1 4.35%
GSG 1911 5 21.74%
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:27 AM   #1
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Hey Everyone,
I’m looking into getting my first gun, I've done a little shooting but not very much at all and I was looking for some advice. I’m pretty sure that I want a 22 pistol and from looking around a little I've narrowed it down to 4 that I’m considering buying.

GSG 1911 22LR
Beretta Neos
Ruger Mark 3
S&W 22A

I know that I need to go a hold them to see how they feel (although I’m not exactly sure what it should feel like), but I’m looking for some input from people who have the guns. What I’m looking for is some that is reliable, easy to use and easy to clean/maintain. Basically a gun that I don’t have to worry about that I can take out and it will have few problems.
Also I know some of these come in different barrel lengths, and input on this would also be appreciated.

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Old 04-27-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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I would suggest you search all of those. I know the GSG the Neos and the MK 3 have been covered quite a bit here. that should help to pin you list down but it really is more important the the firearm fits you and is comfortable than popular vote.

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See if you can get your hands on any of those to shoot and make your decision then. Some gun places rent handguns. Maybe someone you know might have some of those. The only way to really tell is to handle one and to shoot one if at all possible.

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I have never heard a complaint about the ruger.

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Pick what feels best in your hands. If you can get a hold of them all, I'm sure one of them will stand out more than the others.
My vote is for the GSG 1911 or a Umarex/Colt 1911. The colt is the next .22 on my list
Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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I like the Ruger Mark II/III with the 5.5" bull barrel. Lots of choices though, you should handle a lot of pistols and decide which you like.

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I like the Ruger Mark II/III with the 5.5" bull barrel. Lots of choices though, you should handle a lot of pistols and decide which you like.
Ditto- We really can't tell you what you'd like best
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The nice thing about the Ruger is the Nambu style slide.

It allows you to mount a scope, if you desire, later.

My Ruger MKII with the slab-side-6-3/4" barrel, and a scope

is my only 50 yard pistol.

BTW, 22LRs, as first guns, are the best choice, IMHO.

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Thanks for the input, I know I need to feel them I just wanted to make sure there wasn't anything that would stop me from buying one of these, like it blows up out is super hard to use

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My youngest son and I have the Neos, both in the 4" barrel configuration. We both like it very much, as does my wife.

The price point is cheaper than the Ruger, but the Ruger name speaks for itself. I like the ergonomics of the Neos and the full rail on top which gives the gun versatility. Another thing is that you can get it in two barrel lengths for the same price. Gives you choices. Some have issue getting past the Robocop styling, but it grew on me. The balance is very good. And it's a Beretta. 'Nough said.

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